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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

 

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



Spencer & Stephanie // Romantic Fairytale wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles

Romantic Fairytale wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Fairytale photographer in Los Angeles

 

Ben & Aubrey // Romantic Mansion wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles

Romantic Mansion wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographers

FROM THE BRIDE // After a year of planning our dream wedding, it took almost a week for Ben and I to fully debrief our wedding experience together. One of his favorite recollections was just before our first look: he not only heard the click-clack of my footsteps, but also realized that he could hear his heart beating from excitement and anticipation. Those felt like the longest 20 seconds of his life, and he knew things were about to get real. I could relate: as I tapped him on his shoulder and saw his face light up, I suddenly felt a sudden wave of eagerness and joy. When the processional began, I walked toward him once again, this time as he stood beneath our lush, fragrant chuppah, before our family and friends. It might have been because of the lighting during the ceremony, but the only thing we could really focus on was each other. He took my hand as we said our vows—never without a wide, gleeful smile across our faces. 

The rest of our wedding can only be described as a magical blur! Although we spent a lot of time and energy painstakingly picking out ivory linens, white and blush floral arrangements, signature cocktails and decadent meals for our timeless affair, we didn’t get a chance to focus on any single detail that day. The best part of our wedding reception was seeing the Cheshire cat grins on our guests’ faces, as they danced the night away and knew they were part of the most special night of our lives.

Our advice for engaged couples is simple: You prepare for how you think you should feel during your wedding, but how you anticipate feeling is nowhere close to the overwhelming happiness you’ll experience as your wedding is actually happening (or recreating those feelings afterward while you look at your pictures). Stay in the moment, and take my Nana’s words to heart: don’t sweat the small stuff—it’s all small stuff. 

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MY VENDORS: 

Venue & Caterer: The Ebell of Los Angeles 

Coordinator: Amy Greenberg Events  www.amygreenbergevents.com

Photographer: Sun & Sparrow   www.sunandsparrow.com

Videographer: HD Studio www.hdstudioart.com

Florals: Loris Flowers www.lorisflowers.com

Invitations: Signature Imprints www.signatureimprints.carlsoncraft.com

Rentals: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens Inc www.elegantdsl.com

Desserts: Susie Cakes www.susiecakes.com

Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier www.moniquelhuillier.com

Bride Details: Nadri Jewlery and family heirlooms 

Hair & Makeup: Lucy Muradyan @lucyritam

Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo @jimmychoo

Groom Suit: Custom Tuxedo from Carroll & Co. of Beverly Hills www.carrollandco.com/

Groom Details: Mont Blanc Cufflinks and Pen www.montblanc.com

Groom shoes:  Santoni www.santonishoes.com

Bridesmaids dresses: Wtoo www.watters.com

Groomsmen suits: The Black Tux www.theblacktux.com

Pianist: Emily Grace www.emilygraceonkeys.com

DJ: DJ Crash www.djcrash.com

Ring makers: Eytan Brandes, Eytan’s & Vartan and Lucy Nazarian, Pyramid Diamond

3 comments
  • Della White PhotographyJanuary 14, 2017 - 1:51 am

    Beautiful photos, everything is just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

    • SunSparrowJanuary 14, 2017 - 5:59 am

      Thank you Della! You are so sweet. So appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • LoriJanuary 16, 2017 - 12:58 am

    Such an honor to work on this wedding and what a fabulous job you did documenting it! Let me know if it’s possible to get some high resolution flower photos and I’d be happy to feature them with your photo credit . I’m in the process of putting together a new website and we now have a brand new cooperative workspace called The Wedding Hub.
    I look forward to hearing from you and working together again,
    Lori Mark
    Lori’s Flowers
    Lorisflowers1@yahoo.com
    818.512.7820ReplyCancel

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