"the Shirini-Khori or “eating of the sweets” ceremony"

Zoolbia & Baamieh
Creative Commons AttributionZoolbia & Baamieh - Credit: Hamed Saber
  Shirin-Khori is the engagement party, when the betrothed exchange "namzadi" rings. 

Eating sweet foods at the ceremony symbolises a wish that the couple should enjoy a sweet life.  Typical sweetmeats served include chocolates, dried fruit, baamieh (doughnut balls) and zoolbia (pretzel-like sweets). 

Recipe for zoolbia and baamieh