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M & N {hitched on September 4th 2010}

On September 4th 2010, I married my favorite. Many, many warm thanks to Adrienne Gunde for our wedding photos. I wanted to show some of my favorite parts of the wedding (lots of favorites from the day!) that have yet to be shared. Please enjoy!


My favoritest wedding detail shot ever, the groom holding his bride’s bouquet:

His cufflinks were original SF Muni tokens. How dashing is my husband? Below, the fellas, mustaches and all:

If you hadn’t noticed, N is mustache free… that was my one Veto as i cannot take him seriously with a mustache. However, he did leave it until the morning so he could take one with the guys. Then, off it went. I love this photo with his dad in the mirror background:

Here’s a collage of my girls (and Bride’s Best Man). What a good lookin’ bridal party, yeah? i love them all. to bits. Must add that I made all the hair pieces and necklaces ūüôā

Above right: flowers repotted from my mom’s garden. She also added a little special touch, a vintage wedding cake topper… can you spot it? She is a collector (borderline hoarder) of figurines and such for her garden… I loved that she secretly slipped an appropriate one in (thank goodness it wasn’t a bunny or scarecrow).

Our nieces & nephew, sweet little awkward things:

A family tradition: wedding performances by our youngest brother Richie (with guitar on the right) and cousin Long (left, cheesin with glasses). Despite the fact that they butchered my requests (33 by pumpkins and Everything by Michael Buble), they KILLED it with American Boy by Estelle & Kanye, and Make you feel my Love by Adele. During the latter performance, there was a special dance performance by Anne, Richie’s girlfriend… it was beyond heart touching and beautiful (below right).

I was SO IN LOVE with our cake from our dear friend Laurie from IBIcake. Like, I can’t imagine any other way it could have been. I gave her a million different images of inspiration and literally was like ‘Good luck with that!’ because none of my magazine tear outs were alike. Hah, she showed me! I must also mention that it was a good as it looked… Lemon cake with fresh raspberries & buttercream, and red velvet cake. Mmmm…

This Photowall was made by my brother & cousin / bridesmaid Nina the week of the wedding. It was fun to make, and we sure took lots of polaroids with it for our guest book! The chairs are reupholstered vintage chairs, a His & Hers gift from my cousin.

This is a raw moment Right after our recessional… i love the feeling. Very ‘YAY we did it!’ … or ‘Thank god it’s over, where’s the food?’ … one of those.

In contrast, the morning of our wedding day there was the Traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony. Below left is my Ao Dai dress.. I fell in love with the fabric the moment I saw it… the teal and metallic sequins, paired with light gold contrasting pants. Super intricate and itchy…

The fellas with their red trays filled with tea, cookies, and jewelry as gifts, lined up @ Nick’s dad’s house before the procession to my mom’s, to take me away… (and yes, there’s a roast pig under there!)

How awesome is it that my mother in law and sister in law embraced our culture and wore Ao Dai’s too?

As did my ladies:

Voila.


Featured!

Our wedding is featured on GreenWeddingShoes today, if you haven’t already seen it!

What do you think??

The talented Adrienne Gunde also posted on her blog with lots of details to share with you all!

Happy Monday!


A & M, April 17th 2010

Exactly a month ago I had the pleasure of working on A&M’s wedding. The ceremony was held at the rooftop Japanese garden at the Kyoto Grand Hotel in downtown LA. The bride had a great color scheme of reds, plums and berries, as she so eloquently put it. Here are some shots from William Kim Photography:

I have to share that the couple was very cautious of being environmentally responsible and chose to go with potted plants for their ceremony rather than using all cut flowers. I was able to balance both worlds of planted and cut flowers with a very special pair of OohLaLa Bougainvillea trees which are almost Bonsai like and not the common leafy flowering shrubs with a variety of cut flowers on the bottom. The trees themselves had an amazing horizontal composition and I fell in love the moment I saw them… they fit in perfectly with the garden surroundings while maintained a special presence about them. I have been on a Bougainvillea kick for the past x months by the way… I just can’t get over their abundance of papery flowers or rich colors. They were also able to reuse the ceremony arrangements for their reception, along with the floral aisle runner & chair bunches… which is a great way to go.

Their reception held over 300 guests, so they decided to go green once again and use large potted Phalaenopsis orchids in white and purple… most of these blooms were the size of my hand! They made such an elegant statement at the restaurant. Here’s a quick snapshot N took of the reception space:

Thanks to A&M for allowing Bunch to be a part of their special day… and Thanks to William Kim Photography for sharing his work with us!


The Queen of Hearts (featured…!)

Hello hello… I wanted to share with you all the excitement that I have had for the past … couple of weeks.

“Our story is set in Wonderland.¬†We know what‚Äôs going on with the Mad Hatter and his infamous tea parties.¬†They are the talk of the town and Everyone wants to be on the list. No wonder why the Queen of Hearts is always angry.¬†Sorry,¬†was always angry.

For she has found true love at long last. The Queen is in LOVE‚Ķ Together she and her groom to be are hosting a wedding party reception, her way.¬†Her elite guest list is limited to a special few.¬†Held at her private palace, in the gardens, it is nothing out of the ordinary for her majesty.¬†Just feathers and fluff. Opulence. Rich satin,¬†glitz and glam. Natural greens & mushrooms. Delectable dessert. Roses red.¬†Her way…”

So, Alice in Wonderland, we all know the story, and we love it. We all went to see the movie, and we loved it. Many of us were inspired and thus came the creation of many WONDERFUL photo shoots. As much as I wanted, longed to create a fun, whimsical and beautiful tea party, and by the time I thought to pull together a shoot, I knew it would have been redundant, and c’mon, there’s just no competing with this lovely shoot or this one.¬†So, I set out to do something a little different. And how awesome is¬†GreyLikesWeddings for featuring us?! A huge thank you to Summer!

PLEASE CHECK IT OUT HERE!

The team:¬†I called upon Olivia Wu with Zoie Events to be my coordinator extraordinaire and she of course outdid herself. The lovely Adrienne Gunde enthusiastically photographed our shoot and I couldn’t have asked for more. And of course I asked Miss Laurie Mura of IBICAKE to make our fun whimsical and beautiful wedding cake… I LOVE THAT SHE PAINTED THE ROSES RED!!! (Did I mention we gave ourselves a matter of days to pull this together? Why, I don’t know… I seem to enjoying making things difficult! But what an incredible team, no?).

Some additional images I would like to share… Enjoy!

Tablescape

How gorgeous were our bride and groom?

Cake goodness

Wedding sign (her way)


Something’s a-brewin’…

Good morning!!!

I have been in a production frenzy all week. It has been fun, tiring, a learning process, exciting…and it is not over yet. I’m collaborating with lovelies and we’ve also met some wonderful people over the past few days. Can’t wait to share with you all.¬†Here’s a little snippet of what’s going on at my studio:

Some high drama, Peony tulips, and Black Bacarra.

Oh, and if you’re in SoCal, um, BEAUTIFUL WEATHER!!! Have a great weekend… make it wonderful. Get a tan.