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Fairytale Los Angeles Wedding at Vibiana // Matt & Sarah

Fairytale Los Angeles Wedding at Vibiana // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographers

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FROM THE BRIDE

I remember waking up the morning of the wedding at 3 AM. While staring at the ceiling, I wished it was a more reasonable time to wake up.  I was already so excited for our wedding day! I had been dreaming about an Fairytale Los Angeles Wedding at the Vibiana  for so long. Dreaming about my fairytale wedding and all the special moments that would come with it. The day felt so long as we began to prepare. With hair, make up, and a bit of nervous anticipation, all of my heart was ready to see Matt.

One of my favorite moments was our first look. We opted to have our first look privately in the courtyard next to the RedBird Cafe. We wanted our moment to be just ours. I remember the moment with so much clarity. I came down the stairs from and met him in the hallway. When we saw each other in that first glance, there were butterflies in our stomachs and tears in our eyes. This moment was just like I had dreamed of. After so much time and effort put into every detail of the day, seeing Matt at our first look made everything fall into place. From that moment, the entire day flowed naturally. I instantly relaxed and was able to let my day happen.

 

WEDDING DAY DESIGN

I absolutely loved my wedding day decor! In creating an fairytale Los Angeles wedding at the Vibiana, I wanted our day to be classic and timeless with a bit of a whimsical element.  I wanted to bring naturally lush elements, both outside and inside. I loved the ivy that we brought in to cover the marble inside Vibiana. Because the Vibiana had once been a cathedral, there were so many beautiful architectural elements. We focused most on the designs of the flowers and mixed in a touch of metals (gold and copper) to add personality. Overall, I would definitely say the flowers and greenery absolutely made the venue shine.

If I could give one piece of advice to future brides, I would say, “slow down and enjoy every moment.” It wasn’t easy for me. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer gravity of getting married. I keep remembering that while your wedding day will be wonderful, it’s just another day–it doesn’t have to be perfect. Remember that nothing is perfect. The more you can remember to be in love with your moments with the people that you love. And that’s what it’s about! It’s about your love, your moments and you’re forever.



FEATURED ON: Southern California Bride Blog | Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography | Ceremony Venue: Vibiana | Reception Venue: Vibiana | Event Planning: Amy Greenberg | Floral: Lori’s Flowers | Stationery: Tracy Saritzy | Videography: Tim Irvin | Bakery: Redbird | Engagement Ring: Revolution Jewelry | Hair: Design Visage | Makeup: Design Visage | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Groom’s Attire: Theory | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Veil: Panache Bridal Beverly Hills | Groom’s Bow Tie: The Tie Bar| Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Submitted via: Matchology

Santa Barbara Estate fairytale wedding photographer // Jeff & Kayla

Santa Barbara Estate fairytale wedding photographer // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara wedding photographer 


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1. Describe your how you felt on your wedding morning, all the anticipation and the love. What were you most looking forward to in the beginning of your day. 

(Kayla) I didn’t sleep all night! I am not sure if it was nerves or excitement that this day has finally come, after a year of planning. Jeff and I went on a walk that morning around the ranch that morning. Our last one before becoming Mr. and Mrs! We visited the horses and goats and were able to see the beginning stages of our magical day being put together. I felt so much more relaxed at at ease afterward. After that we parted ways and the girls started getting ready. I was most looking forward to walking down the isle with my dad and looking to Jeff.

2. 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? 

(Jeff) We had a first look. I felt like I was the luckiest guy on Earth, and at the same time, felt like we were the only people in the world. I was so mesmerized by her beauty, I had no words. She literally took my breath away.

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

(Jeff) My favorite part of the wedding was our ceremony. It was so personal and so full of love and happiness. There were few tears and a lot of laughs.  And of course your vows. “This is it.”

(Kayla) My favorite moment was our first dance. I have never felt more in love than at I did at the very moment. We had a friend give us a few lessons prior to it, but in that moment, I forgot that there were other people around us. It left like it was just him and I dancing alone.

4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale?

(Both of us)  It was all the love around us! Pure happiness filled the air. A feeling that is indescribable. There is nothing better than having all your friends and family in one place just to celebrate love! From the castle like settling, to the beautiful flowers, our vows, the candlelight dinner, watching the kids have the time of their lives on the dance floor, and of course the endless kissing! Every single moment was so magical

 


Photography | Sun & Sparrow Photography | Venue | Heart Stone Ranch | Planning | Santa Barbara Wine Country Wedding & Events | Florals | Dulce Floral Design | Invitations | Minted | Cake | Crushcakes & Cafe | Rentals | Ventura Rental Party & Events| Hair | Elyse Blevins | Makeup | 805 Makeup | Catering | Catering Connection | Dress | Kenneth Winston from Panache Bridal Santa Barbara | Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse | Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses | Show Me Your Mumu | Ring Box | The Mrs Box | Bridesmaid Robes | David’s Bridal | Submitted via Matchology

 

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OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS ARE HERE!

We are so excited to see everyone, new friends and long time friends as well. This year we plan to celebrate the beauty in everyone’s heart by sharing whimsical love in fairytale form. If you browse each location gallery, you will see the dreaminess we hope to bring to your family photos this year. For every year, we believe that every family, including our own, should have a professional portraits. It’s a great way to remember who you are in this moment, in the most beautiful way possible.  If you are looking to take your family photos, please email us to schedule your family session!

2019 MINI SESSIONS at $315 INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

• 20 minutes of photography

• Sessions can be couples, families,  individuals high school seniors, maternity, puppies, or any other fun combo you can think of!

• Maximum of 7 people per session

• 25 High Resolution images delivered via digital download (includes a print release)

• $200 deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your date (by PayPal)

• Remaining balance is due on the date of the shoot (cash or PayPal)

• Images will be delivered within seven days from your session

 

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Love in the secret places ~ at Secret Field in Palos Verdes 

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Fairytale Forest ~ at Peck Park, San Pedro 

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Trees Fields & Light ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church  

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  • Melanie WettlauferOctober 14, 2016 - 7:02 pm

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Trevor & Kristina // Whimsical Santa Barbara courthouse elopement

Whimsical Santa Barbara courthouse elopement // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara wedding photographers 

FROM THE BRIDE //  The morning of our wedding, although like most mornings where we each took a moment to grab coffee and a bite to eat was also one filled with the anticipation of what was to come. We had spent nearly a year prior to our wedding day, planning for this amazing event, and both could not believe that it was here. Each of us spent our mornings excited and ready to pronounce our love for one another. We were excited to see our family and one another in the afternoon, but our morning kept us on our toes a bit, as it was raining all throughout Santa Barbara. For us, the rain was just something that we’d take in stride, as our love for one another and sharing this moment together was going to be amazing and special. And oh boy, was it. Plus, rain on your wedding day is lucky, right?
Did you share a first look? // We shared our ‘first look’ of one another while walking down the aisle. In seeing Trevor stand at the other end of the aisle while I walked toward him, I couldn’t believe that I was walking toward my future husband. This moment was one that we had talked about for some time, and everything and everyone else just melted away. My focus was directly on him, and how handsome he looked. I remember smiling from ear to ear and feeling ready to call the man in front of me, my husband.
I was excited to see Kristina in her dress for the first time so even though she was getting ready across the hotel I went extra out of my way to not accidentally catch a glimpse during the day. She looked amazing when I got to see here at the end of the aisle and the wait was worth it. As she walked down the aisle I could only feel extremely grateful that I was here with her and very much in love.
 What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day? //  One thing that we loved about our wedding day was how our vows were reflective of our love and our story together. We had discussed how fate had brought us together, and couldn’t believe early on, how many things we had in common. In saying our vows to one another, we felt as though they were reflective of everything that we’ve been though and all that we hope for and promise to do in our lives together.
How did your day most feel like a fairytale? // Everything that went into our day made it feel like our own fairytale. Our morning began with rain coming down, to clearing up around noon. The freshness in the air after a rain, along with the moody clouds in the sky with the sun peeking through is something we won’t soon forget. Our flowers were perfect and in looking at them they reminded us of fall. Our family was present which made our day an intimate one where we felt absolutely surrounded by love. In looking at one another, we knew that no matter what was to come, as long as we were in it together, we’d be stronger together. And in marrying each other on October 4th, the anniversary of the day that we met, made everything that much sweeter. We feel blessed to live life together and cannot wait for all that is to come.

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