Saturday, June 11, 2016

Serra Plaza San Juan Capistrano - Chi + Richard

With the bride being a designer and the groom being an entrepreneur, the wedding was sure to be unique and unparalleled. Chi and Richard wanted to emphasize their personalities through all the thoughtful details on their Big Day, and they did just that! On a sunny June afternoon, loving family and friends gathered for a creative, fun and unconventional wedding. The first look between Chi and Richard took place at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, and with historic architecture, a beautiful couple, and perfect weather, the day was off to a wonderful start! The day continued with a heartfelt ceremony at Serra Plaza which was filled with laughter and joyful tears. The guests were then whisked away into the cocktail reception where the musically talented Western Wiseman performed in the Grand Salon. Guests were able to enjoy a multitude of dim sum offerings while engaging in games of cornhole and ring toss.  Once the Courtyard was beautifully transformed, the dinner reception began with a delicious 8 course Family-Style Chinese Dinner catered by Seafood World. With fashion being a large part of the bride's life, she changed into a modern take on the traditional Chinese dress to greet her guests, and ended in an elegant black gown. As the night went on, their love for good music led to lots of dancing, while others enjoyed the outdoors with a DIY photobooth and a Cigar Lounge. This was a night to remember as all the details came together eloquently and beautifully!


The amazing vendors:
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events
Band & DJ: Westside Wisemen
Caterer: Seafood World
Florist: Bebuds Florist
Hair & Make-up: Kelly Zhang Studio
Photographer: Kwon Photo

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Casa Del Mar - Valerie + Edward

On a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon, Valerie & Edward were surrounded by family and friends for an intimate wedding at Hotel Casa del Mar in the Colonnade Ballroom. Seeing as family plays an important role in their lives, the bride and groom honored their parents with a twist on a traditional tea ceremony during their own ceremony. Serving tea is a sign of respect and when poured for elders on their wedding day, it is to thank them for raising, caring and loving them. Following the beautiful ceremony, guests were invited to the outdoor terrace for mingling, hors d'oeuvres, and an ocean view sunset. With a transformed ballroom, all were welcomed by high chandeliers, beautiful florals, gold accents, and a monogramed dance floor. As festivities arose, the bride changed into a traditional red chi pao dress for the first dance and cake cutting. The night was filled with great dance moves, laughter, and love.


The amazing vendors:
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events
Chairs & Dancefloor: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Favors: Munch Bakery
Florist: Bebuds Florist
Hair & Make-up: Susie Chhuor Studios
Linens & Chargers: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Musician: Ted Case Jazz Trio
Photographer: Kwon Photo
Venue: Casa Del Mar