Lily & Ryan’s wedding was a unique fusion of modern design and bohemian romance that reflected their chic personal aesthetic.
Of her DAWSON gown by Tara Lauren, Lily said: “When finding my dress, I wanted something that felt like me and reflected my personal style. The DAWSON gown was actually the first dress I tried. I tried on a few others, but I loved this dress so much, I ended up picking it and cancelling all my other appointments that day!”
Names: Lily & Ryan
Wedding Date: 08.01.21
Guest Numbers: 75
Wedding Location: Hangar 21, CA
Photographer: Laura Huertas Photography
Tell Us Your Love Story
How did you meet?
Ryan and I met in a Christin organization during Freshman year at the University of Southern California. We met a few times, but both didn’t pay much attention to the other. After both going to the same conference together on Catalina Island, we finally started getting to know each other and developed a strong friendship. Eventually, with the encouragement of friends, we decided to try dating and the rest is history.
How did he put a ring on it?
Where did you draw inspiration from?
I wanted our wedding look to be modern, moody and a little boho. As a construction manager, I love clean lines, great architecture, and modern design. I didn’t really want a super traditional style wedding, but something unique to us and that really reflected our personal aesthetic.
What made the wedding personal to you?
What were you most nervous or excited about?
Now, the most important part – the Dress!
Tell us about your dress?
When finding my dress, I wanted something that felt like me and reflected my personal style. I don’t typically wear dresses so I wanted something clean and simple, but with a little extra embellishment to make it special. The day we went to try on dresses, I had 4-5 appointments lined up. The first appointment I had was with Styled by TC. I described my style and showed some inspiration photos to the stylist and she went off to dig for dresses. The DAWSON gown was actually the first dress I tried on that day. I tried on a few others, but I loved this dress so much, I ended up picking it and cancelling all my other appointments that day!
What stockist did you get it from?
Styled by TC, CA
What was your most memorable moment from your day?
When we did our first dance, we did a couple twirls as we practiced. It was beautiful and went perfectly. When we went for the final dip, Ryan got extra confident and dipped lower than we had practiced. He ended up almost dropping me, but caught me at the last moment! Everyone thought it was such a cute moment except for Ryan. I personally loved it!
Vendors to credit:
// Photography Laura Huertas Photography // Bridal Boutique Styled by TC // Venue Hangar 21 // Videography By Design Films // Planning & Design Fawn Events // Florals Bloom Theory by R.S. // Specialty Rentals Sundrop Vintage // Lighting & Dance Floor Team Impulse Events // Catering, Bar + Cake Jay’s Catering // Signage & Stationery Paper Fox Designs // Additional Signage My Daily Jo // DJ Red Car Sounds // Pop Cart Pacific Organic Pops // Makeup Makeup by Lucky // Hair Hair & Makeup by Sydney // Menswear Friar Tux //