Gerardo & Sharlene // Luxury wedding in Santa Monica, Casa del Mar

casa del mar wedding photographer

©2016 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Luxury wedding in Santa Monica

how she did it

FROM THE BRIDE // When I reflect on our wedding day, I can’t help but continue to feel so much joy and love; it was exactly what we worked over 11 years for.  I remember waking up, surrounded by women I love, admiring the perfect weather, and thanking God for allowing another one of our dreams to come true.  I followed other brides’ advice: slow down and take it ALL in.  I paid no attention to small mistakes, day of cancellations, rumors, or others’ reactivity; it was our day and for this reason I was able to thoroughly enjoy every minute, every moment, and every emotion!  The day itself ran so effortlessly and smoothly and it was our vision come true (with the help of our wedding planner and vendors of course).

I can never really explain how we get our visions, but I immediately knew I wanted a romantic and elegant fall wedding with gold and wine colored details. I dreamed of a Catholic ceremony in a Spanish inspired church, which ultimately ended up being the most memorable part of our wedding: proclaiming our love and vows to one another in front of God and all of our loved ones.  I sought photographers that were able to achieve various styles of photography and would be able to capture special moments, intimate emotions, and help bring back that special day; tangible and still memories for us to look back on and for this reason we contracted Sun & Sparrow.  Aside from mental memories, photographs will be all that is left from your wedding!

MY VENDORS //

Wedding Planner: Terri Castillo from Bellisimo Events LA 

Venue: Casa Del Mar 

Church: St. Timothy Catholic Church 

Car Rental: Classy Chassis Rentals  

Floral Designs: Elegant Thorn 

Décor rentals: Luna Party Rentals 

Photobooth: Flashy Photo booth

Second Dress Designer: Sottero and Midgley Couture, Belt & Accessories  //  Purchased: Panache Bridals 

 

Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Invitations: The Paper Door 

Cake: Fantasy Frostings   //  IG: FantasyFrostings

Bridesmaids Dresses: The Dessy Collection: After Six  

Video: It’s Personal Cinema 

DJ: Dj Logik   //  IG: DeeJAY.LOGIK

Music: Mariachi  

Tuxes: The Black ‘Desire’ Tuxedo by Michael Kors


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