Happy 1 Year Anniversary Mai and Nham!
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Mai and Nham!
Update 1/27/17: Wedding photos received. Enjoy!!!
Lena’s mother is the one who booked my services for Lena and David’s wedding. Very unusual for Vietnamese parents to book a coordinator but to have a parent follow your work is very humbling. Lena’s mother and I spoke several times over the phone since she lives out of state (our conversation sometimes lasted more than 1 hour) and she wanted to gift “my services” to them, on top of designing a garden theme wedding for the lovely couple. I love Lena’s mother, she’s the sweetest. Actually, I loved everyone in their family. Everyone was just so nice and sweet; they felt like family and they treated my team and I like we were family.
I finally met Lena and David several months later after the booking since they are both busy with work and with a daughter. We immediately hit it off which was a relief. Lena and David are truly an amazing couple and I’m glad I took on their magical garden wedding.
Lena & David, I’m so happy that my team and I were a part of your wedding. It was such a pleasure getting to know the both of you, babysit Maddie and see your family grow. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
Ceremony: St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
Reception: Hilton Irvine
Photography: Huy Khiem Photography
Videography: Boffo Video
Lighting & Drapering: TMMPro
Florals: Leilani Florist
Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Angelina
Chairs: Stephanie’s Linens
DJ: DJZ Productions
Arcade/Games: Fun Time Arcade Rentals
Dragon Dance: Immortals Lion Dance
Photobooth: Michael Nguyen Photography
KDWP Team: Lily, Christine, Julie, Tania
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Cecilia and David!!!
This is the 1st time that our team was split and we had 2 weddings on the same day. Not sure I will do that again since it was quite stressful working at one wedding and making sure that the other one was going smoothly as well. I have total trust in my team and their capabilities but I tend to be a worry wart. I worked Vicky and Christopher’s wedding because they booked my services first. I’m glad I was part of the wedding planning journey with them, they bounced a lot of ideas through me. I really appreciate it when brides and grooms come to me when they are stuck during planning or need advice, it shows that they value my opinion and it’s a huge compliment.
Thank You Vicky and Christopher for trusting me and letting me be part of your wedding planning journey with you. It was truly a pleasure getting to you the both of you. You guys are the best and your new puppy is the cutest! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and nothing but the best!
Ceremony + Reception: Richard Nixon Library
Photography: Allan Le Photography
Videography: White Rose Production
Florals: The Flower Boutique Inc.
Catering: Mon Cheri Restaurant
DJ: Vietnamese DJ
Lighting: Elon Events
Bar + Service: White House Catering
Singer: Jessica Lerner
Photobooth: Bigfoot Photobooths
Cake: Cinderella Cakes
Gelato: Mangiamo Gelato
KDWP Team: Julie, Tania
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.
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!!!
Reception: Pasea Hotel & Spa
Photography & Videography: Allan Le Photography
Band: Unison Band
Florals: Thai Bridal
Decoration, Lighting: Cat Tuong
Cake: Van’s Bakery
KDWP Team: Ying, Julie
I have to say it again that this year has truly been a blessing for our KDWP team. We had the chance to work at amazing beautiful venues and Serra Plaza is definitely one of them. This couple is shy in front of cameras so they decided to remain anonymous but you can definitely enjoy the beautiful pictures captured by the fun and talented Allan Le Photography.
Ceremony: Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Reception: Serra Plaza
Flowers: Florals by Mitzi
DJ: DJ Wrex
Catering: Seafood World
Photography + Photobooth: Allan Le Photography
Videography: Elise Films
Hair & Makeup: Luna Bella Beauty
Transportation: Modern Transportation
Cake: Family member
Ice Cream Truck: Just Chilln Ice Cream
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
KDWP Team: Ying, Christine, Tania
I had the honor to coordinate this sweet couple wedding (who would like to stay anonymous) back in June at the Ebell of Long Beach. The Ebell is a gorgeous venue, it has a Spanish/European feel to it and lots of details which was a real treat. The bride provided all of the decor and florals for the wedding and we were more than happy to set everything up per her vision. The one part I was a bit nervous and apprehensive of was the flip. We had about 1 hour to flip the ceremony to the reception with many details on the tables. It was a true team effort between the venue staff and our KDWP team.
Shout out to Shoda Love Photography who flew to So. Cal from No. Cal to capture the couple’s wedding.
Restrooms signs at the EBell of Long Beach
All linens and napkins provided by the Bride and Groom
As previously mentioned, the bride provided all of the flowers and she worked on all of the boutonnieres herself. When setting up, we didn’t see the “special” boutonniere for the groom. Turns out, the bride forgot her bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere at their Pasadena house. I had to whip up a groom’s boutonniere out of the extra flowers and centerpieces. Not bad for a last minute, on the fly boutonniere right?
Lanterns provided by Bride and Groom
I’m allowed to post pictures of them as long as it is far away.
While everyone was enjoying cocktail in the Courtyard, our team and Ebell staff flipped the ceremony into the reception. Look at the details and amount of items that needed to be set up on the table, we had to pull the flip in about 1.5 hours. It was pretty chaotic and we were on top of each other but everything turned out awesome. Good thing we had a meeting and a strategy so everyone knew what they needed to do.
The Cake table.
End of night Party Favors.
Venue: EBell of Long Beach
Photography: Shoda Love Photography
Band: The Straytones Band
Florals & Decoration: Bride
Cake: Bride’s cousin
KDWP Team: Lily, Winnie, Tania, Carolyn
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Lily and Gordon!
Who knew there would be this hidden gem of a place in Orange County? Coto de Caza Country Club has just been renovated and it looks absolutely stunning. Good job finding this gem Jamie! She’s searched high and low for a venue and this turns out to be the perfect setting.
I know Jamie from our days of working at Wet Seal. This has been a long time coming since Jamie and Elliot have been together forever it seems. I couldn’t be happier for them when I found out through Social Media that they were engaged. It was such a pleasure that Jamie reached out to me to coordinate their wedding. Jamie and Elliot wanted an intimate, no frill, wedding and they definitely delivered that.
Jamie and Elliot bought A LOT of random decorations and they told me to make it work. Hong from Pink, the Little Flower Shop, and I just randomly placed them around the venue and everything actually turned out beautifully with all the decorations.
Love the next couple of pictures – these truly depicts how I know Jamie and Elliot. Super fun, down to earth, simple and genuine people.
Jamie and Elliot, thank you so very much for letting this little Asian girl help you with the wedding planning process. It was truly an honor and so much fun for my team and I to be part of the journey and share this special day with the 2 of you. We couldn’t be happier and we wish you all the laughter, happiness and blessing in the world.
And to end the night with a bang…no weddings are the same and after all these years of doing them, it was my 1st time being on my hands and knees cleaning up puke. Life of wedding planner/coordinator is not as glamorous as you’d think. There are a lot of behind the scenes you don’t see from the pictures posted but I wouldn’t trade this for anything. I love weddings, I love my couples and I will always put 150% of myself into making their wedding a memorable one.
Venue: Coto Valley Country Club
Catering: TK Burger
Rentals: Baker Party Rentals
Photography: Mark Brooke Photographers
DJ: Hilo Productions
Florals: Pink, the Little Flower Shop
Cake: It’s All About the Cake
Photobooth: Instant Party Pix
Hair & Makeup: Flawless Faces, Inc.
Bartenders: Elegant Spirits
KDWP Team: Lily, Julia, Tania, Leilani
I communicated with Rebecca via email several times before having a face to face meeting. Rebecca and Paul were going to have a small intimate backyard wedding which was the perfect setting for our Junior Coordinator, Ying. Ying stepped up to the plate and did a fantastic job. Thank you Jim Kennedy Photographers for the great pictures.
My initial meeting with Rebecca and Paul was set up by Kelly. I was excited that Rebecca and Paul trusted me, the junior coordinator, to be their day- of coordinator! I loved how easy- going and relaxed they both were planning, and during their wedding. Paul was patient with the planning and Rebecca was organized, which made the process seamless. There was 90% forecasted rain on their wedding day, and they both gracefully accepted the challenge from Mother Nature. I think I was more nervous than Rebecca, but I could not picture coordinating this wedding with any other bride, but Rebecca! She was the perfect bride that I would want to go through wedding weather challenges with. She bought rain boots, umbrellas and ordered extra tents in preparation, only to have slight drizzles. Paul was very supportive with all of Rebecca’s wedding plans. He was the perfect groom who listened and supported his lovely bride. The love they shared with friends and family during their wedding was overwhelming. They have so much love for God, their family and friends, which truly reflected during their reception. It was intimate, romantic, and the scheme was wonderful for Rebecca and Paul. I wish them the best forever and always.
Ceremony: St. Juliana Catholic Church
Reception: Family Friend Backyard
Photography: Jim Kennedy Photographers
Caterer: Country Garden Caterers
Floral: Flower Allie
DJ: VOX DJs
Rental: Create-A-Party Rentals
Cake: Patty’s Cakes
Hair: Beach Bridal Beauty
Transportation: ULC Limos
KDWP Team: Ying and Tania