CHARLEY & SHARON // CLASSIC WEDDING AT THE EBELL OF LOS ANGELES @2019 Sun & Sparrow // Los Angeles wedding photographers
Before I even was engaged, I knew that I wanted a Oak Grove wedding at SaddleRock Ranch. There are so many reasons why I wanted to get married in this magical place, but my biggest reason is that it’s an adventure. Jacob and I had loved adventure from the beginning. We originally met on ok cupid. So silly, I know, but I always knew that my soulmate would find me somehow. Thank goodness for the internet!
One of my favorite memories with Jacob was the day he proposed. Through his work, Jacob was invited on a trip to visit economic development, education, and health care projects in Kenya. Jacob had begged and begged me for months to come to Africa with him. Finally, he convinced me to meet him in Nairobi at the end of his trip. We were planning to travel in Uganda together and take a safari tour for a week. It was a magical dream.
The safari drives were enlightened, filled with gorgeous animals and beautiful landscapes. We went biking in a zebra-filled national park. We were able to feed many African animals in a nursery for the little babies. And finally, we went hiking with gorillas. After one of our drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the guide drove us to a lookout point over the Great Rift Valley. We stayed there for a while, waiting for the sunset. As the sun started setting, Jacob expressed his love for me and asked “Uganda marry me?” Of course I cried, then I jumped up and down and nodded my head. I was crying so hard I couldn’t even say the word, “YES!” And that was start of our magical wedding adventures. What an amazing adventure we get to cherish!
~ with love, Negin
Romantic Mansion wedding at the Ebell of Los Angeles // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographers
The rest of our wedding can only be described as a magical blur! Although we spent a lot of time and energy painstakingly picking out ivory linens, white and blush floral arrangements, signature cocktails and decadent meals for our timeless affair, we didn’t get a chance to focus on any single detail that day. The best part of our wedding reception was seeing the Cheshire cat grins on our guests’ faces, as they danced the night away and knew they were part of the most special night of our lives.
Our advice for engaged couples is simple: You prepare for how you think you should feel during your wedding, but how you anticipate feeling is nowhere close to the overwhelming happiness you’ll experience as your wedding is actually happening (or recreating those feelings afterward while you look at your pictures). Stay in the moment, and take my Nana’s words to heart: don’t sweat the small stuff—it’s all small stuff.
Venue & Caterer: The Ebell of Los Angeles
Coordinator: Amy Greenberg Events www.amygreenbergevents.com
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow www.sunandsparrow.com
Videographer: HD Studio www.hdstudioart.com
Florals: Loris Flowers www.lorisflowers.com
Invitations: Signature Imprints www.signatureimprints.carlsoncraft.com
Rentals: Elegant Designs Specialty Linens Inc www.elegantdsl.com
Desserts: Susie Cakes www.susiecakes.com
Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier www.moniquelhuillier.com
Bride Details: Nadri Jewlery and family heirlooms
Hair & Makeup: Lucy Muradyan @lucyritam
Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo @jimmychoo
Groom Suit: Custom Tuxedo from Carroll & Co. of Beverly Hills www.carrollandco.com/
Groom Details: Mont Blanc Cufflinks and Pen www.montblanc.com
Groom shoes: Santoni www.santonishoes.com
Bridesmaids dresses: Wtoo www.watters.com
Groomsmen suits: The Black Tux www.theblacktux.com
Pianist: Emily Grace www.emilygraceonkeys.com
DJ: DJ Crash www.djcrash.com
Ring makers: Eytan Brandes, Eytan’s & Vartan and Lucy Nazarian, Pyramid Diamond