Romantic Fairytale wedding at Franciscan Gardens // ©2019 Sun & Sparrow // San Jan Capistrano wedding photographers
How it looked…
Romantic. Pretty. Candles Everywhere!
These were the three things I kept telling everyone to describe the vision for our wedding day. From the first pin on the Pinterest board pinned to final candle lit, every little detail I had been envisioning for this perfect day had come to fruition.
How I, the bride, felt…
For a good month or so before the wedding I tried not to think about how I would feel the actual day of the wedding because tears would instantly fill my eyes. When the day finally came, I made a promise to myself to feel every emotion. From laughter, to smiles, and plenty of tears, I can honestly say I felt all the feels. The day truly was over in the blink of an eye. I never believed anyone when they told me that, but it proved to be true. Throughout the morning the butterflies would come and go. When my hair and makeup was done, and I got to have a moment with my wedding dress, those butterflies became way more constant. The next thing I knew, my father was walking me down the aisle to my husband (I’m still getting used to saying that.. but I LOVE it). In that moment, as I looked through my tear filled eyes, into Tommy’s tear filled eyes, I felt peace. In that moment, nothing else mattered. I let go of all of the worry and stress from wedding planning, and lived in that moment, the moment we became husband & wife.
Fast forward to the reception. The tears finally stopped and the dancing commenced. I took a moment during the party to really stop and take a look around. While this day was for us, it was also a special day we got to share with our family and friends. As I looked around at each person there to celebrate our love, I felt nothing but gratitude.
What we’ll remember forever…
We feel so grateful to now have such beautiful photograph to always remember this day. Every smile, every tear, and every giggle was captured and helped execute the raw emotion that was felt all day long. The memories we made that day are just the beginning. We are so excited for the rest of our lives and everything that is to come as a married couple. Our wedding day was just the start…
Venue: Franciscan Gardens | @franciscangardens
Coordinator: de Luxe Weddings & Events | @deluxeweddings
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow : www.sunandsparrow.com | Sun & Sparrow : @sunandsparrow
Videographer: Aaron and Winston Tao
Photo booth: John Dinh Photography | @johndinhphotography
Florals: Green Leaf Designs | @greenleafdesigns
Invitations: Utterly Engaged | @utterlyengaged
Rentals: 24 Carrots Catering and Events | @24carrotscatering
Caterer: 24 Carrots Catering and Events | @24carrotscatering
Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop | http://sweetandsaucyshop.com/ | @sweetnsaucyshop
Wedding rings maker: Abby’s Fine Jewelry Designs | https://www.abbysdesigns.com/ | @abbysfinejewelry
DJ: Soundwave Productions | DJ Wil |
Wedding Gown Boutique: Veil from Layah’s Bridal Boutique | @layasbridalboutique
Wedding & Engagement rings: Abby’s Fine Jewelry Designs | https://www.abbysdesigns.com/ | @abbysfinejewelry
Other Bride Details: Bracelet @kendrascott | Necklace @mimisjewely
Ring Box: esselle | @essellesf
Ribbons: Utterly Engaged | https://www.utterlyengaged.com/tono-and-co/
Hair & Makeup: Stacey Alyson Artistry | @staceyalysonartistry
Bride Shoes: Nina
Bridesmaids dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | @bellabridesmaids
Bridesmaids robes: BlairAndEmily | etsy.me/2DUhTbN | @blairandemily
Groom Suit: Pocket Square Clothing | @pocketsquareclothing
Groom Details: Pocket Square Clothing @pocketsquareclothing | Tanner Goods @tannergoods | Hermes @hermes
Groom shoes: Allen Edmonds | @allenedmonds
Groomsmen suits: The Black Tux | @theblacktux
Before I even was engaged, I knew that I wanted a Oak Grove wedding at SaddleRock Ranch. There are so many reasons why I wanted to get married in this magical place, but my biggest reason is that it’s an adventure. Jacob and I had loved adventure from the beginning. We originally met on ok cupid. So silly, I know, but I always knew that my soulmate would find me somehow. Thank goodness for the internet!
One of my favorite memories with Jacob was the day he proposed. Through his work, Jacob was invited on a trip to visit economic development, education, and health care projects in Kenya. Jacob had begged and begged me for months to come to Africa with him. Finally, he convinced me to meet him in Nairobi at the end of his trip. We were planning to travel in Uganda together and take a safari tour for a week. It was a magical dream.
The safari drives were enlightened, filled with gorgeous animals and beautiful landscapes. We went biking in a zebra-filled national park. We were able to feed many African animals in a nursery for the little babies. And finally, we went hiking with gorillas. After one of our drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the guide drove us to a lookout point over the Great Rift Valley. We stayed there for a while, waiting for the sunset. As the sun started setting, Jacob expressed his love for me and asked “Uganda marry me?” Of course I cried, then I jumped up and down and nodded my head. I was crying so hard I couldn’t even say the word, “YES!” And that was start of our magical wedding adventures. What an amazing adventure we get to cherish!
~ with love, Negin