Tammy and Vu’s Wedding 11.26.16

Last wedding of 2016 and I couldn’t have been more than happy to close it out with Tammy and Vu’s wedding. I’ve known Tammy for years and I consider her like a little sister. She was one of my bridesmaid after all. When I found out that she found her soul mate and got engaged, I was more than ecstatic for her. I offered her my services not knowing whether or not she would take me up on it since she likes to plan and do weddings herself. When she contacted me and said she was going to have me be her coordinator, it warmed and touched my heart.

Tammy is so talented, she made the paper backdrop for the tea ceremony and the arch in front of the house.

 

  

Love the floral pop of color against the Bridesmaids’ dresses.

Tammy looked so happy on her wedding day, it was contagious!

Married!!! Congratulations Tammy and Vu!

This is the backdrop that Tammy made herself to greet and take pictures with her guests upon their arrival at the reception. It was humongous!

Tammy’s sister and maid of honor did so good at her speech! She rapped to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme song all through it! Kuddos to her!

Candy Station = Always a HIT at weddings.

Thank you Tammy and Vu for having our KDWP team be part of your wedding day! It was an honor seeing the 2 of you tie the knot and enjoy your wedding. The highlight for me was when Vu came to me at the end of the night, hugged me and said he was happy that Tammy hired me and that I was part of their special day. Wishing the both of you a lifetime of happiness!

Ceremony: St. Columban Catholic Church

Reception: The VENUE

Photography/Videographer/Photobooth: Allan Le Photography

DJ/Lighting: AAA Entertainment/Vietnamese DJ

Florals: Peonies & Petals Designs

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Angelina

Cake: Final Touch Bakery

KDWP Team: Christine, Kayla, Tania and Corinne

Ann and Brendon’s Wedding 11.19.16

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!

Ceremony: Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Reception: Waterfront Beach Resort

Catering: Furiwa

Photography: Allan Le Photography

Videography: Vier Videography

Florals: Better Choice Flower

Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Katie B Cosmetics

Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Angelina

Makeup & Hair Touch up: Jax Makeup

DJ: DJZ Productions

Cake: Sweet Traders

Transportation: Classic Car Rental

Dessert: Chunk N’ Chips

 

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.