How we love weddings that depict love as flamboyant and sparkling.. Love that can be felt through photographs that become their owners' heirloom and the best keepsake.. Just by looking at these gorgeous photographs masterfully captured by Sun and Sparrow, we feel the heat of the sun, the breeze playing with the bride's stunning and ethereal dress, her curly hair stroking her bare shoulders and the beauty of love these two beloved partners who are getting ready to share for eternity.
Succulents placed next to white candles perfectly match the wedding's aesthetics. Pink walls, rocks, deserted ceremony spot decorated with tree branches create a very intimate atmosphere and coziness each couple want on their special day. Attention to details is the key element of this wedding that combines many aspects that just simply touch our hearts. Those special moments of tenderness this couple shares are filled with sincere joy and closeness, which makes us want to look at these photographs for hours.
The moment of excitement the groom shares with us in those photographs, the bride's gentle ways of holding him as they embrace their day filled with laughter, warmth coming from the guests and the tables decorated with vintage findings, and the great style this couple picked to make their ceremony resemble a love story growing like a beautiful flower making its way to the sun in the desert lands of wild West. Love that is strong, love that is brave, love that will always last..
Advice for couples: If you are taking the DIY route like us, delegate as much as possible. Have the bridal party and friends and family help you with little tasks on the day-of. Also, hire a wedding coordinator is possible- I wish we did this :) The day goes by so fast so try to stay present and soak in each moment. It's challenging to spend time with all the guests during the reception, but we had a bar night after the rehearsal dinner where we were able to connect one-on-one with some of our closest friends and family. I highly recommend doing this, especially if you are having a larger wedding. Also, do everything you can to make sure your maid of honor, bridesmaids mother, etc feel loved and appreciated. My maid of honor worked so hard to make sure my bridal shower, bachelorette and anything wedding related was wonderful so I gave her little gifts throughout the wedding-planning process to make sure she knew how much I appreciated her. A spray tan here, a manicure there- those things go a long way!
The proposal: It was Easter Sunday 2012 on our 4th year anniversary. I had traveled to Ghana, West Africa, where Sheva was stationed for a month, working with local jewelry artisans. On one of our free moments, in the afternoon heat of Africa, we took a romantic horseback ride along the coast. In one moment, I realized that it was time. With my heart pounding in my chest, I jumped off my horse and reached into my pocket, then got down on one knee… Above me sat Sheva on her horse named “lucky.” ”Will you Marry me… And make me the happiest man on Earth?” She immediately yelled “Yes!!! Yes!!!” enthusiastically!! I was so excited, everything but her faded away. Right after she screamed a large wave came crashing down on me while still on one knee! I was drenched from head to toe. Luckily, I held onto the ring with all my might! When I got to my feet, I put it on her finger smiling with tears welling up my eyes, and I could see them in hers… It was our kind of fairy tale moment!!!
Vendors:Photographer: Sun and Sparrow // Venue: Le Haut Desert Aerie; Pioneertown, CA // Hair stylist: Kima of Le Haut Desert Aerie // Make-up: - Bonnie Benefield of Chanel Makeup // Invitations: Paperless Post // Wedding Cake: La Espiga Bakery // Vegan Deserts: PlantsParty // Music: DJ Dan Goldstein