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

Lakeside wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake  // ROBIN & JEN @2019 Sun & Sparrow // Malibu & Los Angeles 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.

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Venue: The Lodge at Malibou Lake // Coordinator: HoneyFitz Events  // Photographer: Sun & Sparrow // Videographer: Anchor Pictures // DJ & Photo booth: Vox Djs  // Florals: Garden Florist // 
Calligraphy: Simply Stated // Caterer: Chef Cordelia // Desserts: Sugar Fairy Desserts/   //  Guest activities: Charming Lights  //  Wedding Gown Maker: Sarah Seven  //  Engagement Ring: MaBelle //  Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang   //  Bride Shoes: Nina Venetia  //  Bridesmaids dresses: reformation and tulle & chantilly  //  Bridesmaids robes: Seline Lounge (Etsy)/ @selinelounge  //  Groom Suit: Made in Hong Kong: Empire Tailors  //  Groom Details: The Tie Bar/ @thetiebar // Groom shoes:  Joseph Cheaney and Sons/ @josephcheaney  //  Groomsmen suits: Made in Hong Kong: Empire Tailors

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ROMANTIC FAIRYTALE WEDDING AT THE VILLA DEL SOL D’ORO // MIKE & ELEANA

ROMANTIC FAIRYTALE WEDDING AT THE VILLA DEL SOL D’ORO // MIKE & ELEANA @ 2019  Sun & Sparrow // Southern California Wedding Photographers

 

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.
Eleana: Excited but also kind of stressed out. I’m mostly practical and I wanted to make sure that everything that could be controlled/handled were taken care of for the vendors and the guests. I was really looking forward to my friends coming to spend the morning with me while I got ready too; having the support of your ladies is so essential and since I didn’t have a wedding party, I was extra glad that they were taking the time out of their schedule to hang out. I was excited to see Mike (we slept in separate rooms the night before) and do the First Look, since I felt that would be a big moment for us.
Mike: Felt normal the morning of the wedding. Met up with some friends and ate breakfast and got my hair done. As we were driving to the venue, got a bit more anxious, arrived at the venue and started to get ready. Just looking forward to getting to the venue so that I would be ready on time.
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?
Eleana: First Look; I was nervous but also really calm. I hoped he would like my dress! When he turned around, he started crying and then I started crying (though probably not as much as him). I told him to stop since it would ruin all my make-up.
Mike: We had a first look moment. I got emotional and had tears running down as I saw my beautiful wife in her dress. She looked beautiful and and dress had this long train that looked amazing.
3. What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day?
Eleana: Probably when Mike was drunk and slid across the dance floor on this knees to give me a lap dance – it was definitely a goal achieved. The ceremony was really well done by both the pastor (who is Mike’s friend) and the reading done by my cousin. I think the moments with my dad were also really special – and of course, all the moments with friends. I definitely felt like I couldn’t/didn’t give anyone enough of the time that they deserved and I’m so thankful for all the help/love/support (even from some friends who weren’t able to make it to the actual wedding!). And some of the drunk people that had to be carried out (no names will be named).
Mike: There were many favorite moments from the wedding day. The first look was unforgettable. Just seeing all our family and friends. The ceremony was good. The speeches were good. The food was good. Enjoyed drinking and dancing and just spending time with everyone.
4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale?
Eleana: The venue, for one, was amazing. It definitely didn’t feel like we were in Los Angeles and we were transported somewhere else with our guests. The atmosphere of fun and happiness from our loved ones really contributed to the day; it was great knowing they were there for us and were celebrating our next step together. Though now that we’re married, it doesn’t feel any different than before (which I think is a good thing).
Mike:  The weather was perfect and the feel from the venue gave good energy. Did not seem like we were in a big city.


OUR AMAZING VENDOR TEAM: 
Venue: Villa del Sol d’Oro  | Coordinator:  Sandi & Sean McQuilkin  | Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  | Photo booth: VOX DJs | Florals (arch/personals): Leonora Moss | Florals (centerpieces): Connie Kwok (friend) | Invitations (design): Danielle Yip (friend) | Invitations (print): Simon with Emperor Printing | Calligraphy/Signage: Estefania Becerra (friend) | Rentals & Catering: Lindburgh McPherson  | Desserts: Danielle Keene with sheilamae.com | Wedding Gown Maker: Whispers & Echoes, a BHLDN label : | Hair & Makeup: Joyce Luck Style | Groom Suit: John Varvatos  | Groom Details: socks: Ted Baker | tie Original Penguin | shirt & shoes: Calvin Klein

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SANTA ANA FOREST FAIRYTALE WEDDING // CHARLES & DONNA

SANTA ANA FOREST FAIRYTALE WEDDING // CHARLES & DONNA @ 2019 Sun & Sparrow// Santa Barbara and Orange County Wedding Photographers

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