Alex & Ani’s Fairytale Wedding Story | Real Wedding

Wedding Story

Alex & Ani are a Wedding Estates couple that has chosen to share their wedding story with us. Keep scrolling to see how their fairytale came to life, and how we helped!

Alex & Ani’s Fairytale Wedding Story

How we met:

Alex and I went to the same high school. But we actually weren’t even friends until we went to Armenia on a trip with our whole class in our junior year of high school. Our love story started by, ending up sitting next to each other on the plane ride to Armenia and so we ended up talking and playing games on that little airplane tv and after the 12 hour flight we somehow became close friends.

We hung out with friends and were friends for a few months after we got back, and then on August 2 of 2010 we went on our first date to One Pico in Santa Monica right by the beach. And after that we started officially dating, and he proposed December 2015! So we had been dating for about 5 years until we got engaged. And then stayed engaged for about 2 and a half years and got married August 2018!

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Ani on her wedding day in a beautiful Vera Wang gown. Picture taken at the Pasadena Princess.

How long we dated:

We dated for 8 years before we got married. We actually celebrated our 8 year anniversary on August 2 and got married 8 days later on August 11!

How he proposed:

I was on a mini trip to Vegas with my family and one morning, someone knocked on our hotel room door and when I opened it I saw it was Alex! He flew in to surprise me and then surprised me on a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon. We even had dinner inside the canyon! And after dinner he proposed! He even had the helicopter pilot in on the secret because he took pictures of the whole thing. Everyone knew about it except me! I don’t know how I didn’t catch on!

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Strolling through the gardens of the Pasadena Princess.

How the wedding planning was:

The wedding planning was amazing! I know people have horror stories about how stressful it can be, but for me it was all so much fun. I loved all my vendors; Dolce Fiore for my flowers, raffis pastry for my cake, rental Avenue for all my rentals, Armen photo did my pictures and ArmProduction did my video and both my photographer and videographer were so friendly and amazing. I think vendors make a huge difference in how your wedding planning goes! I loved all of mine!

How we heard about Wedding Estates:

I had always followed wedding estates on Instagram, even before I got married and knew I wanted a whimsical place to take my photos and what’s more whimsical than Pasadena Princess! It was so beautiful and truly magical.

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Our bridal party. Photo taken at the Pasadena Princess

Where we got married:

Our wedding story was complete when we got married at Renaissance Banquet hall in Glendale.

Where we want for our Honeymoon:

We went to Greece for our honeymoon. We went to Santorini, Mykonos and Athens, and I have to say Santorini was my absolute favorite. I definitely recommend Greece as a honeymoon spot to anyone! It’s the perfect mix of sight seeing and relaxing!

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