When we first laid eyes, Lucy Page
we knew she was very special, her personal style is everything and we also knew her wedding ceremony would not disappoint. It's hands-down one of the sweetest weddings you'll ever see with incredible photography by Tigran Galstyan
Tell us a little about yourself and your hubby.
Garric and I are both Southern California natives; I'm from Hollywood and he grew up in the Valley. We're both anomalies in many ways. First generation Americans born from immigrant Armenian parents, both of us always knew we were meant to do creative work, to contribute something beautiful and significant to this world. When we met, magical things would happen every time we were together - and still do. Synchronicity, you know? We knew.
How did you first meet?
We first met at a show Garric was playing at the Old Towne Pub in Pasadena, on a Monday night in November 2010. He played harmonica in a local blues band at the time, the Downtown Train. Our mutual friend (and angel on Earth), Yael, introduced us. Shortly after we met, we realized our paths had crossed a few months prior to that night, at another mutual friend's birthday party. The universe had already set its plan in motion!
What's the most memorable date you've had?
Oh, so many to choose from! The day he proposed was very special. He had the entire day planned: massages, a picnic at the Hollywood sign, and a Funky Sole party at Grand Park in DTLA. The moon (and my heart) was a full, and with my hometown City Hall as a backdrop, he got down on one knee...
How would you describe the style of your wedding?
Our wedding in Armenia was more of a semi-planned elopement. The timing was right and we wanted to keep things simple - and small. Armenia is a land of VERY old churches - a lot of them. We chose Khor Virap
for our ceremony because of its majestic location at the foot of the iconic Mount Ararat. We didn't have a wedding party: just our parents, a few of my extended family that live in the area, and some of Garric's family that were vacationing in Yerevan at the time. We had kept it pretty hush hush, so it was a surprise for a lot of them. It all happened very organically.
What's been the most fun detail of your wedding to plan?
We decided last minute that we wanted to have a reception dinner following the ceremony. I think we had the most fun stumbling upon the restaurant. We were out to dinner with our parents the night before the wedding, and after finally sitting down to order at an outdoor cafe, the wind blew our menus into our faces, knocking us out of our seats and into the restaurant next door - which happened to be the one place I had wanted to check out that entire day! The super sweet staff at Tsirani
welcomed us and were happy to accommodate our party for the following evening. We wanted everything to be authentic and traditional, and this place had it all: a live band playing traditional Armenian folk music, delicious authentic Armenian food, a great selection of Armenian cognac and wine. It was a perfect fit.
What do you look most forward to: the wedding day, the wedding night, the honeymoon?
Garric and I love to travel, going on adventures together as often as possible. Our destination 'elopement' allowed for just that. Now, we most look forward to honeymooning forever.
Why did you decide on a destination wedding?
Garric had been offered a volunteer position teaching Swift at Tumo Center
in Yerevan, and I had always wanted to visit my motherland, the place my parents were born and raised. I've also always hoped for a wedding date of July 7th, because it holds so much meaning to our family. My sister, Lilly, married her wonderful husband on 07-07-07. July 7th is our father's birthday, who passed away when I was an infant. We thought it'd be such a special tribute that both of his daughters were married on his birthday, ten years apart. This was the perfect opportunity to visit our motherland, connect with our roots, and have a traditional Armenian wedding ceremony on 07-07-17. Our parents loved the idea and booked their flights immediately. Everything aligned and I'm convinced the universe conspired to make it happen.
What was the most stressful part of planning your destination wedding?
Keeping it quiet! We wanted to keep it small, initially only telling our parents. Of course, we're happy and grateful to have shared the day with our loved ones who were able to be there. Planning is already underway for a big LA soirée with all our friends and family, who we cannot wait to celebrate with.
What advice would you give brides and grooms who are currently planning their destination wedding?
It's easy to get caught up in every last detail and forget to enjoy the process. Remind yourself to be present, remain grateful, and allow space for the unknown. Everything is as it should be. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.
How did you know when you found THE dress?
I had been swooning over Reformation's wedding line for some time and always knew the style I wanted: vintage lace, open back. When I saw the Seleste dress online, I knew it was the One. Simple, feminine, elegant. Easy on the eyes, wallet, AND the environment. I'm planning on wearing it again every chance I get.