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Fairytale Los Angeles Wedding at Vibiana // Matt & Sarah

Fairytale Los Angeles Wedding at Vibiana // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Los Angeles wedding photographers


FROM THE BRIDE

I remember waking up the morning of the wedding at 3 AM. While staring at the ceiling, I wished it was a more reasonable time to wake up.  I was already so excited for our wedding day! I had been dreaming about an Fairytale Los Angeles Wedding at the Vibiana  for so long. Dreaming about my fairytale wedding and all the special moments that would come with it. The day felt so long as we began to prepare. With hair, make up, and a bit of nervous anticipation, all of my heart was ready to see Matt.

One of my favorite moments was our first look. We opted to have our first look privately in the courtyard next to the RedBird Cafe. We wanted our moment to be just ours. I remember the moment with so much clarity. I came down the stairs from and met him in the hallway. When we saw each other in that first glance, there were butterflies in our stomachs and tears in our eyes. This moment was just like I had dreamed of. After so much time and effort put into every detail of the day, seeing Matt at our first look made everything fall into place. From that moment, the entire day flowed naturally. I instantly relaxed and was able to let my day happen.

 

WEDDING DAY DESIGN

I absolutely loved my wedding day decor! In creating an fairytale Los Angeles wedding at the Vibiana, I wanted our day to be classic and timeless with a bit of a whimsical element.  I wanted to bring naturally lush elements, both outside and inside. I loved the ivy that we brought in to cover the marble inside Vibiana. Because the Vibiana had once been a cathedral, there were so many beautiful architectural elements. We focused most on the designs of the flowers and mixed in a touch of metals (gold and copper) to add personality. Overall, I would definitely say the flowers and greenery absolutely made the venue shine.

If I could give one piece of advice to future brides, I would say, “slow down and enjoy every moment.” It wasn’t easy for me. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer gravity of getting married. I keep remembering that while your wedding day will be wonderful, it’s just another day–it doesn’t have to be perfect. Remember that nothing is perfect. The more you can remember to be in love with your moments with the people that you love. And that’s what it’s about! It’s about your love, your moments and you’re forever.

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Photography: Sun & Sparrow Photography | Ceremony Venue: Vibiana | Reception Venue: Vibiana | Event Planning: Amy Greenberg | Floral: Lori’s Flowers | Stationery: Tracy Saritzy | Videography: Tim Irvin | Bakery: Redbird | Engagement Ring: Revolution Jewelry | Hair: Design Visage | Makeup: Design Visage | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Groom’s Attire: Theory | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Veil: Panache Bridal Beverly Hills | Groom’s Bow Tie: The Tie Bar| Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Submitted via: Matchology

SPRING MINIS ARE HERE!

It’s that time of the year for our mid-year spring mini sessions. Share the spring with your favorite Los Angeles photographer, Sun & Sparrow. This spring, we want to focus on engagements! All of you who are just dying for the perfect fairytale engagement, we are here for you! We can’t wait to see all of our favorite friends and our new friends again. This year we plan to celebrate the beauty in everyone’s heart by sharing whimsical love in fairytale form this spring. If you browse each location gallery, you will see the dreaminess we hope to bring to your family photos this year. I’m sure many of you have friends who have gotten engaged over the holidays and they are looking to take engagement photos. Some of you have little ones who are just growing up too fast! Our Spring Mini Session dates and locations are NOW LIVE and we are thrilled to share a some of our most favorite locations!

2019 SPRING MINI SESSIONS at $315 INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

• 20 minutes of photography

• These sessions are for newly engaged couples, but if you have a maternity, birthday or family session, all are welcome!

• Maximum of 7 people per session for anything other than engagements

• 25 High Resolution images delivered via digital download (includes a print release)

• $200 deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your date (by PayPal)

• Remaining balance is due on the date of the shoot (cash or PayPal)

• Images will be delivered within 14 days from your session

For ease of booking, please review your favorite location.

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Love in the secret places ~ at Secret Field in Palos Verdes 

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SUNDAY April 14, 2019 with Ellie : CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL AVAILABLE TIMES


Trees Fields & Light ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church  

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SATURDAY, April 27, 2019 with Ellie : CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL AVAILABLE TIMES


Whimsical Courtyard ~ at Saint Francis Episcopal Church 

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SATURDAY, May 5, 2019 with Tiffani : CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL AVAILABLE TIMES


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Santa Barbara Estate fairytale wedding photographer // Jeff & Kayla

Santa Barbara Estate fairytale wedding photographer // ©2018 Sun & Sparrow Santa Barbara wedding photographer 

  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. 

(Kayla) I didn’t sleep all night! I am not sure if it was nerves or excitement that this day has finally come, after a year of planning. Jeff and I went on a walk that morning around the ranch that morning. Our last one before becoming Mr. and Mrs! We visited the horses and goats and were able to see the beginning stages of our magical day being put together. I felt so much more relaxed at at ease afterward. After that we parted ways and the girls started getting ready. I was most looking forward to walking down the isle with my dad and looking to Jeff. 

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? 

(Jeff) We had a first look. I felt like I was the luckiest guy on Earth, and at the same time, felt like we were the only people in the world. I was so mesmerized by her beauty, I had no words. She literally took my breath away. 

3. What was your favorite moment/story from your wedding day? 

(Jeff) My favorite part of the wedding was our ceremony. It was so personal and so full of love and happiness. There were few tears and a lot of laughs.  And of course your vows. “This is it.”

(Kayla) My favorite moment was our first dance. I have never felt more in love than at I did at the very moment. We had a friend give us a few lessons prior to it, but in that moment, I forgot that there were other people around us. It left like it was just him and I dancing alone.

4. How did your day most feel like a fairytale?

(Both of us)  It was all the love around us! Pure happiness filled the air. A feeling that is indescribable. There is nothing better than having all your friends and family in one place just to celebrate love! From the castle like settling, to the beautiful flowers, our vows, the candlelight dinner, watching the kids have the time of their lives on the dance floor, and of course the endless kissing! Every single moment was so magical

Little Juliette // Los Angeles newborn photography

Los Angeles newborn photography // ©2017 Sun & Sparrow family and newborn photographer in Los Angeles

The Stillness of Motherhood // From our new mommy, Autumn Krauss

“What are you running from?”

I was asked this question a long time ago. Eleven years ago, to be exact. It was asked in a generic Starbucks by a guy that I no longer know but I remember that he paid for my Caramel Macchiato and pulled out my chair, even though we were at a coffee shop and I thought that was weird. Yet, somehow, even though I can’t really remember his face (I feel like he was blond?) or even his last name, his question has come with me as I’ve passed the markers of life: getting a masters degree, getting married, getting pregnant.

I think it’s stayed with me because, when it slips up to me in moments of quiet, I tell myself it’s not true, though I have a sense that ironically, I’m trying to outrun a question about how I am running from things—and that those things have unpleasant names like Fear and Anger and Doubt. Always Doubt.

When I became pregnant with my daughter, Juliet, I started running within the perimeters of my life: I took on as much work as possible, I went to the gym incessantly, I saw friends near and far, I designed a nursery for Juliet, I took pictures for my Instagram, I kept busy, busy, busy and that busyness was exhausting but that exhaustion was better than the stillness of my own thoughts.

Then she came. Juliet. Born on October 20th, a day before the hottest week of the year. And I quickly learned something about babies. You can’t outrun them. They tether you, they keep you, they pull you into their rhythms and mysteries and suddenly you find yourself feeding your baby at 4am and you can’t go anywhere and you’re tired of looking at your phone and then the question comes to you in the dark: “What are you running from?”

You can’t put the baby down to go do something so you must wrestle but you are so very tired, so the wrestling turns to prayer: Lord, Have Mercy and you pray for yourself and your little girl with a desperate sincerity that you’ve never had before. And while that darkness is still there, wrapped all around you, it begins to feel more like the thing that will save you rather than drown you and you think that there just might be sanctification in the stillness of motherhood.

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