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Danielle Andrews & Andrey Mindirgasov
Kalah Siegel | Photo: Laura Christin Photography | December 12, 2016
March 26, 2016 | Ceremony & Reception: Rancho Valencia Resort, Rancho Santa Fe
Freshmen year at UC Berkeley, a sorority sister of Danielle Andrews set her up on a blind date with a high school friend, Andrey Mindirgasov. The first outing was a group dinner—where everyone at the table knew about the setup—but now 10 years later, the pair has been inseparable since that fateful night. In December 2014 while on an evening stroll on the beach, Andrey got down on one knee against the distant Santa Monica Pier backdrop, glistening with Christmas lights.
The inspiration was a romantic combination of garden party and Spanish-California elegance. “Our goal was that everything we chose be used only to accentuate and enhance the already beautiful venue,” says the new Mrs. Mindirgasov. Family was undoubtedly the true theme of the evening, as Andrey’s family traveled all the way from Moscow, and Danielle’s parents celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on the special occasion.
WHAT THEY LEARNED
“Take in every moment because your wedding day goes by so fast!” Danielle says. “Focus on each other that day and don’t worry about all the little details.”
Danielle and Andrey jetted off to Belize for two weeks, cozying up in a little hut on the beach in Ambergris Caye.
Wedding Planner Merilee Hennings, EverAfter Events
Event Design Tam Ashworth, Isari Flower Studio
Bride’s Gown Stella York
Bride’s Shoes Michael Kors
Bridesmaid Dresses Jim Hjelm
Something Borrowed Maternal grandmother’s wedding band and grandmother’s 18K gold/garnet ring for right hand
Bride’s Hair JDM Salon
Groom’s Tux Sam Surin
Catering Rancho Valencia Resort
Cakes Michele Coulon Dessertier
Florals & Decor Isari Flower Studio
Entertainment Encore Entertainment
Videographer Dis Moi Oui Films