A wedding celebration rich in culture and an elegant rustic style created a beautiful and unique California wedding day for Lauren and Anthony as they shared so many special moments with family and friends.
We are excited for you to dive into the incredible details that made their day truly stand out. You will quickly see that their planner, Harutyunyan Events, was an integral part in perfectly combining two cultures equally as they shared in one special wedding. From the soft and romantic images captured by Anya Kernes Photography to the beautiful florals created by A Touch of Lavender, we love how each detail from Lauren and Anthony’s Rancho Las Lomas wedding created the perfect balance with how their wedding day came together.
This lovely bride, Lauren, shares here favorite moments, and a little advice, and we hope you love their day as much as we do!
From the bride:
“If I could get married to the same man a million times over again, I would. Our wedding was the best party we’ve ever thrown. From the second he proposed (let’s be honest, way before), I starting pinning everything gold, rose gold, pink, and white. Those four colors together screamed romantic to me, which is what I wanted our day to revolve around, our romance.
When it came to looking for a venue, the second I stepped foot in Rancho Las Lomas, I knew nothing else would compare. Since we decided on a longer engagement, I was determined to make our budget work. I’ve always been a person to procrastinate, but when it came to our big day, I wanted to get everything done the second he put a ring on it, but as much as I booked and confirmed, I knew I needed somebody else by my side who understood the ins and outs. That’s when we came across our wonderful wedding coordinator, Hovik. He was able to not only help with planning, but combine both cultures (Middle Eastern and Hispanic) into one wedding. From the mariachi band to our Zaffe group, everything was perfect. It meant so much to us to be able to give our families and friends the chance to understand both cultures. Dancing didn’t stop all night.”
From the sweet bride, Lauren:
“To all the beautiful bride-to-be’s out there, please don’t stress over your big day. No matter what happens, you’re going to stand up there and marry the person of your dreams. That’s the best part. The party is just a plus. Give yourself time to plan, don’t rush things. And remember to always listen to your significant other. I included my husband in every decision and made sure he didn’t feel left out, especially when I got carried away. I would also recommend a wedding coordinator, over and over again. As soon as midnight hit and we were ready to leave, I walked outside and everything was packed and ready to go. We didn’t have to lift one finger. I cannot stress enough how comforting and free that felt. We were able to drive straight home, with gifts in our car and decorations put away. The day will end in a blink of an eye but our wedding photographer, Anya Kernes, and our videographer, Light Up Videos, did the most amazing job capturing every single moment. I’ve looked at both well over a hundred times. Even though our wedding has come and gone, I still think about it every single day.”
We love hearing Lauren’s words of advice, and how wonderful having the right vendors made her and Anthony’s wedding day just perfect.
VENDORS WHO MADE IT ALL HAPPEN…
Planner: Harutyunyan Events // Photographer: Anya Kernes Photography // Venue: Rancho Las Lomas // Florist: A Touch of Lavender // Video: Light Up Video // Catering: 24 Carrots Catering // Cake: Patty’s Cake // DJ: Music Man Events // Arabic Zaffe: Said Dance Company // Mariachi Band: Grupo Fenix