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Newport Beach Engagement Session

We’re no stranger to a beautiful beach-set engagement session, but when it involves the likes of Peony & Plum and Esther Sun, you better believe we’re in for a treat. Complete with gorgeous gowns and a styled bouquet to match, no detail went untouched, including a cameo appearance by the cutest fur baby you ever did see. More in The Vault for a happy Monday, indeed.

From The Bride….We met while we were both attending law school at the University of Michigan. Mike was a year ahead, so we didn’t actually meet each other until a dinner with other Korean students at the school. We were sitting at opposite ends of the table, and we hardly talked to each other that night. It wasn’t love at first sight! But over the next couple months we saw each other more at school and got to know each other better.

We only started dating a month before Mike’s graduation, and the relationship was long distance from the start. Mike was returning to his hometown, Chicago, to study for the bar, and Sejin was starting a summer internship in New York. Mike stayed with Sejin and her roommate for a month in a railroad-style Upper East Side apartment that summer. After the summer, Sejin went back to school at Michigan, Mike started working in Chicago, and we saw each other on the weekends as much as we could. After Sejin graduated, we spent the summer together in Chicago while Sejin studied for the bar.

After that wonderful summer together in Chicago and after moving together to New York, we both knew we were with the person that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with. We picked out a ring together, but Sejin didn’t know when Mike was going to pop the question. After a dinner out with friends one night, we returned to Sejin’s apartment, and when she opened the door to her room, she was greeted with a runway of white candles and lights leading to the ring. It was a complete surprise!

We’re so excited to be getting married in front of our closest friends and families in Malibu in August, and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect engagement shoot!

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Photography: Esther Sun Photography | Floral Design: Peony & Plum | Dress: BHLDN | Dress: Catherine Deane | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair + Makeup: Theresa Huang | Hair + Makeup: Tokiko Inoue | Venue: Newport Beach

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Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, North San Diego + A Giveaway!

The search for a perfect venue is over, because Omni La Costa is it. Not only do you get a dedicated wedding specialist who’ll partner with your coordinator to plan your dream day, but the North San Diego location is sure to add sunshine to your ceremony. Add in a chance to see an array of setups and meet their specialists, we think it’s easy to see why Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is perfect!

Offering a variety of venues and atmospheres to choose from, Omni La Costa has every type of accommodation to fit your festivity. Be it your rehearsal dinner, wedding shower, or celebratory wedding brunch, Omni La Costa has it all accessible leading up to your big day (and beyond).

In addition to luxurious accommodations, Omni La Costa offers the #1 wellness spa, two championship golf courses, five on premise restaurants and limitless options for leisure and fun. From Omni La Costa’s dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces to stunning scenery complete with panoramic views, it’s impossible not to fall in love with every single detail.

Also, did you know that when you book your wedding at any Omni Hotels & resorts property you will receive a complimentary honeymoon stay at one of 14 premier resort destinations (!!) amazing right?! It’s easy to see why Omni La Costa is the ideal destination for guests and getaways alike and with a variety of venues to accommodate every need, we ask you – what are you waiting for?! Get booking!


Celebrate your engagement and preview the perfect venue with a weekend getaway to Omni La Costa Resort & Spa!

Ten couples will win two nights of world-class accommodations at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Package includes:
*Two nights at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
*Customized amenities
*Welcome cocktails and appetizers
*Dinner in one of the luxury ballrooms
*Your choice of spa/golf/tennis/yoga activity

You will have the opportunity to see a variety of inspirational wedding setups, and meet our wedding specialists and see if Omni La Costa Resort & Spa could be the right venue for your special day!

Leave a comment below by January 31, 2016 and let us know why Omni La Costa is your ideal wedding location for a chance to win!

Please note transportation to and from the resort will not be provided

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Venue: Omni La Costa Resort & Spa


Relaxed + Rustic Newport Beach Wedding

I feel confident saying that this color palette is my all-time favorite. I want to wear and adorn every inch of my home with these colors, have all future celebrations overflow with these creams, greens and pretty light blues. Rachel Jane and In The Clouds Weddings captured them all, and this beachside bash is one I was sad to see end. Lucky for us, our VAULT is packed to the brim with the pretty pics – see it all here!


From the Bride… Our wedding was of course the best day EVER! It was a celebration of the beginning of our new lives together. We wanted a relaxed wedding with yummy food and drinks but most of all, our closest friends and family. The beach is home for us so we were so grateful that a kind family allowed our big day to happen on their beautiful private beach. The day was all we imagined it would be and then some! I creatively planned our wedding under $12k which truly was a miracle. Looking back I can positively say it was the best day of my life. Hopefully you enjoy these photos as much as we do.

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Photography: Rachel Wise | Cinematography: In The Clouds | Floral Design: Lavenders Flowers | Venue: Bayshores Private Beach | Coordination + Signage: Willow & Wine, Maxine Fileta | Dessert: Drive Me Cookie | Floral Design Assistance: Dee Apostu | Rentals: BTB Event Productions | Signage: Luminous Lines