Nick & Maria // Historic Cree Estate Wedding Photographer

how she did itAfter a year of planning and months of mounting anticipation we weren’t sure how not only the wedding day but the entire experience would play out. Of course we were hopeful, trusting in our decisions that the 3 day affair, with the wedding as the main event, would be nothing short of amazing and memorable for all involved. The Cree was both our centerpiece and our canvas and it could not have worked out better. We invited our loved ones to this hidden oasis to attend the rehearsal, the wedding and the goodbye brunch and we firmly believe that it could not have gone any better. No event, big or small is without its hiccups but we were able to take ours in stride and execute the vision that we always had in our heads.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WEDDING?  //  We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding and beautiful weather but we also knew that we didn’t want to be just another summer wedding – which is required if you want an outdoor wedding in our home-state Washington. Having both spent time together in Palm Springs, in springtime, we decided that we had our answer. We wanted to welcome our loved ones to an area, a climate that would be a welcome reprieve to the weather they’d just endured in their respective locales. Fun, sun and love; that’s what we wanted.

WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE/FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY?  //  To see the faces of our loved ones and the overall setup of the wedding were amazing, but not nearly as amazing as holding hands at the altar, hearing the touching words of our officiant and marrying the love of our respective lives.

On a side note, the orchestration of the event itself was phenomenal. All of the vendors appeared to work in unison, providing an entire day that we’ll remember forever.

WHY WAS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT TO YOU?  //  Our memories, they’re amazing. The memories our loved ones created also incredible. Photography is not only a means of capturing those memories but having them represent the unique perspective of an artist that we trusted and adore.  Photography was important to us because we see it as a primary pillar of any wedding – maybe not as important as the bride / groom but certainly on par with the venue, the officiant, etc. We want to be able to find ourselves, 40 years down the road, being transported through through time to the emotion of the day, as we share our wedding photos with our grandchildren. Photos transcend time and serve as direct portals to our emotions, our hearts.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SUN & SPARROW?  //  Once we determined our location, we set off in search of our venue. We came across many viable options, including the Cree. We came across a few S&S photos (pinterest? general search?) taken at the Cree and traced them back to their portfolio to find a trove of weddings shot at the venue.  The classy, elegant and deniable energetic style of S&S brought the Cree to life in a way that told us “this is it.” We may have found the Cree on our own but we fell in love with it through the lens of S&S.

DID YOU DO ANY DIY PROJECTS? IF SO, WHAT?   //  We made the ribbon garland that was strung across the doors. Our friends helped us make our terrarium centerpieces two nights before the wedding. I gathered and wired brooches to make my brooch bouquet and then my bridesmaid Braiden put it together and made it look AMAZING.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR BRIDES WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?  //  Just know that everything will come together beautifully. But also, don’t procrastinate TOO much.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING MARRIED NOW?  //  The undeniable sense of comfort and love being officially tied, forever, to the love of your life. The world is a bigger, better place in which our trust in one another helps us exist more confidently and happily.

 

MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT OR A TOKEN OF YOUR LOVE FOR NICK & MARIA BELOW! THEY LOVE YOU ALL AND ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE SHARED THIS SPECIAL DAY WITH YOU!! 

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Historic Cree Estate Wedding Photographer

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 This Film was taken & produced by Two Spoons Productions.

VENDORS  //  Venue – The Historic Cree Estate  //  Photographer – Sun & Sparrow  //  Hair & Makeup – Cheryl Nacario  // Wedding Coordination – In Love Events & Productions //  Catering – Coachella Valley BBQ // Caterer – Tacos Gonzalez  //  Bar Service – Papaya Sky // Videography – Two Spoons Productions  //  DJ – Tim @ California DJs

 

MAKE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT OR A TOKEN OF YOUR LOVE FOR NICK & MARIA BELOW! THEY LOVE YOU ALL AND ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE SHARED THIS SPECIAL DAY WITH YOU!! 

©2014 Sun & Sparrow Photography // Historic Cree Estate Wedding Photographer

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  • Shirley Hebb - Loved all your picture’s looked like a fun time was had by all.ReplyCancel

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