Monday, July 11, 2016

Brandview Ballroom Glendale - Mayra + Rene

Mayra and Rene have proven that love can conquer any distance! Despite crossing paths in college, the two love birds eventually connected over social media. With several thousands of miles between them, they became regular pen pals. As their summer of learning about each other and phone conversations came to an end, Rene finally asked Mayra on a real date to a concert in Los Angeles. Their date was perfect, leading to both of them falling in love with each other. As they grew closer together, they decided to go on a vacation with both families to Hawaii. With beautiful beaches, mesmerizing sunsets, and the company of all loved ones, Rene got down on one knee and declared his love to Mayra, asking her to marry him... And of course, the rest is history... 

Their wedding day mirrored their love story. It was filled with love, family, lots of music and all things romantic. Rene dipped Mayra for their first kiss as husband and wife at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Guests were then invited to the Brandview Ballroom for a family-style dinner, a night of dancing with several different cultural bands, and a personal serenade from the groom to his new bride.  We are so thrilled for their love and can't wait to see what life has in store for M+R!

The amazing vendors:
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events
Reception Venue: Brandview Ballroom
Cake & Desserts: La Fleur Pastry
DJ: Steve Rivera 
Florist: Flowers by Dan
Hair: Gaby Santana 
Make Up: Jennifer Conejo
Mariachi Band: Mariachi Tapatio

Mexican Band: Mexican Banda
Colombian Band: Edgar y Lucy de Colombia

Videographer: Light Up Video

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Trump National Golf Club - Sherry + James

It really is true that love can be found anywhere…even online! Sherry and James first stumbled across each other on the online dating site, OkCupid. James viewed Sherry's profile, noting that she was “very pretty”! After finally conjuring up enough courage, he sent a sweet message to her, leading to a first date and many more after. Although Sherry was skeptical about starting a relationship in her first year of law school, she soon realized James truly supported her. Instead of adding weight to the heavy burden of school, James lifted it! Soon they both realized their relationship was on a solid foundation, leading to where they are now, happily married.   

Sherry and James’ wedding at Trump National Golf Club was simple and sweet just like the couple. The dinner reception in the Grand Ballroom was filled with DIY centerpiece arrangements which were put together with love by Sherry's mother. Sherry ended the night wearing a traditional chi pao dress for cake cutting and dancing the night away with guests! 

The amazing vendors:
Wedding Planner: DNT Elite Events
DJ & Lighting: Spotlight Groove
Florist: Angeluck Florist
Hair & Make-up: Makeup by Hanna Choi
Photographer: Lin & Jirsa
Videographer: Akros Weddings

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