David & Portia // European inspired Orange County wedding

European inspired Orange County wedding // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow

FROM THE BRIDE //  On my wedding day, I actually woke up panicked. I was anxious and excited for my big day to come. Almost immediately that morning, we received a call from our florist saying there was an issue with the flowers! The order that we had asked for wasn’t filled correctly. I couldn’t believe that my day would start off like this. But I am so lucky to have amazing friends, as everyone will advise to any bride on the day of — just go with the flow.

After completing my hair and makeup, and getting into the dress. Reality kicked in and like a giddy kid, I kept repeating in my head “I am getting married today!” I was so glad that I could go with the flow. On our way to do our first look, I was pretty nervous about everything. I didn’t know what to expect and I didn’t know how the day would go. I was so anxious to see David. After seeing him, I knew the rest of the day was going to be perfect. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a blast. We had all our loved ones on the dance floor, partying it up. It was an awesome night!

My favorite moment was my first look when I saw David for the first time. Mostly, the entire day felt surreal, but when I saw him for the first time, I was overwhelmed with emotion and then felt a wave of calmness. Everything after that was the cherry on top!

David and I took most of our inspiration from our shared love of European history. We made it our honeymoon mission to visit all of Europe including France, Italy, and Spain. So naturally, our palette followed old world romantic colors of grandeur gold, sweet creme, silky blush, and a deep bold wine color while natural soft greens balanced it all out. It was perfect!

If I could give one word of advice to all the brides-to-be out there it would be, “Relax.” Enjoy your special day and don’t sweat the little stuff. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and having a date night not thinking about the wedding can help recharge your batteries.



Venue: Los Coyotes Country Club

Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  // @sunandsparrow www.sunandsparrow.com

Florals: Iris design 

Invitations: the luxe invitation 

Wedding Gown Maker: Allure Bridal 

Wedding & Engagement rings: White Diamonds in South Bay Galleria

Bride Details: Nadri earrings

Hair & Makeup: Jackie su artistry 

Bride Shoes: Vince Camuto

Groom Suit: Men’s Wearhouse // Calvin Klein

Bridesmaids dresses: Morilee

Groomsmen suits: Men’s wearhouse // Calvin Klein