Today’s featured wedding comes to us from downtown Los Angeles, full of rich cultural decor and thoughtful details to reflect Sharon + Greg’s love of travel and their engagement story. Red and gold colors and a traditional Chinese Lion Dance to pay tribute to Sharon’s Chinese culture and a 5 course Armenian meal followed by hours of nonstop Armenian dancing to represent Greg’s Armenian heritage. I love that! Don’t miss Sharon’s dream dress called ‘Fabiana’ from Kenneth Pool: a strapless satin ball gown with pleated bodice, beaded Swarovski Crystal accents at the neckline, back and hip sash…Sharon adds, “It is made of Royal Duchess Satin which feels like butter on your skin – you won’t stop touching it!”.
Sharon + Greg | May 12, 2012 | Los Angeles, CA
Our ceremony was a very traditional church ceremony held at the Church of Christ in downtown Los Angeles. We chose this particular church for their beautiful high ceilings and gold touches that were visible throughout the church. We also had a choir that added the perfect touch of class and elegance to our ceremony.
My husband is Armenian and I am Chinese and we had a great time creating a wedding that seamlessly blended our two cultures together. To represent my Chinese Culture, we chose red and gold as our wedding colors. We also had a traditional Chinese Lion Dance and gave away red Chinese to-go boxes with personalized fortune cookies inside. I also included a gold foil sticker that was embossed with our personalized “GS” logo that I had specially created for our special day. Dinner was a 5 course Armenian meal followed by hours of nonstop Armenian dancing and everyone had a blast!! My wonderful husband even sang a few songs that he wrote just for me and sang a popular Armenian song for all the moms since our wedding was the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Our theme was loosely based on “traveling” so each table card was a picture of us in a different city that we traveled to – i.e. Miami, New York, Honolulu, Paris, etc. We LOVE traveling!! We focused a little more on Paris since Greg proposed to me in Paris on the top of the Eiffel Tower! Additionally, our favors were specially created chocolate Eiffel Towers, the table cards were held up with Eiffel Tower stands and our cake topper was an Eiffel Tower as well!
Sharon’s Dress Search
I started off my wedding dress search knowing that I loved drop waist/fit & flare style dresses. I tried on over 50 different dresses and every possible style at the 5+ salons I visited but ended up getting exactly what I envisioned myself walking down the aisle in from the very beginning – a stunningly gorgeous Kenneth Pool “Fabiana”, dropped waist satin wedding dress!
How Sharon Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Beautiful, Elegant & Timeless
Why Sharon Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
At first, I thought I would save it as a keepsake of the best day of my life and even offer it to my future daughter one day. However, I realized that if it could make another bride as happy as it made me, that was a good enough reason for me to say goodbye to the most beautiful dress that I have ever bought and wore so that another bride could feel the same way I did – pure happiness!
Wedding Dress: Kenneth Pool ‘Fabiana’ | Photography: Joey Ikemoto Photography | Ceremony Venue: Church of Christ in Downtown Los Angeles | Reception Venue: Anoush Glenoaks Ballroom | Floral Design: Farabela’s Touch | Cake: Seda Ashikian of Sweet Escape Cakes (email@example.com) | Chinese Lion Dance: The Immortals Awaken Lion Club