10 Tips for Wedding Day Beauty

June 4th, 2014 by Karen Pan | Comment

I can’t believe it’s already June. Summer is just around the corner and I’m officially back from a long maternity leave. It’s been such a sweet time with my family and I thank everyone for all their love, support and patience during this time. I’ve had this article in my back pocket for awhile but I think it’s perfect right now as the wedding season is revving up. I’ve asked my dear friend and favorite makeup artist Aimee Lam from Aimee Makeup Artistry to help us with her top tips for wedding day beauty. These are great suggestions and many are great for our every day beauty regimen. Thanks again Aimee!


Marbleized Wedding Details

March 11th, 2014 by Karen Pan | Comment

I’m obsessed with marbleized wedding details right now! It’s such a cool trend that is perfect for a fresh spring or summer wedding. Marbleized wedding decor goes well on just about everything from stationary, linens and even vessels. It’s perfect for that artsy, whimsical and lighthearted couple and great DIY projects that you could work on together. Check out the great tutorial at Green Wedding Shoes on how to create your own marbled paper .

Chair flag photo courtesy of Erich McVey, Escort card photo from House of Earnest, Lamp shades from Minted, Envelope liner from Oh So Beautiful Paper, Aisle runner from Minted, Candle votives from Once Wed, Cake photo from Inspired by This

Our Newest “Sunrises”

February 28th, 2014 by Karen Pan | Comment

People often ask me why I named my company “New Sunrise Events”. Well when I started my company back in 2007 I was embarking on a grand new adventure and pursuing my passion in wedding planning. So I thought the name was a perfect celebration of my new chapter and also a reflection of my clients’ as they enter in marriage. I’ve had a few more “sunrises” since then and most recently I welcomed the newest chapter: my twins boys, Isaac and Ethan. They have captured my heart in every way and life has never been more exciting, challenging and rewarding at the same time. All thanks be to God who abundantly pours out His love onto us!

Photos captured by Meg Perotti Photography

Tiffany and Jimmy: Maitland Art Center

December 19th, 2013 by Karen Pan | Comment

Boy do I have a treat for you today! My adorable cousin Tiffany and her now husband Jimmy recently got married at the Maitland Art Center in Florida. As Virginian natives they wanted a destination wedding at the happiest place on earth Disney World with all their family and friends. This was perfect setting for these high school sweethearts who just love making each other laugh and being silly together. Their wedding ceremony had so many personal touches and guests were treated to food trucks plus a full weekend in the theme park. They were gracious to share their heartwarming video slideshow from Root Photography. And I also thought it would be fun for Tiffany to share what it was like to plan a destination wedding and give any advice for those of you who might be thinking of doing the same. Check out our full interview below:


Winter Wedding Fashion

December 5th, 2013 by Karen Pan | Comment

With the temperature quickly dropping here in the Bay Area, I thought of all you winter brides who get to take advantage of all the fun fashion options. We might not get snow here but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a beautiful Winter Princess. Try adding crystals, lace or feathers to your accessories. Bundle up with a nice fur shawl or even strap on some warm boots. Even the smallest detail will be as if you stepped straight out of the Nutcracker. 

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