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Wilfredo & Sheena // Luxury wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside

 

will&sheena©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Luxury wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside

how she did itFROM THE BRIDE // So what inspired me regarding the decor I chose for the wedding was the venue itself. The Mission Inn is so romantic and beautiful, I wanted everything else to match that romantic theme. My dress was by the designer Berta. I fell in love with this dress because of its unique design, the beautiful lace, and all of the beads/pearls. My shoes were Jimmy Choo’s and actually pretty comfortable considering I didn’t break them in prior to the wedding. My earrings and rosary were by Maria Elena, she also makes beautiful headpieces. My husband’s navy tuxedo was by Theory, and matched perfectly with my dress and the theme of our wedding. Posh Peony did an amazing job on my florals, linen, and draping. Everything came out more beautiful than I imagined. I wanted a very soft romantic feel, so I went with cream roses with a hint of pale blush. I was so happy with Sweet Traders design and taste of our wedding cake. The design was beautiful. Again, I was going for a romantic theme so I had them add fondant lace appliqués to the top and bottom layer, along with some ribbon and rhinestones at the very bottom of the two middle layers, then had them add a few fresh flowers throughout. My DJ, Dance All Night DJ, did a wonderful job! He also did the lighting which added that romantic feel throughout the ballroom at the reception.
Wedding photographs were very important to me, and I decided on our venue based on the many photo opportunities of the beautiful decor and architecture at Mission Inn. At the end of the day, all you have are memories and photographs from your wedding day and that’s why I wanted to make sure I hired photographers/videographers that would capture that.  The most memorable part of our wedding day was the moment we first saw each other as I was walking down the isle and Wilfredo was waiting for me at the alter. That is a moment we will never forget.

My Vendors //  Venue: Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside // Florist: Posh Peony  //  Bridal Gown: Berta Bridal   //  DJ: Dance All Night DJ  //  Wedding Coordinator: Rebecca Calagna Events  //  Photography & Videography: Sun and Sparrow  //  Cake:  Sweet Traders  //  Save the dates and invitations: Minted  //  Rosary and earrings: Maria Elena Headpieces  // Makeup Artist: Britney Moya  //  Hair Stylist: Donett Dee Eiwasian

 

2 comments
  • Cristina BarraganNovember 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm

    Jaw-dropping gorgeous! Such a pleasure working with you! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • SunSparrowMarch 30, 2016 - 3:10 pm

      We loved working with you as well!!ReplyCancel

Steven & Rachel // Romantic Garden wedding at the Santa Barbara Mission

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FROM THE BRIDE // Our wedding day was the best day of my life (aside from my daughter’s birth :))   We had SO much fun and enjoyed having all our friends and family in the same place.  We wish it didn’t go by so fast!  There is a lot of the day that seems like a blur which made us regret not doing a videographer in retrospect.   I had a lot of stress planning it along the way (with kids and a fulltime job) so to have it turn out as perfect as it did made me so happy and relieved!! I truly believe having all the right people and vendors in place is what made the day go smoothly and perfectly.

My favorite moments from the day are the ones I will cherish forever… One was seeing Stephen for the first time at our first look pictures and the other was looking into his eyes saying our vows.

 
Photography was especially important to me because I knew we could not afford a videographer. Our photos would be the only way we could save and revisit our wedding day so I knew I needed to make sure I picked a great photographer. I found Sun & Sparrow on the knot website and loved the all of their picture galleries. I had looked at many photography websites but this one spoke to me and I liked the style of the pictures.
 
Please list all the awesome vendors & fashion vendors, including jewelry shoes, men’s attire ect….. involved in your wedding so we can give them a nice shout-out! (with links to their websites if possible) I used Unveiled Makeup & Hair for me and my bridesmaid makeup. They did a GREAT job and we loved our makeup artist.
VENDORS // Venue: Santa Barbara Mission Rose Garden // Reception Venue: El Paseo in Santa Barbara // Hair & Makeup: Unveiled Makeup & Hair, Santa Barbara //  Cocktail Hour:  Simply Cocktails //  DJ: www.djpatrickb.com

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Gabe & Alyshia // Romantic Riverside Mission Inn wedding photography

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Riverside Mission Inn wedding photography

amazingFROM THE GROOM //  Our wedding day was so special and spectacular to us. I loved every moment because every little bit of our day, every detail was from our hearts. We wanted a European feel to our wedding, but we also wanted to be close to home. So, we chose the Mission Inn in Riverside for several reasons. First, Alyshia  had dreamt of getting married there since she was a young girl. Being able to make that dream come true for her was amazing. Second, the venue is breathe taking and ultimately the most romantic venue you can ever visit. Third, the St. Francis Chapel is gorgeous, all of our guests were amazed at how beautiful the church was. For me, the most memorable part of our wedding day is when Alyshia walked down the aisle.  This is a moment that I will absolutely never forget.  I remember a ‘flash monsoon’ thundering down outside and I had to wait extra long to see her. But when those doors opened, I saw a beautiful silhouette  and it was hers. Just the rain and her. I will never forget that crazy storm that overtook us right in the at the start of our ceremony!! It was so awesome and spectacular. Let’s hope it brings us a lot of good luck!! Let me talk a little bit about our photographer. We chose Sun & Sparrow because we love how photography captures  those special moments in time. We love how Sun & Sparrow captures and shares every story uniquely. Tiffani, Claudia, and Vanessa, did an amazing job making us feel comfortable in front of the camera. I tend to get shy and feel awkward while taking pictures but Tiffani definitely helped make us feel natural and relaxed. I appreciated that support even more when it came to helping Alyshia feel comfortable and confident even throughout the chaos of the flash flood around us. As we exit that stage of our lives and we look back on our wedding, I would love to give some advice to brides and grooms on their special day. Just enjoy it. Enjoy and soak in every moment. Some things may not go as planned but enjoy your special day to the fullest, no matter what.

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photographers // Romantic European wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside //

Big thanks to all our photographers for the day! Claudia Hurtarte, Vanessa Mestas & Jay Worsley from Everly Films

VENDORS // Venue: Mission Inn in Riverside // Photographers: Sun & Sparrow // Videography:  Everly Films  //  Floral Design: Irises Designs // PhotoboothPhotobooth Bomber // Large light-up sign: Junk Art Gypszs

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Riverside Mission Inn wedding photography 

Big thanks to all our photographers for the day! Claudia Hurtarte, Vanessa Mestas & Jay Worsley from Everly Films

 

 

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