Sanaz Karbasi and Mark Alan Hemphill were married on Friday, December 18, at the groom's family home in Cary. The service was performed by Reverend Elizabeth Campbell of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Raleigh. The bride was escorted by her brother, Dr. Amin Karbasi, of Yale University. Bridesmaids included the bride's sister-in-law, Marjan Zeinal Hamdani, her sister, Elnaz Karbasi, and the groom's sister, Bonnie Frye Hemphill. Todd Hemphill, father of the groom, was best man. A highlight of the ceremony was the Persian wedding table created by the bride's sisters, which included flowers, special foods, a mirror, and honey, with each element signifying good wishes for the couple's life together. Following the ceremony, the family celebrated at Taverna Agora in Raleigh. The bride is the daughter of Prof. Soghra Nikpour of Tehran, Iran, and the late Arjang Karbasi. The groom is the son of Nancy and Todd Hemphill of Cary, NC. The bride received her BA from Tehran University and her Master of Arts in Industrial Design from Savannah College of Art and Design ("SCAD"). She will soon begin work as an Industrial Designer for Adventure Solutions in Baltimore, MD. The groom earned a BS and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is working on an MFA and MA from SCAD. Celebrations for family and friends will be held later in the US and Iran.