Elegant Fairytale wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // David & Lauren

Elegant wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // DAVID & LAUREN @ 2019 Sun & Sparrow // Dreamy LA wedding photography


1. Describe your how you felt on your wedding morning, all the anticipation and the love. What were you most looking forward to in the beginning of your day.
Lauren: Surreal. I was feeling so nervous and excited yet calm and collected. We were finally getting married after over a year of planning. It didn’t feel “real” until now. I was getting ready with my lovely bridesmaids and mom, and I couldn’t stop smiling because they looked so beautiful and also because David was in the next room over getting ready as well. I kept wondering to myself, “How is he feeling? I hope he didn’t forget this” “How does he look?” I’m the one usually in control and I had to let that go and put my trust that everything was going to be perfect.
2. Did you have a ‘first look’ or a ‘walk down the aisle’ moment?

How did you feel when you saw your significant other for the first time?Lauren: We definitely had a first look moment and it was truly amazing and emotional. When we locked eyes, tears just down my face and I had these butterflies I felt that wouldn’t go away. I hardly see him cry but when he saw me in my dress, he also cried. We had “our” moment alone and we definitely reassured each other how much we loved each other and how this day will be nothing short of wonderful.

3. What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day?

My favorite moment from our wedding day was being surrounded by our amazing loved ones. There was so much happiness and love in the air.  To see our family and friends come celebrate us, we are so incredibly thankful for them being present.

4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale?
Everything was truly perfect. From the venue, florals, food, the little details, and our amazing vendors- our vision became a reality. Thank you Sun & Sparrow for capturing these precious moments so we can reminisce and show our children our wedding day.


MY VENDORS:

Venue: The Ebell of Los Angeles  |  Hotel: The Line Hotel LA  |  Coordinator: Mad Love Events  |  Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  |  Videographer: Cloud 9 Videography  |  Photo booth: Flip Booth  |  Florals: De Flora  |  Invitations: Color and Creation  |  Desserts: MM Creamery  |  DJ/MC/LIGHTING: Pro Creation Productions  |  Live Portrait painting: Laura Jane Fine Art  |  Customized napkins: For your Party  |  Wedding Gown Maker: Martina Liana Bridal  |  Wedding Gown Boutique: The Ivory Suite Bridal  |  Bridesmaid dresses: Christina in Taupe at Bird Grey  |  Ring Box: The Mrs. Box  |  Hair & Makeup: Kohnur |  Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo  |  Suits: The Black Tux  |  Groom’s Shoes: Prada
Heirlooms: My mom had gold melted for me that she had made into gold bracelets and a gold necklace with my Chinese zodiac sign when she gifted it to me as a baby

Want to see more? |  David & Lauren’s engagement HERE

 

Lakeside wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake // Robin & Jen

Lakeside wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake  // @2019 Sun & Sparrow  Malibu Wedding Photography


 

 

 


1. Describe your how you felt on your wedding morning, all the anticipation and the love. What were you most looking forward to in the beginning of your day.
Robin: I was a bit nervous, cold, stuck in traffic and a bit late. I had anxiety about my tie because I still didn’t know how to tie a tie. I didn’t know how to deal with the pocket square. I had never worn cuff links. This was one of the few times I had ever worn a suit. I felt uncomfortable and then finally when I saw my beautiful bride, Jen, I knew everything was going to be okay.
Jen: I was crossing my fingers for the rain to stop but also nervous about my vows. However, the time passed by so quickly, I hardly had time to think about anything. I think I just wanted everything to start and be able to see everyone we loved in one room. I was ready to see Robin.
2. Did you have a ‘first look’ or a ‘walk down the aisle’ moment? How did you feel when you saw your significant other for the first time?
Robin: I thought that’s the most beautiful bride here tonight by far…
Jen: When I saw Robin, I thought to myself, “Finally”. Even though we had just been apart for a few hours, it was comforting to be with him on our wedding day. Seeing him put me at ease and made me feel ready to start the day.
3. What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day?
Jen: My favorite moment was when our flower girl, Sienna, refused to walk down the aisle. I loved how her dad improvised and threw the flowers for her. Having everyone laugh brings a smile to my face. I also loved hearing Robin’s vows- his writing was so beautiful and touching. I was in awe of his writing skills, although not surprised! It was nice to reminisce about the beginning of our story and the adventures we have been through.
Robin: My favorite moment was standing at the end of the aisle and hearing Blackbird by the Beatles (instrumental) start playing and then I saw Jen walking down the aisle. It was like my 2 favorite things happening all at once in front of all my beloved family and friends. It’s as if my whole life was “waiting for this moment”- just like in the song, and then the most important moment in my life occurred.
4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale?
Jen: Hearing all the speeches and realising how much effort and thought my dad and our siblings put into each speech was so heart-warming.  I don’t think people often express how they feel to one another but on that day, we were able to share our feelings so candidly and loving with one another.   It is so beautiful to see everyone come together with so much joy.
Robin: The day felt like a fairytale because all of the people from different times in my life, came together for the first time, and celebrated this significant moment in our life. There is something special in the joining of two families and two lives.

VENDORS

Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography // Venue: The Lodge at Malibu Lake // Event Planning: Honey Fitz Events // Floral: Garden Florists // Videography: Anchor Pictures // Wedding Cake: Sugar Fairy Desserts // Makeup: Kelly Zhang // Calligraphy: Simply Stated // DJ: Vox DJs // Lawn Games: Charming Lights // Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven // Groom’s Attire: Empire Tailors // Bride’s Shoes: Nina Venetia // Bridesmaid Dresses: Tulle & Chantilly // Bridesmaid Robes: Etsy- Seline Lounge // Groom’s Attire: The Tie Bar // Wedding Ring: Koala Jewelry Design // Engagement Ring: Mabelle // Groom’s Shoes: Joseph Cheaney and Sons // Groomsmen Attire: Empire Tailors // Submitted via: Matchology


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Modern Diamond Rings // A review of Anjolee

Recently, we had the opportunity to work with a wedding and diamond ring design company called Anjolee. Before our collaboration, I had seen their company on Instagram and loved to browse through their feed. Now that we have the chance to partner with them, we decided to dig a little deeper into what their company is all about. What we found was pretty cool!

There are a few things that we really love about Anjolee.

Their company is committed to custom craft every piece of jewelry that is ordered. Starting with a digital design, each ring goes through a 14 step process of building and quality control by a master designer. Every diamond ring, earring, necklace, and bracelet will have gone through a master crafter’s hands before being sent out to their customers. It’s pretty amazing to see how they create each piece of art. I love the intricacies that modern jewelry making offers.

Anjolee are also Conflict Free as well as Eco-Friendly. This is a huge deal for us, here at Sun & Sparrow. When we are looking at jewelry for ourselves, we are constantly looking at vintage, antique, and conflict free items because we do care about the people that risk their lives to attain the stones and precious metals in other countries. Anjolee also takes their time after crafting their beautiful pieces to collect any metal remains to reuse for future jewelry.

Lastly, the designs are beautiful. They have classic designs, modern designs, and antique inspired designs for their diamond rings. There are so many options! Whatever style you are considering, we recommend Anjolee.

 

You can browse some of our favorite designs at Anjolee.com | Browse more Sun & Sparrow approved wedding resources

 

Gerardo & Sharlene // Glamorous desert engagement at Vasquez Rocks

©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Glamorous desert engagement at Vasquez Rocks

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FROM THE BRIDE // It was just another normal Saturday. Gerardo had put together a nice date night for us which consisted of dinner at Perch in Downtown LA followed by Disneyland! I got ready as I normally did and kissed my parents goodbye. “Donden van?” (Where are you guys going) they asked. “Oh, just dinner & disneyland”. And so I left. Dinner was nothing out of the norm. Gerardo managed to make me laugh throughout dinner as he always does with his amazing sense of humor. Little did I know that just a week before he had shown up to my parents house unannounced to ask for my hand in marriage and for their blessing. And so dinner carried on and we were soon on our way to my favorite and happiest place on earth: Disneyland. Or so I thought. Gerardo managed to find an excuse to get us back to my house and an even better excuse for us to go inside (he said he had to use the restroom, badly!). He started to rush me and insisted I open the door as soon as possible and so I laughed and rushed to open the door. When I opened the door, I noticed rose pedals and candles leading to the backyard! At this point, I remember saying aloud, “What the…is this?” I immediately thought that I had walked in on my parents having a date night of their own…that is until I heard our song, “Eres” start playing. It was in that moment I knew exactly what was happening. I was in shock and speechless, as tears streamed down my face. He grabbed my hand, told me to breathe, and led me to the backyard. It was like a real dream. The backyard was full of roses. He led me to a part of the backyard that had handwritten letters from our family and closest friends, all sending us their best and congratulating us on this very special moment. He of course had to read them aloud since I could barley see through all my tears. He then walked me to another part of the backyard where pictures of us over the past 10 years were hanging, as well as pictures of our families and closest friends. He grabbed my hand once more and walked me to the center of the patio where a heart shaped had been made of rose pedals. There, he got on one knee and asked me to marry him.  After saying yes and hugging each other for a bit, He said, “Okay, let me get everyone they are all inside the house hiding!” So out came my family and his family, as well as my two closest friends! After more hugs, tears, and more hugs, the backyard was once more transformed to host an engagement dinner! It was all just a dream and a night full of so much love!

Palm Springs dreamy bohemian wedding // Ian & JoAnna


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“Ian & JoAnna’s wedding was so special to Sun & Sparrow. JoAnna is a friend of ours and when it came time to tie the knot, JoAnna contacted us to help bring her vision to life. JoAnna had dreams of a boho, dreamy wedding. When it came time to pick a venue, Ian & JoAnna really wanted the feeling of a destination wedding that was still close enough to home for friends and family to come. Psalm Springs was the prefect destination. Ian & JoAnna fell in love with the industrial flair, with floral accents of a Palm Springs fairytale. Along with an amazing vendor team, Ian & JoAnna’s vision came to life.”

 

(quote pulled from our feature on Southern California Bride)



PALM SPRINGS DREAMY BOHIEMIAN WEDDING // IAN & JOANNA

FEATURED ON: Southern California Bride Blog | Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography | Ceremony Venue: Arrive Hotels | Event Planning: Frankly | Floral: Oak And Amble | Invitations: Minted | Wedding Cake: over the rainbow desserts | Rentals: planks and patina | Linens: Borrowed Blu | Hair: Kohnur Beauty | Makeup: Kohnur Beauty | Invitations: Minted | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Catering: Draughtsman Palm Spring | Desserts: cartel coffee lab | Ceremony Musicians: Jesse MacLeod Music | DJ: DENT MAY OF DART | Officiant: Terri Ties the Knot | Bridal Salon: Love and Lace Bridal Boutique | Printing: Fla de Dahs | Wedding Dress: Tara Lauren | Groom’s Attire: GROOMS GROTTO | Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Headpiece: Oak And Amble | Wedding Ring: Brilliant Earth | Bridal Salon: Love and Lace Bridal and Tailor | Jewelry: HONEYCAT Jewelry | Submitted via: Matchology

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