WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR WEDDING? // We both wanted our wedding to display our love for each other and for music. Tyler is a DJ, and I play guitar. It was only natural and very us. The look I was going for was boho-chic and a little glam, yet simple and rustic. Music-inspired.
WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE/FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR WEDDING DAY? // The most memorable for me was walking down the aisle and seeing Tyler waiting for me. During the planning process, you can kind of envision what that feeling would be like, but not truly comprehend the type of emotion that will overcome you. For me, it felt like a dream–I remember walking with my parents and hearing our guitarist and violinist play “Let It Be” by The Beatles. I just started crying then. Reality hit me and it was real.
WHY WAS PHOTOGRAPHY IMPORTANT TO YOU? // We knew that having beautiful photos would allow us to remember and reminisce about all the special moments during our big day for years to come. Also, since we were so busy the day of–it was crucial that we had photographers who were able to capture every little detail we may have missed.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SUN & SPARROW? // We found S&S on TheKnot.com, loved their vintage-esque outdoorsy shots, and booked right away after speaking w/ Tiff. We loved that they were open to our crazy vinyl record store engagement idea. I just thought S&S had a great way of capturing photos w/ personality… And their outdoor shots were amazing!
DID YOU DO ANY DIY PROJECTS? IF SO, WHAT? // We did many, here’s a few:
–Invitations– I designed them myself from Photoshop and had them printed from VistaPrint.com. We wanted something simple and chic. We also assembled them ourselves, twine with music sheet and everything. // Programs– We did program fans and they were so easy to DIY! Just print, slab the two pieces together w/ double stick tape with a popsicle stick and that was it. // Favors– Since Tyler’s a DJ and our theme was love and music, we made our own 45 record vinyl inspired love mixtape for all our family and friends to take home & listen to. The fun part is we actually talked over it and hosted it, lol. // Directional Post and Signs- So fun, cheap, and easy to do! It helped guide our guests at the venue. // Window Pane Seating Arrangements- Found fairly cheap ones off Craigslist ($5/pop!), cleaned them up, added the rounded hooks and ropes, and wa-lah! We also printed the chart ourselves and stuck them on with spray adhesive. They were great decor at the venue. // Other DIYs: “Uncle Tyler, here comes the bride!” sign for coin bearer, flower girl baskets, ring bearer box, table numbers, and dessert bar (provided by our very special bridesmaid, Jellie). // Ivory Lace Overlays- My MOH/sister cut all the yards of fabric we bought at the LA Fashion District into overlays! We ended up saving lots of $ and our tables looked so chic.
WHAT WAS YOUR SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED, BLUE? // My “something old and borrowed” was a one of my mom’s vintage gold/pearl earrings that broke. We then “reworked” it by having my sister sew it onto my “something blue” garter as an accessory.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR BRIDES WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PLANNING PROCESS? // Start early, relax, take it easy. There will be a lot of challenges along the way, but trust your vision. Ask for help from family and friends. Lastly, enjoy your special day, because it goes by SO FAST! Don’t sweat the small stuff. Remember it’s about you and your man.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING MARRIED NOW? // Being able to come home to my best friend. Knowing that we’re in it together.
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