Armond and Ani had a traditional Armenian wedding with a modern twist as they got married on October 03, 2015 at a private ranch, Desert Ridge Estate, in Indio! From all the traditions to the stunning details, we're very excited to share the details of this beautiful wedding by Vic Studios Photography.
Armand and Ani met on July 28, 2014 at the bank that Ani works at. After a few months of dating, Armond proposed to Ani at their favorite restaurant, Commonwealth in Burbank, on April 23, 2015.
The couple wanted to get married at a private ranch, which happened to be in Indio. Indio is located about 30 miles east of Palm Springs, CA. The location they chose was a unique 10-acre estate with a lake and many amenities. Since the estate was far, their immediate families spent the four-day weekend there.
Armond and Ani incorporated various Armenian traditions into their wedding. The traditions included the morning celebration such as dressing the bride, bride's brother putting on her shoes, the red and green ribbon ceremony for the groom, and breaking the plates when entering the reception. All the different segments and the photoshoots took place in different locations on the private ranch. Armond had a special surprise for Ani at the wedding as well. He wrote a piano piece for Ani and played it for the bride and guests before cake cutting.
Of course the biggest challenge with a destination wedding is planning it. Armond and Ani also faced this challenge specially since most of their vendors were from Los Angeles and the venue was about 130 miles away. However, Armond and Ani were so happy that they had a group of exceptional vendors.
They said "The vendors worked from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening to make our special day magical. The catering service and food was amazing. Unbelievable service with enough variety to impress a King! The flowers by Dante brought out the overall design and glamour of the venue. The photo and video crew helped us coordinate from morning until 2am on the day of the wedding. Without their professionalism and amazing photos/videos, our special day would not be as memorable."
Ceremony/ Church: Fr. Vazken Movsesian
Reception/Venue: Desert Ridge Estate in Indio, CA
Flowers: Dante Flowers and Designs
Photography: Vic Studios Photography
Rentals: MTB Event Rentals
DJ: DJ Robert
Dress: Garo Hzor
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hair: Hair by Diana
Make up: Anna Mac Artist
Cake: Shushanik Kocharyan
Catering: The Great Caesars Banquet Hall
Congratulations Armond and Ani on your beautiful wedding! Special thanks to the couple and Vic Studios for sharing their story and all the beautiful photos.