Zi & Dustin Wedding, Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel


Zi was born in China and moved to the US when she was 12, spending all her teen years in the east coast.  Dustin was born and raised clear across country in San Dimas, California.  So it took an English teaching job abroad - at a South Korean elementary school for them to meet and connect!  Following the job in Korea, Zi followed Dustin back to California, where they welcomed Baby Girl Bennett.  And while enjoying the highs and lows of first-time parenting, diligently prepared for their wedding celebration at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel!



  • Chinese tea ceremony to honor Zi's culture and traditions during the wedding 
  • Decor highlighting shades of purples and grays  
  • Nearly seven-month old daughter acting as wedding flower girl for mom and dad



  • Photography:  John & Joseph Photography
  • Videography:  Mission Visuals
  • Floral Decor:  Nisie's Enchanted Florist
  • Dancefloor / Lighting / Chairs:  Chiavari Chair Rentals
  • Linens:  Wildflower LInens
  • DJ / MC:  Mach Studios
  • Stationery:  I Do Concepts
  • Photobooth:  Snappy Joe Photobooth
  • Officiant:  Wholly Ignited Weddings
  • Cake:  The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel 
  • Hair & Makeup:  Joyce Luck Style
  • Venue / Catering:  The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel 

Christina & Brian's Wedding, St. Regis Monarch Beach


They first met in their 20's when Christina was working at a jewelry store at the mall.  Brian happened to walk by the store and looked in and couldn't help but notice Christina. He ended up walking in, talked her up about a watch, and then confessed that he really just wanted to ask her out (something he swears he would normally never do!)  Fortunately she said yes.  But the story ends short and they would part ways.  Fast forward present time, fate would bring them back together and this time around a little more older, a lot wiser... the two FINALLY celebrate a very special wedding day!




  • Chandelier dripping with hanging crystals over head table
  • Custom chair covers accenting ceremony and reception, including "bride and groom" designed chair covers
  • Edible chocolate menus  
  • Wedding cake to replicate the ornate design of the bride's dress 


  • Photography:  John & Joseph Photography
  • Floral Decor:  Mille Fiori and Grand Eclair
  • Rentals:  Chiavari Chair Rentals
  • Decor Design & Linens:  WIldflower LInens
  • Lighting:  G2 Audio & Lighting
  • DJ / MC:  Honored Occasions
  • Musicians:  Angelica Strings
  • Chocolate Menus:  Chocolate Dreams 
  • Stationery:  Details Design Studio
  • Cake:  A Wish and A Whisk
  • Venue / Catering:  St. Regis Monarch Beach

Linda & Bao's Wedding, The London, West Hollywood

Linda was a bride after my own heart, always so organized and detailed and Bao had such a big, warm contagious smile that made every planning meeting so enjoyable!  

The end result of all their efforts was a ultra chic and sophisticated wedding at the uber stylish London West Hollywood.  

Enjoy the amazing images from Chaz Cruz Photography and click HERE to view their Same Day Edit from Justin Element Productions! 



  • Fun and unique first look with the help of giant balloons
  • Amazing city skyline views from the rooftop of The London 
  • Super adorable Kogi, the couple's yorkie baby
  • Classy and stylish bridesmaid's attire and custom wedding gown 


  • Photography:  Chaz Cruz Photography
  • Videography:  Justin Element Productions
  • Floral Decor:  LV Floral Events
  • Chair Rentals / Lighting:  TMMPRO
  • Rentals:  CMC Events
  • DJ / MC:  The Grey Orange
  • Cake:  The Butter End
  • Photobooth:  Hashtag 
  • Venue / Catering:  The London, West Hollywood

Video: Linda & Bao Same Day Edit, The London, West Hollywood

Enjoy Linda & Bao's wedding day SAME DAY EDIT from JustinElement Productions.


See FULL blog post of wedding HERE.



Tracie & Joe's Wedding, The Resort at Pelican Hill


The wedding of Tracie and Joe was not only a celebration of their marriage, but also the day they (and their family and friends!) would find out whether the couple would be having a boy or girl!  With only Rita from M Cake Sweets and myself in on the secret, it definitely was the most anxious and anticipated cake cutting ceremony ever!  The pictures speak for themselves to see the look of surprise, joy, excitement... seriously such a fun moment!!!


Most special was to see these two families come together and show off their obvious bond!

Happy wedding day to Tracie and Joe and looking forward to the arrival of your... baby girl =)!


** Also ENJOY a highlight edit by Mission Visual **




  • Bridesmaids in varying shades of blush 
  • The most awesome and memorable surprise gender reveal / cake cutting ceremony 
  • Treats galore for guests!...  cigar bar, candy station, cappuccino man, late night burgers... 


  • Photography:  Daniel Cruz Photography
  • Videography:  Mission Visual
  • Floral Decor:  Elegant by Design
  • Chair Rentals / Lighting:  Chiavari Chair Rentals 
  • Officiant:  Mack Harris
  • Musicians:  Dogshow LLC
  • DJ / MC:  Sota Entertainment
  • Coffee Bar:  Cappuccino Man
  • Burger Truck:  TK Burgers
  • Cake:  M Cake Sweets
  • Venue / Catering:  The Resort at Pelican Hill

Video: Lindsay & Charles Video Edits, Chris Ace Films

Enjoy Lindsay & Charles' wedding day SAME DAY EDIT from Chris Ace Films!  

If you have a little more time, be sure to also view their Director's Cut from their wedding day too!



See FULL blog post of wedding HERE.



Lindsay & Charles' Wedding, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Our first blog post for 2016 (hopefully not our only post!) features Lindsay & Charles' wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel!

It may sound redundant and a bit cliche, but really I wish all my couples were like them and all my weddings were like theirs!  I loved that we had a commonality in being fans of Game of Thrones and probably the one stand-out bonding moment was when Lindsay and I discovered COMPLETELY randomly that my first "boyfriend" in elementary school (in SoCal) and her first boyfriend (years later in northern California) were brothers!!!  (Sorry Charles to bring this up here!)  But how random is that?!  Truly we were meant to be!


I give full credit to this awesome couple and our great team of vendors for producing such a fun and incredible wedding day!

And one day I hope to take over Lindsay's fabulous shoe collection! :)


ADDED BONUS:  enjoy the same day edit by Chris Ace Films!



  • Homage to GAME OF THRONES!  Best man wore the hand of the King pin to indicate his status next to the groom!  Escort card display and tables names also incorporated the show theme and the couple recessed from the ceremony to the theme song!
  • Bride's hot pink Valentinos!
  • Custom monogram created for the stationery to reflect bride and groom's zodiac signs, Tiger and Ox
  • The sweetest little model of Penny, their dog, under a blanket of fondant... since she wasn't able to join the actual wedding festivities, made sure she was still included in their day!


  • Photography:  John & Joseph Photography
  • Videography:  Chris Ace Films
  • Floral Decor:  Elegant by Design
  • Linens:  Wildflower Linens
  • Rentals / Lighting:  Chiavari Chair Rentals 
  • Officiant:  Mack Harris
  • Photobooth:  Viral Booth
  • DJ / MC:  Prokreation Productions
  • Cigar Rollers:  El Canito Cigar Co.
  • Stationery:  Cherish Paperie
  • Hair & Makeup:  Joyce Luck Style
  • Bride's Attire:  Vera Wang, Valentino 
  • Accessories:  Styled by TC
  • Venue / Catering:  The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel 

Jane & Andy's Wedding, Montage Laguna Beach


Can't say enough about how much fun it was to plan for Jane & Andy's wedding.  Our first consult included not just the couple, but also in attendance were Jane's mom, two cousins and aunt!  Yes, initially a bit intimidating... but as the planning progressed, each session (with the same group of people!) was even more entertaining and enjoyable than the one before!  We had a blast preparing for this wedding and there is no way you can't love Jane & Andy.  Jane especially knew the way to my heart, and got me a bag full of k-pop goodies!  haha!  I would gladly re-live this whole process over and over and the only bad part of it all was that the planning came to an end!  Even from their wedding day alone, there were so many fun moments and memories, it's a challenge narrowing down the number of images to share!  


ADDED BONUS:  enjoy the wedding edit by Chris Ace Films HERE!



  • Mom wanted LUSH, so Nisie from Enchanted Florist gave her LUSH!
  • Mom also wanted a wow factor at the end of the ceremony.  Initially without knowing what level of WOW she wanted, we suggested doves, petal toss, butterflies, etc... something subtly wow.  She vetoed and we ended up with a fly-by aerial banner, confetti machine, and over a 100 dove bird release!
  • A contemporary but lavish ballroom, accented with clear chiavari and ghost chairs, mirrored tables and draped crystals  
  • A very "blingy" desserts display 
  • Traditional Korean pae-baek and dancers for dinner entertainment 


  • Floral Decor:  Nisie's Enchanted Florist
  • Linens:  Wildflower Linens
  • Rentals:  Chiavari Chair Rentals 
  • Furniture:  Luxe Event Rentals
  • Draping:  The Finishing Touch
  • Lighting:  G2 Audio & Lighting
  • Ceremony Musicians:  Enchanted Evening
  • Dove Release:  White Flite
  • Officiant:  Bob Jabro
  • Aerial Banner:  Aerial Vision Worldwide
  • Confetti Release:  Artistry in Motion
  • Cake:  Kayla's Kakes
  • Paebaek:  Chosun Myung Joo
  • Korean Dance:  Korean Classical Music & Dance Co.
  • Ice Luge:  Carving Ice
  • Photobooth:  Snappy Joe Photobooth
  • DJ / MC:  Prokreation Productions
  • Babysitting:  LA Wedding Sitter
  • Stationery:  Cherish Paperie
  • Photography:  Hanbee Photography
  • Videography:  Chris Ace Films
  • Venue / Catering:  Montage Laguna Beach

Video: Jane & Andrew Wedding Day Edit, Chris Ace Films

 To summarize Jane and Andy's awesomeness is pretty near impossible.  I love this couple so much and especially love that they high five at the end of their ceremony! 


Enjoy the wedding day edit by Chris Ace Films and you'll get to see a little bit of what I mean :)

See FULL blog post HERE.



Daisy & Steve's Wedding, Ebell of Los Angeles


As Southern California is recently (and FINALLY) enjoying some winter-like weather, Daisy and Steve's all indoor winter wedding seems to be an appropriate event to feature.  Held at the historic Ebell of Los  Angeles, the wedding was styled to complement the amazing structure and ambiance of the venue.  Lighting played an integral part in creating a vintage glamour vibe from start to finish.


Thrilled to finally share the beautiful images by the late Taek Jun from Daisy & Steve's winter wedding!  



  • Event Colors:  Gold and Black
  • Long banquet style table-scapes with dramatic gold candelabras and heavy runner of white floral pieces
  • Lots and lots of warm candlelight effects 
  • Menu cards with personalized caligraphed guest names 
  • Featured vintage jazz lounge musicians for dinner and dancing 


  • Photography:  Taek Photography
  • Floral Decor:  Mille Fiori
  • Rentals:  Chiavari Chair Rentals
  • Hair & Makeup:  Hair Day
  • Lighting:  G2 Audio & Lighting
  • Music:  Ambassadors of Lounge
  • Photobooth:  Snappy Joe Photobooth 
  • Venue / Catering:  Ebell of Los Angeles

Sara & Michael Wedding, Pacific Club, Newport Beach

The most fitting description for Sara and Micahel's wedding at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach is REFRESHING! 

It was truly such a breath of fresh air to have such a refreshing palette of colors, from the bridesmaids bouquets with pops of coral and reception tables showcasing pretty hues of blues and greys against bolder accents of color.  

Not to say there is anything wrong with blushes and creams, but after a few seasons of that trend, enjoying a room full of vibrant and cool tone colors was, dare I say it again... REFRESHING!  And so fitting to feature during our current summer heat wave!  



  • Event Colors:  Grey, Pale Blue, Soft Coral, Sherbert, Cream 
  • Clean and Fresh Floral Arrangements with touches of natural elements (i.e. succulents, fern...)
  • Beautiful lakeside ceremony - a hidden gem in the midst of business and commercial buildings


  • Photography:  Vivian Lin Photography
  • Floral Decor:  Elegant by Design
  • Rentals:  Chiavari Chair Rentals
  • Linens:  Wildflower Linens
  • Hair & Makeup:  Joyce Luck Style
  • Cake:  Kayla's Kakes
  • DJ / MC and Lighting:  Shine Entertainment
  • Venue / Catering:  Pacific Club, Newport Beach
  • Photobooth:  Snappy Joe Photobooth

Video: Jane & Andrew Wedding Day Edit, Chris Ace Films




Lindsay & Charles Engagement Session, John & Joseph Photography

Extra blog luv for Lindsay and Charles as we share images from their engagement session with John & Joseph Photography.  With just a few weeks till their wedding day, Charles graduated from med school in Virginia, they relocated to Michigan, and wrapped up wedding planning back in California... which included a fun afternoon together with their photography team (and a few sea lions)!


p.s. especially luvin' the white Jenny Yoo dress Lindsay is showing off from pictures at the aquarium!


Video: Lindsay & Charles Same Day Edit, Chris Ace Films

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful I think these two are!

Day ONE of becoming mister and missus may have passed and wedding planning has officially come to an end, but as Lindsay and I have self-declared "sister-ship" (along with me being completely infatuated with a few pairs of her shoes - including the ones you see here!), I know it is just a matter of time before having fun together again!


Enjoy the wonderful same-day edit by Chris Ace Films, sharing all the highlights of Lindsay and Charles' amazing wedding day!


Featured: Whitney & Greg's Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Whitney and Greg were a dream couple!  It's obvious these two make a pretty awesome looking pair :), but they are also incredibly thoughtful, geniune, and so much FUN!  So we are super thrilled to be able to re-live their amazing day through their wedding feature on Style Me Pretty California.  And even more excited that they will be welcoming baby Peyser in a few months!  Congratulations again Mr. & Mrs. Peyser!!! 


Enjoy all the loveliness captured by John and Joseph Photography. 

Check out the full feature on Style Me Pretty here.





Amenda & Andy, Pacific Club, Newport Beach

Following today's 80 degree Christmas in Southern California, thought it would be season appropriate to share this winter-ish display from Amenda & Andy's wedding at the Pacific Club, Newport Beach!  The bride was not one to shy away from color and loved the boldness of cobalt, which she paired with black, hot lipstick pink and classic white.  There were so many fun surprises for guests as well as for the couple to enjoy throughout the evening... and with rain and cold weather past the ballroom doors, it provided even more incentive to keep the fun lasting all night!



  • Event Colors:  Cobalt Blue, Black, White, Hot Pink
  • Clean and Modern Floral Arrangements with Warm Candlelight 
  • White on White Damask Print Cake Design with Custom Bling Tiers 
  • Welcome Performance by Korean Traditional Dancers 
  • Performance by KABA Legacy as a Surprise to Bride (fan and UCI alum)
  • Warm Made to Order Mini Donuts with Hot Beverage Station for Guests to Enjoy on the Road





Daisy & Steve's Engagement Session, Taek Photography

Daisy not only has the most refreshing smile, but Steve has an equally sweet smile and it's very understandable why Daisy would find him so huggable and loveable!  =)  These beautiful images from Daisy & Steve's engagement session by Taek Photography also capture some gorgeous scenery.  We can't wait for their wedding celebration in a few weeks to close out 2013!


Mariam's Breakfast at Tiffany's Shower, Charlie Palmer's Costa Mesa

Diamonds, Sparkles and Pearls and all of Audrey’s charm and glamour were channeled into the look and personality of Mariam’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed bridal shower. 

Knowing the bride had an affinity towards all of the above and was quite the “girly girl” at heart, sister of the bride and event host Angela was inspired to modernize this classic theme for the bride-to-be and guests.  



  • Event Colors:  Tiffany Blue, Shades of Pink, Black
  • Event Theme:  Breakfast at Tiffany's 
  • Make Your Own Perfume Station
  • Custom Sweets Display Including Lots of Bling, Tiffany Box Petit Fours, and Mariam & Co. Sugar Cookies
  • Lush Peonies, Tulips, and Anemones Wrapped in Black Satin
  • Tiffany Box Look-a-Like Stationery




Rosy & Brad Wedding, Westin South Coast Plaza

 I feel pretty fortunate that most of our couples fall within the description "chill and easy-going".  Rosy & Brad were no exception, and it might even be tough for anyone to challenge them for the top spot in this department!  Which made planning and preparing for their day all the more fun and enjoyable!


Usually when a bride says she wants to create her own stationery, it is one thing I try to dissuade them from pursuing.  Either that, or they quickly pass the baton once they start the process.  But there was no need to wave red flags at Rosy as she maneuvered effortlessly around illustrator and successfully created all her stationery pieces!  And not being satisfied with the jar options availablef for sand ceremonies, Rosy came up with her own, more personal keepsake container to use.  (Did I mention Rosy is a FIDM grad and creatively gifted?!)


I'm honored that after seven years of dating, I was a part of the day that started their next phase as a couple!  While we may not have the wedding to keep us messaging each other constantly, love that we still "check-in" via Instagram!  And thanks to them, I now have a go-to local Japanese restaurant I can enjoy!!!  :)  


p.s. check out the photobomb by Rosy's neice!  luv it!  




* Photography:  Sam Lim Studios

* Videography:  Chris Ace Films

* Floral Design:  Elegant by Design

* Rentals & Lighting:  Chiavari Chair Rentals

* Hair & Makeup:  Jackie Kang-Loo 

* DJ / MC:  Prokreation Productions

* Photobooth:  TVS Photobooth

* Cake:  Simply Sweet Cakery

* Officiant:  Rev. Sam Koh

* Venue:  Westin South Coast Plaza (Martha Hsu)




Jennee & Ben's Wedding, St. Regis Monarch Beach

Weather reports forecasted rain (which they actually weren't wrong about!) but things quickly cleared for the afternoon and it was a picture perfect ceremony for Jennee & Ben's wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach!


Guests enjoyed a beautiful sunset during cocktails before being escorted into the dinner reception, highlighted in romantic shades of purples, blues, and silvers.  An amazing coursed dinner followed by lots of dancing, including some throwback music to the "vintage" era of the 90's, and late night snacks kept everyone happy till the last song of the night.

Jennee & Ben were seriously the most chill, easygoing, and efficient bride and groom... every planner's ideal couple (smile!)  Which makes it even nicer that we now live only a few blocks away from each other!


** This post is in loving memory of Jennee's dog, who passed the day they were leaving for their honeymoon... the most sweetest chihuahua, who lovingly watched Jennee getting ready on her wedding day  **


In Service:

** Photography:  Natalie Moser Photography

** Videography:  Cloud 9 Cinemas

** Floral:  White Lilac Inc.

** Rentals:  Chiavair Chair Rentals

** Rentals:  Wildflower Linens

** Cake:  Sweet Gems

** DJ / MC:  Vive Entertainment

** Lighting:  PSAV


Korea Food Foundation Media Dinner, Madang, Los Angeles

The Korea Food Foundation is an institution registered by the Korean government, created for the sole purpose of promoting and expanding Korean food.  Definitely something I can appreciate!


We had the pleasure of collaborating with several amazing partners to launch the foundation's Los Angeles press dinner as a featured destination on their extensive global media campaign.  Granted it was all about the food, but Mille Fiori and Wildflower Linens transformed the space into an elegantly modern dinner setting, using traditional Korean inspirations.  While guests dined on fine Korean cuisine, their cultural experience was further enhanced by the custom details arranged by our fabulous team!  


In Service:

** Photography:  Duke Photography

** Decor:  Mille Fiori

** Decor / Rentals:  Wildflower Linen

** Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals

** Lighting:  G2 Audio & Lighting