Jennifer and Michael’s Wedding 11.4.17

Jennifer reached out to us about 6 months prior to the wedding date, she was interested in our Jr. Coordinator package since they were having a small intimate wedding. Lily was the perfect candidate for the wedding since she has worked at the venue previously as the main coordinator.

From Lily: Michael and Jennifer were such a fun couple to work with. I was able to spend the day with them and get to know them even more. During the photo shoot, we can see from the amazing shots that they were having fun being silly. Their family and friends partied all night. There was a special moment at the end when everyone was singing and holding each other. That moment when you see how happy everyone is at the end of the day is the best feeling ever. Congratulations Michael and Jennifer!!

The bride hiding from guests arrival

Ceremony + Reception: Five Crowns Restaurant

DJ: Steve Burdick Events

Strings: OCDamia Music Group

Rentals: Something Borrowed Party Rentals

Photography: Frank Lopez Photography

Florals: Wholesale Flower Place

Cake: Van’s Bakery Westminster

Team KDWP: Lily and Kelly

Karissa and Michael’s Wedding 10.28.17

Karissa and Michael live in New York City but wanted to have their wedding in California since most of their families live here. They hired me for partial planning as they have planned about 50% of their wedding. This is where I come in with my other 50% expertise helping them with final vendors, and connecting everything together. Michael and Karissa are super detailed and love spreadsheets, one of which consists of a long list of “to-do” leading up to their wedding day. We had constant communication and they were not afraid of emailing me with questions or ideas on how to pull the perfect wedding that they envisioned.

 

Michael cannot hide his excitement at the sight of his bride!

So in love!

Michael’s parents are the sweetest and so much fun!

When at a Filipino wedding, lechon is a MUST!

Michael and his mother choreographed a super cute mother/son dance.

Same Day Edit to relive the wedding

Karissa + Michael, I cannot thank you enough for trusting me from the East Coast to take the reign on your wedding. It was a pleasure planning the wedding and making your vision come true. We wish you nothing but happiness and a lifetime of love, laughter and food adventure together.

Ceremony + Reception: Pasea Hotel & Spa

Videography: TwentySeven Studios

Photography: Adrian Jon Photography

DJ/lighting/draping/dance floor: DJZ Productions

Chair Rentals: TMMPRO

Cake: Simply Sweet Cakery

Florals: Florals by Jenny

Hair + Makeup: Vivian Tran Makeup

Stationary Designer: Matinae Design Studio

Photobooth: BigFoot Photobooth

Officiant: Alfred Burnham

Donut Wall: Baker Party Rentals

Donuts: The Donuttery

Lechon/Roasted Pig: American Ranch Market

KDWP: Julie, Tania, Jenny, Vrisara

 

 

 

Diem and Joseph’s Wedding 10.7.17

75% of the weddings we do are through word of mouth, mainly referrals from past couples. We can’t thank everyone enough for referring us, keeping us employed and doing what we love. 🙂

In this particular case, my past bride Shari absolutely wanted Diem and Joseph to hire me for their wedding and even offered to pay a portion of my service as a gift to the couple. Isn’t Shari the greatest friend ever??? She contacted me a year out from their wedding date, I was on vacation out of country (the irony is that I was trying to take a break from all the weddings since I was working so much lol) but we ended up working something out so I could be part of Diem and Joseph’s wedding.

I actually have met Diem and Joseph at Shari and Jay’s wedding and I knew how talented she is. I have to say that I am very glad I was involved in their wedding because I have the most talented, kind-hearted clients. Try to stay until the end of the blog, I have a little treat for everyone to showcase how talented Diem is.

Diem’s beautiful wedding dress was designed and made by the talented Jacky Tai

Diem is absolutely stunning! Did I mention that she was Miss Vietnam Southern California 2015???

The details on that wedding gown! ❤

Such a good looking couple!

After 8 years of being a wedding planner and countless weddings under my belt, you’d think I have done it all. Diem challenged me to decorate her cake with fresh flowers. I didn’t tell her at the time that this would be my 1st time doing it and it turned out great, I might say. Although, I was shaking the whole time I inserted each flower on the cake. 😀

We’re pros now at hanging couple’s initials on hedges.

During the parents’ dance, a very special song was played. Diem recorded a song  to pay respect and acknowledge their parents! It was so meaningful, I cried the whole time. Diem was kind enough to let me share her talent so listen to how beautiful her voice and song is.

Diem also composed and sang a beautiful song to her husband Joe. Unfortunately, I do not have the song yet. As soon as I do, I will post it for everyone’s enjoyment.

Thank you Diem and Joe for letting KDWP be a part of your wedding day. You are such a talented couple and with heart of golds. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and many many years of a blessed marriage.

Ceremony: St. Christopher Catholic Church

Reception: Sheraton Park Hotel

Catering: Furiwa

Photography: Alex Rapada Photography

Videography: Lightwrx

Bride’s dresses: Jacky Tai

Band: The Young Brothers Band

DJ:  DJ RPM

MC: Bride’s friends – Thang Do & Quynh-Tram Tran

Chairs/Drapery/Lighting: Something Borrowed Party Rentals

Personal flowers: Lannetus Florals

Photobooth: Phantastic Photobooth

Hair + Makeup: KTD Beauty

Cake: Van’s Bakery

Sweetheart Backdrop: Hollywood Bridal

Centerpieces: Lee’s Orchid

Ice Cream: Afters Ice Cream

Transportation: United Limousine & Charter

KDWP Team: Lily, Ying, Tania, Jenny, Ken

 

Thao and Thang’s Wedding 9.3.17

Thao was referred by Vicky and Chris since Thao is marrying Vicky’s brother. My 1st impression when meeting Thao was “wow she is tall!”. Thao and Thang live in Northern California so a lot of our communication was via emails, texts and phone calls. Thao was such an easy bride to work with. She wanted the wedding itinerary to be as simple as possible without driving out of the hotel to take pictures.

Thao and Thang’s wedding was my 1st wedding after giving birth to my 2nd child. I needed the adult interaction and it was a nice break from being a full time mom at home. I have been wanting to work with Kevin Le Vu Photography for a while now and they did not disappoint one bit. Such a treat getting beautiful images from the wedding to share with everyone.