I met sweet Ann about 7 months before her wedding date. At our initial consultation, she mentioned that she had about 7 months to plan her wedding and I told her that I would help her along the way if she has any questions. Ann definitely took advantage of my expertise and emailed me any chance she had. I was very excited that she took my advice while she was planning the wedding and I felt like she respected my opinions. Ann is soft spoken and super duper sweet! I didn’t get to meet Brendon until a couple of days prior to the wedding. He’s a funny, gentle and amazing man. Ann and Brendon were a perfect match! In just 7 months of planning, Ann did an amazing job and the wedding turned out absolutely beautiful. I mean she had a hanging cake!
So many beautiful details. The hanging cake is definitely my favorite.
Ann and Brendon, we can’t thank you enough for having KDWP be part of your beautiful wedding. It was a memorable day for us and it was such a pleasure seeing the 2 of you tie the knot. We wish you many years of happiness and congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Welcome to parenthood!
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.
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!
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.
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