Lauren and Brian’s Wedding 11.16.13

I met Lauren a few months before her wedding date and we clicked right away. It was a great 1st meeting and hearing what Lauren had in mind for her wedding and all the DIY party favors made me all the more excited for the big day to arrive. It was also a nice change working a non-Asian wedding. I didn’t meet Brian until a couple days prior to the wedding and as soon as I met him, I knew why Lauren is marrying him. Brian is a super caring person, in my eyes, he was a gentle giant. :)

We started off at Lauren’s parents in Whittier.

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Lauren’s mother was a big part of the wedding, she helped Lauren plan the wedding and came to several of our meetings.

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Lauren’s twin nieces were the cutest flower girls!

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Another flower girl with the cutest smile!

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Siblings love.

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A fun loving family!

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The beautiful bride and her lovely bridesmaids.

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Pinning boutonnieres on the ring bearer, groomsmen and the groom.

I absolutely LOVE how Brian’s Irish culture was incorporated in the wedding. Every groomsmen and Brian were proudly wearing Irish Kilt!

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Married!!! Congratulations Lauren and Brian!

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Lauren had a lot of details laid out at the reception. The fall colors were perfectly executed by Helen of Flowers by Helen.

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There will be a lot of cake pictures. It is just too cute not to share it. ;)

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In Memoriam Table.

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Lauren works for the Girls Scouts so she had custom made patch as one of her party favors.

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Yep! That’s Kale in the centerpiece!

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Team KDWP at its best, re-routing the flower girl to the dance floor as she just kept walking straight ahead :)

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Wedding and a game…great combination!

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As the guests started to leave, they were greeted by a table full of DIY party favors from the bride.

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Lauren and Brian, we can’t thank you enough for having us be part of your wedding day. All these months of planning and the wedding turned out absolutely beautiful! We hope to have executed  your vision and have made the both of you  happy. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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Ceremony: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Reception: Westridge Golf Club

Photography: Photography by Tracy

DJ: Mystical Vibrations

Cake: Lucky Treats

Flowers: Flowers by Helen

Team KDWP: Tania Bui, Ying Voong, Vi Le

Hieu and Hung’s Wedding 9.14.13

1st post of the year 2014. Happy New Year Everyone! Each year, I make the resolution to blog quicker but with a full time job and a toddler who requests your attention all the time, it’s a challenge. Just getting a little bit of time to blog is precious to me.

Hieu and Hung live in the Bay area and booked my services about a year prior to their wedding. They saw my name on photographers’ blog and decided to contact me. Since most of Hung’s family live in Orange County, they decided to have their wedding here. When we first met, I thought they were the nicest, most down to earth couple that I’ve met. Hieu was very organized and knew exactly what she wanted for the wedding, it was such a pleasure working with her. While working their wedding, you can see how their family and friend’s adore them. Hieu and Hung’s wedding marks # 3 of 5 weddings back to back. Excited to have had the chance to work with Lin and Jirsa Photography, they captured the whole wedding beautifully.

Hung and his groomsmen before heading to the tea ceremony.

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Custom made boutonniere for the Groomsmen and bouquet for the Bridesmaids.

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The tea ceremony was very traditional. Hieu opted to wear a very traditional Ao Dai instead of a more modern one.

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Their awesome ride for the day.

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For the Church Ceremony, Hieu and Hung went with a Vietnamese tradition where the bride and groom walk down the aisle together.

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Adorable flower girl and ring bearer.

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Married!!! Congratulations Hieu and Hung!

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In love with the next few photos of Hieu and Hung at sunset!

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Reception Details.

Hieu and Hung’s custom made ice luge.

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Moon cake (Banh Trung Thu) money box.

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Groom’s cake for Hung from his wife, his favorite food is pizza :)

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Since Hieu and Hung’s wedding was during the Autumn Festival, their party favor was a moon cake.

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The reception.

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Hieu’s sister was the cutest! She’s a Buddhist nun. Very funny and helpful too.

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Father Daughter dance. The look on Hieu’s face shows a daughter’s love for her father.

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Mother and Son’s dance.

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First Dance

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And they lived happily ever after…

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Hieu and Hung, thank you very much for being such an awesome couple. It was a delight being part of your joyful wedding. Everything was absolutely beautiful. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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Ceremony: Our Lady of La Vang Parish

Reception: Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort

Caterer : Furiwa

Photography + Videography: Lin and Jirsa Photography

Floral: Better Choice Flower

Linens: Stephanie’s Linens

Hair and Makeup: Vivian Tran Makeup

Band: Moonlight Band

Cake: Sweet Traders

Ice Luge: Carving Ice

Party Favors: Dang Good Sweets

Lighting and Drapery: XL Entertainment

Photobooth: Huey Bui

Transportation: OC Cruiser

KDWP team: Kayla Ton, Vi Le and Tania Bui

Gwenyth and Kevin’s Wedding 8.31.13

This wedding was the start of the crazy 5 back to back weddings in a row for KDWP.

Gwenyth and Kevin are 2 wonderful loving people who made sure that all of their guests had a memorable day. It is by far the biggest and most beautiful wedding KDWP has worked on so far. It was one lavish extravagant wedding that we will never forget. I have to admit that it was quite challenging at times but we pulled it through even though we encountered some hiccups along the way. Gwenyth and Kevin booked my services about 1 month prior to the wedding. I was hesitant to accept the booking at first because it didn’t give me much time to prep before the wedding. I took on the last minute coordination after meeting with Gwenyth and Kevin and couldn’t refuse after they described to me the vision they had for their wedding day. I was really really nervous as the wedding day was looming closer, there was so much to do yet so little time left. Gwenyth and Kevin’s wedding definitely put my wedding expertise, planning and coordination to the test. I had to do a lot of quick thinking and relied on my team to work extremely fast. Poor Gwenyth and Kevin had a lot of headache too, their original photographer quit on them 1 week prior to the wedding. It was a mad rush to find a last minute photographer during peak wedding season. Luckily, a good friend of them stepped up to the plate to save the day. Big thanks to Allan Le Photography for working so hard and delivering amazing photos.

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Kevin and his groomsmen, aka. The Kingz of Bolsa :D

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After the tea ceremony at Gwenyth’s parents, we headed over to the groom’s parents for a 2nd tea ceremony.

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I am absolutely in LOVE and obsessed with Gwen’s wedding gown! It was custom made and it looks gorgeous!

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Married!!! Congratulations Gwenyth and Kevin!

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Gwenyth and Kevin rented a mansion in Orange. It was the perfect place for bridal portraits.

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Gorgeous Wedding Party!

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I can’t get over Gwen’s dress! It was truly made for her. She looks absolutely stunning in it!

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Meanwhile, at the reception, it was a mad rush to get everything set up.

500 place cards arrived freshly printed 1 hour prior to guest arrival. KDWP team had to tear, fold and line them up at the speed of light.

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In LOVE with the flowers from Three Petals. It was orchids galore!

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Bellevent did an excellent job with the video showed prior to the Wedding Party Grand Entrance! It looks like a movie straight out of Hollywood! Check it out! You’ll be blown away!

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Kevin serenading his beautiful wife.

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Yes, it was one of the most stressful night of my life but in the end, getting a hug from Gwen and Kevin to thank us for a great job we did meant the world to us. It made for all the running around, being behind schedule and resolving all of the hiccups worth it. Gwenyth and Kevin, thank you so much for letting my team and I be part of your beautiful wedding. You guys definitely know how to throw a party! We wish you many wonderful years of happiness together. Keep posting photos of the food you are eating in Vegas! I live vicariously through you.

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Ceremony: Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Reception: Marriott Anaheim

Caterer: Paracel Seafood Restaurant

Videography: Bellevent

Photography: Allan Le Photography

Florist: Three Petals

Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Lynda

DJ/Drapery/Lighting: Platinum Peaks

Chiavari chairs/linen/napkin: Elegant Chiavari Chairs Rentals

Lounge Furniture: Del Rey Party

Dessert Table: Dang Good Sweets

Chocolate Fountain: Photos and Fountains

Cake: Givral Bakery

Photobooth: TVS Photobooth

Taiko Drummers: Senryu Taiko

Alvina and Daniel’s wedding 6.22.13

Alvina and Daniel are young, sweet, loving and very dedicated to being Christians. In fact, with the help of friends, Daniel surprised Alvina with his proposal on Church grounds! This is the first wedding where I left early and entrusted my team to conduct the reception. They handled everything with class and professionalism. Kayla, KDWP lead coordinator, even helped the groom when he was uncomfortable during the reception because of the cramped space and guests surrounding him.

I had the pleasure to work with Steve Hoffmann of Hoffmann Photographer who captured beautiful images of the wedding.

The wedding party started at the Fullerton Arboretum for a First Look and portraits.

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Daniel waiting to see his beautiful bride-to-be for the 1st time.

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Doesn’t Daniel make a handsome groom?

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I can’t get over how beautiful they make as a couple.

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While the wedding party was taking pictures, my team and I were setting up the ceremony site.

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One of the candle holder broke during transportation so I had to use tape to stick everything together. I was so nervous the whole ceremony, afraid that the tape wouldn’t hold and the candle will be knocked off. Thankfully, everything held together.

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Getting the bride ready before walking down the aisle.

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It was such a sweet moment when Alvina sang and Daniel played piano during the ceremony. Very personable.

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Married! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Choi!!!

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After the ceremony in Costa Mesa, I drove to Rowland Heights for the reception. It was a bit stressful trying to seat guests as some unexpected guests showed up. Our team worked fast on accommodating every one of  them in a very tight restaurant.

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Prepping the bridal party for the Grand Entrance.

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Alvina and Daniel, it was such a pleasure working for your special day. All the hard planning has paid off and everything looked amazing. Thank you so much for everything and we wish you many many blessed years of marriage.

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Ceremony: Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa

Reception: New Capital Seafood

Photographer: Hoffmann Photographer

Florist: MFG Floral

Morning Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Kelly Yi

Evening Hair and Makeup: Elaine Chou

Bridesmaids Hair and Makeup: Vanity Belle

Cake: Ruby Bakery

KDWP Team: Lily Luong, Kayla Ton, Tania Bui and Ying Voong

Thuy and Cuong’s wedding 12.15.12

Thanks to my previous brides and word of mouth, Thuy and Cuong called me right after our initial meeting to book my services! They are one of the most loving couples I’ve met and the love that they share is contagious! They got married right around Christmas so the festive spirit was felt throughout the day with Christmas decorations and Christmas Trees and balls everywhere. It was also a gorgeous day for a winter wedding!

Love these moments between the bride and her bridesmaids.

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The groom and his groomsmen.

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Church Ceremony

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Wedding Party Portraits

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Thank you Thuy and Cuong for allowing team KDWP to be part of your festive wedding! It was such a joy seeing the love your family and friends have for you.

We wish you a lifetime of happiness! Love you both!

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So proud to announce that Thuy is now part of KDWP team as an intern. We can’t ask for a better intern since she encountered first hand the work of KDWP at her wedding. Now she gets to be behind the scene! Welcome to the team Thuy!!!

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Ceremony: St. Callistus Catholic Church

Reception: Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa

Caterer: Paracel Seafood Restaurant

Florals: Hollywood Bridal

Videography: 2b1 Production

Photography: Tin Photography

Cake: Van’s Bakery

Bride’s Hair: Beauty by Gwen

Bride’s Makeup: Anha Does Makeup

Transportation: All Starz Limousines

Band: Lasting Love Band

DJ: DJ Armpit

Photobooth: 4 Stars Photobooth

Team KDWP:  Kayla Ton, Katie Ito, Winnie Ing and Vi Le

Trini and Phong’s wedding 11.17.12

What can I say about Trini and Phong’s wedding besides W.O.W!!! It is by far the best wedding that KDWP has coordinated! At our 1st KDWP holiday dinner, Trini and Phong were voted Favorite Couple, Best Wedding, Best Decoration! At the initial meeting with Trini and Phong, I fell in love with them! Trini described her wedding to me and what she envisioned, I was hoping that I would be able to pull off everything she had in mind. I was a bit anxious because Trini had BIG ideas and she totally pulled it off! Trini and Phong met during Thieu Nhi (Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Society), their love for each other is undeniable. Phong is truly an amazing guy and would put all of the groom out there to shame. Throughout the day, I can see how Trini and Phong are loved by their family and friends, they thought of everything and it truly was an experience I would never forget.

All photos courtesy of Kim Le Photography.

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Let’s get ready…

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and have some fun!

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Wow! Vera Wang wedding dress.

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Louboutin!!!

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Love the bouquets from Flower Allie!

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Trini made her own hair piece and garter. She’s so talented.

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Trini makes one beautiful bride!

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Trini wrapped Phong’s gift so beautifully.

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Only for Phong’s eyes ;)

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I have to say that I like Trini’s gift better.

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Trini and Phong’s wedding started bright and early. This was a very long wedding for me starting at 6 am since the tea ceremony was in Winnetka (a good 1hr30 min from OC). I remember Trini telling me that she hopes it wouldn’t rain because she hates the rain. Unfortunately, I can’t control mother nature and rain started coming down hard as soon as the tea ceremony started. I kept telling her that rain means good luck on wedding day. :)

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Prepping the family, groom and groomsmen.

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Lighting firecrackers for the start of the Tea Ceremony.

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And the rain started pouring…

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After the Tea Ceremony, I made my way to the church for set up.

There were a lot of details that Trini wanted done for the ceremony. I usually work by myself in the morning so it was a lot of running under the rain to get things done on time.

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Married!!! Congratulations Trini and Phong!!!

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Trini and Phong’s garden theme wedding was to die for! It was simply amazing and lot of them were D.I.Y by Trini and Phong themselves!

We were on a time crunch to set everything and I can’t believe we pulled it off on time! I’m so glad that Trini and Phong were happy with the results.

So many details!

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Now that everything has been set up and looks absolutely stunning, let’s get the reception going!

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Perfectly choreographed First Dance as Husband and Wife.

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True look of love.

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Phong serenaded Trini with a beautiful song. He did an awesome job!

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Newlywed Game! Everyone in the room participated, it was so entertaining!

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Cake cutting dress change.

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A surprised flash mob for Phong. Everyone at the wedding were practicing any chances they had and at any location.

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Trini jumped into the flash mob! Phong had no idea!

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Phong was super happy!

Trini changed dresses a total of 4 times! This is what happens when the bride is a fashionista ;) Loved all of her dresses!

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And they all danced happily ever after…

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Trini and Phong, I can’t express how grateful and thankful that KDWP was part of your wedding. It was absolutely beautiful! You wedding is 1 of the top 3 in KDWP wedding history.  We love you both and wish you many years of happiness and love all around.

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Ceremony: St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church

Reception: Crowne Plaza Hotel

Caterer: Furiwa

Florals: Flower Allie

Drapery and Chiavari Chairs: Better Choice Flower

Videography: 2b1 Production

Photography: Kim Le Photography

Lighting: After Dark Entertainment

Cake: Sweet and Saucy Bakery

Bridal hair & Makeup: Angie Hair & Makeup

Transportation: Love Boat Limousine

Team KDWP: Lily Luong, Kayla Ton, Katie Ito, Winnie Ing and Zoline Hau

Sophia and James’ wedding 8.25.12

I met Sophia at Thi and Eric’s wedding, she was 1 of Thi’s 10 bridesmaids. When Sophia contacted me to coordinate her wedding, I was very happy for her upcoming nuptials and it’s always good to see faces from previous weddings.

*All photos courtesy of Sloan Photographers*

James and Sophia got ready at their house in different rooms. I have to say, Sophia’s parents house and her house are AMAZING!

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All hair pieces, boutonnieres are handmade by James’ amazing sister Kelly. If you are interested in any handmade items for your wedding, click here.

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Sophia, coming down and peeking to see if her groom and the groomsmen are in the limo.

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Tea Ceremony.

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By far, the most beautiful boutonnieres I have had the honor of pinning.

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In place everyone…we are ready to start.

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Pure look of love.

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After the tea ceremony, Sophia went back home to wear her wedding gown for the church ceremony.

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Helping the beautiful bride down.

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Sophia’s mother was so nice, she was a sweetheart! <3

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Sophia’s quiet moment before becoming Mrs.

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I love this shot!

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Married!!! Congratulations Sophia and James!

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Bridal Party Portraits.

The lighting was perfect!

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So jealous of Sophia’s skinny waist :)

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Handmade from Drew Bella.

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Love peonies!!!

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Stunning!!!

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Timeless.

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Awesome jumping shot!

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Details of the reception.

If you ever need a backdrop, James’ sister Kelly from Drew Bella rents this gorgeous backdrop. It is all paper flowers hand-cut! Amazing isn’t it?

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Beautiful cake from Taylor Cake Creations.

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The bride and the bridesmaids relaxing before the festivities.

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Change of dress for Sophia.

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Sophia and James. Thank you very much for letting KDWP be part of your special day. It was such a beautiful day! We wish you many years of happiness and can’t wait to see the both of you build a lifetime of memories!

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Ceremony: Holy Spirit Church

Reception: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Ana

Caterer: Furiwa

Florals & Drapery: Thuy Bridal & Florist

Videography: Bliss Imagery

Photography: Sloan Photographers

DJ: TMMPRO

Photobooth: Instant Party Pix

Lighting: XL Entertainment

Cake: Taylor Cake Creations

Bridal hair & Makeup: Vincent Tran

Transportation: White House Limousine

Chiavari Chairs: Elegant Chiavari Chairs Rental

Linens: Stephanie’s Linens

Team KDWP: Lily Luong, Kayla Ton, and Katie Ito

Vy and Brian’s Wedding 9.4.11

When Vy and Brian approached me on coordinating their wedding, I was a little bit hesitant because their wedding was 1 week before our wedding. But, seeing how much love they have for each other easily persuaded me on coordinating their special day. Besides, Vy sold me when she said the idea for the wedding is floral vintage and D.I.Y!

*Special thanks to Kim Le Photography for all the photos*

As usual…pinning boutonnieres.

The bride getting ready.

While everyone was still getting and taking bridal party photos, my team and I set up all of the bride D.I.Y for the ceremony.

Old school typewriter…

Their backdrop for guests pictures.

It isn’t vintage if all the old pictures aren’t out!

They had old school games and candies around the area for guests to enjoy. Reminded me of my childhood :)

Helen from Flowers by Helen did an amazing job on the ceremony floral decorations. I am swooning over all the soft colors!

Love the bouquets!

All the programs and fan are D.I.Y from the bride! So talented!


Bridal Party photos.

Vy wore her ao dai for a few photos. Aren’t she such a beautiful bride?

So much love!

And then it was time for the ceremony as guests arrived.

The ring bearer and the flower girl were too cute!

Brian’s anticipation to see his bride walk down the aisle.

Here comes the bride!

Married!!! Congratulations Mr & Mrs. Alcalde!

During the ceremony, KDWP team set up the drink and food station.

Before heading over to the reception, the bride and groom had a bit of fun in front of their D.I.Y backdrop.

I did not coordinate the reception as Brian and Vy didn’t want to overwhelm me too much 1 week before my own wedding :)

Furiwa did an awesome job as setting up everything to Brian and Vy’s vision.

The cake and the groom’s cake.

Brian and Vy, thank you so much for including me in your wedding day. It was such a pleasure seeing the love that emanate from the both of you. I wish you all the happiness in the world and I can’t wait to see your family grow. Love, KDWP!

Ceremony: Newland Barn

Ceremony Rentals: Anar Party Rental

Reception: Furiwa

Photobooth: Pixel Photobooth

Florals: Flowers by Helen

Officiant: Christopher Torres

Photography: Kim Le Photography

Team KDWP: Renrick Hidalgo, Tammy Dang, Sylvie Huynh, Charles Nguyen

Michelle and Kevin’s Wedding 6.18.11

On the initial consultation, Michelle and I instantly bonded over our love for the color purple and so many other things we have in common! We got along so well on our first meeting that it lasted 3 hours!!! I think we spent about 45 min talking about wedding and the rest of the time, we just chit chatted about random things and became instant friends! I call Michelle my long lost purple sister!!! She is the sweetest, nicest, most lovable person ever! I didn’t get to meet Kevin on the initial meeting but I knew that he must be a sweetheart since Michelle was so lovable and easy to talk to. Over the course of the year, Michelle and I were constantly keeping in touch about the wedding and our everyday life. We even had a double date a month or so before their wedding! We felt so special when they invited Renrick and I to their rehearsal dinner after I conducted the rehearsal! I am so glad that I was part of their special, loving, memorable wedding and meeting all of their nice and welcoming family members. They really made me feel like I was part of the family and not just the coordinator. I am so thankful to call Michelle and Kevin my friends and to see their family blossom in the future.

I had the honor to work with the incomparable Henry Chen Photography on Michelle and Kevin’s wedding. I have been an avid follower of a handful of photographers and Henry was 1 of the top photographers I followed since even before I became a wedding planner. I was a bit nervous working with him at first but he is the kindest, sweetest person ever! I am truly blessed working with such amazing vendors. I am slowly but surely crossing off names on my list of  “Vendors I would LOVE to work with” :)

All photos courtesy of Henry Chen Photography.

I headed first to the hotel to meet Kevin and his groomsmen to make sure everything was OK.

Kevin’s suit was custom-made in China! Love the shiny-ness!

A little gift to Kevin from his wife to be!

Love this part! The guys were all viewing a YouTube video on how to tie a tie :D

Meanwhile, the ladies were getting all dolled up…

The Bride!!!

Isn’t Michelle the cutest???

A mother/daughter moment….I can’t believe how young Michelle’s mom look! They look like they could be sisters!

While all the bridal party was still getting ready, KDWP headed to the Bowers Museum for the ceremony setup.

It was such a beautiful June day.

Before picture of the ceremony site….

During setup….Cards are all D.I.Y from the bride!

KDWP D.I.Y! :)

The end result of the ceremony site!!!

THE gown!

Michelle’s shoes were her something blue.

There were too many good ring shots! I Couldn’t pick just 1 so I’m putting them all!

The ring box/pillow is D.I.Y from the Bride!

The Bridesmaids putting the final finishing touches on the Bride before the first look.

A little one on one with the Matron of Honor.

Love these next First Look sequence!

Henry Chen Photography was able to squeeze a few portraits of Michelle and Kevin before the ceremony.

I really like Michelle’s cascading bouquet…there’s like an old-schooled feel to it.

Reflection shot…my favorite!

Soooooo ROMANTIC!!!

I had to resolve a little crisis before the ceremony starts. The florist forgot to leave the 2 stem of roses for the mothers so, I had to pick borrow some roses from the museum garden to avoid disaster. I was instructing the boys how to hold the rose without touching the thorns. :)

And…it all worked out! Pffuuiiii…

Michelle and her father before walking down. Yes, that’s her father! Can you believe it? I totally thought he was her brother when I first met him!

Here comes the beautiful bride!

The look of love and anticipation!

Michelle had a male attendant as part of her bridesmaids and Kevin had a female attendant as part of his groomsmen! This was so cool and modern!

So much tears of joy for the happy couple!

Married Mr. & Mrs. Jones!!!

A few more formal portraits before KDWP heads to the reception.

Reception setup.

Sweetheart table.

More Details!

Yup! Michelle and Kevin are both Doctors! Couple of Smarties :)

I have to say that the food at S Fine Dining is really good!

The Cake!!!

Time for the reception to start!

Grand Entrance!

The speeches brought tears and laughter to the sweet couple.

Kevin made a small speech in Vietnamese. He was really good! The whole room cheered for him!

Traditional round of tables with Vietnamese Ao Dai.

While the couple was greeting tables, KDWP was setting up the dessert station!

All cake stands are D.I.Y by the talented bride!

Michelle and Kevin’s first dance as husband and wife.

Father Daughter dance.

Mother Son Dance. The look on Michelle’s face is so touching and genuine.

Cake Cutting!

The night ended on a high note with all the guests partying until the wee hours.

Michelle and Kevin! Thank you so much for having me be part of your wedding and making me feel like family! I am so happy for the both of you and so excited that I can call you my friends. You truly are 2 of the best people that I have had the pleasure to meet. I wish you both many many years of happiness and unconditional love for each other. Love – Kelly.

KDWP having some fun!

Annh and I manning the guests seating assignment table.

Henry’s assistant, Jove from Jovanni Photography and I posing for Henry’s test lighting before guests entered.

Good times!

Ceremony: Bowers Museum

Reception: S Fine Dining

Hair and Makeup: Le Brian Salon

Cake: Final Touch Bakery

Florals: KC Floral Designs

Officiant: Reverend Ken

Photography: Henry Chen Photography

Team KDWP: Annh Vo and Elise Tang

Thuy and Andy’s Wedding 6.4.11

Thuy and Andy got married on a beautiful day in June. When I first met them, I came out with the feeling that this couple was very serious, turns out it’s because they were doctors! Wow…my 1st in coordinating a wedding for doctors! I felt quite inadequate and not smart enough for them :) Thuy and Andy are 2 of the nicest people I have met. They are down to earth, very fun to be around and very sophisticated. I still can’t believe that they planned half of their wedding while living in Texas!

Special thanks to Jill Thomas for the great photos! She shot the whole wedding in films! That was a first for me working with a photographer who shoots totally in films. It made the color so much softer.

As usual, I woke up bright and early to pick up all the personal flowers for the bridal party.

Here is the groom! If I remember correctly, he had a designer suit. I like a metro-sexual groom!

The wire to hold the boutonnieres makes it pretty hard to pin…

The groomsmen flowers.

When I entered Thuy’s room, she gave me a big smile, hugged me and said “I’m so glad you are here, I am less worried now”. Made my day! It gives me so much happiness in what I do when the bride and groom feel relief just by seeing me :)

The bride’s Carolina Herrera dress

Louboutin!!!

KDWP helping the flowergirl to a perfect bow :)

The details….

The bride and bridesmaids lovely bouquets.

And the beautiful bride….

I’m not sure why but I love this picture of Thuy. She looks so serene and ready to get married! Just the simple act of putting her jewelry on gets to me.

The bride with her ladies. Love the softness of everything.

The groom with his handsome groomsmen. All doctors!!!

Andy checking out his beautiful bride…

Bridal Party!

Now onto some awesome portraits of the bride and groom…

The look of L.O.V.E!!!

This one is too cute!!! Andy’s nephew was such a cutie pie! I was even babysitting for a little bit when the bridal party was taking pictures.

KDWP = jack of all trades :)

After all the bridal photos, we headed to St. Nicholas Church in Laguna Niguel for the ceremony.

:( Here I go in the background ruining the photographer’s shot!!! I swear I usually am pretty good at being invisible!

Look at how happy they look at being Mr. & Mrs!!

Bubbles make great photos!

Details of the reception.

Everything was D.I.Y from the bride herself! So talented! I wished I had an ounce of creativity and craftiness in me to do those D.I Y.

The guests place cards

The cake!!!

While the ballroom was getting decorated and ready for guests, Thuy and Andy were out for more photos.

Andy changed into another suit :) Love when the groom doesn’t want to be outdone by his bride.

Time to have some fun!

Thuy and Andy performed a perfect choreographed 1st dance as husband and wife.

I really love her Ao Dai…

A little game to get to know the bride and groom.

At the end of the night, there was a dessert cake station! I was drooling over how delicious everything looked!

Thuy and Andy, thank you so much for letting me be part of your wedding day! Your love for each other is undeniable and I am so glad I was there to witness it. I wish you many many years of happiness together with lots of very smart children like the 2 of you!

Ceremony: St. Nicholas Church

Reception: Hyatt Huntington Beach

Hair and Makeup: Duy Ly

Cake: Tomgirl Baking Company

DJ: Atmosphere Entertainment

Florals:  KC Floral Designs

Photography: Jill Thomas Photography

Videography: New Classic Wedding Films

Team KDWP: Lily Luong