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Dion & Mary // Elegant Santa Barbara destination wedding

Elegant Santa Barbara destination wedding // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara engagement and wedding photographers 


 

MY VENDORS:

Wedding Planner: Sunny California Weddings  // Photographer: Sun & Sparrow // Venue Four Seasons Resort: The Biltmore Santa Barbara  //  Makeup/ Hair : Makeup Jessica Lee  //  Videographer : Santa Barbara Wedding Films  //  Florist : Alpha Floral  //  Arch Rental : Just 4 Fun Party Rentals  //  Entertainment:  Entourage Band

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    Chris & Crystal // Dreamy wedding at Bella Vista Groves

    Dreamy wedding at Bella Vista Groves // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Ventura Wedding photographers

    It’s impossible to describe your wedding day with just a few words, resorting to magical, wonderful, everything I’ve ever wanted isn’t good enough. Leading up to the day, we thought it would never come, waking up on the morning of the wedding anxiety sets in. “OMG” is my initial thought, I am going from Miss to Mrs. this is real! Yeah that really happens. I thought about it and it sunk in, why am I freaking out? I am so ready, it’s about time! Most of the pampering, wardrobe, hair, make up all went by too fast. The next thing I remember is having to surprise my husband and unveil what I look like to him for our first look. The seconds leading up to this was an over whelming feeling of nervousness and excitement. All those feelings went away the moment he looked at me and smiled, at that moment I knew that tonight was going to be the best night of my life. From walking down the isle, saying Ido, our first dance and enjoying the night with our closest friends and family amounts to nothing compared to that moment there. A lot of people say the night is a blur, not to me….I remember everything from that moment on. I will forever play that day in my head, the day I said I do.

    What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? Did you have any special moments/story with friends or family that stand out to you?

    From the Bride – one of my favorite moments of the night was honoring all veterans that joined us on our special day. I had Handmade “America” signs with a little toy soilder an a note on the back, thanking them for their services.

    From the Groom – Hands down the best moment of the entire night was being introduced as husband and wife In front all of our guests, Immediately afterwards we danced our first song. The song we had chosen was “Perfect”- By End Sheeran. We never discussed when to turn the music off, instead of dancing for roughly a minute as we planned, we danced for the entire length of the song 4 minutes & 20 seconds. As we both gasped and realized how long the song was, we became nervous..this turned out to be the best part of my night. Four minutes of you, me dancing alone under the stars.

    What inspired you while planning your wedding & decor? Was there any special element that made your decor come together for you, personally?

    From the Bride: I’ve always wanted an outdoor wedding, something about candles and simplicity was always in my mind. Having candlelights and the night stars is something I always dreamed of, Plus Pinterest doesn’t hurt.

    From the Groom: I said “Yes dear” a lot. My strategy worked out great

    Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings?

    From the Bride: Do not stress over the little things, when the big day comes you won’t even recall them. Be in the moment, be glad you have Tiffani there, she really makes a big difference.

    From the Groom: Say ” Yes Dear” a lot, it works out fine. Don’t forget to laugh, smile and dance. Drink Plenty of Booze….to keep you warm.

    Venue: Bella Vista Groves,www.bellavistagroves.com
    Coordinator: Bella Vista Groves,www.bellavistagroves.com

    Photographer: Sun & Sparrow, www.sunandsparrow.com
    Videographer: COG Cinemas, www.MDArteaga.com

    Florals: Casi Cielo Weddings, www.casicieloweddings.com
    Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas, Shutterfly.com
    Calligraphy: The Heart and Hand, www.theheartandhand.com
    Rentals: Bella Vista Groves,www.bellavistagroves.com

    Caterer: Martino’s Catering

    Desserts: Nicole’s Cakes

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    Wedding Gown Maker: Vera White
    Wedding Gown Boutique: Davids Bridal
    Hair & Makeup: Mane Studio Salon
    Bride Shoes: Steven Madden

    Bridesmaids dresses: www.Lulus.com
    Bridesmaids robes: Etsy, DivineBridalShop

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    Groom Suit: Hudson Custom Suits, www.hudsonsuits.com
    Groom shoes:  Charles Tyrwhitt, www.ctshirts.com/uk/home
    Groomsmen suits: Max’s (Mission Mall)

    Groomsmen gifts: Etsy, TealsPrairie

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      Jack & Cindy // Southern California Coastal wedding at Casa Romantica

      Southern California Coastal wedding at Casa Romantica // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Casa Romantica Wedding photographer

      Describe your experience at your wedding in 1 paragraph, everything you remember.

      Jack: The first emotion I felt during our wedding was joy on a number of different levels – joy that I was about to marry the woman of my dreams, joy that all of our shared experiences were about to culminate in a wonderful celebration, and joy that all of our hard work preparing for the big day was over and that we could finally savor all the day’s special moments.  The instant I saw Cindy during our first look felt like an incredible rush that didn’t let up until we woke up the next morning. The rest of the day felt like living in a fantasy. Our ceremony overlooked the Pacific Ocean on a beautiful Fall day, we had an amazing dinner with 120 of our closest friends and family, and then we danced the night away inside of a beautiful hacienda ballroom.  I’m glad that we have pictures to prove that we weren’t dreaming!

      Cindy: The moment my bridesmaids and I arrived to Casa Romantica I felt a surge of emotions that brought me to a high unlike any other – excitement, nerves, anticipation, delight, and so much love. I was incredibly grateful for all the hard work that our families and bridal party had put in to make this a special day, and for all of our guests that had traveled from near and far to be with us. Walking down the aisle with my father to meet Jack was the sweetest and most loving scene that we could have asked for. We read our vows in front of our closest friends and family, and in that moment I couldn’t believe how fortunate we were – not only did I get to marry a wonderful man that has brought so much happiness into my life, but we also managed to have the wedding of our dreams. The coastal views, the laughter and cheers echoing through the walls, the beautiful flowers and decorations, our wedding band playing our favorite songs, it all came together to make our wedding an incredible experience.

      What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? 

      Out of all the amazing moments, our favorite would have to be  the ceremony itself.  The ceremony took place on the ocean terrace of Casa Romantica, which overlooks the San Clemente pier and the beautiful Pacific coast. The weather was warm and the skies were clear. At one point, our officiant asked us to look out on all of our friends and family in attendance, and the feeling of love and support emanating from all of our guests, coupled with the love and support we felt from each other, is something we will never forget. A close second would have to be dancing with all of our guests as we wrapped up the reception to our song, I’m Gonna Be (500 miles).

      What inspired you while planning your wedding & decor? 

      No one really tells you how much work goes into planning a wedding, but with the help of our fantastic wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Cortney Helaine, we were able to make our wedding dreams a reality. We wanted to set the scene in a beautiful, romantic, and intimate spot, and Casa Romantica allowed us to do just that. A venue as lovely as Casa meant that we only needed to add a few personal touches to make it special. From the dark red dahlias to the San Francisco themes, we wanted to bring details that were closest to our heart. The fact that each component of the wedding had been carefully curated by us brought on a feeling of accomplishment, as well as a feeling that we were living in some sort of dream world that had been created in our imaginations.

      Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings?

      So much time and effort goes into planning a wedding that it can be easy to become distracted and not be in the moment. Make sure you let yourself enjoy the big day! All of the planning and stressing will be worth it, as long as you remember to turn off that part of your brain come wedding day.

      MY VENDORS: NAME, WEBSITE,  INSTAGRAM
      Venue:  Casa Romantica, www.casaromantica.org,  @casaromanticasc
      Coordinator: Weddings by Cortney Helaine, www.cortneyhelaine.com,  @cortneyhelaine_weddings
      Photographer: Sun & Sparrow, www.sunandsparrow.com,  @sunandsparrow
      Videographer:  Memory Machine Films, www.memorymachinefilms.com,  @memorymachinefilms
      Photo booth:  Orange Box Photo Booth,  www.orangeboxphotobooth.com, @orangeboxphotobooth
      Florals:  The Tangled Vine, www.thetangledvinedesigns.com,  @tangledvine
      Invitations:  Minted,  www.minted.com,  @minted
      Rentals:  Signature Party Rentals,  www.signatureparty.com,  @sigpartyrentals
      Caterer:  Iva Lee’s,  www.ivaleescatering.com,  @ivaleescatering
      Wedding Cake/ Desserts:  Plumeria,  www.plumeriacakes.com,  @plumeriacakestudio
      Wedding Band:  Lucky Devils Band,  www.luckydevilsband.com,  @luckydevilsband
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      Wedding Gown Maker:  Paloma Blanca,  www.palomablanca.com,  @palomablancabridal
      Wedding Gown Boutique:  Archive Bridal,  www.archivebridal.com,   @archive_bridal
      Wedding & Engagement rings: Sloane Street Jewelry,  www.sloanest.com,   @sloanestreetjewelry
      Hair & Makeup:  Bijou Beautiful,  www.bijoubeautiful.com,  @bijoubeautiful
      Bride Shoes:  Le Silla,  www.lesilla.com/us,  @lesilla
      Bridesmaids dresses:  Jenny Yoo,  www.jennyyoo.com,  @jennyyoonyc
      Bridesmaids jewelry:  Kate Spade,   www.katespade.com,   @katespadeny
      Groom/ Groomsmen Suits:  Friar Tux Shop,   www.buy.friartux.com,  @friartux

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        Brady & Tiffany // Romantic Backyard wedding in Castaic

        Romantic Backyard wedding in Castaic // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara wedding photographers

        We got married in Castaic, CA at a family friend’s beautiful home. Tucked in the hills of a very quiet and quint area…and honestly a place that I could have only imagined. We were so blessed to be gifted the use of this family’s home. The minute it was offered to us, I knew this was going to be the perfect location…..tons of greenery, a huge white rustic farm house, & a white barn to top it off! It was perfect….exactly what this Tennessee girl wanted! Because it wasn’t a typical wedding venue, there were lots of details & preparation that took place the 10 months leading up to the big day! I’m not sure how we did it, but it all came together beautifully with the help of our family. We of course had the typical small hiccups the day of (that everyone warned us about!). The weather was perfect all week and by our wedding day, it was going to be 98 degrees so we were a little nervous about that. It was a tinsy bit warm in the barn where we held the ceremony, but we were prepared. The ceremony was about 7 1/2 minutes (which was the game plan because we wanted to party!) so there was a little excessive sweating, but once the ceremony ended the sun was going down beyond the hill and the weather could not have been more perfect the rest of the night! Another little hiccup that day was that our 16 foot white chiffon draping in the barn decided to fall down an hour before the ceremony! Thank the Lord for the groomsmen and father of the groom — they were able to fix it with minor injuries (our poor coordinate took a good one to the head while trying to help, but she muscled through the night with no complaints!! She’s amazing!). And of course we (the groom & bride) knew nothing about this until after the ceremony….probably a good call there! lol.

        I have so many favorite moments from the day — from waking up with my fiancé and blasting music throughout the house we rented (had to start the day off fun, it’s the only way we roll 🙂 to walking with my Dad down the aisle. One of the highlights was also having our family & friends together during a traditional Greek dance (my request as I’m from a Greek family). Dancing, & laughing with the people we love…it was such a special moment! Overall, it was such a gift to have all the people who matter the most in our lives together in one place — something that will probably never happen again. Truly a once in a lifetime celebration that we will always remember!
        My advice to any future brides/grooms is to stick to your own vision for your big day (it’s all about you guys!) and have it represent who you are; enjoy every little challenge and special moment because the time leading up to the big day flies by; and once the day comes, just roll with it…laugh at the hiccups, be present in every moment, and remember what truly matters that day is the love you are celebrating together!

        MY VENDORS: 

        Coordinator:   Kate Wright //  www.bluedoorcreative.net

        Photographer:  Sun & Sparrow   //  www.sunandsparrow.com

        Photo booth: Pixster   //  www.pixsterphotobooth.com

        Florals: Culver City Flower Shop  (Mike)     @culvercenterflowers

        Invitations:  CardHunter on Zazzle  //  https://www.zazzle.com/cardhunter

        Calligraphy: All wood signs by Tiffany Malichis     @fitlifetif

        Rentals:   24/7 Events //  http://247-events.com

        Caterer: WoodRanch (Valencia)   //  https://www.woodranch.com/restaurants/valencia/

        Desserts:   Kupcakekitchen   //     https://kupcakekitchen.com

        Wedding rings maker: Robbins Brothers www.robbinsbros.com

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        Wedding Gown Maker:  Essense of Australia  //  https://www.essensedesigns.com

        Wedding Gown Boutique: Le Marriage Couture //  https://www.lemarriagecouture.com

        Wedding & Engagement rings:  Robbins Brothers  //  https://www.robbinsbrothers.com

        Other Bride Details: Earrings (Etsy by CrystalAvenues) //  etsy.com

        Hair & Makeup: Design Visage //  http://www.designvisage.com

        Bridesmaids dresses: Revelry //   http://wedding.shoprevelry.com

        Bridesmaids robes: Etsy by HaydenHarlowPR

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        Groom Suit: Kenneth Cole (purchased at Men’s Warehouse)   //   kennethcole.com  // www.menswarehouse.com

        Groom Details: All Ties & pocket squares — The Tiebar  //   https://www.thetiebar.com

        Groom shoes:  Garfield & Grand

        Anthony & Kristen // Boho inspired forest wedding in Southern California

        Boho inspired forest wedding in Southern California // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Southern California wedding photographers

        FROM THE BRIDE // Our main goal for our wedding was to make sure we were in the moment and present, especially since we didn’t have a videographer. I would say we did just that. I couldn’t have asked for a better night from the vendors to our guests. I honestly couldn’t think of anything I would have done differently, it was truly a dream come true. My inspiration started with more of a Rustic theme with burlap and all that good jazz. It fit well with our venue being outdoors and an equestrian center. That all changed the moment I found “the” dress. My mom was a big part of planning and was helping me every step of the way. My mom has more of a glamorous, bedazzled, blingy, and sparkly style (which is much different from my rustic, vintage, plain jane style). We decided to meet in the middle and decided our décor would be Chabby Chic as we called it. There were mason jars, and lots of flowers, with some fancier looking centerpieces with lace dollies. I was so happy with the outcome of our two styles coming together and I couldn’t imagine it being any different, it was perfect.
        My most memorable part of the day was just dancing the night away. My husband and I shared our first dance but unlike most weddings we also got to share it with our two children which was very special to us. Our DJ was so amazing and new exactly what kind of music to play to keep everyone dancing the night away.
        I have a few words of advice for brides/grooms planning there wedding….
        1. Spend the extra money on your vendors, especially your DJ and Photographer. Spend less on décor and such because honestly people don’t notice those things (and neither do you the  day of) I am waiting to see all my décor, and wedding cake from my photographers!
        2. Make sure you are living in the moment and not looking at photos later and then remember all the things that happened. Be present… put your phone away and live YOUR special day (you only get to once!)
        3. Don’t stress about the little things, or about the people that can’t make it. I realized a lot of “family” have weird priorities, but you can’t let that get you down. You have to know that whoever is there to celebrate is who matters most. As for the little things… don’t stress if certain things don’t get done right or at all. No one will notice but you (maybe).
        4. ENJOY AND HAVE FUN!
        MY VENDORS: 

        Venue: Middle Ranch // http://www.middleranch.com
        Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  //    www.sunandsparrow.com
        Photo booth: DJ Pasha Entertainment //   www.djpasha-ent.com
        Florals Party Posies Floral and Events //   www.partyposies.com
        Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invitations  //   www.elegantweddiginvitations.com
        Caterer: Anoush Catering //  www.anoush.com
        Desserts: Great Dane Baking Co  // www.greatdanebakingcompany.com
        Wedding rings maker:  Jewelry Exchange Tustin, Carbon 6
        Wedding Gown Maker: David’s Bridal // http://www.davidsbridal.com
        Makeup: Hair- Kristen Hall
        Hair:  Dusty Kuskie Diamond Beauty
        Bride Shoes: Ralph Lauren
        Bridesmaids dresses: Show me your Mum // https://www.showmeyourmumu.com
        Groom & Groomsmen Suit: Friar Tux // https://www.friartux.com

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