I’m so very happy to be sharing our wedding photos today! I hope you enjoy taking a peek inside our special day. And for you bride-to-be’s planning your own dream wedding, I’ve included tons of captions with helpful links to where we found all the little details that made our day perfect. Enjoy!

Bride's strapless white wedding dress on personalized hanger

No wedding dress is complete without a wedding day name hanger.

Bead and crystal wedding sash

I was so happy when I found this bridal sash on etsy for $55! I had tried on one almost exactly the same at the bridal boutique where I found my dress, but that one was over $300!

Glamorous modern bridal accessories

I love this engraved bracelet with our wedding date on it. My earrings, necklace and hair pin also added just the right amount of sparkle I was looking for.

Bride getting makeup done on her wedding day

My groom’s cousin Padi is an amazing makeup artist, and I love the bridal look she did for me!

Sparkly silver kitten heels shoes with crystal embellishment for the bride

These wedges were the perfect wedding shoes with a bit of sparkle! I was able to dance the night away in them. But when the wedding was over and we moved to the after party, I was ready to switch into my Tieks silver flats. If you're looking for a wedding shoe with a little bit more of a heel, rather than a wedge, I was also considering these.

Silver kitten heel wedding shoes for the bride with "I do" stickers on the heel

Here's where you can find these blue I Do shoe stickers.

Personalized bottles of wedding champagne

Loved these fun labels for our champagne bottles! We also used them at my bridal shower.

Bridesmaids in blue floral robes for a modern bridesmaid gift

I got my bridesmaids these pretty robes that match their cobalt blue dresses. They all looked so beautiful! My bridal robe is from BHLDN.

Strapless lace wedding dress from Pronovias

My dress is from the Spanish design house La Sposa/Pronovias.

Groom getting ready photo

Custom growlers as a groomsmen gift

Omied got his groomsmen custom growlers. You can see the gifts I got my bridal party in this post.

Funny "no ugly crying" wedding gift handkerchief

How funny are these hankies? My mom and I joked a lot about our fear of ugly crying on the wedding day, so I got us these “No ugly crying” hankies to make us laugh (and dry our happy tears).

Rooftop first look wedding photo

Rooftop first look wedding photo

Bride in strapless lace wedding dress and bridesmaids in cobalt blue bridesmaid dresses

I wanted my bridesmaids to be able to have different dresses that fit their personal style and was flattering on each of them. But I’m also a little too much of a control freak to just tell my bridal party “pick a blue dress,” and hope for the best. These infinity wrap bridesmaid dresses were a happy medium, and were very reasonably priced. They come in short and long lengths and a variety of colors, and I picked royal blue, which I knew would be beautiful on everyone’s skin tone. I love how my girls each tied their dress differently but still look cohesive.

Groomand groomsmen in rented grey tuxedos

Our groomsmen rented their tuxes from Menguin. You can read more about this cool rental service on my blog.

Black and white wedding party photo

White and blush bride's bouquet with hydrangeas and anemones

Romantic bride and groom photo

Wedding photo crossing bridge in Sacramento

Bride and groom during wedding ceremony

Our ceremony and reception were both held in the courtyard of the beautiful Firehouse Restaurant in Old Town Sacramento. The venue was beautiful and intimate and felt very us, and their wedding coordinator Randy was just incredible at his job and made us feel at ease through every step of the sometimes very stressful wedding planning and wedding process!

Sofreh aghd (wedding spread) for traditional American and Persian wedding

We did a combined traditional American and Persian wedding ceremony, and squeezed in our own vows as well. Part of a traditional Persian wedding is the sofreh aghd (wedding spread), which is a table with different items placed on it that symbolize different things for the bride and groom. They include things like honey for a sweet life, coins for wealth, bread and greens for nourishment, and eggs for fertility. Usually, they’re very elaborate and full of bling. We wanted ours to be beautiful but more simple, because that’s more our style and also because we didn’t have a huge ceremony space. We looked for ways to add special and elegant touches to our sofreh, such as using the same mirror and candlestick holder that Omied’s parents had on their sofreh for their wedding day, and decorating our own eggs. We also found some really beautiful pieces on etsy. A sofreh shop on etsy created our esfand (incense) flower, kaleh ghand (sugar cubes that are rubbed over the bride and groom’s), and bread flower.

Traditional American and Persian wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony first kiss

We absolutely loved our ceremony. Our officiant Cindie Wilding did a wonderful job of telling our love story and setting a warm and joyful mood. She was fantastic to work with and you can read more about her on my blog here.

Post-ceremony photo of bride and groom

Handkerchief ceremony favors

I thought it would be a nice touch to have an assortment of hankies on the sign-in table for guests to take before the ceremony started. These hankies came in different, beautiful fabrics with pretty lace hand-stitched around them. Turns out they were well received; so many guests told me they cried during our ceremony and were happy to have a hanky!

Origami escort cards

These origami place cards were a nod to my Japanese heritage, and also just downright adorable. We had plated meals, so the different colors represented whether that guest had ordered filet mignon, chicken or salmon.

Reception table with photos of the bride and groom

We put photos of our parents on their wedding day next to one of our engagement photos with a sign that said, “A look at our inspiration for ever-lasting love.”

Tablescape with white linens and hydrangea centerpieces

Our centerpieces consisted of three different types of silver vases, blue and white hydrangeas, white anemones, and votive candles. The grey lace table runners really tied everything together (this etsy shop makes custom table runners in different styles, colors and lengths).

Table numbers with fun facts about teh bride and groom

For our table numbers, we thought it would be fun to incorporate a fun fact about us and our relationship that we could associate with each number.

S'more kits for kids and guests at the wedding

We did s’more kits for wedding favors and found these cute labels, bag and twine kits on etsy. We also had our hashtag, #HappilyEverArvin printed on the label so people wouldn’t forget it while they were ‘gramming. We also had surprise ball party favors for the kids at our wedding.

First dance during wedding reception

Oval engagement ring and infinity wedding band and simple silver groom's wedding brand

Wedding reception table at American and Persian wedding reception

Sweetheart table with "I do" and "Me too" dessert forks

On our sweetheart table we had these, “I DO,” “ME TOO,” forks.

Father daughter dance photo

The bride and groom cutting a white layer cake

Origami and "Mr." and "Mrs." dessert forks for the bride and groom at the dessert table

These little Mr. and Mrs. Forks were at our cake table.

Bouquet toss at the end of the reception

DIY wedding photobooth

We did a DIY photo booth and were so happy that people had so much fun in it. We printed the props, glued them to foam core board, cut them with an exacto knife, and hot-glued sticks on each of them. We hired Oksana Lucaci to take the photo booth photos and she did an awesome job!

Bride dancing

We ordered about ten belly dance scarves to bring out when the Persian dancing started heating up. They were SO much fun. You can see more crazy Persian dancing in our wedding video, and my favorite gif of all time of our friend Dan shaking his hips here.

Glow stick wedding exit

I dreamed of having a sparkler exit, but alas fireworks are illegal in Sacramento County. So we ordered 200 glow sticks and they were actually great because the venue brought them out for people to play with towards the end of the night (lots of glow stick necklaces and headbands popped up), and then wave around as we exited, which made for a really fun exit on video and in the photos.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out Elise and Omied's wedding video here.

Venue: The Firehouse Restaurant   |   Officiant: Cindie Wilding   |   Photographer: Lyndsay Undseth   |   Photo Booth Photographer: Oksana Lucaci   |   Videographers: f8studio