Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Nga & Andrew's Wedding

My Nga and Andrew are the sweetest couple. They're both teachers ~ which I've always admire...we need more people like them to teach so kids have a better chance for their future. The couple got married in July and just recently returned from their honeymoon in South America. My Nga and I grabbed lunch to catch up and I can't believe it, she bought a gift for me from her honeymoon! For her to thought of me and might I say 'wasted space in her suitcase' to bring me something, I was completely touched! Here are some pictures from their photographers from Magic Eye Photography.

An engagement pic of the sweet couple...

Look at My Nga's beautiful bouquet by her florist Dodie from Brassavolas. Dodie was a pleasure to work with and he has such great energy and creativity! I was amazed by the size of the peonies used throughout the wedding...each flower was the size of my hand!!!

My Nga with her sister and mother in the traditional Vietnamese gown. My Nga is so bless to have such an amazing family. Her sister was tremendous help with the guests since I didn't speak Vietnamese.

Andrew giving Nga a kiss on her cheeks during the tea ceremony

My Nga in her beautiful custom wedding gown walking down the aisle with her father

Not only did they have a LARGE guest list (whopping 500 ppl!), they also had a pretty large wedding party

The whole room was draped in ivory satin with amber up lights lighting from behind, dark brown satin linens for table and chairs, ivory napkin with the menu in English and Vietnamese (Nga is so thoughtful!), traditional wooden dolls in clear box with ribbon as favors, and of course...the magnificent manzanita branch centerpiece. The whole effect was dramatic and elegant.

A closer look at the centerpiece with the 'staged' sweetheart table in the background

And here's their delicious cake from Cinderella Cakes

A happy ever after...

My Nga & Andrew, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day. Your family and friends were so warm and welcoming and I was overwhelmed by their embrace. I know with the strength of your bond to each other and the support of your families, you two will have an amazing life together!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

One HOT couple ~ Carrie & Seth

I'm busy...but when I saw these pictures of Carrie & Seth's epic session, I couldn't NOT post about them. Aren't they gorgeous?!! Carrie and Seth are crazy HOT couple and their amazing photographer Tara Rochelle was able to capture their HOTNESS! :) 

Carrie looks a little like Courtney Cox, but prettier of course! 

This picture shows their personality to a T ~not only crazy/sexy/beautiful ~ but quirky and fun as well.

Ahhh...this picture is so tender!

I love the different color and texture backgrounds Downtown LA offers...


Amazing lighting

I love love love shoe shots!

Isn't she LOVELY...

Seth's not so bad himself...

And these two lovelys are a couple after my own heart...they're getting married at STONE MANOR! After almost 3 years, I'm back at the location I got married at! I can't wait!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Short but sweet....(hopefully)

I know I've been missing forever....but I am swamped with weddings. I was finally able to upload the pictures from Wendy's Bridal Shower (I know, it's almost 2 MONTHS ago!). At least I posted eye candy! :P Photos courtesy of Jonilyn Photography...don't things just look so much better through the professional lens. :)

Diddy Reese cookie favors

Tissue poms

Painted wooden numbers for tables

Ribbon place card board

One of my favorite moments when the Groom came by to surprise the Bride...she was in disbelief!

Picture of the lovely couple
The wishing tree was pretty popular!
White sangria awaited guests on a hot summer day
And finally...girls that made the day possible.