Mike & Angelica // Romantic Hurst Ranch Wedding
©2015 Sun & Sparrow // Romantic Hurst Ranch Wedding
FROM THE GROOM // From the start, Angelica and I both shared a love for traveling. We had the opportunity to visit Taiwan during the first year of our relationship and since then have traveled together often. So when it came time to select a wedding theme, we both agreed that incorporating travel was a must. We also wanted every other aspect of the wedding to be representative of who we are and of what we love. Ultimately we planned a wedding that incorporated travel, pugs, and basketball.
When we began to look for venues we decided that we didn’t want an elegant sit-down dinner at a banquet hall and despite knowing that we would end up with 200+ guests, we wanted a venue that felt homey, welcoming, and intimate. Hurst Ranch fit the bill perfectly because it was simple and Bashful Butler, its sole caterer, offered a BBQ buffet menu that would make our wedding feel more like a backyard BBQ with family and friends.
Although we decided on the venue first, photography was the most important piece for us. It would capture the amazing memories from our wedding day and allow us to relive every moment for many years to come. We spoke to a few photographers, but after seeing Sun & Sparrow’s portfolio and meeting Tiffani for the first time, we knew that they were the ones we wanted to share our day with. Tiffani was caring, thoughtful, and genuine in our meetings. Also, as proven by our experience with them on our engagement shoot, she and Ellie were creative and great at coming up with shots that showcased our personalities and captured our emotions. Ellie and Tiffani were more than just our photographers, they helped with many aspects of our wedding and on many occasions brought up things that we never considered. We even found our DJ and Angelica’s hair and makeup stylist through them. We can’t thank them enough for all the amazing work they did.
For me, the most memorable moment about our wedding day was seeing Angelica walk down the aisle. It was the first time I saw her since the night before the wedding and more importantly it was the first time I saw her in her wedding dress. She truly looked like an angel and I knew that I was the luckiest man in the world.
My favorite part about being married now is that I get to call Angelica my wife. It just feels so right and it continues to make me smile every time I say it. I also think that I can speak for the both of us when I say that it’s amazing to have our weekends back. Too bad basketball season is over. Still, it is great to be able to go to the beach and go hiking on weekends with our pug Baron. We also have more time now to plan our next trip, our honeymoon in Maldives.