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Blake & I are both artists, and I’m a photographer and a filmmaker so the image is incredibly important to me. I’m perhaps more critical and picky being a photographer than the average customer. I wanted to remember the day as if I had been able to capture it myself. I looked at many photographers websites and fell in love with Sun and Sparrow the moment I saw their work. I loved the way the captured couples in natural and unposed ways. They had an ability to capture the soul of the couple and the spirit of the celebration and the relationship which for us was vital.
My advice to any brides planning there weddings, is to go with your instinct and not what other people tell you. The more people you ask, the more opinions you get and the more confused you will feel. It’s not their wedding day it’s yours as a couple so make choices that serve your fantasy and not someone else’s. // Make things personal, don’t feel like you have to go with the generic choices because it’s what everyone else does or what you saw on some website. The choices you make should reflect you guys as a couple. It will be more meaningful not only to you as a couple on the day, but your guests will feel much more connected to your story and be part of the experience. // Be sure to over communicate and don’t assume, this is true always but I think when so many people are involved and the emotions run so high it becomes even more important.
When things get stressful and emotional just know it will pass, wedding preparation is a very heightened emotional reality so whatever stress you’re feeling just know it will pass. And speaking of emotions running high, I personally found the preparation experience to provide an opportunity for tremendous personal growth and development. Whenever I got stressed or upset about something I pulled back and looked at the situation as a gift and asked myself how can I grow from this and become a better person, what can I learn?
I also think it’s important to include grooms in the process as much as they want to be. I think often they play down how much they want to be involved in the decision making process when in fact those things really matter to them so be sure to include them as much as you can.
My final note is in regards to music. We are both musicians and have very specific taste so we spent hours hand selecting almost every song and met with the DJ to really curate our selection and I’m so happy we did. It really made all the difference for us and our guests.
The feeling of truly being on a team with your best friend is beautiful beyond words. I felt that way before we got married but now I really feel like we are building on something concrete and moving forward together and it feels blissful and I’m eternally grateful for that.