Ryan & Christina // Chic Palm Springs wedding

©Sun & Sparrow Photography // Chic Palm Springs Wedding

FROM THE BRIDE // Our wedding turned out to be a really fun party! Ryan and I were really excited to hear how much fun everyone had and it was so great to watch everyone hang out throughout the wedding weekend. All of these different people from different places, coming together to celebrate our union. It was pretty amazing.
I was inspired by a lot of weddings I had seen online on sites like Green Wedding Shoes and Style Me Pretty and I followed a lot of Australian designers/photographers/stylists on Instagram. I found I was really drawn to the aesthetic of Australian weddings. They often have a very natural, organic, and bohemian look to them. I really wanted a “bohemian glam” vibe and I wanted it to feel like a wedding without being “weddingy”.
One of the most memorable moments for me was dancing with my father to “In My Life”. We’re both big Beatles fans and he started singing the lyrics before choking up and he was holding me so tight. It was such an emotional moment with my father.
Ryan: I’ll never forget my reaction when seeing Christina for the first time in her wedding dress.  Time stopped and all I could see was Christina.  I’ve never been in a “moment” more that at that time.  It was an amazing feeling and even just thinking about it, makes me emotional.  She was beautiful and it’s something I’ll cherish forever.
Photography was important to us because we didn’t want our photos to look too posed or corny and we both have an aversion to anything that seems phony or cliche. When we decided on our venue, The Historic Cree Estate,  I was looking at real weddings that had taken place there and I noticed that I kept being drawn to the photos by Sun and Sparrow. The photography was natural and romantic, it felt fresh and dynamic without being overly trendy. It feels classic and relaxed. Tiffani was so awesome at making up feel like rock stars even though we are both super awkward in front of the camera.
My advice to brides planning right now would be to pick three things that are most important to you and your fiance for your wedding and make those a priority. Stick to that vision of what is most important and everything else will fall into place.
The best part about being married is not having to plan a wedding! Seriously though, planning a wedding with a groom that was as invested as Ryan was made for a really great bonding experience. We were both in this together, just like we’re in this journey through life together.
Ryan: Some people say being married is no different from before.  It’s certainly different for me.  I can’t put my finger on it and really explain it though.  I feel different in the best way possible.  Our bond is stronger.  Not because the State of California recognizes it, but because of the entire experience from planning, to getting married, to now.  I can’t tell you a single best part of being married because I’m enjoying the whole experience.
VENDORS :
Venue: The Historic Cree Estate  //  Flowers: My Little Flower Shop   //  Catering: Paella Project  //  Dessert: Over the Rainbow   //  Rentals: Signature Party Rentals   //  Photographer: Sun and Sparrow   //  Wedding Coordinator: Nicole Alexandra Designs   //  Invitations: Paper Please Studio 
Bride’s dress: Sarah Seven   //  Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka   //  Belt: Millieicaro   //  Headband and veil: Twigs and Honey   //  Bride’s rings: Kirk Kara   //  Groom’s ring: Steve Padis of San Francisco   //  Groom’s suit: J Crew   //  Groom’s shoes: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection  //  Groom’s tie and pocket square: Pocket Square Clothing   //  Bridesmaid’s dresses: J Crew  //  Groomsmen’s suits: J Crew

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