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Magical Forest Wedding at Descanso Gardens // Curtis & Lauren

Magical Forest Wedding at Descanso Gardens // Curtis & Lauren @ 2019 Sun & Sparrow // Los Angeles County Wedding Photographers

 

 

From The Bride & Groom:

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. Honestly, we couldn’t sleep because we were both very excited, yet anxious! We were looking forward to see all of our wedding party/mothers. Couldn’t have done it without the love and support from everyone.

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? We went with a first look. We couldn’t be happier when we saw each other for the first time. Lauren – I was trying very hard not to cry. Tears of Joy!!!

3. What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day? Lauren – walking down the aisle and looking at Curtis. My heart literally skipped a beat because I knew I was about to marry my best friend. Curtis – dancing with my wife at our reception! I couldn’t stop smiling and starring into her eyes! I just want to hold her in my arms FOREVER!

4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale? Taking our romantics in the oak forest was so magical and made it feel like we were in another world. Also just being surrounded by our loved ones!

Photography: Sun & Sparrow // Photo booth: SnapCam Photo Booth  // Florals: Vave Studios  // Invitations: Shutterfly  // String Light and Sweetheart table: Dolphin Events  // Wedding Dress and Tuxedo Rentals: Galleria Wedding  //Caterer: Patina Group  //Cake: King’s Hawaiian  // Lauren’s Engagement & Wedding ring: Icing on the Ring //Curtis’s Wedding ring: Worlds Design Jewerly //Wedding Cookie Favor: Lavender’s Blue // Wedding Gown Rental: Galleria Wedding // Wedding & Engagement rings:  Icing on the Ring  //Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Sung // Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka  // Perfume: Chanel //  Groom Suit:  Galleria Wedding  //Groom watch: Movado  // Groom cuff links: Montblanc  // Groom shoes:  Allen Edmonds  // Groomsmen suits: Generation Tux

 

Anthony & Kristen // Boho inspired forest wedding in Southern California

Boho inspired forest wedding in Southern California // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Southern California wedding photographers

FROM THE BRIDE // Our main goal for our wedding was to make sure we were in the moment and present, especially since we didn’t have a videographer. I would say we did just that. I couldn’t have asked for a better night from the vendors to our guests. I honestly couldn’t think of anything I would have done differently, it was truly a dream come true. My inspiration started with more of a Rustic theme with burlap and all that good jazz. It fit well with our venue being outdoors and an equestrian center. That all changed the moment I found “the” dress. My mom was a big part of planning and was helping me every step of the way. My mom has more of a glamorous, bedazzled, blingy, and sparkly style (which is much different from my rustic, vintage, plain jane style). We decided to meet in the middle and decided our décor would be Chabby Chic as we called it. There were mason jars, and lots of flowers, with some fancier looking centerpieces with lace dollies. I was so happy with the outcome of our two styles coming together and I couldn’t imagine it being any different, it was perfect.
My most memorable part of the day was just dancing the night away. My husband and I shared our first dance but unlike most weddings we also got to share it with our two children which was very special to us. Our DJ was so amazing and new exactly what kind of music to play to keep everyone dancing the night away.
I have a few words of advice for brides/grooms planning there wedding….
1. Spend the extra money on your vendors, especially your DJ and Photographer. Spend less on décor and such because honestly people don’t notice those things (and neither do you the  day of) I am waiting to see all my décor, and wedding cake from my photographers!
2. Make sure you are living in the moment and not looking at photos later and then remember all the things that happened. Be present… put your phone away and live YOUR special day (you only get to once!)
3. Don’t stress about the little things, or about the people that can’t make it. I realized a lot of “family” have weird priorities, but you can’t let that get you down. You have to know that whoever is there to celebrate is who matters most. As for the little things… don’t stress if certain things don’t get done right or at all. No one will notice but you (maybe).
4. ENJOY AND HAVE FUN!
MY VENDORS: 

Venue: Middle Ranch // http://www.middleranch.com
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow  //    www.sunandsparrow.com
Photo booth: DJ Pasha Entertainment //   www.djpasha-ent.com
Florals Party Posies Floral and Events //   www.partyposies.com
Invitations: Elegant Wedding Invitations  //   www.elegantweddiginvitations.com
Caterer: Anoush Catering //  www.anoush.com
Desserts: Great Dane Baking Co  // www.greatdanebakingcompany.com
Wedding rings maker:  Jewelry Exchange Tustin, Carbon 6
Wedding Gown Maker: David’s Bridal // http://www.davidsbridal.com
Makeup: Hair- Kristen Hall
Hair:  Dusty Kuskie Diamond Beauty
Bride Shoes: Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaids dresses: Show me your Mum // https://www.showmeyourmumu.com
Groom & Groomsmen Suit: Friar Tux // https://www.friartux.com

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