Mai and Nham’s wedding 1.30.16

I received a call from Mai on Cecilia and David‘s wedding day for her wedding. At the time of the call, she said her wedding is 4 weeks away and she needed a coordinator. I told her that for her wedding size, I usually wouldn’t do it because it doesn’t give me much time to prepare. After exchanging a few words, we decided to meet the next day to discuss more. It turns out Mai’s sister and maid of honor is in the wedding industry, Sweet Events by Anh, and everything has been planned and ready to go. They just needed someone to be there on the day of to set everything up. After meeting with Mai and her sisters and seeing how sweet they all are, I decided to help them. I was a bit apprehensive leading up to the wedding because there was so many details to the wedding and I didn’t want to disappoint Mai and Anh.

It was a lot of work but I don’t regret one bit after seeing the end result, the wedding was just beautiful. I’m still in awe of how gorgeous everything turned out to be and I am glad I had a hand in helping Anh execute her vision of the wedding for her sister.

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Mai has amazing tastes! Love all of the dresses!

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Let’s not forget to spotlight the groom.

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1st Tea ceremony.

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On the way to the 2nd Tea Ceremony

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Mai and Nham got married at Blessed Sacrament in Westminster where Mai’s parents got married 30 years ago to that day.

It was a very special moment witnessing Mai’s father walking her down the aisle.

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Beautiful sisters!

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Mai is truly a gorgeous bride.

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So many intricate details went into the reception decoration. Anh and Mai’s vision was to turn the reception into a winter wonderland and they accomplished that. Better Choice Flower did an amazing work on flowers as well.

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The dessert table was to die for! Anh really outdid herself on this one. It was exquisite and extraordinary!

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Handmade sugar flowers and cake by Final Touch.

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Father/Daughter dance

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Custom Ao Dai by Thai Nguyen Atelier. Absolutely gorgeous!

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Mai’s birthday was a couple of days later. Nham surprised Mai by singing Happy Birthday.

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Here is the Same Day Edit from CoPro Studio that played at the reception.

 

Thank you Mai and Nham for allowing KDWP to be part of your Winter Wonderland wedding. It was definitely a wedding to remember! We wish you a lifetime of happiness and nothing but goodness in your journey as husband and wife.

Big thanks to Anh for taking a step back and trusting us to execute your vision. I know how hard it is sometimes to let go after months and months of planning. It is very humbling when another planner has faith in another planner/coordinator in the industry, we really appreciate it.

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Ceremony: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Reception: Mon Amour Banquet

Wedding planner & Dessert table: Sweet Events by Anh

Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Videography: CoPro Studio

Florals/Drapery/Decoration: Better Choice Flower

Reception Ao Dai: Thai Nguyen Atelier

Party Bus: 5 Star Limousine

Hair and Makeup: Dolled up by Lulu

DJ: Vietnamese Wedding DJ/MC

Photobooth: AV Photobooth

Cake: Final Touch Bakery

Lighting: DJZ Productions

Sweetheart table: Platinum Candy Buffets

Loveseat: Create A Party Rentals

KDWP Team: Lily, Carolyn, Julie, Tania, Renk (my Husband) and David (my brother)

Cecilia and David’s wedding 1.2.16

We celebrated 2016 in style with a fantastic wedding right after ringing in the New Year. Cecilia interned for KDWP a few years back but she was so busy with school and work that she decided not to pursue the field. I also think I scared her away from it since she saw how much work was involved when planning/coordinating a wedding. 🙂

Cecilia and David wanted a no frill, easy-going wedding to enjoy with their family and friends. When they contacted me to coordinate their wedding, I was a bit surprised since Cecilia knows a lot of coordinators (she interned for a few if I recall correctly) but I was more than happy to be part of their special day. I also had the pleasure of working with Trini and Phong, a past couple of ours, who now have become successful photographers. Thank you for the beautiful pictures Trini!

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Cecilia was a stunning bride and she made it look so easy.

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Gorgeous!

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Timeless.

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Love Cecilia’s dimples!

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Adorable little flower girl.

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Married! Congratulations David and Cecilia!

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David and Cecilia are outdoorsy people so having the wedding on the water in Newport Beach was just the perfect setting for them.

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These place cards were quite a challenge to line and stand them up.

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Meanwhile, KDWP set the dessert table. Yummy pastries from Porto’s.

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I became the photographer’s lighting assistant too. 🙂

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Cecilia and David surprised David’s parents since it was their wedding anniversary…

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….and Cecilia’s cousin since it was his birthday.

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Love David and his mom dancing together.

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Cecilia’s mother gifted Cecilia with her original baby onesie. Do you see where Cecilia gets her looks from?

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Thank you Cecilia and David for letting us start the New Year on a high note. It was truly a pleasure being part of the wedding festivities. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

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Ceremony: St. Catherine of Siena Parish

Reception: Electra Cruises

Photography: Trini Mai Photography

Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Angelina

Photobooth: Splendid Studio

DJ: DJ Tempoe

Flowers: Flowers by Marina

KDWP Team: Ying, Tania and Carolyn