Everyone was quiet and respectfully listened. The feeling I had, marrying my good friend, being in the presence of my other good friends, using the language we all ought to be using, all in all, it was good.
There were two cell phones held at my mouth, both connected to Iran, one for the bride's family and the other for the groom. When I finished, everyone enjoyed the freshness of the very different ceremony. A few attendees even asked me if I could do the same for their wedding or their kids. I told them that this was my first time and I am not a “minister” of any kind.
I guess the experience left me asking the question, “why not”? Why not Zoroastrian? Why is there any religion involved in a ceremony like this? I guess there doesn't need to be. Two people who are in love and want to solidify it with marriage and a wedding, why not make it guided by nature alone.
I don't know if my Mother has seen the tape of my friend's wedding or not, but I am sure she would be thrilled. In the meanwhile, I will be available to do similar ceremonies for any “Hamvatan”!