An Urban Civil Ceremony at the Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland, Oregon

Seven years after crossing paths at a popular local nightlife spot in Portland, Oregon's Pearl District, Jessica Tyner (34 and a writer) and Chintan M

Seven years after crossing paths at a popular local nightlife spot in Portland, Oregon's Pearl District, Jessica Tyner (34 and a writer) and Chintan Mehta (33 and an engineer) wed on April Fools' Day at the Multnomah County Courthouse. The couple had participated in a traditional Gujarati ceremony with Chintan's family in Mumbai a few weeks earlier and wanted to mark their U.S. marriage in an "enjoyable, stress-free and simple" celebration. 

Honoring the city where they met and fell in love, Jessica and Chintan's wedding celebration was specific to Portland, with memorable quirks and thoughtful details that payed homage to Chintan's Indian heritage and Jessica's contemporary taste. A stunning assembly of colorful vintage brooches inspired by the colors of a peacock (the national bird of India) made up the bride's bouquet and groom's boutonierre. After exchanging vows before a judge—and give him a specially made thank-you doughnut cake—the newlyweds hopped in a pedicab for a private hour-long tour of their favorite Portland sites before joining 50 guests at their newly renovated home. "We encourage couples to carve out time to spend alone on the wedding day," Jessica and Chintan say. "The pedicab tour we took, just the two of us, offered some much-needed downtime before the reception." The newlyweds greeted guests at their home with Indian-inspired cocktails and appetizers, which were served alongside local favorites such as fresh Voodoo Doughnut and Poplandia popcorn. For dinner, two food trucks were called in to dish out sweet and savory sandwiches and Asian fusion fare. At the end of the night, before sending revelers home with customizable drink charms (and coloring books for the kids), Jessica and Chintan posed for one last picture-perfect shot atop the hood of a exquisitely restored 1983 Trans Am. —Carolyn Meers

For the reception at the couple's home, Jessica changed from her Christian Louboutin heels into gold-sequined Converse All-Stars from Germany.
Jessica wore a 24k gold bib necklace and earrings, which were gifts from Chintan's parents. A delicate gold bangle from a friend served as her "something borrowed."
Each guest left with a customizable drink charm packaged in a rosette-topped gold box.
Dream Cakes bakery created a three-tier cake decorated with exquisitely detailed pale pink rosettes.
The couple's playful cocktail menu included two Indian-inspired drinks and a third that referred to the wedding date, April Fools' Day.
At the reception, each donut (from Voodoo Doughnut) was topped with a small flag inscribed with a quote from actress Mae West.
Honoring Hindu tradition, which reserved all-white clothing for funerals, Jessica custom-designed a gold and ivory dress. The gown was overlaid with ornate hand-dyed lace from France, and its warm gold beading was embroidered in London, England.
Chintan's peacock-inspired brooch boutonniere complemented his navy suit, a custom design from Mumbai, India.
A special blue embroidery on the interior of Jessica's custom gown read "Love You More in Couture."
Jessica and Chintan sign their official marriage certificate after exchanging traditional wedding vows at Portland's Multnomah County Courthouse.
After the courthouse ceremony, a pedicab took the couple on a private tour of Portland, Oregon, stopping for photos at favorite sites.
Portland's PBJ's Grilled and Ko Fusion Asian food trucks parked at Jessica and Chintan's home during the reception; a crowd favorite was the Oregonian PB&J made with challah, duck, hazelnut butter, blue cheese and marionberry jam.
Portland's Secret Garden Bouquets assembled dozens of vibrant vintage brooches for Jessica's peacock-inspired bouquet, which weighed four pounds.