Under the Stars at Hummingbird Ranch
Areg & Lusine
A message from the bride
Describe your experience with finding your wedding gown: I always thought finding a wedding dress would be easy, but it was quite difficult. There are so many choices! I went to every store possible, but found my beautiful wedding dress at Karoza in Glendale.
Everyone kept telling me you will know its THE wedding dress the second you put it on. When it was my turn, I realized, I couldn't agree more! The second I put it on it felt like it was the one! Right then and there I stopped looking for a wedding dress.
I took so many pictures of my dream wedding dress and kept looking at it everyday up until the wedding day, I just loved it that much.
Areg wore a one of a kind tux from William & Company. His whole look was timeless, and very dapper. He added some custom touches to his attire, which made it that much more luxurious.
Lusine’s gown by YSA Makino looked like it was made just for her. We couldn’t imagine her in anything more flattering, and so beautifully made.
Describe your experience with wedding planning : We absolutely LOVED planning our wedding! Thankfully our tastes were similar so we had no difficulties in planning and making decisions.
It took a lot of time and patience, but working together along with our vendors made our dream wedding come to life. An advice I would like to give to brides is have fun planning!! There are times it can get extremely overwhelming, but don't ever forget the reason you are getting married. It is ok if things go wrong that day, just remember to live in the moment and that your marriage officially starts that day!
We'd like to give a special thanks to our coordinator, Christina of La Jolie Events, who worked with us through every step of the way and was always making sure we were calm. She really helped us get organized and made sure every little detail was taken care of. We're so happy we chose her to be our coordinator!
How did you meet?: Areg is my brothers closest friend, so the first time we actually met was at my brothers 21st birthday. He was 20 and I was 16. We had no idea we would start dating exactly 10 years after that!
I will always remember is when I was walking down the aisle at Hummingbird Ranch to marry the love of my life. All I remember is looking directly at my husband and his big smile. I did not realize there was about 200 people around us about to watch us exchange our vows. Once I turned to my husband to say I DO, I noticed everyone around us at that point. It was such a beautiful moment.
Describe the moment he proposed: It was so magical! We had only been dating for 4-5 months (when you know you just know). We were on the rooftop of EP LP and I actually thought we were walking into someone else's proposal! Without even realizing, I walked into a heart shape made out of flowers. I was taken back by the beautiful decor that was done for the proposal with the MARRY ME sign floating in the air across the rooftop and the stunning flowers in every corner. As soon as I turned around after admiring everything he was already down on one knee asking me to be his forever.
Of course I said yes!! At that moment our friends and family popped out from hiding in the back of the rooftop! We celebrated all night! I can't believe my husband had been in front of me for 10 years and I had no clue!
What are your favorite moments of your wedding day?: Where do I begin!? EVERYTHING exceeded my expectations! All the vendors did a phenomenal job bringing our vision to life. When we arrived at Hummingbird, we both ran to the reception area to see how everything was. We couldn't believe what we had been working on for the past year was finally real!
One of many moments I will always remember and cherish is the the look my husband gave me the second he saw me in my wedding dress. It made me so emotional and overwhelmed with joy.
We couldn't wait until the moment we said I DO from the moment we committed ourselves to each other. Our wedding was a dream come true, but the best gift of all is our deep love for one another.
Wedding Reception Design Theme: I would describe our wedding theme as dreamy and whimsical!
Interesting facts about the wedding or couple: A fun fact about the wedding is that my husband came wedding dress shopping with me! Yes, they say it is bad luck, but we definitely proved that to be wrong. We are both happily married and don't regret doing the wedding dress shopping together!
Wedding Reception Design Inspiration : Our inspiration came from a bunch of wedding pictures we would look at. We took bits and pieces of different things we liked and created our own!
The whole wedding day we just loved seeing both our families excited and happy to become one. Seeing the smile on everyones faces because of us was so heart warming!
Wedding Ceremony: Hummingbirds Nest Ranch
Wedding Venue: Hummingbirds Nest Ranch
Bridal Dress Designer: YSA Makino (Leigh Price)
Bridal Dress Store: Karoza in Glendale
Makeup Artist: Faces by Rob
Groom's Tux (Designer/Shop): William & Company
Cake Baker: Rafi's Cake
DJ/Entertainment: Sammy Flash
Coordinator: Christina of Le Jolie Events
Reception Rentals: CMC Events
Flooring: Imperial Design Co.
Lighting: Neptune Production
Signage: ABA Signs
Candles: Vogue Candles