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

 

Jamie and Will’s Wedding 5.20.17

Our Jr. Coordinator, Lily, took this wedding on since I was not available on that day. Jamie and Will booked our services about a month out from their wedding, it was a little bit of a catching up for us in terms of getting to know them and what they envisioned for their wedding but it all worked out.

From Lily: Jamie and Will planned their entire wedding and hoped it to be extra special for their family and friends. You can tell they were incredibly involved in every aspect and were so much fun to work with. On their wedding day, they showed a video that was so adorable and heartfelt. That donut wall!!! It was so epic! Everyone couldn’t stop talking about the custom made wall display. Thank you for trusting me on your special day and I wish you both limitless amount of happiness!!

Ceremony: Sherman Library & Gardens

Reception: The Villa at Lifetime Weddings & Events

Hair & Makeup: Beauty in Motion

Photography: Jennifer Fujikawa Photography

Videography: Cloud9 Cinematography

Personal flowers: Flower Allie

Photobooth: Pixter Photobooth

Ceremony DJ: Extreme DJ

Reception DJ: Hilo Productions

Cake: King’s Hawaiian

Fresh Donuts: Mom’s Mini Donuts

Laser Cut sign: HexLab Maker Space

Cookie wall designer: Susan Chiang Rae + Lily

KDWP Team: Lily, Christine, Jenny, Michelle, Vrisara

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!