Steve & Janet // Elegant wedding at the Athenaeum Cal Tech

Elegant wedding at the Athenaeum Cal Tech // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Associate photographers // Pasadena wedding photographers

Describe your experience at your wedding in 1 paragraph, everything you remember.

Our wedding day was filled with joy and love. Everyone came together to celebrate our union in marriage and it couldn’t have been more beautiful and perfect. We both have lived through a lot and waited a long time to find each other and when we did, we knew that our lives would change forever. What made our wedding day especially wonderful was to be surrounded by the love and energy of all of our friends and family. The tone was infectious—it really didn’t even matter where we were, what the decor or dress looked like or the fact it was extremely hot and humid…people had smiles on their faces. laughter was in the air and love abounded. St Bedes Catholic church was a powerful and serene place to exchange our vows and surrounded us with the holy spirit in all its grandeur. The Athenaeum, where we celebrated our reception on the campus of Cal Tech, could not have been more beautiful with its luscious grounds and architectural details. The settings were both perfect and special in their own way and a reflection of each other and our marriage. We couldn’t have asked for a more incredible day!

What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? Did you have any special moments/story with friends or family that stand out to you?

Our favorite moment from our wedding day was listening to the Ave Maria as we walked over to give flowers to Mary at the church and say our first prayers together as husband and wife. Our most special moment was when our daughter Talie (who was also one of our maids of honor) gave the most eloquent and meaningful, heartwarming speech and toast to us at the reception.

What inspired you while planning your wedding & decor? Was there any special element that made your decor come together for you, personally?

We were inspired to create a timeless and classic feel to our wedding and decor that would reflect our taste and personal style. Having the reception at the Athenaeum with it’s beautiful architecture and history was the special element that really brought everything together.

Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings?

Don’t overthink every detail or feel pressure to go over the top. Stay true to yourself and what feels right to you as a couple. This day is about coming together in marriage–not the production of a wedding.

ALSO PLEASE LIST ALL OF YOUR WEDDING VENDORS INCLUDING VENUE, DINING SERVICES, FASHION VENDORS, FLORISTS AND WHOMEVER ELSE HELPED ADD TO YOUR DAY.

I have provided all of the potential vendors below. If you did not use a vendor for one of these examples, please feel free to delete. If you used a vendor that is not listed, please feel free to add them in! If you did any DIY or have a family heirloom, feel free to mention that as well. 🙂 We want to make sure that everyone is tagged on their social media platforms. Please send websites to your vendors in this format below:

Please send websites to your vendors in this format below:

MY VENDORS:  NAME INSTAGRAM WEBSITE

Venue:  St. Bedes Church, La Canada                                                     www.bede.org

The Athenaeum, Cal Tech                                                                   www.athenaeumcaltech.com
Coordinator:  La Bella Dia , Samantha Sisk                                         www.labelladia.com
Photographer:  Sun & Sparrow  @sunandsparrow   www.sunandsparrow.com

Florals:              Tea Rose Garden   @tearosegardenofficial          www.tearosegarden.com
Invitations:  Traction Press, Los Angeles
Rentals:  Dolphin Rental                                                         www.dolphinrentals.com  
Caterer: The Athenaeum                                                   www.athenaeumcaltech.com
Desserts: Fantasy Frosting   @fantasyfrostings     www.fantasyfrostings.com

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Wedding Gown Maker: Monique Lhuillier    @moniquelhuillier     www.moniquelhuillier.com
Wedding Gown Boutique: Monique Lhuillier, Los Angeles
Wedding & Engagement rings: Sarah Wolfgang, NY
Other Bride Details: Jewelry, heriloom & Tiffany & Co. @tiffanyandco www.tiffanyandco.com
Hair: Angel V. Prado             @angelvprado                        www.framedsalon.com/angelvprado 

Makeup: Samantha Navarro            @beautiebystephanie                                 www.bridesbystephanie.com
Bride Shoes: Rachel Simpson        @rachelsimpsonshoes                www.rachelsimpsonshoes.co.uk  

& Badgley Mischka                     @badgleymishckabride                www.badgleymishcka.com

Bridesmaids dresses: Jennny Yoo  @jennyyoonyc                         www.jennyyoo.com
Bridesmaids robes: Plum Pretty Sugar, BHLDN     @bhldn       www.bhldn.com

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Groom Suit: Calvin Klein
Groom Details: Cuffflinks, Tiffany & Co   @tiffanyandco www.tiffanyandco.com
Groomsmen suits: Calvin Klein

 

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