Pure romance. I’m a total sucker for it, and that is just what this Pelican Hill wedding is – pure, glamourous and chic, romance. I’m not sure if it’s all the soft pink, all the amazing little moments from Details Details & White Lilac Inc., the romantic lighting of the photos from Victor Sizemore Photography, or that custom gown, but whatever it is, I’m eating it up with a spoon. Soak up all the dreamy love from this wedding, and then meet me in the gallery, where there is even more, if you can believe it.
I met Jack Memorial Day weekend, in Austin, TX 2002. His fraternity has an annual convention and that year his university had hosted. I never thought that two years later, we would meet again in San Francisco at the same annual event. What began with long distance phone calls (from San Francisco to Dallas) and a first date meeting half way (in Las Vegas), turned into visiting each other once a month for two years. Luckily Jack moved to Los Angeles and the traveling became easier.
In 2006, I started occupational therapy graduate school and was finally in the same city as him. One lazy Sunday morning while watching a movie in bed, I started asking questions. “Have you thought about getting married?” “It’s been 7 years…” “What are we planning on doing?” He was very tight-lipped and giving me a hard time. I honestly thought we were never going to get married, and then suddenly he turned and had the box. I was speechless. It turned out he had been planning a proposal for months; I ironically pushed the surprise early.
Since all my family and friends are in San Francisco and Korea, and all his family and friends are in Houston, New York, China and Japan, we decided that we would make our wedding a destination wedding for everyone else. We choose the weekend we met, Memorial day weekend, and wanted to treat everyone to a sunny California vacation.
Jack and I fell in love with the Resort at Pelican Hill from the time we walked through their lobby, it was a no brainer. While I scoured wedding magazines and changed wedding colors every other day, I couldn’t pin down any ideas. Michelle Weita at Details Details event planning was a blessing. I wanted it to feel like a romantic travel experience and she found every perfect vendor to make it happen. Joie Studio in Pasadena created vintage inspired train ticket invitations. Sunny at White Lilac crafted gorgeous and romantic bouquets and the most amazing vintage inspired luggage escort table. Everything on the wedding day was perfect. Dancing was non-stop, hilarious speeches given by family, and even a late night In & Out truck. Simply a dream come true.
Wedding photography: Victor Sizemore Photography / Event Coordination: Details Details / Flowers & Event Design: White Lilac Inc. / Hair: Jessica Blair / Makeup: Salon Eleven / Ceremony + Reception: The Resort at Pelican Hill / Wedding Dress: Custom at Shin Bu Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale / Groom Tux: Hugo Boss / Stationary: Joie Studio & Nida’s Boutique Invitations / Band: Powerpoint, De Bois Entertainment / DJ: Cerritos All Stars / Wedding Cake & Groom Cake: Filigree Cakes