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Ryan & Melody // Enchanted wedding at The Oaks at Calamigos Ranch

Enchanted wedding at The Oaks at Calamigos Ranch // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Malibu wedding photographer

If I were to describe how I felt the morning of our wedding day in one word, I would say “surreal.” After a year and a half of looking at bridal photos on Pinterest and Instagram, I just couldn’t believe that it was finally my turn to be a bride. I remember looking at my girls with their hair and makeup done, wearing their robes, and thinking “Wow, they look so beautiful.” We laughed and were silly. It was just about us having fun.

Everything started to feel real when I put on my dress. My maid of honor and mom were patiently helping me button all of the buttons. They are beautiful, but can be difficult! I remember starting to feel my anxiety rise, even though I was so confident in what this day was about. All I could think was,  “I’m getting married. This is it.”

One of my favorite moments of the day was my first look with my dad. He had no idea what to do or how to act. He literally asked, “What do you want me to do?” as he came out and saw me. We all thought it was hilarious and couldn’t stop laughing. My dad is so special to me and I loved that we didn’t have the typical cheesy moment. He just did what came naturally to him and it was awkwardly perfect.

I remember that I couldn’t wait to see Ryan. I kept wondering, “What is he doing?  How is he feeling?” My heart missed him so much and couldn’t wait to give him a hug. We decided not to do a first look because we wanted to see each other for the first time at the ceremony. That moment of walking down the aisle felt incredible. There was so much love, walking on a trail of rose petals in the middle of friends and family. And then, I saw him and instantly felt a sense of euphoria and peace; like I was home. He looked so handsome and I could see the tears in his eyes. I got teary-eyed too and began to look around me. My mom looked so radiant and happy. His mom couldn’t stop crying. Our dads looked proud. There were so many emotions going on and I was about to marry the man of my dreams. I’ll never forget that moment.

The rest of the day felt more relaxed and we got to focus on eating, dancing, and having fun. Looking back at the day, it was our own version of a perfect little fairytale. The flower arrangements were whimsical, the crystal accents added a touch of elegance, and the scenery at Calamigos Ranch is pure romance. It was one of the best days of our lives and I’m so happy Sun and Sparrow beautifully captured the special moments so we can cherish these memories forever.

 

MY VENDORS: Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Coordinator: Dianne Valladares : www.atlastplanning.com | At Last Event Planning : | Photographer: Sun & Sparrow : www.sunandsparrow.com | Videographer: Kyle Dijamco : www.2010films.co | Florals: Linda Marshall : www.actoncreativeflowers.com | Rentals & Designer: Patty Cioffi : www.facebook.com/PattyCioffiEvents | Caterer: Iman : www.parkwaykebab.com | Desserts: Caesar’s Pastry : www.caesarspastry.net | Wedding Cake: Sasha Gustafson : www.buttercakeshoppe.com | Wedding rings maker: King of Jewelry : www.kingofjewelry.com | Wedding Gown Maker: Pallas Couture: www.pallascouture.com | Wedding & Engagement rings: King of Jewelry : www.kingofjewelry.com | Hair & Makeup: Lucy Alvarez : www.hairmakeuplucy.com |  Bride Shoes: Badgley Mischka : www.badgleymischka.com | Bride Earrings: Nadri : www.nadri.com |

Bridesmaids dresses: Jenny Yoo : www.jennyyoo.com | Bridesmaids robes: Le Rose : www.shoplerose.com | Bridesmaids jewelry: Givenchy: www.givenchy.com | Groom Suit: J. Crew : www.jcrew.com | Groom Details: Coach : www.coach.com | Groom shoes: Allen Edmonds : www.allenedmonds.com | Groomsmen suits: The Black Tux : www.theblacktux.com | Groomsmen gifts: 

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Chris & Crystal // Dreamy wedding at Bella Vista Groves

Dreamy wedding at Bella Vista Groves // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Ventura Wedding photographers

It’s impossible to describe your wedding day with just a few words, resorting to magical, wonderful, everything I’ve ever wanted isn’t good enough. Leading up to the day, we thought it would never come, waking up on the morning of the wedding anxiety sets in. “OMG” is my initial thought, I am going from Miss to Mrs. this is real! Yeah that really happens. I thought about it and it sunk in, why am I freaking out? I am so ready, it’s about time! Most of the pampering, wardrobe, hair, make up all went by too fast. The next thing I remember is having to surprise my husband and unveil what I look like to him for our first look. The seconds leading up to this was an over whelming feeling of nervousness and excitement. All those feelings went away the moment he looked at me and smiled, at that moment I knew that tonight was going to be the best night of my life. From walking down the isle, saying Ido, our first dance and enjoying the night with our closest friends and family amounts to nothing compared to that moment there. A lot of people say the night is a blur, not to me….I remember everything from that moment on. I will forever play that day in my head, the day I said I do.

What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? Did you have any special moments/story with friends or family that stand out to you?

From the Bride – one of my favorite moments of the night was honoring all veterans that joined us on our special day. I had Handmade “America” signs with a little toy soilder an a note on the back, thanking them for their services.

From the Groom – Hands down the best moment of the entire night was being introduced as husband and wife In front all of our guests, Immediately afterwards we danced our first song. The song we had chosen was “Perfect”- By End Sheeran. We never discussed when to turn the music off, instead of dancing for roughly a minute as we planned, we danced for the entire length of the song 4 minutes & 20 seconds. As we both gasped and realized how long the song was, we became nervous..this turned out to be the best part of my night. Four minutes of you, me dancing alone under the stars.

What inspired you while planning your wedding & decor? Was there any special element that made your decor come together for you, personally?

From the Bride: I’ve always wanted an outdoor wedding, something about candles and simplicity was always in my mind. Having candlelights and the night stars is something I always dreamed of, Plus Pinterest doesn’t hurt.

From the Groom: I said “Yes dear” a lot. My strategy worked out great

Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings?

From the Bride: Do not stress over the little things, when the big day comes you won’t even recall them. Be in the moment, be glad you have Tiffani there, she really makes a big difference.

From the Groom: Say ” Yes Dear” a lot, it works out fine. Don’t forget to laugh, smile and dance. Drink Plenty of Booze….to keep you warm.

Venue: Bella Vista Groves,www.bellavistagroves.com
Coordinator: Bella Vista Groves,www.bellavistagroves.com

Photographer: Sun & Sparrow, www.sunandsparrow.com
Videographer: COG Cinemas, www.MDArteaga.com

Florals: Casi Cielo Weddings, www.casicieloweddings.com
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas, Shutterfly.com
Calligraphy: The Heart and Hand, www.theheartandhand.com
Rentals: Bella Vista Groves,www.bellavistagroves.com

Caterer: Martino’s Catering

Desserts: Nicole’s Cakes

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Wedding Gown Maker: Vera White
Wedding Gown Boutique: Davids Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Mane Studio Salon
Bride Shoes: Steven Madden

Bridesmaids dresses: www.Lulus.com
Bridesmaids robes: Etsy, DivineBridalShop

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Groom Suit: Hudson Custom Suits, www.hudsonsuits.com
Groom shoes:  Charles Tyrwhitt, www.ctshirts.com/uk/home
Groomsmen suits: Max’s (Mission Mall)

Groomsmen gifts: Etsy, TealsPrairie

PALM SPRINGS DREAMY BOHIEMIAN WEDDING // IAN & JOANNA

PALM SPRINGS DREAMY BOHIEMIAN WEDDING // IAN & JOANNA @2019 Sun & Sparrow Southern California & Destination Wedding Photographers



PALM SPRINGS DREAMY BOHIEMIAN WEDDING // IAN & JOANNA

Venue: @arrivehotels
Coordinator: @frankly.weddings
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow : www.sunandsparrow.com | Sun & Sparrow : @sunandsparrow
Florals: @oak_amble
Invitations: @minted
Wedding Day Printed Goods:  designed by  @frankly.weddings // printed by @fladedahs
Rentals: @planksandpatina + @sigpartyrentals
Specialty Napkin Rental: @borrowedblu
Caterer: @draughtsman.ps
Wedding Cake: @overtherainbowdesserts
Coffee: @cartelcoffeelab
Ceremony + Cocktail Acoustic Music: @jessemacleodmusic
DJ: Chris Dent of @dartcollective
Officiant: Terri Ties the Knot https://www.territiestheknot.com/ (no insta)
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Hair & Makeup: @kohnur

Jack & Cindy // Southern California Coastal wedding at Casa Romantica

Southern California Coastal wedding at Casa Romantica // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow Casa Romantica Wedding photographer

Describe your experience at your wedding in 1 paragraph, everything you remember.

Jack: The first emotion I felt during our wedding was joy on a number of different levels – joy that I was about to marry the woman of my dreams, joy that all of our shared experiences were about to culminate in a wonderful celebration, and joy that all of our hard work preparing for the big day was over and that we could finally savor all the day’s special moments.  The instant I saw Cindy during our first look felt like an incredible rush that didn’t let up until we woke up the next morning. The rest of the day felt like living in a fantasy. Our ceremony overlooked the Pacific Ocean on a beautiful Fall day, we had an amazing dinner with 120 of our closest friends and family, and then we danced the night away inside of a beautiful hacienda ballroom.  I’m glad that we have pictures to prove that we weren’t dreaming!

Cindy: The moment my bridesmaids and I arrived to Casa Romantica I felt a surge of emotions that brought me to a high unlike any other – excitement, nerves, anticipation, delight, and so much love. I was incredibly grateful for all the hard work that our families and bridal party had put in to make this a special day, and for all of our guests that had traveled from near and far to be with us. Walking down the aisle with my father to meet Jack was the sweetest and most loving scene that we could have asked for. We read our vows in front of our closest friends and family, and in that moment I couldn’t believe how fortunate we were – not only did I get to marry a wonderful man that has brought so much happiness into my life, but we also managed to have the wedding of our dreams. The coastal views, the laughter and cheers echoing through the walls, the beautiful flowers and decorations, our wedding band playing our favorite songs, it all came together to make our wedding an incredible experience.

What was your favorite moment from your wedding day? 

Out of all the amazing moments, our favorite would have to be  the ceremony itself.  The ceremony took place on the ocean terrace of Casa Romantica, which overlooks the San Clemente pier and the beautiful Pacific coast. The weather was warm and the skies were clear. At one point, our officiant asked us to look out on all of our friends and family in attendance, and the feeling of love and support emanating from all of our guests, coupled with the love and support we felt from each other, is something we will never forget. A close second would have to be dancing with all of our guests as we wrapped up the reception to our song, I’m Gonna Be (500 miles).

What inspired you while planning your wedding & decor? 

No one really tells you how much work goes into planning a wedding, but with the help of our fantastic wedding coordinator extraordinaire, Cortney Helaine, we were able to make our wedding dreams a reality. We wanted to set the scene in a beautiful, romantic, and intimate spot, and Casa Romantica allowed us to do just that. A venue as lovely as Casa meant that we only needed to add a few personal touches to make it special. From the dark red dahlias to the San Francisco themes, we wanted to bring details that were closest to our heart. The fact that each component of the wedding had been carefully curated by us brought on a feeling of accomplishment, as well as a feeling that we were living in some sort of dream world that had been created in our imaginations.

Do you have any advice for brides/grooms who are currently planning their weddings?

So much time and effort goes into planning a wedding that it can be easy to become distracted and not be in the moment. Make sure you let yourself enjoy the big day! All of the planning and stressing will be worth it, as long as you remember to turn off that part of your brain come wedding day.

MY VENDORS: NAME, WEBSITE,  INSTAGRAM
Venue:  Casa Romantica, www.casaromantica.org,  @casaromanticasc
Coordinator: Weddings by Cortney Helaine, www.cortneyhelaine.com,  @cortneyhelaine_weddings
Photographer: Sun & Sparrow, www.sunandsparrow.com,  @sunandsparrow
Videographer:  Memory Machine Films, www.memorymachinefilms.com,  @memorymachinefilms
Photo booth:  Orange Box Photo Booth,  www.orangeboxphotobooth.com, @orangeboxphotobooth
Florals:  The Tangled Vine, www.thetangledvinedesigns.com,  @tangledvine
Invitations:  Minted,  www.minted.com,  @minted
Rentals:  Signature Party Rentals,  www.signatureparty.com,  @sigpartyrentals
Caterer:  Iva Lee’s,  www.ivaleescatering.com,  @ivaleescatering
Wedding Cake/ Desserts:  Plumeria,  www.plumeriacakes.com,  @plumeriacakestudio
Wedding Band:  Lucky Devils Band,  www.luckydevilsband.com,  @luckydevilsband
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Wedding Gown Maker:  Paloma Blanca,  www.palomablanca.com,  @palomablancabridal
Wedding Gown Boutique:  Archive Bridal,  www.archivebridal.com,   @archive_bridal
Wedding & Engagement rings: Sloane Street Jewelry,  www.sloanest.com,   @sloanestreetjewelry
Hair & Makeup:  Bijou Beautiful,  www.bijoubeautiful.com,  @bijoubeautiful
Bride Shoes:  Le Silla,  www.lesilla.com/us,  @lesilla
Bridesmaids dresses:  Jenny Yoo,  www.jennyyoo.com,  @jennyyoonyc
Bridesmaids jewelry:  Kate Spade,   www.katespade.com,   @katespadeny
Groom/ Groomsmen Suits:  Friar Tux Shop,   www.buy.friartux.com,  @friartux

WHIMSICAL WEDDING AT ORCUTT RANCH // AJ & LESLIE

WHIMSICAL WEDDING AT ORCUTT RANCH // AJ & LESLIE @ 2019 SUN & SPARROW // ORANGE COUNTY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER



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