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Lakeside wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake // Robin & Jen

Lakeside wedding at The Lodge at Malibou Lake  // ROBIN & JEN @2019 Sun & Sparrow // Malibu & Los Angeles Wedding Photography


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.
Robin: I was a bit nervous, cold, stuck in traffic and a bit late. I had anxiety about my tie because I still didn’t know how to tie a tie. I didn’t know how to deal with the pocket square. I had never worn cuff links. This was one of the few times I had ever worn a suit. I felt uncomfortable and then finally when I saw my beautiful bride, Jen, I knew everything was going to be okay.
Jen: I was crossing my fingers for the rain to stop but also nervous about my vows. However, the time passed by so quickly, I hardly had time to think about anything. I think I just wanted everything to start and be able to see everyone we loved in one room. I was ready to see Robin.
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?
Robin: I thought that’s the most beautiful bride here tonight by far…
Jen: When I saw Robin, I thought to myself, “Finally”. Even though we had just been apart for a few hours, it was comforting to be with him on our wedding day. Seeing him put me at ease and made me feel ready to start the day.
3. What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day?
Jen: My favorite moment was when our flower girl, Sienna, refused to walk down the aisle. I loved how her dad improvised and threw the flowers for her. Having everyone laugh brings a smile to my face. I also loved hearing Robin’s vows- his writing was so beautiful and touching. I was in awe of his writing skills, although not surprised! It was nice to reminisce about the beginning of our story and the adventures we have been through.
Robin: My favorite moment was standing at the end of the aisle and hearing Blackbird by the Beatles (instrumental) start playing and then I saw Jen walking down the aisle. It was like my 2 favorite things happening all at once in front of all my beloved family and friends. It’s as if my whole life was “waiting for this moment”- just like in the song, and then the most important moment in my life occurred.
4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale?
Jen: Hearing all the speeches and realising how much effort and thought my dad and our siblings put into each speech was so heart-warming.  I don’t think people often express how they feel to one another but on that day, we were able to share our feelings so candidly and loving with one another.   It is so beautiful to see everyone come together with so much joy.
Robin: The day felt like a fairytale because all of the people from different times in my life, came together for the first time, and celebrated this significant moment in our life. There is something special in the joining of two families and two lives.

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Venue: The Lodge at Malibou Lake // Coordinator: HoneyFitz Events  // Photographer: Sun & Sparrow // Videographer: Anchor Pictures // DJ & Photo booth: Vox Djs  // Florals: Garden Florist // 
Calligraphy: Simply Stated // Caterer: Chef Cordelia // Desserts: Sugar Fairy Desserts/   //  Guest activities: Charming Lights  //  Wedding Gown Maker: Sarah Seven  //  Engagement Ring: MaBelle //  Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang   //  Bride Shoes: Nina Venetia  //  Bridesmaids dresses: reformation and tulle & chantilly  //  Bridesmaids robes: Seline Lounge (Etsy)/ @selinelounge  //  Groom Suit: Made in Hong Kong: Empire Tailors  //  Groom Details: The Tie Bar/ @thetiebar // Groom shoes:  Joseph Cheaney and Sons/ @josephcheaney  //  Groomsmen suits: Made in Hong Kong: Empire Tailors

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Kyle & Leigh // Fairytale wedding at Descanso Gardens

Fairytale wedding at Descanso Gardens // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Pasadena wedding photographers

Miles & Rini // Garden inspired wedding at the Hacienda in Santa Ana

©2015 Sun & Sparrow // Garden inspired wedding at the Hacienda in Santa Ana

how she did itWhen the time came for us to start planning our wedding, we knew that we wanted our décor to be soft and romantic. Slowly but surely, the little things began to come together. Like many couples, we embraced DIY projects and had a blast with them. We built, painted, drew, hand wrote, and designed as much as we possibly could. Not only is DIYing an obvious money-saver, but it allowed us to have a customized wedding day that was unique to our personal style as a couple. That was really our goal from the start, and when we walked into the venue on the big day, we knew we nailed it. Seeing your vision come together is such an amazing feeling, and we were so pleased with all the small details!
But there is no greater feeling than marrying the person that you love. During our ceremony, it truly felt as if we were the only people in the world. Staring into each other’s eyes and sharing our vows was surreal and overwhelming. We rubbed each other’s hands and smiled proudly the entire time. It rained all morning, and it was very humid all evening. We quickly got off schedule, and our champagne coupes broke and never made it onto our table. The father-of-the-groom had a huge cut on his head, and the bottom of my dress got dirty and ripped. The cake was served too late, and one of our flower girls jumped into a huge puddle. So many things did not go the way that we had planned. And yet, none of it mattered. Everything melted away except for the two of us. It may not have been the perfect day that we expected, but it was certainly perfect for us.
Future brides—don’t sweat the small stuff. You’re getting married, and a few hiccups in your day couldn’t possibly ruin the beauty of that. Just grab your groom’s hand and look at his smile. Everything else is just a bonus.
Vendors:
-Hotel: Hotel Menage www.hotelmenage.com
-Hair and Makeup by Cheryl Nacario http://www.cherylnacario.com
-Photography by Sun & Sparrow
-Videography by Vantage Point Productions http://vantagepointcustomfilms.com
-Coordinated by In Love Events https://www.facebook.com/InLoveEvents
-DJ: Showcase DJ (Steve) http://showcasedj.com
-Flowers by Flower Allie http://www.flowerallieweddings.com
-Wedding Cake by Tasteful Cakes http://tastefulcakes.com
-Flip Books by Pink Shutter https://pinkshutter.com
-Silhouettes by Sylhouettes by Sylvia https://www.facebook.com/sylhouettesbysylvia
-Ceremony Music by Zacc West (friend of the couple) http://www.zaccwest.com
-Bridal Gown by Allure purchased at La Soie Bridal
-Bridesmaids’ Gowns by The Dessy Group
-Bridal Shoes by Betsey Johnson
-Groom’s Suit and Groomsmen’s Tuxedos purchased at Friar Tux Shop
-Cake Topper by CozyMilArt on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/CozyMilArt
-Invitations by Smitten on Paper http://smittenonpaper.com

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