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Carlos & Laurie // Wedding at the Colony House

 Colony House wedding in Anaheim  // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Orange County & Anaheim wedding photographers

Sun & Sparrow is one of the leading engagement and wedding photographers in the Los Angeles area as well as Santa Barbara and Orange County.

FROM THE BRIDE // For those that know me, I’m not a girly girl. I’m a no make up, tshirt, jeans and sneakers girl. However I do have a design background and my husband (now!) is an engineer so with both of our powers combined, we create some pretty cool things. And so for our wedding, it was our very own DIY project. From the invitations to centerpieces, we wanted everything to be made by us because we wanted our family and friends to see that we did this for them. For Carlos and I, the wedding was never about us. The wedding was about our diverse families coming together. He had family coming from Guatemala and I had family coming from Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand. And a lot of these families (from both sides) we very rarely see. So it was an amazing night to see all these people that very never get to see each other, come together in one room and have a good time. So all our design in the décor was meant to represent the love from our family and friends that have supported us through the years and also supported us together. Without them shaping us into the people we are, we would never have met and been so compatible. For future brides and grooms, remember that you’re not only marrying each other, you’re joining two different families together. And that, is a beautiful thing.

Coordinator: Kethia Harris
Caterer: 24 Carrots
DJ: Andrew Trego with www.voxdjs.com
Officiant: Pastor Norman Alexander www.pastornorman.com
Shoes: Ellie Wren on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/EllieWrenWeddingShoe
Bouquet/Boutonnieres: Gypsy Farm Girl on Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/GypsyFarmGirl
Hair/Makeup: Mindy Lee with E2beauty www.e2beauty.com
Custom Ties: www.knottytie.com

Top 10 Engagement Rings of 2013 // by SimplyBridal

Finding the perfect wedding photographer for you can be challenging. But when you find a photographer you connect with, someone who sees your vision, then you will have the right match.

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend, and when it comes to engagement rings this couldn’t ring more true! Ask any loved-up lady what their ring preference is and you’re sure to get a wide range of different replies! Round or princess cut, white gold or platinum, double halos, art deco… the list goes on and on! These are the top 10 engagement rings!!!

Although the size and price tag of an engagement rock may vary, the ultimate choice should be based on the style and personality of the fortunate female who receives it. We have seen many beautiful rings pop up on many celebrity fingers this year. And as we see these beautiful girls turn into beautiful brides, we know that their amazing fashion will trickle down to all of the beautiful brides!

Once a budget is determined, you can figure out what cut, clarity and carats are within your price range by doing your research both online and in store. To give you an idea of what some of the more extravagant engagement sparklers will set you back,  SimplyBridal has created an infographic to give you a breakdown of the 10 Most Expensive Engagement Rings Of 2013. Be prepared to feast your eyes on an incredible amount of bling!
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Finding your "Something Old, Something Blue" // STYLE YOUR PERFECT DAY // with Sun & Sparrow

I have noticed over the past year, that our clients have increasingly become more stylish. Many of our brides take so much time to prepare their wedding day details so that their perfect day is flawless and completely personal. I love seeing a day come together with amazing details  and a venue completely dressed up with my bride’s perfect style. Since our brides and grooms are just so cool and fun, I wanted to share some of our client’s past ideas, and hopefully their ideas can inspire your own!

 

So, for our “HOW TO” Feature this week, we wanted to talk about how to figure out your “Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue.” Many of our clients are really creative with how they incorporate sentimental items into their day. Since our brides are so awesome, I wanted to share their style with all of our readers.

 

Here are some brides with awesome and creative ways that they incorporated blue into their wedding. What are some ideas that you’ve had? Feel free to comment below with your ideas for our readers!

 

 

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I LOVE THIS BLUE RIBBON THAT TIED INTO THEIR PREPPY THEME. THIS BRIDE — USED BLUE THROUGHOUT HER DAY. SHE EVEN PUT BLUE ON HER GROOM!

 

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I LOVE HOW THIS BRIDE — USED OLD BOOKS AND VINTAGE FAMILY KEEPSAKES TO MAKE HER DAY FEEL OLD WORLD, STRAIGHT FROM THE 1950’S.

 

Thank you to Simply Bridal for sharing some awesome advice on our ‘Something Old, Something New’ Feature.

3 comments
  • RandiApril 17, 2016 - 2:56 pm

    That kind of thikning shows you’re on top of your gameReplyCancel

  • http://www./September 9, 2016 - 4:11 pm

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  • http://www./November 7, 2016 - 3:22 pm

    It’s great to find someone so on the ballReplyCancel