Real Wedding | Sandra + Rodrigo

Sandra’s amazing vision of a Vintage Floral Fantasy came true at her exquisite summer wedding. I’ve never seen more beautiful flower arrangements at a wedding – they set the scene and created an elegant, ethereal atmosphere. From the unique centerpieces at the reception, to the sweet mixed arrangements lining the pews at the church, flowers made all the difference at this celebration. If you are planning a “dreams come true” wedding, let today’s Real Wedding feature be your inspiration!

Sandra + Rodrigo | June 25, 2011 | Hollywood, California

The ceremony 

The ceremony was located at the Holy Martyrs Armenian Apostolic Church. It was a very traditional elegant ceremony. The church walkway was covered with my favorite flowers!

The reception

We chose The Taglyan Cultural Complex to host our wedding because to us, it represents a timeless elegance that we associate with weddings. When you first enter the ballroom, it just feels like a place where weddings should take place. The picturesque landscape, the elaborate ballroom, the magnificent glass ceiling all helped to convey a certain ambiance for the guests to enjoy. 

For us personally, the most enchanting part of our wedding was the flowers and the décor. The theme was a Vintage Floral Fantasy! Everything from the wedding dress, bridesmaids’ dresses, invitations, place cards, cake, dance floor, centerpieces reflected the floral dream that was the focal point of our wedding. I chose lavenders, petal pink and ivory because I thought the colors were romantic yet traditional. The flowers were vignettes going all the way down with an extensive amount of candlelight, high and low centerpieces and refluxed rose heads. The room looked like a romantic garden!

How she found her dream wedding dress

From the moment I got engaged I knew what kind of wedding dress style I wanted. Elegant, strapless, and BIG ball gown! Although I tried other styles, I knew I wouldn’t feel like a true bride if I wasn’t in my own version of a princess gown. Although I wanted a traditional look I felt like the Sunday Rose dress still had a modern edge to the traditional wedding gown. It also fit with my floral fantasy wedding theme. Till this day people still ask about my wedding gown and tell me how unforgettable it was!

How Sandra felt in her wedding dress

Glamorous, Princessy (is that even a word?), Elegant

Why Sandra decided to sell her wedding dress

I decided to sell my wedding dress because I wanted other girls to have the same experience I had, but for a fraction of what I paid. Right now my wedding dress is in its preservation box in top condition waiting for that special bride to enjoy her special moment!

Sandra’s wedding dress: Monique Lhuillier, 32278335

Photography: Couture Foto