Diem and Joseph’s Wedding 10.7.17

75% of the weddings we do are through word of mouth, mainly referrals from past couples. We can’t thank everyone enough for referring us, keeping us employed and doing what we love. 🙂

In this particular case, my past bride Shari absolutely wanted Diem and Joseph to hire me for their wedding and even offered to pay a portion of my service as a gift to the couple. Isn’t Shari the greatest friend ever??? She contacted me a year out from their wedding date, I was on vacation out of country (the irony is that I was trying to take a break from all the weddings since I was working so much lol) but we ended up working something out so I could be part of Diem and Joseph’s wedding.

I actually have met Diem and Joseph at Shari and Jay’s wedding and I knew how talented she is. I have to say that I am very glad I was involved in their wedding because I have the most talented, kind-hearted clients. Try to stay until the end of the blog, I have a little treat for everyone to showcase how talented Diem is.

Diem’s beautiful wedding dress was designed and made by the talented Jacky Tai

Diem is absolutely stunning! Did I mention that she was Miss Vietnam Southern California 2015???

The details on that wedding gown! ❤

Such a good looking couple!

After 8 years of being a wedding planner and countless weddings under my belt, you’d think I have done it all. Diem challenged me to decorate her cake with fresh flowers. I didn’t tell her at the time that this would be my 1st time doing it and it turned out great, I might say. Although, I was shaking the whole time I inserted each flower on the cake. 😀

We’re pros now at hanging couple’s initials on hedges.

During the parents’ dance, a very special song was played. Diem recorded a song  to pay respect and acknowledge their parents! It was so meaningful, I cried the whole time. Diem was kind enough to let me share her talent so listen to how beautiful her voice and song is.

Diem also composed and sang a beautiful song to her husband Joe. Unfortunately, I do not have the song yet. As soon as I do, I will post it for everyone’s enjoyment.

Thank you Diem and Joe for letting KDWP be a part of your wedding day. You are such a talented couple and with heart of golds. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and many many years of a blessed marriage.

Ceremony: St. Christopher Catholic Church

Reception: Sheraton Park Hotel

Catering: Furiwa

Photography: Alex Rapada Photography

Videography: Lightwrx

Bride’s dresses: Jacky Tai

Band: The Young Brothers Band

DJ:  DJ RPM

MC: Bride’s friends – Thang Do & Quynh-Tram Tran

Chairs/Drapery/Lighting: Something Borrowed Party Rentals

Personal flowers: Lannetus Florals

Photobooth: Phantastic Photobooth

Hair + Makeup: KTD Beauty

Cake: Van’s Bakery

Sweetheart Backdrop: Hollywood Bridal

Centerpieces: Lee’s Orchid

Ice Cream: Afters Ice Cream

Transportation: United Limousine & Charter

KDWP Team: Lily, Ying, Tania, Jenny, Ken

 

Thao and Thang’s Wedding 9.3.17

Thao was referred by Vicky and Chris since Thao is marrying Vicky’s brother. My 1st impression when meeting Thao was “wow she is tall!”. Thao and Thang live in Northern California so a lot of our communication was via emails, texts and phone calls. Thao was such an easy bride to work with. She wanted the wedding itinerary to be as simple as possible without driving out of the hotel to take pictures.

Thao and Thang’s wedding was my 1st wedding after giving birth to my 2nd child. I needed the adult interaction and it was a nice break from being a full time mom at home. I have been wanting to work with Kevin Le Vu Photography for a while now and they did not disappoint one bit. Such a treat getting beautiful images from the wedding to share with everyone.

Ao Dai change before the tea ceremony.

Thao is the youngest of 5 sisters and the last one to get married!

Thao and Thang, thank  you very much for trusting me to be part of your wedding planning journey. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Ceremony + Reception: Anaheim Marriott

Photography/photobooth: Kevin Le Vu Photography

Videography: White Rose Production

DJ/Draping/lighting/flooring: DJZ Productions

Hair/Makeup: Vincent Tran

Catering/Chairs: Top Catering

Lion Dance: Ane Thanh Lion Dance

Florals: The Flower Boutique

Cake: Van’s Bakery

KDWP Team: Lily, Michelle, Jenny, Vrisara, Ken

 

Quang and Nick’s Wedding 7.22.17

When Quang and Nick came to me on their wedding, I knew for sure I had to have a Jr. Coordinator take this wedding since their wedding would be a few days prior to my due date. I assured them that they would be in good hands with Christine. I was hoping to show up for a couple of hours at their wedding to help the team but as the day neared, I knew I had to rest since I was so big from pregnancy. Christine and the team handled the wedding exceptionally well and I cannot be more proud of them.

From our Jr. Coordinator, Christine: What I loved most about Quang and Nick was their love for their friends, family, and food. From the tea ceremony in the morning to the reception at the French Estate, they made sure that their friends and family had fun and was well fed. Working with the couple was a breeze. It felt like I had known them before as they were easy to talk to and super laid back. They also had a great selection of vendors. Thanks to Danielle Penn Photography, DJ T Roc, The Flower Boutique, Kelly Tran Artistry (hair & make-up), Ane Thanh Lion Dance, Funtastic Photo Booths and the French Estate for putting together an amazing wedding. Thank you to Brodard for providing the appetizers, Cafe Gratitude for the vegetarian dishes, and Paracel Seafood who catered an amazing seven course dinner. The wedding was filled with big smiles and laughter. Who knew the couple had such talent as well! Quang sang with her father a sweet Vietnamese song and Nick and his mom kicked off the dancing with their salsa moves. All the guests seemed to have a great time and left with full hearts and bellies. I can’t thank them enough for allowing me to be a part of their special day.