Jeff and I got married on November 15, 2014 in Palm Springs. It was the most perfect day, filled with a lot of fun, family, friends, dancing and humor! You can click on any photo below to enlarge it and scroll through our whole album. There’s a caption with each decor/detail-oriented photo to explain what it was for those of you planning your own wedding! You can read all about how we planned our wedding through our monthly posts here as well! Scroll down BELOW the gallery for a full list of our vendors!
As we were sharing our first kiss, a mariachi band snuck behind the back of the ceremony chairs and started playing as a surprise to guests! They then lead guests into the cocktail hour, a la a second line parade, which I had always dreamed of!
My sweet grandma! AKA What I’ll look like in 60 years.
We served Armenian-inspired appetizers to honor Jeff’s Armenian heritage at the cocktail hour!
Our guest book was a larger print of the floral design from our invitation. Guests signed it and we hope to hang it somewhere, some day!
Best Man + MOH!
My Brothers + I
The Lanzas (Slight size difference, haha!)
My Mom + I
The Bridal Party
My wedding day surprise to Jeff was this vintage car for our portraits!
Our escort cards were a flock of flamingos! Each had a calligraphed tag around their neck that told guests were they were seated.
I love the look of long tables and knew that’s what I wanted for our wedding. Our team made them BEYOND stunning!
We worked with Hostess Haven to bring in pink and gold rimmed glassware and vintage gold flatware for the day.
The flowers just blew me away.
Bash, Please dyed inexpensive napkins pink to add a little pop of color on the white linens.
Mr. & Mrs. Chairs!
We used calligraphed cutting boards as our wedding chargers, place cards and favors. Click here for details!
We made custom crazy straws for all the kids at the wedding and left them at their place settings.
After our photos, we got to peek in the backyard before everyone else did to see the tablescapes. We. Were. FLOORED!
Outfit change! I changed into a jumpsuit for the reception knowing that I wouldn’t have any fun trying to dance in my big dress.
The start of our surprise wedding dance
We were really adamant about the black and white dance floor. It popped so much against all the greenery and color!
You can watch our (almost) full first dance video here! It was a surprise for everyone, so we forgot to tell someone to film the beginning!
Everyone watching the first dance!
For our reception dinner, we had family-style build your own tacos! It was perfect.
My Dad’s Speech!
The Best Man Speech
The MOH Speech
Since Lauren was engaged and married at the same time I was, we took this photo at every event (my proposal, our showers, and both of our weddings! It’s a fun memory to have.)
Mother/Son Dance to The First Lady in Your Life
Father/Daughter Dance to You’ve Got A Friend in Me (From Toy Story!)
Jeff and I have a tradition of getting a slice of cake at Jake’s in Palm Springs whenever we’re there and eating it back at the hotel. We knew we wanted that cake at our wedding. The cakes at Jake’s are actually by Over The Rainbow desserts, and we decided to have a whole bar of them! We worked with Minted and Vintage to bring in all different cake stands to display them on.
People could NOT GET ENOUGH of the cake! Clearly we aren’t the only ones who think it’s the best.
I was so mad when we had to cut the cake because it meant I had to leave the dance floor! Haha!
Our American University crew!
Recognize any of these ladies!? Made some of the best of friends through this blogging industry!
We danced ALL. NIGHT. And we were so sad when it was over! Best night of our lives!