Here's a delightful snippet from my upcoming post on Pakistani weddings. This scrumptious spread originates in Iran and is used in the foreground as the bride and groom sign the marriage contract (a.k.a. wedding vows).
The ceremony takes place in a specially decorated room with flowers and a beautiful and elaborately decorated spread on the floor called "Sofreh-ye Aghd". Traditionally Sofreh-ye Aghd is set on the floor facing east, the direction of sunrise (light). Consequently when bride and bridegroom are seated at the head of Sofreh-ye Aghd they will be facing "The Light."