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Romantic Garden Bridal Shower Inspiration

Upon first glance, I was captivated by these beautiful blooms in Kim Le’s photo shoot, but looking a little closer and my adoration turned to awe. These pretty petals are made of paper courtesy of Handmade by Sara, adding the perfect touch to this bridal shower bash by ME Weddings. With Kacee Geoffroy making our models shine and 24 Carrots gracing the tables, this is one soiree I’d be happy to get comfortable at.

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From Kim Le PhotographyIn collaboration with ME Weddings and Morning Lavender Boutique, we wanted to come up with a bridal shower inspired look that matched the sweetness of spring, the romance of weddings and the joy of bridal showers.

Inspired by soft tulle, romantic lace and spring colors from Morning Lavender’s recent collection of feminine dresses and skirts, the theme and decor for this bridal shower shoot is just as sweet, classy and stylish. From hair and makeup to jewelry and petite cakes, everything about this bridal shower is the perfect mix of feminine style and bridal shower bliss. The shoot is adorned completely with paper flowers from Handmade by Sara Kim in the gorgeous garden setting of Franciscan Gardens. Accenting the soft and romantic theme of the shoot, we added stunning vintage furniture pieces by Etablir Shop, beautiful plates and glassware by Dish Wish and finishing touches of ribbon, lace and gold throughout.

We also wanted to show that girls just wanna have fun by adding inspiration for creative ideas like a whiskey bar cart and a DIY paper flower station.

Photography: Kim Le Photography | Event Coordinator: ME Weddings | Catering: 24 Carrots | Makeup: Beauty By Angelina | Hair: Kacee Geoffroy | Calligraphy: Letters To You | Wedding Venue: Franciscan Gardens | Balloons & Tassels: Loveprettydetails | Cake & Cake Pops: Sarie Cakes | China, Flatware & Glassware : Dish Wish | Clothing & Jewelry: Morning Lavender | Farm Table: ATB Rentals | Hair Accessories: Chic Shack | Napkins & Runner : Fusion Decor | Paper Flowers : Handmade By Sara Kim | Placecards & Hanglers: Delovely Details | Vintage Rentals: Etablir Shop

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San Juan Capistrano Wedding Film

I adore watching wedding videos. But to be able to watch your video, on your actual wedding day, makes my sentimental heart skip a beat. Amari Productions captured the beautiful wedding of this adorable couple and shared it with everyone there for a same day premiere! Imagine watching and realizing the fun gets to continue right where the film leaves off; I can’t think of a better happy ending.

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From Amari Productions… They couldn’t stop smiling. As soon as Caryn & Zane saw each other they lit up with these big, beautiful, genuine, joyful smiles. They were the kind of smiles that you could see, and knowing nothing else about the couple, know they were madly in love. They were the best kind of smiles, and they never left for the rest of the day.

To cap off this wonderful wedding, we had the honor of showing a Same Day Premiere. If you’ve never heard of a Same Day Premiere, it is exactly as its name implies. We edit and show your wedding film AT YOUR WEDDING. How? Well, think of a top hat. Now, imagine a magician (complete with coattails and a curly mustache if you will) pulling a rabbit out of said hat. Got that? Ok, replace the rabbit in that scenario with a wedding film and that’s pretty much how it happens.

Same Day Premieres are one of our favorite types of wedding films. Everyone is right when they say your wedding day is going to fly by. So we love being able to sit you down with all of your family and friends surrounding you so that you can see what the heck just happened! (Spoiler alert: YOU GOT MARRIED!) Then (and this is the ultimate kicker), after the film ends and you’re thinking to yourself, “Wow, this really has been the BEST DAY of my life”, the lights come back on and you realize: YOU’RE STILL THERE! Your parents, your bridal party, your best man and maid of honor, everyone that matters to you most is still there, ready to make more memories together.

Photography: Becca Rillo Photography | Videography: Amari Productions | Coordination: Rachel Salas | Floral Design: Sweet Blossom Designs | Wedding Gown: Sarah Seven | Hair & Makeup: Designed Elegance | Ceremony Venue, Reception Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano

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Romantic San Juan Capistrano Wedding Film

There are many moments of a wedding that get my heart beating double time, no doubt about that. But the vows? Oh, the vows take the cake. And that’s exactly why I fell head over heels for this slice of love from our friends at Hoo Films. It’s dedicated to the captivating words exchanged between these two beautiful people. So get cozy with your morning cup of coffee and indulge in a little vow goodness.

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From Hoo FilmsI just adore these two. From the minute Stacy and I got on the phone, we just clicked. I knew Jackson had to be just as charismatic as Stacy is. And he was. Their charisma is hard to deny when you see Stacy and Jackson together. They have such a captivating love and joy. We were able to work with an amazing team on this one. Such a romantic couple and I feel honored to have been able to be a part of this beautiful event. The vows were just so captivating… I loved every word exchanged between these two.

Photography: Josh Elliott | Cinematography: Hoo Films | Coordination: Gather Events | Wedding Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Hair And Make Up: 1011 Makeup | DJ: Hey Mister DJ | Venue: Serra Plaza | Florals: Krista Jon | Headpiece: Janie Baltzer | Public Relations: Be Inspired PR

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Colorful Summer Wedding at The Villa San Juan

Dressed in the brightest of colors on the sunniest of days, this wedding is what summertime bliss is truly all about. It’s a day kissed by that California pretty and designed alongside the talented Intertwined Events..and those textured blooms by Floral Occasions? Don’t even get me started. Ray Kang worked his photo genius behind the camera and believe it or not, the party is just getting started.

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From The Bride…I never pictured my dream wedding while growing up but the few things I did know were the color scheme – bright oranges, yellows and corals – and a location that had natural beauty. Thankfully, we found The Villa, a turn-of-the-century Spanish home, whose charm and elegance filled in our blank canvas quite quickly. The setting of the Villa and my love for nature inspired our invitations and decor. Every table had a distinct pair of antique brass birds, and at each place setting there was a favor of goat milk soap, handmade by the friendly Camlon Farms who we met at a farmer’s market.

The warm July day was expected and thankfully our wedding coordinator, Katie Webb, suggested program fans coupled with parasols, which helped our guests avoid melting in the summer sun. The Villa staff, Michelle, Rachel and Keith, couldn’t have been better and we are grateful to them for going beyond our expectations with their responsiveness, friendliness and professionalism. The food and drinks from Iva Lee’s were delicious and their service was fantastic. Floral Occasions’ vivid arrangements punctuated the day which was captured by our favorite photographer-in-a-bow tie, Ray Kang, and film crew, 4120 Productions. Our hope is that our kids will enjoy looking at these memories as much as we enjoyed seeing our parents’ and grandparents’ wedding days. All of this was icing on the three-tiered Swiss made cake provided by Sweet Art – heavenly for both our eyes and tastebuds.

For the ceremony, we borrowed and adapted a tradition from the Jewish faith called the Seven Blessings, which turned out to be a highlight of the day. Seven guests, chosen by us, gave their thoughts on a specific word (passion, playfulness, gratitude, etc.) that would help lead to a happy marriage. Not only was it deeply satisfying to hear these blessings, but it finally gave us the privilege to take in the ceremony, as all eyes were on our speakers and not on us.

In the end, all of these details added up to a wedding we couldn’t have possibly imagined but was exactly what we wanted – intimate, heartfelt and fun.

Photography: Ray Kang | Floral Design: Floral Occasions - Stacey | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Cake: Sweet Art | Catering: Iva Lee's Catering | MakeUp: Melissa Hennessee | Hair: Two Tone Umbrella - Denise Empey | DJ: Divel Entertainment - Keith | Harpist: Naomi Alter | Wedding Venue: The Villa San Juan Capistrano | Event Planning And Design: Intertwined Events | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Video: Pure Cinema Productions

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Classic Romance at Serra Plaza

There’s no denying this affair is dotted with pin-worthy details. But what I love most is the infusion of unexpected treasures that put smiles on guests faces and love in their hearts. My favorite? Old school CD favors with the Bride & Groom’s most-loved songs. So 90′s and sooo fun. And their approach to DIY, or rather, DIWF (do it with friends) is the best idea ever. WINK! coordinated the entire day to perfection and our friends at onelove photography made sure no moment went un-captured.

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From the beautiful Bride…Creating a wedding celebration that was fun and personal was our guiding principle throughout the planning process. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in what everyone is doing on Pinterest and the like, but we frequently tried to remind ourselves that what we really wanted was for our guests to have a great time at a celebration that paid homage to the people, places, and life experiences that got us where are today.

First and foremost was the music. We’re pretty big music people, probably a result of the families we come from. There’s always something playing in our household – and usually more than one genre depending on which room you’re in. Naturally our DJ choice was critical and we loved ours. We worked with them to curate the majority of the night’s soundtrack including the 15 minute reprieve of traditional Cambodian dance music that got all the aunties and uncles out on the dance floor.

Then as parting gifts, we gave all of our guests CDs (old school right?) with some of our favorite songs. In the days following the wedding it was so awesome to receive messages from friends saying how much they loved this track or that track. See, who says CDs are obsolete?

Instead of a traditional wedding sign-in book that would probably get shelved away, we thought we’d change it up a little bit and have guests sign a poster frame we could mount on our wall. Vi is an optometrist so we created a Snellen eye chart that read, “And they lived happily ever after.” Now whenever we’re walking down the hallway we can glance through great words of advice from friends including, “Happy wife, happy life.” :)

Last but not least was our tribute to the city that really transformed our relationship from boyfriend-girlfirend status to marriage material. Over the course of three years, Philadelphia became our second home. There, in our little one bedroom apartment on Ben Franklin Parkway, we squabbled over dishwashing duty and cooked our first grownup meals. In honor of Philly and the wonderful friends we made there who were flying cross country to celebrate with us, we had a cheesesteak station during happy hour, complete with an instructional “How To Order” sign a la Pat’s King of Steaks. We also topped off our cake with a mini version of Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculpture, a replica of which stands in the center of Philly’s Love Park, located only minutes from our old apartment.

All of the decorations were DIWF (DO IT WITH FRIENDS). I had the best bridesmaids a girl could have ever hoped for, truly. They flew into town from all over and showed up at my doorstep with glue, scissors, double-sided tape, etc. in hand and got to work. There were separate stations set up all over my house and I floated through each of them, never ceasing to be amazed at their artistic eye and craftsmanship. These ladies are tax accountants, doctors, marketing and business consultants by day, and Martha Stewart by night! Everything actually turned out even more amazing than I had envisioned. That night doing crafts and drinking boba with my girlfriends was definitely one of my favorite memories from our wedding weekend.

Photography: Onelove Photography | Videography: Mellow Entertainment | Coordination: WINK! | Cake: Jay's Catering | Catering: Jay's Catering | Hair And Makeup: Susie Chhuor | DJ: DJ Puffs | Ceremony And Reception: Serra Plaza | Florals: Elegant Thorn

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