I love photographing weddings of different cultures! It is incredible to be close up and intimate with traditions that are foreign to me. I was fortunate to photograph an Arabic wedding in Sacramento and and it was quite the experience. One of the elements of an Arabic wedding is the Sofreh or “spread”. This spread is the most significant and elaborate aspect of Arabic weddings, remaining relatively authentic since its inception in the ancient Zoroastrian culture. The spread is comprised of various predetermined symbolic elements, usually organized in a traditional fashion. Here are some of my favorite images of my couple’s lovely Sofreh.