Lily and Matthew’s Wedding 11.12.16

When the couple knows a lot of people in OC and is well-known in the new up and coming food industry, you can’t help but count your blessings when they pick you as their wedding coordinator. While working with Lily and Matthew leading up to their wedding, I couldn’t believe how easy-going they were. Their main concern was to have fun and to take care of all their guests. I got to know them as months passed and I understand why they are so loved by all their family and friends. These 2 lovebirds were definitely meant for each other.

The festivities started out with a Tea Ceremony.

Lily and Matthew’s dog, Kingston was the star of the ceremony. I love that they incorporated him into the ceremony. He was so well-behaved.

Reception at The Venue in Huntington Beach.

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Lily and Matthew ended the night with a treat for their guests from the Bakery Truck.

Same Day Edit of Lily & Matthew with a mannequin challenge!

Ceremony: Fairmont Hotel (aka. The Duke Hotel)

Ceremony music: OC String Ensemble

Hair: Jamie Chan at Images Salon

Makeup: Makeup by Julian + Martha Fuentes Makeup

Reception: The VENUE

Photography: Thao Vu Photography

Videography: 8 Kinds of Smiles

Florals: Better Choice Flower

Photobooth: Mofobooth

DJ: DJZ Productions

Cake: Pacific Patisserie

Rentals: Above the Top Rentals

Transportation: Synergy Limousine

Acoustic Player: Jessica Louise

Dessert Truck: Bakery Truck

KDWP Team: Lily, Ying, Julie, Tania, Michelle

 

 

ThyVan and Brent’s Wedding 10.8.16

Lily has been friends with ThyVan for a long time and she had the honor to be ThyVan and Brent’s Jr. Coordinator on their wedding while I took a much needed vacation in Canada.

I have been debating whether or not I should be blogging about this wedding. Lily contacted ThyVan for her blessing before we publicly posted the wedding. Sadly, as we post this blog, Brent has lost his battle with cancer in January. However, this blog is not intended to make anyone sad but to honor Brent’s life, deep love for ThyVan, his family, and friends. We will remember him as the fun, loving person that is captured on this joyous day.

From Lily:

Thyvan and Brent had a beautiful wedding day full of memories and laughter with their family and closest friends. It was also the Groom’s birthday! ThyVan surprised him with a birthday cake of course!

Looking back, I have known Thyvan for many years and we bonded over stories about our boyfriends, food, and how non-girly we were. She always knew Brent would be “The One” she could spend the rest of her life with.

Unfortunately, wedding planning was put on hold for over a year due to the Groom’s chronic illness, the final results was shocking. It was cancer. His prognosis was less than six months. Thyvan called me that day and we set up a consultation at Kelly’s office. We reassured her that we would try to help as much as possible. In four months, ThyVan was able to plan the entire wedding while also being the Groom’s live-in nurse and working her usual shifts. She was so organized and took control when Brent was too sick to help her. She was booking vendors left and right. God is so good! He sent us vendors that went above and beyond to make this day special for them. I had the pleasure of enjoying our meetings with Brent because he was as hands on as he could be by attending all the meetings and site visits. He wanted to make sure she was able to get everything she wanted. I couldn’t wait for them to get married!

Regretfully, we all said goodbye to Brent on January 10th. It was just three months after the wedding. Our hearts were crushed, but he left us all with a strong message to take care of our bodies and be proactive about your health. Love more and reduce daily stress. We celebrate your life and what you gave to all of us Brent | RIP @IkariWarriorsFightAgainstCancer

 

ThyVan & Brent’s wedding day beautifully captured by 8 Kinds of Smiles.

Ceremony: Wayfarers Chapel

Reception: Coto Valley Country Club

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Angelina

Photography: Tram Tran Photography

Videography: 8 Kinds of Smiles

Florals: Peonies & Petals Designs

Caterer: Mon Cheri Restaurant

Lighting: Hilo Productions

DJ: Rock It Fresh

Photobooth: Instant Party Pix

Bartenders: Elegant Spirits

Cake: Final Touch Bakery

Dessert Table: K & S Events by Design

Transportation: American Limo Inc.

KDWP Team: Lily, Ying, Tania

Julie and An’s Wedding 9.24.16

The month of September was non-stop for us. We had back to back weddings and blessed with the best of couples. Julie and An’s wedding concluded our last wedding of the month before another wave starts. Met with Julie about 10 months before the wedding and we hit it off right away. It’s also a treat to me when I see past clients at a wedding, it’s like a big reunion.

Julie and An’s itinerary was packed from beginning to end. They had 2 tea ceremony, 1 outdoor ceremony, 1 church ceremony and a full reception yo get through. What a way to end the month of September with a bang, it definitely kept us on our toes from A to Z. It helped that the couple and the bridal party was super fun to work with as well.

It was a bright and early morning for all of us.

1st Tea Ceremony.

2nd Tea Ceremony.

Because of time constraint, Julie changed in the limo bus and they had a 1st look at Oak Canyon.

Outdoor Ceremony.

Church Ceremony.

Absolutely IN LOVE with Julie’s Ao Dai and cape by the talented Thai Nguyen Atelier.

After 4 ceremonies, there is no doubt, they are DEFINITELY married!

Reception.

During their newlywed 1st Dance, Julie surprised An with the appearance of the Sexy Sax Man.

Julie and An are big EDM fans and DJZ Productions surely met the crowd expectations with the music. It felt like a Vegas club.

Here is a taste of Julie and An’s wedding produced by their brother.

Outdoor Ceremony: Oak Canyon Nature Center

Church Ceremony: St. Polycarp Catholic Church

Bride’s Ao Dai: Thai Nguyen Atelier

Reception: Mon Amour Banquet

Photography: NTG Photography

Hair & Makeup: Travis Vu

DJ: DJZ Productions

Florals: Better Choice Flower

Photobooth: Orange Box Photo Booth

Ice Cream: Frostbites

Transportation: Want Limo

Entertainment: Sexy Sax Man

Cake: Givral Bakery

Team KDWP: Lily, Ying, Tania