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Erica & Kevin // Whimsical Descanso Gardens wedding

Whimsical Descanso Gardens wedding // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Pasadena wedding photographers

It is hard for us to sum up the day. The only thing is that when we think about it brings a smile to our face. There were so many wonderful moments it’s hard to pick our favorite. We loved walking out together and seeing the smiling faces of our most dear friends and family. We loved trying to dance out at the end of the evening under a archway of glow sticks. But our favorite moment probably was trying to gather 80+ family and friends onto the dance floor to try and get a group shot! The day was crazy fast, so the advice we would give to others, no matter how old it sounds, try and take a moment to yourselves, take a mental snapshot, your wedding is truly a special day and before you know it it’ll be time to wrap-up and take down all the flowers.

MY VENDORS:  

Venue: Descanso gardens  //  https://www.descansogardens.org
Coordinator: Kelly Demary    // www.demarayevents.com
Photographer & Videographer:  Sun & Sparrow  //  www.sunandsparrow.com
Photo booth: Petite Pix // www.petitepix.com
Florals: Peony & Plum Floral Design //    www.peonyandplum.com
Invitations: etsy: ShopPaperGarden // https://shoppapergarden.com
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals // https://classicpartyrentals.com
Desserts: Fantasy Frostings //  www.fantasyfrostings.com
Haiku table: Haiku Guys // www.thehaikuguys.com
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Wedding Gown Maker: Suzanne Perron //  www.Suzanneperron.com
Hair & Makeup: Cheryl Nacario  //  www.cherylnacario.com
Bride Shoes: Chloe
Bridesmaids robes: Skyfitting on Amazon
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Groom Suit: Ted Baker
Groom Details: Ted Baker
Groom shoes:  Ted Baker
Groomsmen suits: Various
Groomsmen gifts: Various

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Joel & Alyssa // Stomer Stearns Japanese Gardens wedding

Stomer Stearns wedding, Luxury Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Stomer Stearns Japanese Gardens wedding

how she did it

FROM THE BRIDE // He’s Australian. I’m Filipino. We met in the US. The venue we fell in love with was Japanese. Hoe do we tie that all in? We decided to go with a travel/international theme. I sent out Save the Dates that looked liked postcards, invitations that looked liked passports and rsvp cards that looked liked airplane tickets. We hired a wedding planner to help us out since we moved to Seattle and already booked our venue in LA, and she found this awesome florist who knew how to make every bouquet the way I wanted them to look and improved them with her own suggestions, and still made it under the budget.
My personal favorite of the day was when we gave our vows. Joel showed off his nerdy and goofy personality with his vows and I succeeded with my promise to make him cry. I’m sure Katie, our photographer, did an excellent job of capturing his face. Ever since we found her through Sun and Sparrow and did an engagement shoot with her, we were finally feeling at ease that our photos would turn out beautifully. We weren’t feeling so confident before since we tried out several photographers who just weren’t the style we were looking for…and photos are forever.
My advice to Bride-to-be’s is: don’t do it! ….just kidding! Seriously though, if you don’t have a wedding planner,  at least have a day-of coordinator. It really helps take the stress off your shoulders to have someone take care of any last-minute stuff you didn’t think off. Which for me is transferring the cake I made for our wedding. I was freaking out that it wouldn’t make it in one piece but she just calm told me the caterers will take care of it, and they did! Also, just relax,  it may not go exactly as you planned but at the end of the day, you’ll realize it’s all worth it and that you can’t keep the stupid smile off your face every time you call him “my husband”.

Stomer Stearns wedding, Luxury Los Angeles Wedding Photographer

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  • LindaDecember 21, 2015 - 3:51 pm

    Lovely wedding photos. Your work is beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • SunSparrowMarch 30, 2016 - 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much Linda!!ReplyCancel

Daniel & Roselou // Handcrafted wedding at Descanso Gardens in Pasadena

©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Handcrafted wedding at Descanso Gardens

how she did itFROM THE BRIDE //  Roselou’s love of nature inspired her to create a rustic romantic wedding decor. Daniel was very understanding of this vision and helpful in creating it. We chose Descano Gardens because it’s beautiful. We were surrounded by nature and the reception hall was rustic looking. We did a few do it yourself projects to create the decor we envisioned such as our table numbers, staining the crates that we used during our ceremony and reception, and our beautiful sweetheart table backdrop. It was a lot of work; but in the end, it was all worth it seeing it come together on our wedding day.

The most memorable part for me is the first time I saw Daniel for the first look. I remember the day being really hot and he was not on time; so my bridesmaids and I were outside in the heat for a while so of course, I was a little upset. But when it was time for me to walk towards him for the first look, I became carefree and knew that this was our big day so we needed to enjoy and treasure every moment of it. I had a huge smile the first time I saw him and I knew everything was going to be okay. Our wedding planner also recommended for us to ‘hide’ after the recessional. We found an area away from everyone and just gave each other lots of hugs and kisses. We treasured those first few minutes to ourselves as a newly wed couple.

Photography was very important to us because it captures our special day. These photos will be kept for life! We loved Sun and Sparrow’s photos on their website and after speaking with Tiffani, she made us feel at ease. They capture the light in a great way and has a great eye on where it’s best to take to pictures. We loved working with Sun and Sparrow. They made everything feel stressed free.

For any bride planning their wedding process, my advice is to stick to your plan/vision. There will be many pinterest picture inspirations but once you decide on what you want on a certain detail, I would stop looking for other inspirations. Enjoy every moment of the planning process (though it could be hectic and stressful) and remember that this is for your special day. Everything will come together on your wedding day.

My favorite part of being married now is being able to come home everyday to Daniel.

#VENDORLOVE  // Wedding Planner: Kelly Demaray  //   Hair and make up by Echou Makeup //   Florals by Rosebud Floral Design   //   DJ/Music by DJ Greg J  //  Venue at Descanso Gardens  //  PhotoBooth by Cheesy Photobooths   //  Caterer by Patina Catering at Descanso Gardens  //   Cake/Dessert by Fantasy Frostings   //   Sound System by SSR Sound System Rentals  //  Invitations by Smitten on Paper   Wedding Dress: Nouvelle Amsale (purchased at Nordstrom)  //  Bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka  //  Groom’s suit: Calvin Klein  //  Groomsmen’s suit rented at Friar Tux Shop

 

Jason & Merry // Castle Green wedding photographer

castle green wedding

how she did it

Our wedding day went by very fast, but we both definitely felt the love from not only one another, but everyone who shared our day with us! Even though we were both nervous to have the spot light and focus on us (silly bc it was our wedding day), it was very special to share our big day with all of our loved ones.

WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE/FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY?  // The ceremony when we officially became husband and wife. It was extra special since Merry’s older brother Arthur officiated the wedding.

WHY WAS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT TO YOU? //  Photography was important to us because it captured the raw and memorable moments of the day, which we will be able to relive and cherish for years to come! We chose Sun & Sparrow because we loved their positivity, charisma, and professionalism. Tiffani & Ellie made us feel so comfortable when taking our photos and also showed they really cared to capture the best moments for our photos.

DID YOU DO ANY DIY PROJECTS? // With help of friends, cake topper, printed guest name cards, table numbers.

WHAT WAS YOUR SOMETHING OLD //  (Hair piece given as previous bridesmaid gift), NEW //  (diamond earrings and necklace from Jason’s parents), BORROWED // (ring pillow), BLUE  // (bow on garter belt)

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR BRIDES WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PLANNING PROCESS? //  My best advice is to prioritize what’s important to you and your future spouse, compromise, and try not to sweat the little stuff! Then, enjoy! Because at the end of the day, the most important part of getting married is having a partner for life!

PLEASE COMMENT BELOW AND TELL JASON & MERRY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM! 

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Castle Green wedding photographer

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VENDORS //  Venue: Castle Green  //   Photography: Sun and Sparrow  //  Catering: Castle Catering  //  Cake: King’s Hawaiian  //  Wedding gown: White by Vera Wang  //  Shoes: Badgely Mischka  //  Groom suit: Propersuits.com  //  Florist: Flowers by Sharen

PLEASE COMMENT BELOW AND TELL JASON & MERRY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE THEM! 

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Castle Green wedding photographer

Jeremy & Martie // Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom inspired wedding

how she did it

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WEDDING?  //  The cherry blossom trees at Descanso

WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE/FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY?  //  Having Martie’s mom give her away

WHY WAS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT TO YOU?  //  So we can remember the special day and the important people who were there.

WHAT WAS YOUR SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE? //   OLD – Jeremy’s Grandmother’s handkerchief  //  NEW – Wing charm for garter  //  BLUE – the garter had blue on it and on bottom of the shoes  //  BORROWED – Jeremy’s mom’s necklace

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING MARRIED NOW?  //  Spending so much time together!

 

MAKE SURE TO COMMENT BELOW AND SHARE HOW MUCH YOU LOVE JEREMY & MARTIE!

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom inspired wedding

 

MAKE SURE TO COMMENT BELOW AND SHARE HOW MUCH YOU LOVE JEREMY & MARTIE!

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Descanso Gardens Cherry Blossom inspired wedding

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