Lauren & Gabriel’s Wedding at Troon North Golf Club Photographed by Ryan Nicole Photography
THE COUPLE: Gabriel and Lauren were introduced by Lauren’s sister, but it was the the San Diego Chargers that brought them together. Living in different states, the pair made a friendly wager when the Chargers and the Cardinals played each other – the losing fan had to visit the winner. The Cardinals lost, and Lauren set off for Cali. “That weekend we had a blast getting to know each other more,” Lauren says.
THE CEREMONY: The couple wed in front of 150 guests in a religious ceremony with a series of nods to the groom’s Mexican culture. At the end of the ceremony, guests celebrated by shaking personalized lilac maracas. “I waited my entire life to find someone as special as Lauren and I will never forget when I first saw her coming down the aisle,” Gabriel says.
THE RECEPTION: Outside, guests mingled (and the bride, surprised!) with a beer burro named Mija. Inside, the reception hall was filled with lilac, lavender and gold, and every place card was attached to a gold glittery unicorn–sparkles and unicorns are the bride’s favorites. Thank-you notes awaited family and guests at the head tables, the bar offered a list of “I Do Brews” and “Be Mine Wines,” and instead of a traditional guestbook, guests signed a black globe in gold. The DJ got the party started by inviting guests to the floor for a “good luck dance” the more guests, the more luck for the couple. “In this moment…I was overwhelmed by the feeling of love,” says Lauren.
Ceremony & Reception Site: Troon North Golf Club
Videography: Carly G Media
Officiant: Edward Delgado
Wedding Consultant: Your Jubilee Wedding and Events
Gown: WToo Marnie Gown from Bella Lily Bridal
HAIR: Magda Vangeertry, Shear Obsession
MAKEUP: Nicole Fisk
Invitations: Gold Blush Studio, Etsy
Flowers: Prim Unique Rentals and Floral Design
Catering: Troon North Golf Club
Wedding Cake: AJ’s Fine Foods
Transportation: Trans City Limousine
Lighting: Tugston Entertainment and Karma Event Lighting
Beer Burro: Haul N Ass Productions
Rentals: Prim Unique Rentals