Anh and Dung were married on 5.21.11. It was “prophesied” as doomsday….well, looks like we all got out alive :) Working Anh and Dung’s wedding was like witnessing long time dear friends of mine. They are simply the nicest, funniest, sweetest couple! I know I say that about all of my clients but I truly am blessed and lucky to have such amazing couples who I can now call my friends. That is the one most rewarding thing out of being a wedding planner!! And to top off the perfect day, I worked with Peter Tran from Icons Photography, Fayth from Three Petals and Dzien from DJZ Productions. Friends I made from the industry = 1 big happy family!!
Anh and Dung were very calm and collected throughout the day. They even kept asking me if I had anything to eat or drink and they were worried that I was too stressed….lol…quite ironic when they actually hired me to take the worries and stress away from them. See? Sweetest couple ever!
All photos courtesy of Icons Photography. Thank you Peter!
We started off the day with the Tea Ceremony.
Here I am pinning boutonnieres as usual.
Getting the guys presentable before entering the bride’s parents house.
Look at them listening to me intently….always a plus when the bridal party takes my directions :) And the groomsmen were so much fun!
All set and ready to pick up the bride!
Here is the beautiful bride in her beautiful Ao Dai!
Love Anh’s beautiful smile! It’s contagious!
Touching moment…Anh’s mom gave a heartfelt speech which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.
After the tea ceremony, Anh went back to the hotel to change into her wedding gown.
The Sparkly shoes
This is their save the date….it’s so cute!
The beautiful bouquets! I love the vibrant pop of coral/orange colors!
Proof that we are having fun! :)
Who would have known the Sheraton Hotel in Anaheim is so pretty to take pictures at….Perfect spot for Anh and Dung’s first look!
Bridal party pictures were such a blast! There were more goofy photos than serious ones…definitely shows the fun nature of Anh and Dung.
Then it was time for the ceremony…
I avoided a little problem…5 minutes before they were about to walk down the aisle, I noticed the father of the bride without his boutonniere. He told me he forgot it at home after changing out his suit. I had to run to Fayth from Three Petals for a very quick made-up boutonniere..pfffuiii…
Here comes the bride!
United as husband and wife! Congratulations Anh and Dung!
After the ceremony, Anh and Dung went back to the hotel for some formal pictures.
Although, Anh really can’t help it and keep making funny faces at Peter. :)
I love bridges and veil shots!!! So romantic!
Now onto the reception!!!!
It took me forever to line up these little suckers!
Anh and Dung built this wall with frames, decorations and props for their guests to play with. Clever idea!!
Dung works at Apple so it was appropriate for them to incorporate it into the wedding.
The next few photos shows how impactful and important lighting and drapery is.
The finished thumb print tree.
There was a bit of a situation with the cake. The stand was so wobbly on the stage, it made Fayth and I very nervous so we decided to remove 1 tiered stand and fill it up with flowers. It turned out awesome!
Anh’s sister made these dolls to look like Anh and Dung.
First dance! Look at the love they have for each other…it oozes out of their bodies!
Yep…I’m also a personal assistant changing clothes for the bride :)
Cake cutting….I mean stuffing :)
And….perfect way to end the night…
Anh and Dung, thank you so much for having me be part of your wedding. You two were too sweet worrying about me the whole time. I am so glad that we have developed a friendship through your special day. I will cherish it forever! I wish you many many many years of happiness that you well deserve!!!
Ceremony: St. Callistus Catholic Church
Reception: Mon Cheri Anaheim
Hair and Makeup: All Made Up Team
Cake: Paris Bakery
DJ: DJZ Production
Florals: Three Petals
Photography: Icons Photography
Videography: HI Videography
Lighting and Drapery: Three Petals
Team KDWP: Lily Luong