Photography by

Sadaf Mikanik & Yashar Mirabolfathi

August 5, 2017. Poway, California

Once upon a time, Sadaf Mikanik and Yashar Mirabolfathi went on their first blind date to a French restaurant after a mutual family friend had introduced them to each other.  When Yashar laid eyes upon Sadaf as she was walking towards him, he thought, “Wow”. As Sadaf was shaking hands with him, she noticed his beautiful smile and attractive eyes.

The blind date went smoothly, as they both felt a strong chemistry with one another and had amazing conversations. After many more dates, laughter, and romantic moments, Yashar knew he found the woman of his dreams. On December 23, 2015, Yashar knelt down on one knee and proposed to Sadaf in presence of their family members. 

After their engagement, the couple enjoyed one relaxing year of fiancé life together before starting the wedding planning process. When the wedding planning finally began, it seemed overwhelming at first; but with Sadaf’s great planning skills and the couples’ great communication and teamwork, they pieced together the perfect wedding celebration. 

Since Sadaf and Yashar planned the entire wedding on their own, they poured their heart into figuring out a wedding theme and all the small details that gave that theme colors and brought it into life. On the day of the wedding, August 5, 2017, Sadaf had tears of joy running down her cheeks as the newlyweds saw their ballroom and the ceremony area for the first time. It was a dream come true – a fairytale wedding, and everything a bride can wish for.

After that beautiful night ended, Sadaf and Yashar finally rested and set out on their romantic honeymoon trip to Italy, where they visited Rome, Florence and Venice.