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

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

 

 

Lena and David’s Wedding 4.23.16

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.

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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!

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Ceremony: St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church

Reception: Hilton Irvine

Photography: Huy Khiem Photography

Videography: Boffo Video

Lighting & Drapering: TMMPro

Florals: Leilani Florist

Linen: Canakarola

Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Angelina

Caterer: Sinofusion

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

Wedding 6.25.16

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.

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Restrooms signs at the EBell of Long Beach

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All linens and napkins provided by the Bride and Groom

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Ceremony

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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?

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Lanterns provided by Bride and Groom

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Bride’s bouquet.

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Married! Congratulations!

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I’m allowed to post pictures of them as long as it is far away.

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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.

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