Matt & Candy // Rustic California Barn wedding

California antique barn wedding

©2016 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Rustic California Barn wedding

how she did it
FROM THE BRIDE // Our wedding day was magical, and a lot of it was due to the great team at our venue.  I had wanted to get married at a barn, and Matt didn’t want anything too commercial, so when I came across our venue in a few wedding and photography blogs, I knew it was the one!  The barn was rustic, intimate, charming, gorgeous, in person and in pictures.  The hard part was convincing the proprietor, Laina, to pick Matt and me over the hundreds of other people that wanted to get married there.  I also knew that I wanted to work with Laina right away.  I’m not one to fuss over details, and Laina took care of those details for me, including the setup, lights, food, bar, etc.  The few parts she didn’t handle, such as floral, deejaying, shuttle service, she referred me to her trusted vendors.  I was taken care of from the beginning.

The most memorable part of the day was our first look.  I was pretty calm the entire day, but the moment I walked out and saw Matt waiting for me, I lost it.  I was so happy to marry this man after 8 years!  Other favorite moments included people telling us over and over again how unique the venue was and how delicious the food tasted.  Oh, and I have to say that hitting my home-made flower bouquet piñata provided a very cathartic release, and the sparkler send-off was special and beautiful as well.  We were so happy to see our beloved family and friends there to share the day with us.

I didn’t want to do videography, so I made sure I picked the best photographers.  Tiffani and Ellie from Sun and Sparrow took care of me on my wedding day as well, making sure I got all the shots I needed and that I wasn’t stressed out throughout the day.  I chose Sun and Sparrow because they did a fantastic job at my friend’s wedding a few years back, and because the lighting in each of their pictures was stunning.  Call it a gut feeling, I knew I wanted to work with them as soon as I saw their website.  I’m so glad I did!

Vendors:
Barn – Private Residence, Oxnard, CA
Catering – Table of Grace Catering
Floral – A Beautiful Day Productions
DeeJay – Moss Music
Shuttle – J&J Wedding Shuttle Service
Pinata – Homemade
Strawberry Jam – Richard and Sharon Siu
Hair and Makeup – Grace Lin Makeup
Candy’s Dress – Beautiful Day Wedding
Matt’s Tux – Men’s Warehouse

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