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

 

 

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

Nancy and Bach’s Wedding 9.3.16

When I first met Nancy and discussed about her wedding 5 months before her wedding date, I wasn’t aware that she was Allan Le’s sister, a great and fun photographer that I have had a pleasure a working with several times. It’s very humble for me when a fellow industry friend recommends my services to their family member especially when they have worked with a lot of wedding planners/coordinators out there.

Nancy and Bach are extremely sweet and easy going with everything. They had their wedding at the Pasea, a new trendy hotel in Huntington Beach which at the time of their wedding, just opened about 3 months.

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Nancy & Bach – Thank you so much for letting KDWP be part of your wedding day. It was an honor witnessing your love for your family and friends. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!!!4i2a9684

Reception: Pasea Hotel & Spa

Photography & Videography: Allan Le Photography

Caterer: Furiwa

Band: Unison Band

Florals: Thai Bridal

Decoration, Lighting: Cat Tuong

Cake: Van’s Bakery

KDWP Team: Ying, Julie

 

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)

Nancy + Wayne’s wedding 9.12.15

The beauty of technology -my only form of communication with Nancy and Wayne was through emails and phone conversations leading up to the wedding day. They both live in San Diego so I didn’t get to meet them until rehearsal day. I dwarfed standing next to Wayne since he is such a tall guy and Nancy is super sweet and easy going. I’m glad I got to work on their big wedding (close to 500 guests) and helping them execute their vision of the wedding day.

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