Happy 1 Year Anniversary Liza and Hoang!
Nicole and Zach contacted us back in 2017 to coordinate their wedding then but the wedding date moved to 2018. We were more than happy to accommodate the date change as we still have a few dates opened. They also decided to have a more intimate wedding which was absolutely beautiful.
From Associate Coordinator, Christine:
Nicole and Zach had a sweet intimate wedding with their closest families and friends. They started the day with a First Look at Zach’s beautiful home. I could tell they were both nervous, but excited to see each other. Nicole looked stunning in her gown as she walked up to meet Zach. Their ceremony was held at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach. The temple had a beautiful garden area which had the perfect setting for a ceremony entrance. Following the ceremony, the wedding party and guests headed to Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach. The restaurant hosted cocktail hour upstairs with a view of the ocean. There the couple shared their first dance. They actually took dance lessons and did a fantastic job! Dinner was held in the Veranda and Library. It was intimate and cozy, but you still caught the nice breeze of the ocean. What I loved about this wedding was how simple yet personal it was. They had a guitarist to set the mood with light music and Zach’s mom had a surprise bag of goodies like bubbles, light up rings, and sparklers for guests to enjoy. The couple had a beautiful send-off with their loved ones surrounding them. It was a pleasure and an honor to be their day-of coordinator. Nicole and Zach are a down to earth couple who have a great core group of people who love and support them. I wish them all the best in their journey together as husband and wife!
All the feels!!!
Zach waited so long to marry the love of his life Nicole. It was definitely an emotional 1st look.
Nicole is stunning!
Because the reception location was too small, Nicole and Zach opted to do their 1st dance as Husband and Wife during cocktail.
Thank you Nicole and Zach for trusting my team and I on the wedding planning journey. It was so great getting to know the both of you and we wish you a lifetime of happiness! Mazel Tov!
Ceremony: Temple Bat Yahm
Reception: Selanne Steak Tavern
Photography/Videography: Jonelle Tonkin Photography
Florals: De Flora
Music: SoCal Wedding Guitar
Cake: Susie Cakes
KDWP Team: Christine and Lily
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Anna and David!
August 18, 2018 was quite the popular date! I turned down a handful of weddings for that date. Tiffany booked our services 1 year in advance knowing that this date was going to be a popular one. Some of you might be familiar with Tiffany, she’s been the wedding coordinator at the former St. Callistus and now Christ Cathedral. She was my wedding Church Coordinator back in 2011. Having Tiffany reach out to me for her wedding was a blessing and honor as she has worked with a lot of wedding planners and coordinators in Orange County.
Tiffany and Craig actually met at a wedding that Tiffany was coordinating at the church. Craig was one of the groomsman and he made his move on Tiffany. It was just fate that they met at the church and are now married.
Tiffany worked with a lot of priests in the Catholic Church so there was about 10 priests in attendance at the wedding.
Can you believe that all of Tiffany’s bridesmaids are her nieces?
Chinese people say that the number “8” is a lucky number, unfortunately for us, there was a lot of hiccups that we needed to jump through on that particular day. Among many problems we encountered, the hotel was under construction so they did not let us have the fog machine during the 1st dance at the last minute even though we cleared everything with them prior. The dance floor vendor’s car broke down near San Bernardino so they arrived 30 min before doors were to be opened for reception and they brought the incorrect floor decal. Guests kept knocking down the candles walkway that Tiffany really wanted to have. To top it all off, valet couldn’t find one of the bridesmaid’s car keys at the end of the night. Lots of things were out of our control at times and we had to do a lot of damage control but we made sure that everything went down without stressing Tiffany and Craig. They were great troopers and didn’t let any of these “hiccups” damper their joyous day as we updated them as much as possible.
The wedding ended up being beautiful and no one really noticed the behind-the-scenes. That’s what we are here for 🙂
Thank you Tiffany and Craig for being such a great understanding couple! It sure was a day to remember! We can’t thank you enough for everything and for trusting our team to carry out your wedding day vision. We wish you all the best and a lifetime of happiness!
Ceremony: Saint Barbara Catholic Church
Reception: Waterfront Beach Resort
Photography/Videography: Benjamin Wedding Studio
Florals: Oceanic Flowers
DJ: DJ Icy Ice
Lighting/Draping/Dance Floor: XL Entertainment Systems
Cake: A Piece of Cake Studio
Sweetheart Table/Settee: Etablir Rental
Transportation: Excel Fleet Limo
Hair/Makeup: Amy Nguyen Makeup
KDWP Team: Winnie, Tania, Jenny, Vrisara
Yannine and Glenn are long time friends of my husband. They didn’t originally have a lavish wedding so at their 10 year mark, they threw one big wedding anniversary surrounded by their family and friends. All the decorations were DIY by the bride and groom and we set almost everything up the night before. The food was ordered from different locations (their favorite places) and family and friends volunteered to pick everything up. It was one big family and friends gathering celebrating Yannine and Glenn.
From Winnie, Jr. Coordinator:
Yannine and Glenn’s BIG DAY wasn’t your typical wedding but rather their 10 YEAR wedding anniversary! They wanted to spend this special moment in time with all of their family, friends, and most importantly daughter, Celezte.
For their special day the biggest thing they emphasized that they wanted was to make sure that they got to have FUN and enjoy everything with everyone. They weren’t too caught up in all the details and routine of your typical wedding. They were super sweet and laid back and simply went with the flow of things. As long as everyone and them were having fun that was all that mattered.
Of course, on our side of things the day did not go without a few hiccups but that is expected when planning an event. Between receiving some late decor, late access to the venue, an issue with seating arrangements, and missing family we had our hand fulls. But that is why we are there. Being quick on your feet when things go array comes with the territory. Thankfully we were able to execute everything without disturbing the couple’s special day which allowed them to enjoy it all.
With tons of food, dancing, and laughter Yannine and Glenn’s 10 year anniversary definitely was one, big party full of love for the happy couple. Hearing them say they had tons of fun by the end of the night reassured me that everything went well and that we did our job. Knowing that is what puts a smile on our faces with a feeling of accomplishment.
Peek-a-boo from Celezte, their daughter. 😀
In Memoriam Table.
Glenn and Yannine! Thank you for letting me be part of the planning journey with you and trusting our team to coordinate your 10 year wedding anniversary! To many more so we can celebrate every 10 years! Love you guys!
Ceremony: St. Polycarp Catholic Church
Reception: The American Legion Orange
Photography/Videography: Concepto Video Foto
DJ: DJ Foote
Florals: Santa Barbara Wholesale Flowers
Photobooth: Official DJ Wally
Lechon: Papa J Lechon
Cake: Jazmin Ramos
KDWP Team: Winnie, Tania, Vrisara