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These Two Met on Facebook and Their Engagement is Totally Share-Worthy

I’m always up for a modern day meet-cute, so when these two shared about their initial Facebook chat turned lifelong love, you better believe we went bananas around the SMP HQ. To celebrate their engagement, this pair planned a shoot with Honey Honey Photography at Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park and let me just say – the fashion game was on point! We’re talking two gorgeous dresses plus a fun switch to cultural outfits for both him and her. Go see it all for yourself tucked inside The Vault.

From The Bride…Khang and I first chat on Facebook! We work in the same field (geeky illustration stuff for film and games) and just clicked chatting about robot designs and anime. I’m from South Korea and my plan was to study art abroad in the US. It was also an excuse to meet Khang as well! On our first trip together to San Francisco we totally hit if off. Though my English was limited, we connect so easily and have so much in common. I felt so comfortable and happy with him instantly. Two years later full of memorable moments and endless nerdy debates, Khang proposed to me! He surprised me on our anniversary at Sequoia National Park. On a white snowy hill nearby General Grant tree, Khang knelt down and of course I said YES!

For our engagement shoot, we wanted something cozy and rustic. We both love to go hiking and being outdoor since we spend most of our days staring at Photoshop. Our photographer Emma from Honey Honey Photography recommended Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park for its wilderness setting. I was so grateful to have the Hanbok handmade in Korea by my mom’s friend. I knew her since I was a kid and she is like family to me. My wedding dress was work in progress by our friend Sharlene so it wasn’t ready yet at the time. Luckily, Sharlene was kind enough to lend me two beautiful wedding dresses for the shoot! We couldn’t be happier with how the photos came out and we can’t wait to show them to our family and friends. We want to say thanks to Emma for capturing this beautiful time of our life!

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Photography: Ether & Smith | Floral Design: Mount Tabor Park | Dress: Aerithe | Hair + Makeup: Makeup By Sung | Venue: Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

SMP California Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Promotion!

One of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday?  A meet and greet with the newest members of our SMP family, aka, those fab vendors that know everything there is to know about bringing the pretty.  So today we’re talking shop with Susan Dunne, a planner extraordinaire that designs and coordinates some of the prettiest affairs you will ever lay your eyes upon. See for yourself (and fall in love) below.

From Weddings by Susan DunneAfter working in the fashion retail industry for several years, my exceptional work ethic and perfectionist nature led me down a path of visual display coordination for a well-known Fortune 500 company. This further ignited my innate passion for design and I began leveraging my professional experience to assist couples in planning one of the most memorable days of their lives. Being part of a couple’s most important day with their friends and loves ones is an unparalleled privilege to me.

I have always had a keen eye for fashion, style and a discriminating taste for food. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be part of the planning process of such a joyous occasion. As a wedding planner, certified by the Associations of Bridal Consultants, my goal is to surpass all expectations while creating an extraordinary event which overflows with elegance, refinement, and sophistication.

We offer full service wedding planning, as well as Day of Coordination.

We all have friends and family that have been affected one way or another by debilitating conditions, illnesses, diseases or catastrophic events. Whether by contributing spare change, volunteering at an event, or just simply spreading the word, every little bit can help raise awareness for a multitude of causes. As a show of our commitment to giving back, 5% of all proceeds will be distributed evenly amongst Autism SpeaksJoslin Diabetes Center and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Any couple who books with Weddings by Susan Dunne by 10.1.2016 and mentions promo code “Style Me Pretty” will receive 20% off their wedding services!

Photography: Kate Haus | Wedding Planner: Weddings by Susan Dunne | Flowers: Sweet Pea's Custom Florals | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Hair Stylist: Kayley Vandenberg | Mansion: Greystone Mansion


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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