OUR STORY

BEGINNING

TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS COLLIDE SUMMER OF 2005 AT A STRIP MALL PARKING LOT IN ALHAMBRA-LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. THROUGH DIFFERENT TURNS OF EVENT, WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING EACH OTHER'S NAME, THEY SHARED CONTACT THINKING THEY MAY HAVE MET A NEW FRIEND AND POSSIBLY HANG OUT FOR THE REMAINDER OF SUMMER. THROUGH AN OREO SHAKE AND A GLASS OF WATER, THESE TWO BEGAN THEIR FRIENDSHIP NOT KNOWING WHAT WILL BECOME OF IT.

THROUGH THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS, THEY CONTINUE TO SPEND THEIR SUMMER DAYS ALONG WITH NEW ACQUAINTANCES AND FRIENDS. THE SO-CALLED SPARK WAS FELT BETWEEN THEM, BUT NEITHER WAS WILLING TO EXPRESS IT - TILL FOUR DAYS AFTER THEY FIRST MET, STREET BLOCKS AWAY FROM DROPPING OFF SCARLETT (THEN ANGIE) HOME, THEY DECIDED TO STOP AT A PARK. LOOKING AT EACH OTHER, THROUGH POSSIBLY INCOMPREHENSIBLE STUTTER, IVAN ASK SCARLETT ON AN OFFICIAL DATE, AND THUS STARTED A CHAPTER OF THEIR LIFE THAT CONTINUES TILL TODAY...

THE EARLY YEARS

ANNIVERSARY WEEKS BECAME MONTHS WHICH BECAME YEARS - SCARLETT AND IVAN LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH OTHER AND EVEN MORE SO, MORE ABOUT THEMSELVES.  GOING THROUGH COLLEGE TOGETHER, THEY STRUGGLED TO FIND WHAT IT WAS THEY TRULY WANTED TO DO WHILE TRYING TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

 

THEIR LIFE TURNED A PAGE IN 2012 WHEN BOTH LACKED ONE UNIT TO MAINTAIN FULL-TIME STUDENT STATUS. ALWAYS HAVE AN INTEREST IN DESIGN AND MUCH INFLUENCE WITH HER DAD BEING AN ARCHITECT, SHE DRAGGED IVAN TO TAKE AN INTRO TO ARCHITECTURE DESIGN WITH HER AT EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE....AND AS MANY KNOW, THIS DECISION CHANGED THEIR LIFE FOREVER.

PROPOSAL

BEFORE IT WAS TIME TO TRANSFER TO FINISH THEIR DEGREE, THEY REALIZE THERE WAS A GOOD CHANCE THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO ATTEND DIFFERENT SCHOOL, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THEIR LIVES TOGETHER, THEY WILL BE LIVING APART. IVAN, WISHING TO PROVIDE THE SENSE OF SECURITY OF THEIR RELATIONSHIP, PROPOSED TO SCARLETT ON HER BIRTHDAY AFTER NINE YEARS TOGETHER. THE LONGEST 5 SECOND WENT BY, AND WITH TEARS AND HER SIGNATURE WARM SMILE, SCARLETT RESPONDED WITH THE BEST SINGLE WORD POSSIBLE.

MOVING TO SAN DIEGO

AFTER THREE YEARS STUDYING ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AT EAST LOS ANGELES, IT WAS TIME TO TRANSFER AND CONTINUE THEIR DEGREE. THROUGH UPS AND DOWNS, REJECTION AND ACCEPTANCE, THEY DECIDED TO TAKE THEIR CHANCE AND FINISH THEIR DEGREE  OF ARCHITECTURE FOR IVAN AND INTERIOR DESIGN FOR SCARLETT, IN SAN DIEGO AT NEWSCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN. 

PACKING ALL THEY OWN IN A U-HAUL, THEY START MOVING DOWN TO SAN DIEGO WITH THEIR TWO DOGS AND START A LIFE AT A DIFFERENT CITY. HERE, THEY MET NEW FRIENDS, EXPERIENCE A NEW CITY CULTURE, AND BEGAN A LIFE ON THEIR OWN. THROUGH CHANCE, THEY WERE EVEN ABLE TO STUDY ABROAD IN MILAN, ITALY THROUGH AN INTEGRATED STUDIO FOR BOTH ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN. IN 2017, THEY BOTH FINISH THEIR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE - AND DUE TO THEIR COMPETITIVE SPIRIT WITH EACH OTHER, GRADUATED WITH HONORS - SUMMA CUM LAUDE.

TWO MORE YEARS

IT WAS CLEAR TO THEM, THEY WILL GET MARRIED AFTER THEY WERE DONE WITH SCHOOL. THEIR GRADUATION WOULD'VE MARK THE DAY THEY START THEIR OFFICIAL PLANNING FOR THEIR BIG DAY. UNDERSTANDING THIS WAS A GOAL FOR IVAN, SCARLETT AGREE TO WAIT TWO MORE YEARS TO LET HIM FINISH HIS MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE DEGREE. BEING THE PILLAR OF SUPPORT, SCARLETT STOOD BY HIM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY FOR THOSE TWO YEARS AND WATCHED HIM WALKED ACROSS THE STAGE ONE MORE TIME. 

HEADING TOWARDS THE BIG DAY

YEAR IS 2020. SCHOOL IS DONE. THEIR CAREER IS MOVING TOWARDS THEIR GOALS. THERE IS NO MORE REASON TO POSTPONE IT ANY LONGER. THE JOURNEY THAT TOOK US HERE, WE LOVED EVERY MOMENT OF IT. IT ALLOWED US TO GROW TOGETHER, MATURE TOGETHER, AND SPEND NOT JUST THE GOOD TIMES, BUT BE THERE DURING THE BAD TIMES TOGETHER.
 

COVID 19 WILL NOT STOP US

2020 WAS NOT ANY OTHER YEAR, AND IT DIDN'T END JUST THERE. WITH COVID-19 IN THE AIR, STORES SHUTTING DOWN, STAY AT HOME ORDERS, AND THE PANDEMIC SWEEPING THROUGH THE COUNTRY TAKING NAMES AS IT GOES; THE UNCERTAINTIES CREATED OBSTACLES THAT PUTS DOUBT EVEN IN THE STRONGEST MINDS. BUT LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAS HAPPENED IN THEIR LIVES, THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER HUMP THEY HAVE TO GO OVER, AND THEY DID. KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE, BUT WITHOUT DELAYING WHAT WAS INEVITABLE, THEY PROCEED WITH THE WEDDING AS A SMALL SETTING WITH THE WEDDING PARTY AND IMMEDIATE FAMILIES, WHILE FRIENDS WERE ABLE TO "ATTEND" VIA ZOOM. THE DAY WAS BEAUTIFUL, AND IN THAT MOMENT, THE PEOPLE THERE DID NOT REALIZE THE CHAOS THAT IS GOING ON OUTSIDE THEIR VENUE. 

THE DAY CAME AND GO, AND AS MEMORABLE IT IS, THE ONE THING THAT WAS MISSING WAS THE COMPANY OF ALL THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY THAT SHOULD'VE BEEN THERE. AS WE ARE COMING TO THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR UNITY, AND THE COUNTRY HAS SOME SENSE OF NORMALITY, IT IS TIME TO GET EVERYONE OUT AND CELEBRATE WITH ALL OF YOU.

BECAUSE WITHOUT ALL OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, OUR RELATIONSHIP WOULD NEVER BEEN WHAT IT IS. 

WE ARE BOTH LOOKING FORWARD TO CELEBRATING OUR BIG DAY v2.0 WITH ALL OF YOU - DECEMBER 4, 2021.

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OUR TIMELINE

IVAN H.

FEB. 1987

Born: February 1, 1987

SCARLETT X.

Born: February 24, 1987

FEB. 1987

Immigrate and move to Los Angeles, CA

JULY, 1997

JUNE, 2004

Moved to Los Angeles, CA

AUGUST, 2005

First Date

AUGUST, 2005

AUGUST, 2005

Engaged

FEBRUARY, 2015

Moved to San Diego, CA

SEPTEMBER, 2015

Graduation: Undergraduate

JUNE, 2017

15 year anniversary

AUGUST, 2020

Our Wedding

DECEMBER 12, 2020

Wedding v.20 - The Celebration

DECEMBER 4, 2021