WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WEDDING? // While we were dating, we loved visiting the desert. We had been to Joshua Tree many times and had some of our closest & most favorite moments as a couple in the desert. We absolutely loved the idea of using the paradox of massive open space to highlight the intimacy on our wedding day. We knew that we had to share some of our most special moments with all of our family and friends. Simply stated, in the remoteness and isolation of the desert, we found our inspiration 🙂
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE/FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY? // I can say without a shadow of a doubt that the Persian dancing with our friends & family was our favorite! It was important to have that element of culture on our wedding day and it was so nice to see all our friends embrace it by cutting a rug to our Persian playlist!
WHY WAS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT TO YOU? // We wanted to capture the beauty of the day; the best, most important day of our lives! We want to share these photos with our children someday so it was important that the photographs captured the love and happiness of the day.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SUN & SPARROW? // We saw a couple weddings they had photographed on their blog and we were blown away! Sun & Sparrow captured all of our moments and details beautifully. One of the best parts about the girls, is when we met Ellie & Tiffani we connected with them immediately. We knew we wanted them to be a part of our day.
DID YOU DO ANY DIY PROJECTS? IF SO, WHAT? // One of my favorite DIY projects were our escort cards. These were beautiful pieces of bark that I used a wood burning tool to write our guests names & table numbers into bark. It took forever, but it was so worth it to see all of the excitement from this personalized touch. // Another DIY project was that I designed & made the statement necklace I wore. I absolutely love building new jewelry from old items. By reconstructing antique jewelry and brooches, I made my amazing wedding day jewelry! // The final project was to make & create our bouquets. I wanted plants & florals that would last through the day. So I put together some beautiful drought resistant plants together with some beautiful burlap wrapping and it made a beautiful & wonderful!
WHAT WAS YOUR SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE? // Something Old: An antique locket I pinned to my bouquet that had pictures of loved ones who have passed // Something New: My shoes // Borrowed:My wedding dress! Borrowed from my generous sister-in-law // Blue: My garter was embellished with a blue rose.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR BRIDES WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PLANNING PROCESS? // Keep it simple and delegate tasks as much as possible so you can enjoy your special day. And remember- the planning is part of the fun- do your best to approach it that way.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING MARRIED NOW? // I love knowing that we are a family now- its a subtle shift but it feels different and good. Also, I love saying “my husband”- it still feels so new and exciting every time!
©2013 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Boho chic desert wedding // Pioneer Town in Joshua Tree, CA
Audrey and I drove up to San Luis Obispo this past weekend for our engagement, although on Saturday morning, she woke up thinking it was just going to be a wild and crazy 3 year anniversary weekend. It ended up being all that and more, starting when we arrived at theMadonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA. The day started out normal enough. We woke up next to each other in our bedroom. I gave her a kiss good morning and started getting ready for our drive. She made us some matzo-brei with some shmura matzah we got last week. She got dressed to the nines, a scarf and summer hat. She looked amazing. Perfect for today’s events. I packed the ring in my backpack, wrapped in heavy cellophane from the cleaners, so she wouldn’t accidentally see the box. I also snuck a special wine bottle of Audrey’s into my bag, a 1998 bottle of Chateau Cantemerle bordeaux that she was waiting for a special occasion to open. This weekend would most certainly be that. We drove up the 101, stopping in Buellton to pick up some munchies right off the freeway. Continuing on, we arrived in San Luis Obispo at around 1 o’clock (maybe a little later). We had lunch at the Firestone Grill in town, where we indulged in that classic central coast treat, tri tip sandwiches. They were good, but a bit tough, and seating at that popular place was a challenge all its own. Finally we found a seat, and chowed down. I only ate half my lunch, since my appetite was low because I was so nervous.
Just in case you missed the VINE footage… Here it is!
©2013 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Big thanks to Claudia Navarette for second shooting with us! // Vasquez Rocks Engagement // Santa Clarita Engagement Photographer