Michelle + 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 😀

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!


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

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