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.
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