• Sima Alipour 2020-06-13 17:13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    From suicide to happiness: meet Iran’s mother of brides

    TEHRAN – Sima Alipour, a 26-year-old girl, is called Iran’s mother of brides. A couple of years ago, she felt totally lost in the pitch blackness and decided to die, but a sparkle of hope enlightened her life so that she has helped so far hundreds of financially-struggling couples to start married life.

  • bomb attack at a wedding in Kabul 2019-08-18 10:46

    Deadly blast rips through wedding in Afghanistan, killing 63 people

    A suicide bomb attack at a wedding in Kabul on Saturday killed 63 people and wounded 182, the Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman said.

  • تالار عروسي 2018-05-09 13:43

    How to choose a wedding hall?

    TEHRAN – According to the following website: ‘’, in celebrating wedding ceremonies, the appearances of the ceremony attract more attention than anything else.

  • wedding ring 2018-05-09 13:42

    Wedding ceremonies, opportunities or threats?

    TEHRAN – Today, changing lifestyles has brought about dramatic changes in the way of organizing parties, weddings, birthdays and other ceremonies.

  • Wedding ceremony or symphony of colors 2017-09-12 09:03

    Symphony of colors in wedding ceremony

    Symphony of colors have always been a key characteristic of Bakhtiari nomads in southwest Iran. The picture shows a Bakhtiari girl holding up a copy of the Holy Quran and a box of traditional sweets for good omen during a wedding ceremony on September 8, 2017. She is encircled with ethnic fellows clad in vivid colorful garments who are adding charm to the ceremony with a traditional performance.

  • Vibrant wedding ceremonies in Turkmen Sahra 2016-12-23 16:51

    Leila Qodratollahi-Fard, Photographer at the Tehran Times

    Vibrant wedding ceremonies in Turkmen Sahra

    TEHRAN — Iranian Turkmen are an ethnic community living in Turkmen Sahra region which includes northern and northeastern parts of the country, mainly Golestan, North Khorasan, and Khorasan Razavi provinces. Turkmen wedding ceremonies are flamboyant, eye-catching and filled with authentic traditional customs preserved and passed down from generation to generation. Turkmen consider marriage as an important social and economic dimension to their lives. They believe marriage and child bearing would make their families and tribes more powerful. The photos below depict a rainbow-like wedding ceremony held in Raz and Jargalan, North Khorasan province. MQ/MG

  • دختر اردوغان 2016-05-14 00:21

    Thousands expected to attend wedding of Erdoğan’s daughter

    Thousands of people are expected to attend the wedding ceremony of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter Sümeyye Erdoğan and defense industrialist engineer Selçuk Bayraktar, as the two will tie the knot on May 14 at the Yahya Kemal Beyatlı Performing Arts Center in Istanbul’s Küçükçekmece district.