Nazlee & Ossian’s wedding at Offley Place is a monochrome dream! With all-white florals and striking black details, it’s a timeless colour palette that is perfect for a luxe and elegant vibe! Nazlee has actually worked at Recommended Venue, Offley Place, alongside her father for years. She’s helped to host so many weddings and it was amazing to finally have her big day at a venue that means so much to her and her family.
Luxe monochrome Offley Place wedding with Persian knife dance wedding tradition
As I am Iranian and Ossian is Swedish, we wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us, our relationship and our families. We both have a preference for minimalist, neutral decor so it was natural for that to flow into our wedding design. We are also sentimental people and we were certain that we wanted to include personal elements reflecting our love story and those of our families.
Monochrome Offley Place Wedding
To keep things luxe yet timeless, the Nazlee & Ossian opted for a black and white monochrome palette. Even the confetti matched as it was made of white jasmine and black cornflower! The confetti cones were made from book pages (Ossian’s a book lover). Nazlee’s white orchid bouquet echoed her mother’s wedding bouquet and was her ‘something borrowed’. The bride's veil had been embroidered with the words ‘always and forever’, which was taken from the card Ossian had written to Nazlee when he proposed (Aww!). The wedding favours were also black and white! Guests were gifted candlesticks with a message written along the wax with a black ribbon and thank you note.
Nazlee & Ossian’s formal ceremony was captured by a live artist who was set up alongside the couple to capture that magical moment when they said, ‘I do’! As Nazlee & Ossian both love art, this was such a special and wonderful way to infuse some of the art of their Persian wedding. The couple currently have this hung up in their home, and it always takes them back to that moment. One of Nazlee’s absolute favourite moments was the father-daughter dance. It was such a special moment with her father as they danced in the Ballroom that they had created together! It led beautifully into the first dance!
Iranian & Swedish Wedding Traditions
For their cocktail hour, guests could play some outdoor games including mini golf, the Swedish game, Kubb, as well as a personalised four-in-a-row game! At the reception, the couple planned speeches and dances around and in between courses so everyone remained entertained the whole time. This eventually led to the Persian knife dance tradition that allows the bride and groom to cut their wedding cake! Nazlee’s cousins and close friends took part in the knife dance where they would individually dance with the knife on the dance floor before offering it to the groom, he would then try to bribe them with money but the ladies would always manage to take the money without handing over the knife. They were all such wonderful dancers but, finally, Ossian managed to get the knife to cut the wedding cake! On that note, let’s take a moment for that jaw-dropping wedding cake! WOW! Other touches include Korean food! Ossian spent some time studying in Korea so they ended the night with Korean fried chicken and courgette, which went down so well! In line with Iranian custom, the couple also had a lavish fruit platter with fresh fruits including pomegranates, figs, honeycomb, and pistachios.
Impressed is an understatement! We’re completely blown away by this incredible wedding!
Our advice to couples planning their big day will always be to start early and get organised, this will make the process a lot more enjoyable. I would suggest that they choose to work with suppliers that they absolutely love and who they trust. The team on the day of the wedding will be key to pulling everything together. We were so happy to have chosen the fantastic team we did as it made the whole process really exciting and on the day they blew everyone away.
Nazlee & Ossian chose to make things a bit more intimate and private at their monochrome Offley Place wedding. The couple decided to have an intimate first look moment before the big formal ceremony. We just huge fans of this! Take a look at our first look photographs guide for all the best tips and tricks to make this moment truly unforgettable. Plus, if you’re writing your own vows, here is our advice on personalising your wedding vows.