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Glenn & Jessica // Fairytale wedding in Malibu

Fairytale wedding in Malibu // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu wedding photographer

FROM THE BRIDE (Jess) & THE GROOM (Glenn) : 

Jess – I was beyond excited the morning of the wedding! Our long-awaited day for our fairytale wedding in Malibu was HERE … after a two year engagement! We had been planning and thinking about it for so long that I couldn’t believe it was actually time. We actually had breakfast together at Calamigos Ranch and Glenn basically had to force me to eat because I was so excited that I had no appetite! As soon as my bridesmaids started showing up for the day, it hit me that it was finally happening, this was OUR day! I felt so surrounded by love and friendship while getting ready with the girls. Seeing all the wedding details, my bouquet, my dress, jewelry, opening my gifts from Glenn – I could not stop thinking about how in just a couple short hours, we would be saying our vows in front of our friends and families, and I would be MARRIED to my soulmate!

Glenn – The morning of the wedding was a combination of excitement, anticipation, and a LOT of waiting. The girls started at 8am and the guys didn’t have anything to do until 12:30pm. Those may have been longest 4.5 hours of my life. I spent the time relaxing with family and friends, drinking coffee, and debating whether to do my vows from memory or not. After two years of waiting and planning, we were both so excited to finally say I do and celebrate with everyone. I was personally most excited to get to the first look and see my beautiful bride. I knew that we would both be anxious for the rest of the day, but from then on we would be by each other’s side through the whole event.

 

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?

Jess – We decided to do a first look before our ceremony! I was a bundle of emotions on the walk over from the bungalow I’d gotten ready in to where Glenn was waiting for me. As soon as I saw him standing on the bridge, with his back to me, I started tearing up. We had been waiting for so long for this moment and I had been so excited for MONTHS for him to see me in my dress, and the moment was FINALLY here. It took all I had to keep from crying before I stepped up and took his hand in mine, and from that second on, neither of us could contain our tears of joy and disbelief that our Big Day was finally happening.

Glenn – After spending the morning relaxing, the day immediately turned into a whirlwind of photos, interviews, whiskey, one lock out, and some lost items. Before I knew it, I was whisked away from my groomsmen for the first look. And then I waited what felt like 30 minutes on the bridge. I couldn’t wait to see Jess, but wasn’t exactly sure how personal the moment would feel with five different lenses pointed at me. But, as soon as she walked up behind me and touched my hand, everyone else melted away. It was just the two of us and we’d be married in two hours!

 

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

Jess & Glenn – This is a hard question! Our whole day was filled with incredible, magical, perfect moments but I think my ABSOLUTE favorite moment from our wedding day was our first dance. We had been planning it for months and had secretly been taking dance lessons the past month and a half with an incredible teacher we found in Dallas! We wanted a fun dance that meant a lot to us so we had mixed two of “our” songs together – Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros mixed with Alive (Zedd Remix) by Empire of the Sun and Zedd – for our first dance. It was SO fun to finally be performing what we had worked so hard on and for it to go so well, even with our nerves and our “we just got married!” adrenaline.

 

How did your day most feel like a fairytale wedding?

Jess & Glenn – Every moment just felt so magical. Our day truly was a dream come true. From putting on my gorgeous wedding dress to seeing Glenn during our first look all the way to the last dance of the night, I felt like a true princess marrying her prince. Saying our vows in front of a gorgeous waterfall, surrounded by friendship and love from all sides, flowers and hops adorning the arch above us, the setting and the vibes throughout the entire day just felt like a fairytale.


 

MY VENDORS: 

Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Coordinator: DB Creativity | Photographer: Sun & Sparrow | Videographer: Event Filming  | Photo-booth: Tipsy Booth | Florals: DB Creativity | Invitations: Minted | Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop | Wedding rings maker: Simon G Jewelry | Wedding Gown Maker: Wtoo by Watters | Wedding Gown Boutique: BHLDN Beverly Hills  | Sky Mist Veil: BHLDN by Debra Moreland |  Earrings: BHLDN by Sorrelli: www.sorrelli.com | The Mrs Box: https://themrsbox.com/ | Blush Ring  & Bridesmaids earrings: Kendra Scott | Hair & Makeup: Bright Crystal Wedding | Bride Shoes: Kate Spade   | Bridesmaids bracelets: Alex & Ani | Groom Suit: BOSS | Groom Watch: TAGHeuer | Groom Shoes: Allen Edmonds 

Carlos & Jessica // Elegant Estate wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles

Elegant Estate wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographers

FROM THE BRIDE // The wedding was truly even more spectacular and fun than we imagined. Everything from the “first look” to venue décor made the day so special. Seeing our family and friends smiling at us as we walked down the aisle and sharing our vows of marriage with each other in front of them are moments we will never forget. After the officiant declared us husband and wife, there was a sense of excitement and celebration in the air. The party continued from there on out! We enjoyed dancing the night away with our friends and newly joined families.

Our favorite memories of the wedding definitely revolved around our family and friends.  From the adrenaline rush of working our way down the aisle through a sea of excited onlooking faces, to having a line of eager guests wanting to take pictures with us, all the way to the dancing celebration at our reception, it was a blast getting to take in the momentous day in the presence of our loved ones as they made us feel like rock-stars! We loved our elegant estate wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles.

We took inspiration for wedding décor and florals from the venue itself, The Ebell of Los Angeles. The venue is a beautiful historic building and we really felt that keeping it classic, soft, and romantic would be the way to go. We did incorporate a few touches along the way to make it more personal and “us”, including adding Cogsworth and Lumiere to adorn our sweetheart table, as we are Disney fans, and the “novio” and “novia” signs for our chairs.

FROM THE GROOM // I was initially very opposed to having a first look, mostly because I wanted to stick to tradition.  After several nights of “sleeping on it” we decided to partake in a first look, and it was probably one of the best decisions we could have made.  Doing so allowed us to take so many pictures! Not only were we able to take advantage of the natural lighting but we also had a lot of shots/poses that we probably wouldn’t have had if we chose not to have a first look.

 

MY VENDORS// 
Venue & Catering:  Ebell of Los Angeles    www.ebellla.org
Coordinator & Florals: Love is Sweet Events  www.loveissweet-events.com
Photographer:  Sun & Sparrow    www.sunandsparrow.com
Videographer: April Story Films   www.aprilstoryfilms.com
Photo booth: Vox Djs   www.voxdjs.com
Invitations: Shutterfly  www.shutterfly.com
Desserts: Mr. and Mrs. Creamery www.mmcreamery.com
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Wedding Gown Maker: Allure Bridalswww.allurebridals.com
Wedding Gown Boutique: Bellasposa Bridal  @bellasposawedding  www.bellasposawedding.com
Wedding & Engagement rings: Capri Jewelry Inc. www.caprijewelryinc.com
Other Bride Details:
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Autumn  www.beautybyautumn.com
Bride Shoes: Nina @ninashoes
Groom Suit: Nino Ferretti



Nishith & Tracy // Boho Fairytale wedding at the Lavender Inn, Ojai

Boho Fairytale wedding at the Lavender Inn, Ojai // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Ventura wedding photographer

MY VENDORS: NAME: WEBSITE //  NAME: INSTAGRAM
Venue: The Lavender Inn: https://lavenderinn.com
Coordinator: Beth Keenen
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow : www.sunandsparrow.com | Sun & Sparrow : @sunandsparrow
Videographer: A Sunny Day Production: http://www.asunnydayproductions.comFlorals: A Beautiful Day Productions: https://www.facebook.com/A-Beautiful-Day-Productions-323917551294/
Invitations: Shine: https://www.shineweddinginvitations.com
Caterer: Catering Connection: https://www.cateringconnect.com
Cake: Delicious Artistry: https://deliciousartistry.com
Wedding rings maker: Valentio Fine Jewelers: http://marksingermandesigns.com
Wedding Gown Maker: Willowby: https://www.watters.com/willowby/products/lupine 
Wedding Gown Boutique: Lili Bridals: https://www.lilibridals.com
Hair & Makeup: Cheek to Cheek Artistry: http://www.bookcheektocheek.com

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