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Glenn & Jessica // Fairytale wedding in Malibu

Fairytale wedding in Malibu // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu wedding photographer

FROM THE BRIDE (Jess) & THE GROOM (Glenn) : 

Jess – I was beyond excited the morning of the wedding! Our long-awaited day for our fairytale wedding in Malibu was HERE … after a two year engagement! We had been planning and thinking about it for so long that I couldn’t believe it was actually time. We actually had breakfast together at Calamigos Ranch and Glenn basically had to force me to eat because I was so excited that I had no appetite! As soon as my bridesmaids started showing up for the day, it hit me that it was finally happening, this was OUR day! I felt so surrounded by love and friendship while getting ready with the girls. Seeing all the wedding details, my bouquet, my dress, jewelry, opening my gifts from Glenn – I could not stop thinking about how in just a couple short hours, we would be saying our vows in front of our friends and families, and I would be MARRIED to my soulmate!

Glenn – The morning of the wedding was a combination of excitement, anticipation, and a LOT of waiting. The girls started at 8am and the guys didn’t have anything to do until 12:30pm. Those may have been longest 4.5 hours of my life. I spent the time relaxing with family and friends, drinking coffee, and debating whether to do my vows from memory or not. After two years of waiting and planning, we were both so excited to finally say I do and celebrate with everyone. I was personally most excited to get to the first look and see my beautiful bride. I knew that we would both be anxious for the rest of the day, but from then on we would be by each other’s side through the whole event.

 

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?

Jess – We decided to do a first look before our ceremony! I was a bundle of emotions on the walk over from the bungalow I’d gotten ready in to where Glenn was waiting for me. As soon as I saw him standing on the bridge, with his back to me, I started tearing up. We had been waiting for so long for this moment and I had been so excited for MONTHS for him to see me in my dress, and the moment was FINALLY here. It took all I had to keep from crying before I stepped up and took his hand in mine, and from that second on, neither of us could contain our tears of joy and disbelief that our Big Day was finally happening.

Glenn – After spending the morning relaxing, the day immediately turned into a whirlwind of photos, interviews, whiskey, one lock out, and some lost items. Before I knew it, I was whisked away from my groomsmen for the first look. And then I waited what felt like 30 minutes on the bridge. I couldn’t wait to see Jess, but wasn’t exactly sure how personal the moment would feel with five different lenses pointed at me. But, as soon as she walked up behind me and touched my hand, everyone else melted away. It was just the two of us and we’d be married in two hours!

 

What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day? 

Jess & Glenn – This is a hard question! Our whole day was filled with incredible, magical, perfect moments but I think my ABSOLUTE favorite moment from our wedding day was our first dance. We had been planning it for months and had secretly been taking dance lessons the past month and a half with an incredible teacher we found in Dallas! We wanted a fun dance that meant a lot to us so we had mixed two of “our” songs together – Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros mixed with Alive (Zedd Remix) by Empire of the Sun and Zedd – for our first dance. It was SO fun to finally be performing what we had worked so hard on and for it to go so well, even with our nerves and our “we just got married!” adrenaline.

 

How did your day most feel like a fairytale wedding?

Jess & Glenn – Every moment just felt so magical. Our day truly was a dream come true. From putting on my gorgeous wedding dress to seeing Glenn during our first look all the way to the last dance of the night, I felt like a true princess marrying her prince. Saying our vows in front of a gorgeous waterfall, surrounded by friendship and love from all sides, flowers and hops adorning the arch above us, the setting and the vibes throughout the entire day just felt like a fairytale.


 

MY VENDORS: 

Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Coordinator: DB Creativity | Photographer: Sun & Sparrow | Videographer: Event Filming  | Photo-booth: Tipsy Booth | Florals: DB Creativity | Invitations: Minted | Desserts: Vanilla Bake Shop | Wedding rings maker: Simon G Jewelry | Wedding Gown Maker: Wtoo by Watters | Wedding Gown Boutique: BHLDN Beverly Hills  | Sky Mist Veil: BHLDN by Debra Moreland |  Earrings: BHLDN by Sorrelli: www.sorrelli.com | The Mrs Box: https://themrsbox.com/ | Blush Ring  & Bridesmaids earrings: Kendra Scott | Hair & Makeup: Bright Crystal Wedding | Bride Shoes: Kate Spade   | Bridesmaids bracelets: Alex & Ani | Groom Suit: BOSS | Groom Watch: TAGHeuer | Groom Shoes: Allen Edmonds 

Marvyn & Yvainne // Glamorous Los Angeles wedding

 

MY VENDORS: 
Church: St. Dominic Catholic Church  //  Reception Venue: LA Banquets – Legacy Ballroom// Coordinator: OneFourThree Events  (Melinda Barajas)  //  Photographer: Sun & Sparrow //  Videographer: TwentySeven Studios  //   Florals: Peregrina’s Flowers  //  Invitations: Etsy/DIY  //  Calligraphy: Etsy @FranJohnsonHouse
Caterer: Anoush Catering (Part of Venue)  //  Desserts: DK Donuts and drinks from Tea & Me
Wedding rings maker: Robins Brothers  //  Dj: Dj P-Jay from Power 106 : @djpjay @power_106
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Wedding Gown Maker: Stella York  //  Wedding Gown Boutique:  Lovella Bridal  //  Other Bride Details: Earrings from Pandora //  Hair & Makeup: Luong Lasting //  Bride Shoes: Rachel Simpson //  Bridesmaids dresses: David’s Bridal // Bridesmaids robes: Etsy @MySewLovelyStudio  //  Groom Details: Boss Hugo watch

Ryan & Melody // Enchanted wedding at The Oaks at Calamigos Ranch

Enchanted wedding at The Oaks at Calamigos Ranch // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu wedding photographer

If I were to describe how I felt the morning of our wedding day in one word, I would say “surreal.” After a year and a half of looking at bridal photos on Pinterest and Instagram, I just couldn’t believe that it was finally my turn to be a bride. I remember looking at my girls with their hair and makeup done, wearing their robes, and thinking “Wow, they look so beautiful.” We laughed and were silly. It was just about us having fun.

Everything started to feel real when I put on my dress. My maid of honor and mom were patiently helping me button all of the buttons. They are beautiful, but can be difficult! I remember starting to feel my anxiety rise, even though I was so confident in what this day was about. All I could think was,  “I’m getting married. This is it.”

One of my favorite moments of the day was my first look with my dad. He had no idea what to do or how to act. He literally asked, “What do you want me to do?” as he came out and saw me. We all thought it was hilarious and couldn’t stop laughing. My dad is so special to me and I loved that we didn’t have the typical cheesy moment. He just did what came naturally to him and it was awkwardly perfect.

I remember that I couldn’t wait to see Ryan. I kept wondering, “What is he doing?  How is he feeling?” My heart missed him so much and couldn’t wait to give him a hug. We decided not to do a first look because we wanted to see each other for the first time at the ceremony. That moment of walking down the aisle felt incredible. There was so much love, walking on a trail of rose petals in the middle of friends and family. And then, I saw him and instantly felt a sense of euphoria and peace; like I was home. He looked so handsome and I could see the tears in his eyes. I got teary-eyed too and began to look around me. My mom looked so radiant and happy. His mom couldn’t stop crying. Our dads looked proud. There were so many emotions going on and I was about to marry the man of my dreams. I’ll never forget that moment.

The rest of the day felt more relaxed and we got to focus on eating, dancing, and having fun. Looking back at the day, it was our own version of a perfect little fairytale. The flower arrangements were whimsical, the crystal accents added a touch of elegance, and the scenery at Calamigos Ranch is pure romance. It was one of the best days of our lives and I’m so happy Sun and Sparrow beautifully captured the special moments so we can cherish these memories forever.

 

MY VENDORS: Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Coordinator: Dianne Valladares : www.atlastplanning.com | At Last Event Planning : | Photographer: Sun & Sparrow : www.sunandsparrow.com | Videographer: Kyle Dijamco : www.2010films.co | Florals: Linda Marshall : www.actoncreativeflowers.com | Rentals & Designer: Patty Cioffi : www.facebook.com/PattyCioffiEvents | Caterer: Iman : www.parkwaykebab.com | Desserts: Caesar’s Pastry : www.caesarspastry.net | Wedding Cake: Sasha Gustafson : www.buttercakeshoppe.com | Wedding rings maker: King of Jewelry : www.kingofjewelry.com | Wedding Gown Maker: Pallas Couture: www.pallascouture.com | Wedding & Engagement rings: King of Jewelry : www.kingofjewelry.com | Hair & Makeup: Lucy Alvarez : www.hairmakeuplucy.com |  Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka : www.badgleymischka.com | Bride Earrings: Nadri : www.nadri.com |

Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo : www.jennyyoo.com | Bridesmaids robes: Le Rose : www.shoplerose.com | Bridesmaids jewelry: Givenchy: www.givenchy.com | Groom Suit: J. Crew : www.jcrew.com | Groom Details: Coach : www.coach.com | Groom shoes: Allen Edmonds : www.allenedmonds.com | Groomsmen suits: The Black Tux : www.theblacktux.com | Groomsmen gifts: 

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Patrick & Jessica // Fairytale inspired Descanso Gardens wedding

Fairytale inspired Descanso Gardens wedding  //  ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Pasadena wedding photographers

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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