An Assyrian-Lebanese Wedding Full of Personal Touches

Sargon Daniel had dropped hints about a fancy gift for Rachael Larson for months leading up to their Santa Barbara vacation. So when she opened a beautiful yet relatively standard wallet, she was confused—until he told her to open the coin pocket. “He asked for the ring so he could actually ask me to marry him,” she says. Their July 1, 2017 wedding—planned by Julian Leaver Events—was full of personal touches, like Rachael’s mother’s pearls, a birthday cake for Sargon’s 94-year-old grandmother in place of a groom’s cake, and nods to the couple’s Assyrian and Lebanese heritages.


  • Ceremony Site

    First United Methodist Church of Coppell

  • Reception Site

    Union Station

  • Photographer

    John Cain Photography

  • Ceremony Bridal Gown Designer

    Austin Scarlett

  • Reception Bridal Gown Designer

    Monique Lhuillier

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus

  • Bridal Gown Retailer (Reception)

    The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom

  • Hair

    Rossi + King

  • Makeup

    Stanley Korshak

  • Groom’s Attire

    J. Hilburn

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Designer

    Jenny Yoo

  • Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Flowers

    David Kimmel Design

  • Stationery

    Emily Clarke Events

  • Cake

    Fancy Cakes by Lauren

  • Caterer

    Wolfgang Puck Catering

  • Band

    Taylor Pace Orchestra

  • Lighting


  • Videographer

    Candlelight Films

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Wedding Rentals

    Top Tier Event Rentals & Staffing

  • Wedding Planner

    Julian Leaver Events

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