Romantic Palos Verdes Estates wedding // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow palos verdes wedding photographer
FROM THE BRIDE // Both Ryan and I enjoyed our wedding day in Romantic Palos Verdes Estates. Looking over my whole day, we loved seeing how everything pulled together—especially since most of our wedding planning was long distance. We loved our first look, getting to share a moment together just the two of us before the day of celebration began. Since the wedding is really about the vows and the commitment we’ve made to each other before God, we both loved our ceremony and appreciated getting to take communion together. Another memorable moment for us was sitting at the sweetheart table at the reception and looking out to see all of our friends and family enjoying each other. We loved sharing the day with our loved ones.
Our decor was centered around the combination of olive branches and silver geometric pieces. I love the organic look coupled with a clean modern feel. While wedding planning is big undertaking, I felt so supported through all the help by my family and friends—it would not have been possible without them. It was a huge blessing to be able to work with such incredible local vendors, many of whom are friends with me and my family. We had a truly special group of people making our day possible and we are incredibly grateful for each person involved.
My advice for anyone planning their wedding is that if you’re normally pretty shy about what you like, feel free to speak up and make your voice heard while remembering that the day should reflect both the bride and the groom. I hope you don’t feel pressured to have the “pinterest perfect” wedding and feel the freedom to do what’s right for your situation.
MY VENDORS //
Wedding Coordinator: http://www.canary-events.com
Ceremony Venue: Rolling Hills Covenant Church, http://www.rollinghillscovenant.com
Florals: Laceroots Floral, http://laceroots.com
Bride’s Attire: Dress from Bella Sera Bridal, Danvers, MA: http://bellaserabride.com, Dress designer: Essense of Australia, https://www.essensedesigns.com, Shoes from: Keds for Kate Spade New York, https://www.katespade.com
Hair and Makeup: Wild Orchid Hair & Make-Up Studio, http://www.wohair.com
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie, http://www.azazie.com
Groom’s Attire: Suit from J. Crew, https://www.jcrew.com, Shoes from Cole Haan, http://www.colehaan.com
Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux, https://theblacktux.com
Reception Venue: DoubleTree Torrance, http://doubletree3.hilton.com
Wedding Cake: Torrance Bakery, http://www.torrancebakery.com
DJ: Night to Remember DJs, http://needdjs.com