Fairytail inspired maternity session // Elegant Palos Verdes maternity photographer // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles maternity photographers
TELLING STORIES. SHARING LOVE.
Enchanted Calamigos Ranch wedding at the Pavillion // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu Wedding Photographers
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
Rentals : Pretty Vintage Rentals
Desserts : Vanilla Cake Shop
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
DJ/Musician: Brian Stoddart, www.brianstoddart.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
We are hosting our annual holiday mini sessions in Palos Verdes at Saint Francis Episcopal! We believe that every family 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, call us to schedule your family session! We are so excited to see all of our friends and families!
Saint Francis is known for it’s beautiful eucalyptus and open air feel. There is a spectacular view of the ocean and hiking trails all close together. This location is perfect for those looking for that grassy whimsical look for their holiday mini session! We are very excited to take photos of your family at Saint Francis Episcopal!
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 (Cash or PayPal)
• Images will be delivered within seven days from the shoot
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.
Photo booth: Southern California Djs
Florals: Irises Designs
Invitations: Wedding paper Divas
Caterer: Mission Inn
Wedding rings maker: Brides Zales Grooms Ifandco
Wedding Gown Maker: Malu Arceo bridals
Wedding Gown Boutique: Irises designs
Wedding & Engagement rings: Zales Brides Groom- Ifandco
Hair & Makeup: @beautybylexoxo & @styledbymelinda
Bride Shoes: christian louboutin shoes
Bridesmaids dresses: Davids bridal
Bridesmaids robes: etsy @loveyDoveyDesignbyus
Groom Suit: Suit it up manila @suititupmanila
Groom shoes: christian louboutin shoes
Groomsmen suits: Suit it up manila @suititupmanila