Real Brides: Sandy

I was actually surprised at how calm and aware I was. When I saw Robert for our first look, I thought it was so funny that he looked more nervous than me! I was super blessed to have a great wedding coordinator, my mom, my maid of honor and my bridesmaids (and bridesmen) who took care of me and made sure I had nothing to worry about. Robert and I loved that so many of our friends and family could be there, especially since a lot of them are from out of town. We can’t imagine a better day. When considering my wedding day, I wanted all of my decor to have a whimsical and woodland feel. I’m from New Jersey originally, where there are lots and lots of trees. When I showed some Californians my hometown on Google Earth, they said, “you lived in a FOREST!!” I would have never called it that myself, but I guess that explains why I like trees! I guess that’s what I loved about this venue – all the greenery and the way it plays with the light. Robert and I also got to know each other in the beginning while hiking and biking in a lot of Orange County’s parks, so the park scene was very meaningful to us in that way. If I could offer brides one bit of advice, I would love to offer one thing, definitely go with your gut, and stick with it. Don’t go on Pinterest late at night. And make sure you carve out time for just you and your new husband on the Big Day! We are so thankful for our first look and our private limo ride! MY VENDORS: Ceremony Venue: Oak Canyon Nature Center Reception Venue: Orange Hill Restaurant Coordinator: Kimi Wislocki of Perfect Planning Photographer: SUN & SPARROW @sunandsparrow Florals: Kevin Reeder @kevinreeder Makeup: Flawless Faces, Inc. @flawlessfacesinc Hair: Madison Bourne, @madhair_ Groom Attire: Friar Tux Shop, @friartux http://sunandsparrow.com/blog/rob-sandy-fairytale-wedding-at-oak-canyon-nature-center/

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