These three sisters all got married in the same year!

Here's how they pulled off three unforgettable celebrations – back to back to back

“They say when it rains it pours, and I guess that’s what happened to my folks!” jokes Nicky Yazhari (née Eshraghi), who recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of her marriage to husband Hootan at the Four Seasons Hampshire (see our full feature on their glamourous, glitter-filled fairytale here). In just 10 months, she and her two younger sisters, Noosh and Nasim, all tied the knot in three wildly different weddings. Here, the three sisters tell us all about the Eshraghi family’s momentous year in matrimony.

Nicky (centre) with sisters Nasim and Noosh

Youngest sister Noosh was the first to walk down the aisle, in what she calls a “joyful, cosy and laid-back” celebration at the Pine Club in Carmel Forest, Haifa, Israel. “My husband, Shameem, is from Canada and I’m from Australia, but we met while volunteering at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa in 2010,” Noosh explains. “We both have a great love for nature and being outdoors, and we fell in love with our venue as soon as we visited it. The eucalyptus trees that fill the property remind me of an Australian landscape, so it felt like being back home. The staff were amazing and the food was exquisite!”

Noosh (the youngest sister) held a destination wedding in Haifa

All three sisters wore gowns by Carla Zampatti for Noosh’s wedding – “she is one of our favourite Australian designers,” Noosh explains – though each dress reflected each of their individual styles. “My dress was a Grecian-style, one-shouldered gown perfect for a day-time wedding because it was relaxed and flowy. I felt very comfortable in it. Both bridesmaids dresses were a soft, pale pink, but one was boat-neck and knee-length and the other was full-length, with a similar vibe to mine.”

Nasim, Noosh and Nicky at Noosh’s wedding, April 2014

“As Shameem and I are from different sides of the world, this was the first time that our families had the chance to all be together, which was definitely a highlight for me,” Noosh says. “The day went by so fast, but I remember constantly laughing – it was a really happy day.”

150 guests joined Noosh and Shameem on their day

Just two months later, Nicky took the plunge in elegant, English-country style at the Four Seasons Hampshire, with Noosh and Nasim by her side as bridesmaids. The colour scheme was all white with pops of sparkle – accented with the pretty purple lavender and lush greenery of the grounds – giving the day a luxe vibe that represented the couple perfectly. “We are such a lively and social couple, and we really wanted that to shine through on the day,” says Nicky. “That’s where the glitter came in.”

Hootan and Nicky in the Four Seasons Hampshire’s gardens

Nicky found her best girls’ dresses at Coast (it’s the Cosmic Maxi Dress in Gun Metal, FYI), with each one choosing their own earrings and hairstyle.

Noosh and Nasim at Nicky’s June wedding

“Although our weddings were so markedly different, my sisters and I were able to help each other through a lot of the same hurdles and difficulties,” Nicky says. “Noosh’s wedding was very low key and outdoorsy, while mine was a pretty glamorous weekend-long affair with loads of glitter and big floral arrangements. We also created a tradition at Noosh’s wedding that we kept going through all three: we spent the night before each sister’s wedding with each other, just the three of us, talking, giggling, reflecting and reminiscing about the various memories we have shared since childhood – #noboys #noparents!”

All three sisters danced until the small hours at Nicky’s wedding

“Nasim was the last – eight months later,” Nicky explains.  “And she only told us they were getting married the month before! Her wedding, just like Nasim herself, was a visual and design feast for the eyes. Everything was unique but edgy and cool.” 

Nasim and Jan went high-fashion at their February do

Nasim and husband Jan held their wedding at Clissold House, an 18th-century mansion in Hackney. “It sits right in the middle of a park,” she says, “so it’s completely serene and feels like it’s a cottage somewhere in the countryside, not busy London!” The pair designed all of their stationery themselves and made a serious fashion statement with their outfits. “I wore an Elizabethan-inspired dress by Alexander McQueen that was absolute magic, and Jan chose a collarless white shirt from Maison Margiela and a custom tailored navy suit from Suitsupply.” 

Noosh, Nasim and Nicky at Clissold House

“I didn’t have bridesmaids or a bouquet – much to my grandmother’s dismay,” Nasim says. “We tried to reflect on traditions and question if we really wanted them and why, and flower arrangements unfortunately didn’t make the cut! Our friends made paper pom-poms and dangled them from the walls, and we had lollies as favours made by a close friend who creates artisan treats. We also had all of our friends from the local community bake cakes and desserts and bring them along.”


Nasim and Jan’s community cake table

“The cakes were our way of having everyone feel involved in the day,” says Nasim. “We didn’t ask for gifts but asked everyone to prepare a dessert. They were absolutely delicious!”

All three newlywed couples, together at Nasim and Jan’s wedding

“It feels like a very special, almost spiritual thing that Nicky, Noosh and I all got married within one year,” says Nasim. “It was completely unintentional but it just happened that we all came to the same decisions at the same time. Our weddings reflected our individual styles completely, and also reflected our unions. My younger sister’s was very casual and light. My older sister’s was elegant and fairytale-like. I feel my wedding had a bit of both of those mixed into one!”

“It certainly was a memorable year for our family,” Noosh adds. “Everything from the dresses, the food and the venues to the details were unique to each couple, but we all really enjoyed every second of it. My sisters and I are really close, and now being able to see the bonds of friendship between our spouses grow is very sweet!”

Photography by Sina Bahrami and Jules Photography


Read all about Nicky’s hen party in the September/October issue of You & Your Wedding, on sale 30 July