Trash The Dress – Anh and Dung

Remember Anh and Dung, the sweet couple from their wedding back in May? Well, they were kind enough to let me hang with them while they did their Trash The Dress session a couple of months after their wedding. I remember when Anh approached me on the thought of a Trash The Dress and I told her “GO for it!” then she mentioned paint and I was worried getting it off her gown since it is all lace. I can’t believe they went with paint after all…I have to admit, it was really fun and totally worth it! Thanks again to the formidable Peter Tran from Icons Photography for all the colorful photos!

The Props.

Ready to do some damage…

First, a portrait of each other.

Dung’s version of Anh!

Anh’s turn!

Anh and Dung’s artwork!

Now…the FUN begins!

After Anh let go of her fear of ruining her dress…there was no turning back.

The aftermath of it all…

Good Times!!! Hanh of Hanh Nguyen Photography also joined us in this fun Trash the Dress.

L.O.V.E everyone in this picture!

Happy 1 Year Anniversary Vivian and Kenny!

Happy Anniversary Vivian and Kenny!!!

I wish you many many more years of celebration together and with the little one coming soon! I am so happy for the two of you !

I’m glad to call you my friends. Kenny must be one of the most romantic guy that I know! Enjoy and celebrate!

Anh and Dung’s Wedding 5.21.11

Anh and Dungย  were married on 5.21.11. It was “prophesied” as doomsday….well, looks like we all got out alive ๐Ÿ™‚ Working Anh and Dung’s wedding was like witnessing long time dear friends of mine. They are simply the nicest, funniest, sweetest couple! I know I say that about all of my clients but I truly am blessed and lucky to have such amazing couples who I can now call my friends. That is the one most rewarding thing out of being a wedding planner!! And to top off the perfect day, I worked with Peter Tran from Icons Photography, Fayth from Three Petals and Dzien from DJZ Productions. Friends I made from the industry = 1 big happy family!!

Anh and Dung were very calm and collected throughout the day. They even kept asking me if I had anything to eat or drink and they were worried that I was too stressed….lol…quite ironic when they actually hired me to take the worries and stress away from them. See? Sweetest couple ever!

All photos courtesy of Icons Photography. Thank you Peter!

We started off the day with the Tea Ceremony.

Here I am pinning boutonnieres as usual.

The Groom!

Getting the guys presentable before entering the bride’s parents house.

Look at them listening to me intently….always a plus when the bridal party takes my directions ๐Ÿ™‚ And the groomsmen were so much fun!

All set and ready to pick up the bride!

Here is the beautiful bride in her beautiful Ao Dai!

Love Anh’s beautiful smile! It’s contagious!

Touching moment…Anh’s mom gave a heartfelt speech which didn’t leave a dry eye in the house.

After the tea ceremony, Anh went back to the hotel to change into her wedding gown.

The Sparkly shoes

This is their save the date….it’s so cute!

The Bling!

The beautiful bouquets! I love the vibrant pop of coral/orange colors!

Proof that we are having fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

Who would have known the Sheraton Hotel in Anaheim is so pretty to take pictures at….Perfect spot for Anh and Dung’s first look!

Bridal party pictures were such a blast! There were more goofy photos than serious ones…definitely shows the fun nature of Anh and Dung.

Then it was time for the ceremony…

I avoided a little problem…5 minutes before they were about to walk down the aisle, I noticed the father of the bride without his boutonniere. He told me he forgot it at home after changing out his suit. I had to run to Fayth from Three Petals for a very quick made-up boutonniere..pfffuiii…

Here comes the bride!

United as husband and wife! Congratulations Anh and Dung!

After the ceremony, Anh and Dung went back to the hotel for some formal pictures.

Although, Anh really can’t help it and keep making funny faces at Peter. ๐Ÿ™‚


I love bridges and veil shots!!! So romantic!

Now onto the reception!!!!

It took me forever to line up these little suckers!

Anh and Dung built this wall with frames, decorations and props for their guests to play with. Clever idea!!

Dung works at Apple so it was appropriate for them to incorporate it into the wedding.

The next few photos shows how impactful and important lighting and drapery is.

The finished thumb print tree.

The cake!

There was a bit of a situation with the cake. The stand was so wobbly on the stage, it made Fayth and I very nervous so we decided to remove 1 tiered stand and fill it up with flowers. It turned out awesome!

Anh’s sister made these dolls to look like Anh and Dung.

First dance! Look at the love they have for each other…it oozes out of their bodies!

Yep…I’m also a personal assistant changing clothes for the bride ๐Ÿ™‚

Cake cutting….I mean stuffingย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Bouquet toss!


And….perfect way to end the night…

Anh and Dung, thank you so much for having me be part of your wedding. You two were too sweet worrying about me the whole time. I am so glad that we have developed a friendship through your special day. I will cherish it forever! I wish you many many many years of happiness that you well deserve!!!

Ceremony: St. Callistus Catholic Church

Reception: Mon Cheri Anaheim

Hair and Makeup: All Made Up Team

Cake: Paris Bakery

DJ: DJZ Production

Florals:ย  Three Petals

Photography: Icons Photography

Videography: HI Videography

Lighting and Drapery: Three Petals

Team KDWP: Lily Luong