San Francisco Investment Advisors Lauren and Chris met at Claremont McKenna College and had been dating for 7.5 years at the time of the proposal. Chris proposed to Lauren on a Hawaiian vacation at the end of 2016, on the island of Kauai in the middle of a hike on the well-known, beautiful Kalalau Trail.

The wedding venue was the Sercu Family Estate in Rancho Mirage, CA which was incredibly meaningful to the couple and their families given it was the groom’s childhood home.

The theme for the wedding was casual desert chic. The color palette was tiffany blue, gold, and cream. The couple carried the desert chic theme throughout the wedding by choosing lighthearted country music for our ceremony and using a mixture of white florals with desert succulents by Arrangements Floral and Party Design.

The bride wore a strapless silk Marisa gown with lace trim. She paired the gown with a casual braided updo and elegant teardrop diamond earrings. The bride wore Toms ivory wedges, which made for an easy transition to the dancefloor.  

The bridesmaids wore Show Me Your Mumu Dresses in Sea Glass Crisp. Each bridesmaid selected their own dress style, which is the beauty of Show Me Your Mumu. In addition, they donned gold Anthropologie necklaces that were their first name initials, which was a gift from the bride!

The groom’s parents escorted him down the aisle to My Wish by Rascall Flatts, and the bride’s parents walked her down the aisle to Shania Twain’s From This Moment On. The brides most memorable part of the day was walking down the aisle and seeing all of her family and friends in one place.   


The Couple enjoyed an unforgettable honeymoon in French Polynesia, spending half the time at the St. Regis Bora Bora resort and the other half at the Hilton in Moorea.



Venue  Private Estate

Photography Walking Eagle Photography

Catering  Fusion Flair Catering

Florals/Draping/Lighting/Linens  Arrangements Floral and Party Design

Rentals Signature Party Rentals

Officiant- Cathy O’Connell – COJ

Hair/Makeup J. Russell Salon

Brides Gown Marisa Bridals

Invitations Minted

Bridesmaids Dresses Show Me Your Mumu 


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