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Wilfredo & Sheena // Luxury wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside


will&sheena©2015 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Luxury wedding at the Mission Inn in Riverside

how she did itFROM THE BRIDE // So what inspired me regarding the decor I chose for the wedding was the venue itself. The Mission Inn is so romantic and beautiful, I wanted everything else to match that romantic theme. My dress was by the designer Berta. I fell in love with this dress because of its unique design, the beautiful lace, and all of the beads/pearls. My shoes were Jimmy Choo’s and actually pretty comfortable considering I didn’t break them in prior to the wedding. My earrings and rosary were by Maria Elena, she also makes beautiful headpieces. My husband’s navy tuxedo was by Theory, and matched perfectly with my dress and the theme of our wedding. Posh Peony did an amazing job on my florals, linen, and draping. Everything came out more beautiful than I imagined. I wanted a very soft romantic feel, so I went with cream roses with a hint of pale blush. I was so happy with Sweet Traders design and taste of our wedding cake. The design was beautiful. Again, I was going for a romantic theme so I had them add fondant lace appliqués to the top and bottom layer, along with some ribbon and rhinestones at the very bottom of the two middle layers, then had them add a few fresh flowers throughout. My DJ, Dance All Night DJ, did a wonderful job! He also did the lighting which added that romantic feel throughout the ballroom at the reception.
Wedding photographs were very important to me, and I decided on our venue based on the many photo opportunities of the beautiful decor and architecture at Mission Inn. At the end of the day, all you have are memories and photographs from your wedding day and that’s why I wanted to make sure I hired photographers/videographers that would capture that.  The most memorable part of our wedding day was the moment we first saw each other as I was walking down the isle and Wilfredo was waiting for me at the alter. That is a moment we will never forget.

My Vendors //  Venue: Mission Inn Hotel in Riverside // Florist: Posh Peony  //  Bridal Gown: Berta Bridal   //  DJ: Dance All Night DJ  //  Wedding Coordinator: Rebecca Calagna Events  //  Photography & Videography: Sun and Sparrow  //  Cake:  Sweet Traders  //  Save the dates and invitations: Minted  //  Rosary and earrings: Maria Elena Headpieces  // Makeup Artist: Britney Moya  //  Hair Stylist: Donett Dee Eiwasian


  • Cristina BarraganNovember 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm

    Jaw-dropping gorgeous! Such a pleasure working with you! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • SunSparrowMarch 30, 2016 - 3:10 pm

      We loved working with you as well!!ReplyCancel

John-Anthony & Remy // The Sepulveda House engagement

how-he-asked-torrance-wedding-photography1©2015 Sun & Sparrow // The Sepulveda House engagement

 FROM THE BRIDE //   ” The story really all started on October 17th of last year when Anthony and I set off for our adventure in the Big Easy. It had been about a year in the making and after hearing all the good things about NOLA we were SO excited! We were looking forward to a change of scenery and exploring the fun city. We were happy to have met my beautiful cousin Morgan for a portion of the trip along with a few folks from back east and Canada. It was a fantastic group and we all got along so well. We had such a blast!

    About four days in on a Tuesday evening, much like the nights prior, Anthony and I were on our way to meet Morgan and a few others from the group. We had plans to see a show with one of our new friends and later meet up with the others for some drinks. Along the way we took a little detour. Exploring the area near us, we decided to check out the Riverwalk which sits on the bank of the gorgeous Mississippi River. It was lovely.  It was then, as we were taking it all in,  just the two of us, that Anthony suprised me with a proposal. He made an awesome video/ slideshow for me that he showed on his phone and he said some really special words that I won’t forget. And yes, he did also get on a knee as he asked me to marry him, although, I’d have to say it wasn’t for long. It wasn’t long after that I said “yes, of course!” Everything about that night was absolutely perfect. There’s not much more I can say about it.

    Overall, our trip was just fantastic, every bit of it. I know if we could do it all over again, we would and in a heartbeat!! New Orleans definitely lived up to it’s name. It’s magical. That place, that moment, those people, that food, the music, the art…. it’s all there. It lives with us now as a memory, one that I know Anthony and I will treasure forever.

And now we’re looking forward to our wedding this fall and all the exciting things that are in store for us after. We can’t wait to celebrate the start of this new adventure with our friends and family!

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