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Palm Springs dreamy bohemian wedding // Ian & JoAnna


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“Ian & JoAnna’s wedding was so special to Sun & Sparrow. JoAnna is a friend of ours and when it came time to tie the knot, JoAnna contacted us to help bring her vision to life. JoAnna had dreams of a boho, dreamy wedding. When it came time to pick a venue, Ian & JoAnna really wanted the feeling of a destination wedding that was still close enough to home for friends and family to come. Psalm Springs was the prefect destination. Ian & JoAnna fell in love with the industrial flair, with floral accents of a Palm Springs fairytale. Along with an amazing vendor team, Ian & JoAnna’s vision came to life.”

 

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PALM SPRINGS DREAMY BOHIEMIAN WEDDING // IAN & JOANNA

FEATURED ON: Southern California Bride Blog | Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography | Ceremony Venue: Arrive Hotels | Event Planning: Frankly | Floral: Oak And Amble | Invitations: Minted | Wedding Cake: over the rainbow desserts | Rentals: planks and patina | Linens: Borrowed Blu | Hair: Kohnur Beauty | Makeup: Kohnur Beauty | Invitations: Minted | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Catering: Draughtsman Palm Spring | Desserts: cartel coffee lab | Ceremony Musicians: Jesse MacLeod Music | DJ: DENT MAY OF DART | Officiant: Terri Ties the Knot | Bridal Salon: Love and Lace Bridal Boutique | Printing: Fla de Dahs | Wedding Dress: Tara Lauren | Groom’s Attire: GROOMS GROTTO | Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson | Headpiece: Oak And Amble | Wedding Ring: Brilliant Earth | Bridal Salon: Love and Lace Bridal and Tailor | Jewelry: HONEYCAT Jewelry | Submitted via: Matchology

SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard // Chris & Alice

SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu wedding photographers 


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From the Bride

Early in our planning, we decided that we wanted to have a SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard. The morning of the wedding started bright and early, and from the beginning the day was full of excitement and joy. We had planned our wedding for nearly two years! When our wedding day finally came, everything felt so unreal, like a magical fairytale was unfolding. It was an amazing feeling knowing that our family and friends, many of whom had traveled far, had all come together to support us for our next chapter in life.

 

Remembering Special Moments

We decided to have our “first look” along a long corridor at our AirBnb. During our moment, both of us felt much anticipation. Walking down the long corridor to reach my husband to be was surreal!!! When I finally saw him for the “first time”, I was overwhelmed with emotion. I’m not someone who usually cries, but I definitely let out tears of joy in that moment.

One of my favorite moments of our day was exchanging our vows. I remember it vividly. Chris and I decided to each write our own personalized vows. Being at the altar is a very intimate place to be and we wanted our vows to reflect that. Even being in front of family and friends, in that moment, it still felt like we were the only ones there.

Our wedding day was an absolutely magical fairytale. Every moment was stunning. We loved SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard because it was entirely outdoors. The ceremony and reception sat on top of a hill overlooking surrounding rolling vineyard hills. Everything collectively perfectly fit the romantic, whimsical feel we were going for. Much of our decor revolved around a blush-to-cabernet ombre color scheme, including the bridesmaids dresses, table settings, flowers centerpieces. We added small elements of gold and marble to add a modern touch. Despite the day flying by, we were able to enjoy every moment of it and wouldn’t change a thing.

~ Love, Alice


From the Photographers

When Chris and Alice first spoke with us about their wedding day, I knew their wedding would be dreamy. We absolutely loved their chic whimsical style that reflected their personality through the entire day. When they mentioned they wanted a SaddleRock Ranch wedding at the vineyard my heart leapt! Before their day, I had not photographed at this particular venue. I knew that this day would be full of wonder and beauty.

Through our planning process, Alice and I discussed colors, styling, florals as well as her favorite locations at SaddleRock. We made a plan to travel throughout the entire ranch to capture some of her dream shots. I’m so glad that we planned to have extra time for photos, all throughout the day. We were able to photograph in the valleys, at the top of the mountains, at the door that leads to nowhere, and so many more locations. In my opinion, being able to help both Chris & Alice achieve their wedding day vision made our jobs a success. When we can champion a client’s heart into their photos, I believe that we have done our jobs well.

~ Love, Tiffani




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Venue: Saddlerock Ranch  |  Coordinator: DNT Elite   |   Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  |  Videographer & Photobooth: Chubbywhales   |   Florals: BeBud Florist   |   Invitations: Zazzle   |   Calligraphy: Bonnie Umali  |   Rentals: A Rental Connection   |   Caterer: Monrose Catering   |    Desserts: M Cakes Sweets   |   Wedding rings maker: Blue Nile    |   Wedding Gown Maker: Calla Blanche   |    Wedding Gown Boutique: Le Marriage Couture   |  Ring Box: LaceByrd   |   Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio   |   Bride Shoes: Bella Belle   |   Bridesmaids dresses: BHLDN   |   Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Zara Men   |   Groom shoes:  Paul Evans

 

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David & Frangelica // Garden fairytale wedding at the Belmond el Encanto in Santa Barbara

Garden inspired wedding at the Belmond el Encanto in Santa Barbara // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara wedding photographers


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FROM THE BRIDE // From the moment you step onto the Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, you can feel its magic. The stunning ocean views to the bungalows set among the lush green grounds set the tone for a fairy tale setting. As we walked under the wisteria covered arbor surrounding the lily pond, our 12 year old pug dove in for a swim with the turtles. We knew right then and there that this was going to be the place where we would get married.

“The Secret Garden”, Fran’s favorite childhood book, provided the inspiration for our wedding theme.  Some details we loved included the antique key name tags placed upon moss covered tables, the roses that dangled from every chandelier, and the table numbers made from selected novels from Fran’s antique book collection.

Our favorite moment of the day occurred before the ceremony while we were alone and blissfully unaware that we were 30 minutes late to our own wedding.  We had found a baby grand piano situated within the quiet hallway beside the ballroom.  This is where we spent time sipping champagne and talking while Fran played the piano.  That moment was special as it gave us an opportunity to pause, appreciate the moment, and take everything in, advice that we would give to every bride and groom.

Our wedding was dream come true and we felt the love all around us.  It was the perfect day to mark the beginning of  our life together. Our secret garden wedding is perfectly summarized in the quote by Alfred Tennyson, which we displayed at the entrance of the lily pond. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”

 



FEATURED ON: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BRIDE BLOG | Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography | Ceremony Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Reception Venue: Belmond El Encanto | Event Planning: Events by Mr. Butler | Floral: Three Bunch Palms | Stationery: Minted | Videography: Twin Taoers Productions| Wedding Cake: Belmond El Encanto | Hair: Christina G Hair | Makeup: Dream Catcher Artistry | Ceremony Musicians: Brian Stodart | Wedding Dress: Limor Rosen | Groom’s Attire: Giorgio Armani | Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN | Veil: BHLDN | Engagement Ring: Arka Designs | Groom’s Attire: Armani | Groomsmen Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo | 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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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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