A Modern Vintage Persian Wedding

Today’s wedding is an amazing mix of Persian culture, modern design, and sweet vintage details. Even though they had a big wedding, they were still able to keep it personal and intimate. I am in love with the DIY “Fill our Hearts” guest book poster! And how fabulous are all the girl’s shoes? Such a beautiful and fun wedding!

The gorgeous bride Danielle gives us the details:

My husband is Persian and told me it was pretty much mandatory to have a large wedding (at least 300 guests) so we really tried to make our huge wedding feel totally personal and unique to us. I always loved the sweetness and fun spirited nature of a vintage wedding, but we realized that 300 people is not realistic for a backyard so we shifted our vision and found a beautiful reception venue in Sacramento that used to be an old bank and is now used as a ballroom. The Grand Ballroom could accommodate our size and needs but also contributed glamorous yet vintage touches like a gilded ceiling and revolving door. 

Our guests loved learning about how each of cultures celebrates weddings and we loved that our wedding included important traditions from both. We also had a Persian knife dance before the cake cutting, in which the groom’s sister dances while holding the knife and her brother (the groom) tries to “buy” it from her in order to cut the cake.

Our theme incorporated a mustache and lips motif that was featured on the invitation as well as sprinkled on various elements used in the reception. Anais Events did a beautiful job of capturing the look and feel we were going for with lots of sweet, pale pink flowers, vintage props, and blending together several of the colors we wanted to stick out at our reception. We collected antique suitcases and trunks to be scattered around the reception as well as special pieces like an old typewriter, silver vases and lots of lace doilies as well as vintage pictures of parents and grandparents. Some DIY projects we completed included making a huge poster of little white hearts on a teal background for each guest to sign their name or well wishes in a single heart as well as a fun photo booth sign. 

Photography | Carmen Salazar Photography

Ceremony | Westminster Presbyterian Church

Reception Venue | Sacramento Grand Ballroom

Event Designer | Anais Event Planning & Design

Cake Designer | Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

DJ | MHz Entertainment Services

Cinema and Video | REB6studios

Hair Stylist | Denise Ruiz

Makeup Artist | Lauren Lalami Makeup Artist