Nancy and Bach’s Wedding 9.3.16

When I first met Nancy and discussed about her wedding 5 months before her wedding date, I wasn’t aware that she was Allan Le’s sister, a great and fun photographer that I have had a pleasure a working with several times. It’s very humble for me when a fellow industry friend recommends my services to their family member especially when they have worked with a lot of wedding planners/coordinators out there.

Nancy and Bach are extremely sweet and easy going with everything. They had their wedding at the Pasea, a new trendy hotel in Huntington Beach which at the time of their wedding, just opened about 3 months.

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Nancy & Bach – Thank you so much for letting KDWP be part of your wedding day. It was an honor witnessing your love for your family and friends. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!!!4i2a9684

Reception: Pasea Hotel & Spa

Photography & Videography: Allan Le Photography

Caterer: Furiwa

Band: Unison Band

Florals: Thai Bridal

Decoration, Lighting: Cat Tuong

Cake: Van’s Bakery

KDWP Team: Ying, Julie

 

Wedding 8.27.16

I have to say it again that this year has truly been a blessing for our KDWP team. We had the chance to work at amazing beautiful venues and Serra Plaza is definitely one of them. This couple is shy in front of cameras so they decided to remain anonymous but you can definitely enjoy the beautiful pictures captured by the fun and talented Allan Le Photography.

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Ceremony: Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Reception: Serra Plaza

Flowers: Florals by Mitzi

DJ: DJ Wrex

Catering: Seafood World

Photography + Photobooth: Allan Le Photography

Videography: Elise Films

Bar: The Cocktail Concierge

Hair & Makeup: Luna Bella Beauty

Transportation: Modern Transportation

Cake: Family member

Ice Cream Truck: Just Chilln Ice Cream

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

KDWP Team: Ying, Christine, Tania

 

 

Wedding 6.25.16

I had the honor to coordinate this sweet couple wedding (who would like to stay anonymous) back in June at the Ebell of Long Beach. The Ebell is a gorgeous venue, it has a Spanish/European feel to it and lots of details which was a real treat. The bride provided all of the decor and florals for the wedding and we were more than happy to set everything up per her vision. The one part I was a bit nervous and apprehensive of was the flip. We had about 1 hour to flip the ceremony to the reception with many details on the tables. It was a true team effort between the venue staff and our KDWP team.

Shout out to Shoda Love Photography who flew to So. Cal from No. Cal to capture the couple’s wedding.

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As previously mentioned, the bride provided all of the flowers and she worked on all of the boutonnieres herself. When setting up, we didn’t see the “special” boutonniere for the groom. Turns out, the bride forgot her bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere at their Pasadena house. I had to whip up a groom’s boutonniere out of the extra flowers and centerpieces. Not bad for a last minute, on the fly boutonniere right?

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Married! Congratulations!

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While everyone was enjoying cocktail in the Courtyard, our team and Ebell staff flipped the ceremony into the reception. Look at the details and amount of items that needed to be set up on the table, we had to pull the flip in about 1.5 hours. It was pretty chaotic and we were on top of each other but everything turned out awesome. Good thing we had a meeting and a strategy so everyone knew what they needed to do.

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End of night Party Favors.

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Venue: EBell of Long Beach

Photography: Shoda Love Photography

Band: The Straytones Band

Florals & Decoration: Bride

Cake: Bride’s cousin

KDWP Team: Lily, Winnie, Tania, Carolyn

Jamie and Elliot’s Wedding 5.20.16

Who knew there would be this hidden gem of a place in Orange County? Coto de Caza Country Club has just been renovated and it looks absolutely stunning. Good job finding this gem Jamie! She’s searched high and low for a venue and this turns out to be the perfect setting.

I know Jamie from our days of working at Wet Seal. This has been a long time coming since Jamie and Elliot have been together forever it seems. I couldn’t be happier for them when I found out through Social Media that they were engaged. It was such a pleasure that Jamie reached out to me to coordinate their wedding. Jamie and Elliot wanted an intimate, no frill, wedding and they definitely delivered that.

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Jamie and Elliot bought A LOT of random decorations and they told me to make it work. Hong from Pink, the Little Flower Shop, and I just randomly placed them around the venue and everything actually turned out beautifully with all the decorations.

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Love the next couple of pictures – these truly depicts how I know Jamie and Elliot. Super fun, down to earth, simple and genuine people.

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Jamie and Elliot, thank you so very much for letting this little Asian girl help you with the wedding planning process. It was truly an honor and so much fun for my team and I to be part of the journey and share this special day with the 2 of you. We couldn’t be happier and we wish you all the laughter, happiness and blessing in the world.

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And to end the night with a bang…no weddings are the same and after all these years of doing them, it was my 1st time being on my hands and knees cleaning up puke. Life of wedding planner/coordinator is not as glamorous as you’d think. There are a lot of behind the scenes you don’t see from the pictures posted but I wouldn’t trade this for anything. I love weddings, I love my couples and I will always put 150% of myself into making their wedding a memorable one.

Venue: Coto Valley Country Club

Catering: TK Burger

Rentals: Baker Party Rentals

Photography: Mark Brooke Photographers

DJ: Hilo Productions

Florals: Pink, the Little Flower Shop

Cake: It’s All About the Cake

Photobooth: Instant Party Pix

Hair & Makeup: Flawless Faces, Inc.

Bartenders: Elegant Spirits

KDWP Team: Lily, Julia, Tania, Leilani

Rebecca and Paul’s Wedding 4.9.16

I communicated with Rebecca via email several times before having a face to face meeting. Rebecca and Paul were going to have a small intimate backyard wedding which was the perfect setting for our Junior Coordinator, Ying. Ying stepped up to the plate and did a fantastic job. Thank you Jim Kennedy Photographers for the great pictures.

From Ying:

My initial meeting with Rebecca and Paul was set up by Kelly. I was excited that Rebecca and Paul trusted me, the junior coordinator, to be their day- of coordinator! I loved how easy- going and relaxed they both were planning, and during their wedding. Paul was patient with the planning and Rebecca was organized, which made the process seamless.  There was 90% forecasted rain on their wedding day, and they both gracefully accepted the challenge from Mother Nature. I think I was more nervous than Rebecca, but I could not picture coordinating this wedding with any other bride, but Rebecca! She was the perfect bride that I would want to go through wedding weather challenges with. She bought rain boots, umbrellas and ordered extra tents in preparation, only to have slight drizzles. Paul was very supportive with all of Rebecca’s wedding plans. He was the perfect groom who listened and supported his lovely bride. The love they shared with friends and family during their wedding was overwhelming. They have so much love for God, their family and friends, which truly reflected during their reception. It was intimate, romantic, and the scheme was wonderful for Rebecca and Paul. I wish them the best forever and always.

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Ceremony: St. Juliana Catholic Church

Reception: Family Friend Backyard

Photography: Jim Kennedy Photographers

Caterer: Country Garden Caterers

Floral: Flower Allie

DJ: VOX DJs

Rental: Create-A-Party Rentals

Cake: Patty’s Cakes

Hair: Beach Bridal Beauty

Transportation: ULC Limos

KDWP Team: Ying and Tania

 

Samira and Borzin’s Wedding 3.19.16

This year truly has been an amazing year so far. Samira and Borzin’s wedding definitely proved how lucky we have been.

Samira has reached out to me a couple of times prior to the wedding but we never really set a date to meet until about 2 months before the wedding. When I first met Samira and Borzin, I found them to be genuine, personable and friendly, they are just a great couple all in all. As I conclude our initial meeting, I thought there was no way they will book me since I have never done a Persian wedding before and I’m not too familiar with the culture. Turns out they took their chance on me, gave me the opportunity to learn about the Persian culture and I would be able cross Vibiana off my venue wish list. I worked with them on various items leading up to the wedding so they could enjoy their day and help me coordinate a successful wedding. I was extremely nervous on the day of the wedding 1. I didn’t want to do a bad job since it is a new culture I was working with and 2. Dream Venue!

Samira and Borzin mentioned to me that Persian weddings involved a lot of eating, partying and dancing until the wee hours of the night and boy, did they deliver! Since the day was also Persian New Year, it was another good excuse to celebrate. The crowd was a bit hard to control at times but it was such a fun experience for our KDWP team. We are so thankful that the family, bridal party and guests embraced us and showed us what a Persian wedding is all about.

Thank you Navid Studio Photography for the beautiful pictures.

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The wedding train was absolutely stunning and made for a princess like Samira.❤❤❤

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Can’t explain how stunning this venue looks. It’s just surreal for me that I had the chance to work here.

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Samira and Borzin really know how to take care of their guests. They had an open bar, open sushi station and fruit/dessert station available all night! What a treat!

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Samira and Borzin, I don’t know how to thank you enough for trusting in me and giving me the opportunity to work a Persian wedding. It was so much fun, eye opening and truly a blessing. I couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect couple to experience this with. We hope you had as much fun as we did that night. We wish you all the best and happiness in this journey as husband and wife.

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Venue: Vibiana

DJ: DJ Taraneh

Photography & Videography: Navid Studio Photography

Florals: Tina’s Flowers

Cake: Roobina’s Cake

Dessert Table & Sushi Station: Benny Coordination & Services

Rentals: Vigen’s Party Rentals

Gobo Lights: Dashing Events

Team KDWP: Lily and Julie