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Robert & Mariel // Enchanted Calamigos Ranch wedding at the Pavillion

Enchanted Calamigos Ranch wedding at the Pavillion  // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu Wedding Photographers

FROM THE BRIDE //  We (I) spent almost a year of planning and preparation for a big, beautiful outdoor wedding in Malibu, California. We are very outdoorsy people and live in Florida where the chances of rain are likely everyday. To our dismay, we found out a couple days before that it was going to rain on the weekend of our wedding. We can’t tell you how sad we were, as all the rentals, preparation, and staff we hired for an outdoor wedding had to last minute be routed underneath a tent, which took away from the true beauty of the venue. However, we can’t even begin to describe the feeling we had when we had our first look outside Calamigos Guest Ranch. The whole morning was chaotic- from getting ready, photos, to coordinating my forever late to events family, but it wasn’t until the first look.. in the rain and in that moment with just each other, that it truly felt surreal. At that point, nothing else in the world mattered except us. We had our family members in our wedding party and we were overcome with the amount of support for our union. Everyone had flown from across the United States and even Canada to celebrate our special day. When we first walked into the Pavilion Tent where both the ceremony & reception were now going to take place, we were blown away at how our wedding planner really made our vision come into fruition in such a short amount of time! The florals blew me away. From there, we exchanged our personalized vows and we were Mr. & Mrs. Weber! Everything from the music, to dancing, and celebrating with everyone was perfect. We still can’t believe how fast the evening went by! We are just truly blessed with amazing friends and family that came all the way out for our wedding and are so thankful.

What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?  // Both Bobby and I each had a close grandparent on both our sides that passed away last year. Only 1 grandparent, Mimi (Bobby’s grandma), was able to be at our special day and seeing her so happy and having the time of her life on the dance floor meant a lot to us.

What inspired you while planning your wedding & decor? //  I personally really wanted a twilight movie-esq outdoor wedding with tons of lighting and florals, while still maintaining an intimate feeling. The florals on the chandeliers and the lighting inside the tent was able to capture that look.

Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings?  //  I spent close to a year planning every single little detail about my dream wedding. I even hand made the wedding invitations. However, the truth is, don’t get caught up in all the details. Be prepared for things to not go as planned, because the day goes by SO fast. It’s all meet & greets from the moment you walk into the reception. So my biggest advice is to take a moment with your significant other to soak it all in — even if it’s just some alone time together on the side for 15 minutes, because after all, it’s not a big show meant to entertain everyone, it’s a special union that you only get to relish in with your significant other once. I think that’s our biggest takeaway <3

 

MY VENDORS :

Photographer : Sun & Sparrow
Videographer : TwinTaoers

Coordinator : DB Creativity
Photobooth : The Booth & Bus Co. 
Invitations : Cards & Pockets

Rentals : Pretty Vintage Rentals

Desserts : Vanilla Cake Shop 

String Quartet : Atlantic String Ensemble
Taco Truck : Kogi 
Coffe Bar : Cappuccino Man 
Cigar Rollers : The Cigar Guys
Wedding gown maker : Maria Farbinni
Wedding Gown Boutique : Panache Bridal Beverly Hills  
Wedding Rings : Mayors Jeweler
Hair & Makeup : Cheek to Cheek Artistry 
Brides Shoes : Guiseppe Zanotti 
Bridesmaid Dresses : Davids Bridal
Bridesmaids Robes : JoyfulTidings Bridal
Grooms & Groomsmen Suits : Jos A Banks

David & Frangelica // Garden fairytale wedding at the Belmond el Encanto in Santa Barbara

Garden inspired wedding at the Belmond el Encanto in Santa Barbara // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara wedding photographers

FROM THE BRIDE // From the moment you step onto the Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, you can feel its magic. The stunning ocean views to the bungalows set among the lush green grounds set the tone for a fairy tale setting. As we walked under the wisteria covered arbor surrounding the lily pond, our 12 year old pug dove in for a swim with the turtles. We knew right then and there that this was going to be the place where we would get married.

“The Secret Garden”, Fran’s favorite childhood book, provided the inspiration for our wedding theme.  Some details we loved included the antique key name tags placed upon moss covered tables, the roses that dangled from every chandelier, and the table numbers made from selected novels from Fran’s antique book collection.

Our favorite moment of the day occurred before the ceremony while we were alone and blissfully unaware that we were 30 minutes late to our own wedding.  We had found a baby grand piano situated within the quiet hallway beside the ballroom.  This is where we spent time sipping champagne and talking while Fran played the piano.  That moment was special as it gave us an opportunity to pause, appreciate the moment, and take everything in, advice that we would give to every bride and groom.

Our wedding was dream come true and we felt the love all around us.  It was the perfect day to mark the beginning of  our life together. Our secret garden wedding is perfectly summarized in the quote by Alfred Tennyson, which we displayed at the entrance of the lily pond. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”

MY VENDORS: NAME, WEBSITE,  INSTAGRAM

Venue, Caterer & Cake: Belmond El Encanto, www.belmond.com

Coordinator: Victor B Lissade, www.eventsbymrbutler.com
Photographer & Videographer: Sun & Sparrow, www.sunandsparrow.com

Florals: Three Bunch Palms Productions, www.threebunchpalmsproductions.com
Invitations: www.minted.com

DJ/Musician: Brian Stoddart, www.brianstoddart.com,

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Wedding Gown Maker: Limor Rosen, www.limorrosen.com
Wedding Gown Boutique: Lovely Bride, @lovelybridela
Wedding & Engagement rings: Arka Designs, http://www.arkadesigns.com/

Hair & Makeup: Hair @cherylnacario, makeup: @dreamcatcherartistry
Bride Shoes: Louboutin, @louboutinworld

Bridesmaids dresses: @Bhldn, @fshnbnkr, @nordstrombridal
Bridesmaids robes: Etsy, @thefancypigeon

Groom Suit: Armani, @giorgioarmani
Groom shoes: @ferragamo

Groomsmen gifts: @movado

HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS ARE HERE! // Los Angeles holiday mini sessions

Our annual mini sessions are HERE! We are so excited to see everyone, new friends and long time friends as well. We believe that every family, including our own, should have a professional portrait at the end of each year. It’s a great way to remember who you are in the most beautiful way possible.  If you are looking to take your family photos, please email us to schedule your family session!

 

If you’d like to book your session, email us! Tiffani@sunandsparrow.com will help schedule your holiday mini session.

 

HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS $200 FOR THE FOLLOWING:

• 20 minutes of photography

• Sessions can be couples, families (maximum of 7 people), individuals high school seniors, maternity, puppies, or any other fun combo you can think of!

• 25 High Resolution images delivered via digital download (includes a print release)

• $50 deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your date (by paypal)

• Remaining balance is due on the date of the shoot (check or cash only)

• Images will be delivered within seven days from the shoot

 

To see a list of DATES CLICK HERE & to see a list of LOCATIONS CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to book your session, email us! TIFFANI@SUNANDSPARROW.COM will help schedule your holiday mini session.

For ease of booking, please include your desired date and time slot in an email to tiffani.

Questions? VISIT THE FAQ PAGE HERE. 

 

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Don’t forget to email tiffani@sunandsparrow.com to schedule your holiday mini sessions! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Questions? VISIT THE FAQ PAGE HERE. 

 

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