Check out Lauren and Ryan’s glitter and gold glamorous Arizona wedding that involves a fun twist on traditional formal style. Photographed by Rachel Solomon, this Phoenix wedding appears show-stopping and festive in every picture! Lauren and Ryan originally met during a Welcome BBQ for Gonzaga University in Washington. They later saw each other on the same boat ride during freshman orientation, and Ryan managed to steal Lauren away from another guy she was dancing with! After dating through college, the couple moved back to Arizona after graduation. Ryan popped the question on their first trip back to Gonzaga in front of a twinkling 20-foot Christmas tree! Lauren immediately said yes, and the couple planned their wedding during their 364 day engagement.
About 180 friends and family were in attendance at the glamorous Arizona wedding. Bridesmaids donned stunning sequined gowns in metallic shades of gold, rose gold, and copper paired with fresh white bouquets. Lauren herself glided down the aisle in a breath-taking Maggie Sottero gown from Schaffer’s. After taking a special family Ford Model A to the reception, the real fun began! Decked in a gold and white palette with soft hints of baby blush, the reception site welcomed guests with a fresh, formal feeling. During the cake cutting, surprise fireworks went off that gave the whole affair a magical touch. Once the music started playing, everyone got on the dance floor and stayed there all night long! Lauren and Ryan treasured every moment of their wedding, and enjoyed their honeymoon soon after in Cabo San Lucas.
Ceremony: Trophy College Preparatory
Reception: Paradise Valley Country Club
Florals: Table Tops Etc.
Videography: Zak Abitz
Hair: Meaghan Gingrich
Menswear: The Black Tux
Bridesmaids: Christina Wu
Shoes: Kate Spade NY
Paper & Signage: Elena Watanabe