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4 ways to elevating your engagement session and wedding with flowers


Everyone knows that flowers are a MUST HAVE for any wedding day. But have you considered that one of the reasons that weddings are so beautiful are because of the soft and flowing nature of flowers. I believe that flowers really add to and elevate all types of sessions! We recommend flowers for engagement sessions, maternity sessions, boudoir, newborns and for all of our sessions.

Below, I have included some awesome examples of how flowers can elevate your sessions.

1. Bouquets & garlands & wreaths – I always recommend at least a bouquet for any bride at their engagement session or wedding. Often times it’s easy to think, maybe some with and some without, but I always think that flowers bring that extra glamour!

2. Loose flowers – One way to elevate your session is incorporating loose flowers all around. You can place them in your hair style or even around in your props, picnic, or on your table scape. One of my FAVORITE THINGS to do with lose flowers is to toss them in the air with bridesmaids. Not only is a flower toss super fun, it brings in extra smiles and wonder into any photo.

3. Flower crowns – I don’t think we have to mention how amazing flower crowns are! Flowers in your hair is always so heavenly. A flower crown is like a beautiful halo that makes any bride or flower girl look angelic and beautiful.

4. Flowers or foliage in nature – One thing that is a little more challenging to accomplish, but so beautiful if you can find the right spots to incorporate flowers or foliage in nature. All of our Sun & Sparrow photographers, including associates just love foliage in nature. We are always looking for leaves or natural flowers to place our couples into. There is something magical and romantic about natural vines that grow on walls or trees that have hanging leaves that makes our hearts sing.



In our experience, a little goes a long way. Whether you have a huge floral budget or a minimalistic budget, there are always creative ways to incorporate flowers into your sessions. Ask your photographers if they have ideas or suggestions as to how to bring flowers into your session. Sun & Sparrow does actually have small session options for florals. Tiffani loves to design wreaths and bouquets for new moms and brides-to-be.

Another option is to make a bouquet yourself. Pinterest has many options to create your own wreaths and bouquets. I often recommend bringing a few flowers from your garden or even from your local grocery store that can be incorporated into your session. A little bit goes a long way.

You can see our pinterest board for making your own bouquets HERE. 



Just like finding the right photographer, finding the right florist will make your wedding day that much more special. We always recommend interviewing florists and reviewing their portfolios, just as you would a photographer. Make sure you connect with the person you will be working with and make sure that you love them. Everyone’s dream is to work with your “dream team” at your session or wedding. When choosing your florist, make sure that their vision matches you vision for your big day. Lastly, make sure that you have fun!

Every session should be fun and creative. When working with creatives, remember that they love collaborating to make your story that much more special! Let us know if you want to help bring your session to life with florals or creative fabrics, ribbons, or textures.


We are so excited about all of your upcoming sessions! Thank you for reading and thank you for being a part of our hearts!

photo by Sun & Sparrow // Florals by Enchanted garden floralsphoto by Sun & Sparrow // Florals by Bride & Bloom floralsphoto by Sun & Sparrow // florals by White House Floralsphoto & florals by Sun & Sparrow
photo by Sun & Sparrow // florals by Fitzgerald FloralsPhoto & Florals by Sun & Sparrow

photo by Sun & Sparrow // Florals by Posh Peony

Gene & Ester // Rustic Wedding in Palos Verdes

how she did it

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP, WHY YOU LOVE EACHOTHER SO MUCH.  //  Gene and I are basically soul mates! From the first day we met and still until now…we feel like we’ve known each other all our lives. We can goof around and be silly but we can also be honest and tell each other anything. Everything is just fun and simple with us…there is a lot laughter when we are around each other.  Basically he my best friend and my one true love!


WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WEDDING? // We wanted a rustic and nature theme. We added a lot of light pastel colors to give it a whimsical feel as well. We wanted to brighten everyone’s day!!


WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE/FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY?  //  The first time we saw each other during out first look. It was just a beautiful and intimate moment for both us. We both felt so blessed and couldn’t believe that from this day on we would one!!!


WHY WAS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT TO YOU?  //  We wanted to capture and remember our special day as well as show our personalities as a couple.


WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SUN & SPARROW?  //  We loved how Sun & Sparrow had a artistic feel to their photos. They were really able to reveal a story with their pictures. I also, really loved how moving their videography was…always a tear jerker.


DID YOU DO ANY DIY PROJECTS? IF SO, WHAT?  //  My BM Susan basically did most of my DIY. She made our MR and MRS sign for my sweet heart table and created cute heart banners for the sign-in table. My friend Cara was able to lend me her heart board so that I can put all of my place name cards in shape of a heart!


DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR BRIDES WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?  //  Don’t stress on the small stuff! You’re getting married to your one true love! Your guests will have fun and celebrate with you regardless!


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING MARRIED NOW?  //  Waking up next to my husband every morning.

Rustic Wedding in Palos Verdes

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