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Peter & Karen // Etherial engagement at Griffith Park

 Etherial engagement at Griffith Park // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding and engagement photographer



We had talked a lot about marriage in the year leading up to the proposal and had even gone shopping to look at rings. I started to watch for hints from Peter…perhaps a weekend getaway trip, a date night at a special restaurant…as it turns out, the day that Peter proposed was a typical lazy wear-pajamas-all-day Saturday for us.

Peter had been nursing me through a terrible cold that week and I was still feeling too miserable to go out. I did, however, need to take my car to get it serviced that afternoon. Peter offered to pick up takeout for lunch from one of our usual restaurants, so I stayed home with my DayQuil to rest. 45 minutes later and he wasn’t home yet…I was starting to get hungry…1 hour later and I was starting to worry, but also I was Hangry! Finally, he came home with food and groceries and a story about how the credit card machine at the restaurant was broken. I believed his story because all I wanted to do was dive into my lunch and eat! I only found out later that he used that time to pick up flowers for the proposal!
Fast forward an couple hours later and I came home from getting my car serviced. I was fumbling to find keys to the front door when Peter opened it. I heard John Legend’s “All of Me” playing in the background with rose petals leading up to a bouquet of roses on the table. On it had a card that read “From me and Mocha, now go give Mocha a kiss!” (Mocha is our little dachshund). I stooped down to give Mocha a kiss and Peter said “do you notice any new bling on her?” I was looking for a ring, but couldn’t find it! Mocha had a new dog tag that read “Will you & Mocha marry me”. I stood up with tears in my eyes and that’s when Peter proposed. Of course I said yes! We are so excited to be starting this new chapter of our lives together.

Tora & Jen // Whimsical wedding at the Lombardi House

Whimsical wedding at the Lombardi House // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles fine art photographer

Hi Jenn & Tora,

We are so pleased to share your photos. They are so freaking amazing and I can’t wait to share everything with you! I hope you love every single photo and every single moment. We love you guys! <3 Sun & Sparrow

Rob & Sandy // Fairytale wedding at Oak Canyon Nature Center

 Fairytale wedding at Oak Canyon Nature Center // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Orange County wedding photographers

FROM THE BRIDE // I was actually surprised at how calm and aware I was. When I saw Robert for our first look, I thought it was so funny that he looked more nervous than me! I was super blessed to have a great wedding coordinator, my mom, my maid of honor and my bridesmaids (and bridesmen) who took care of me and made sure I had nothing to worry about. Robert and I loved that so many of our friends and family could be there, especially since a lot of them are from out of town. We can’t imagine a better day.

One thing that I remember best was our first dance. I absolutely loved that moment of pure bliss. All of the stress of the wedding had completely melted away and it was just us for that moment. I sigh just thinking about how special it was. Robert says that our first look did the same for him… But I beg to differ. 🙂

When considering my wedding day, I wanted all of my decor to have a whimsical and woodland feel. I’m from New Jersey originally, where there are lots and lots of trees. When I showed some Californians my hometown on Google Earth, they said, “you lived in a FOREST!!” I would have never called it that myself, but I guess that explains why I like trees! I guess that’s what I loved about this venue – all the greenery and the way it plays with the light. Robert and I also got to know each other in the beginning while hiking and biking in a lot of Orange County’s parks, so the park scene was very meaningful to us in that way.

If I could offer brides one bit of advice, I would love to offer one thing, definitely go with your gut, and stick with it. Don’t go on Pinterest late at night. And make sure you carve out time for just you and your new husband on the Big Day! We are so thankful for our first look and our private limo ride!

MY VENDORS:

Ceremony Venue: Oak Canyon Nature Center
Reception Venue: Orange Hill Restaurant
Coordinator: Kimi Wislocki of Perfect Planning
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow @sunandsparrow
Videographer: Michael Khein with One of a Khein videography, @oneofakheinmedia
Florals: Kevin Reeder @kevinreeder
Invitations: vintagesweetdesign on Etsy
Calligraphy: Michelle Shaw, @michelleshaw
Desserts: Patty’s cakes, @pattys.cakes
sweetheart cake by Patrick Reese of @patthebakerman
Wedding Gown: Ferndales Bridal, @ferndalesbridal
Makeup: Flawless Faces, Inc. @flawlessfacesinc
Hair: Madison Bourne, @madhair_
Bride Shoes: Lucky brand shoes
Groom Attire: Friar Tux Shop, @friartux
Bridesmaids dresses: Bridesmaid dress maker, Bella Bridesmaids @bellabridesmaids #bellafreehold @jennyoon
Ring makers – NGY Jewelry in Orange, CA.

Brian & Christine // Romantic wedding at Westlake Village Inn

Romantic wedding at Westlake Village Inn // ©2016 Sun & Sparrow Westlake Village Inn wedding photographers

Sun & Sparrow is one of the leading engagement and wedding photographers in the Los Angeles area as well as Santa Barbara and Orange County.

FROM THE BRIDE // I absolutely loved my wedding day. There were so many wonderful memories, that there were too many have a favorite. Moments like walking down the aisle with both of my parents, to seeing all of our closest friends and family, to exchanging our personal vows, the speeches given during our reception, dancing with everyone on the dance floor with rave lights, etc. Literally everything felt so special. It was one of the happiest days of my life. If I could think of one of my favorite parts about my wedding, it would definitely be planning my wedding. The Best part of planning the wedding was being able to spend so much time with friends and family. I felt so loved and supported being with them and would definitely do the whole process again.
When I look back at my wedding day, I realize how very blessed I was to have wedding planners to help. I can’t rave enough about Candace and Katherine from LOVE IS SWEET EVENTS. Those ladies were so very thoughtful and so very observant of what kind of colors and styles I liked. We had many conversations and planning meetings, and had spent lots of time on Pinterest together. They did a great job on putting a lot of it together and bringing my visions to life. I also want to shout out to my sister-in-law, Esther, who helped so much and guided me through the process. She taught me everything I needed to know about making my wedding special. I couldn’t have done it without my whole planning team. They made my day awesome!
If I have one bit of advice for brides planning their weddings, it would be to not stress and get too caught up in all the bells and whistles of a wedding. Even if certain things don’t go the way you had dreamed, remember that the only thing that should really matter is that you’re getting married to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. I am so happy I did my best to not stress. 
MY VENDORS: 
Location- Westlake Village Inn
Photography – Sun & Sparrow
Jewelry- Jared’s
Dress- Enzoani- Karolina
Wedding Planner- Love is Sweet Events
Tuxedo/Suits- Clint Tuxedo Shop
Bride’s Hair and Bridesmaids Hair/Makeup- Beauty in Motion
Bride’s Makeup- Vanessa Haro

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