Tammi and Mike’s Wedding: Villa Montalvo

November 12th, 2014 by Karen Pan | Comment

I’ve been blessed with the most amazing couples this year. One couple very dear to my heart is Tammi and Mike. They hired me after only a couple phone conversations and it was the perfect match. The couple chose to have their wedding at the magnificent Villa Montalvo in Saratoga. They wanted an intimate, fun gathering and chose bright shades of orange and blue to set the tone. The highlight of the day was when the couple rumbled in on Mike’s dad’s Shelby Cobra for their grand entrance and made their way up the Villa staircase. And I’ve never seen a couple more intentional about spending time with each of their guest. Their love for each other, life and all their family and friends was infectious! I feel truly blessed to be a part of it all. Congratulations Tammi and Mike! (more…)

Anna and Jeffrey’s Engagement Photos

September 16th, 2014 by Karen Pan | Comment

I can’t believe that the first time when I met Anna and Jeffrey I was still very pregnant with a big belly. I remember how excited they were I told them that I was having twin boys and how we shared the dream of starting of own little basketball team. Fast forward almost one year now and we are about to celebrate their wedding day! Anna and Jeffrey are the sweetest, most thoughtful couple and I can’t tell you how excited I am for their big day. They have an amazing team of vendors including one of my favorite Bay Area photographers Hannah Suh Photography who captured these beautiful engagement photos at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Congratulations Anna and Jeffrey! It’s going to be an amazing day!

Photos courtesy of Hannah Suh 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:


Kamla and Ryan: The Fort Mason Center

November 20th, 2013 by Karen Pan | Comment

Kamla and Ryan is that gorgeous couple that always makes your heart melt when you see them together. They wanted a homey setting for their wedding tucked in the urban city and instantly fell in love with the historic General’s Residence at the Fort Mason Center. Their ceremony was magical overlooking the water and Alcatraz island, under big oak trees. And I just loved Kamla’s cascading bouquet, silhouette gown and lace bridesmaids dresses. Guests were treated to two buffet options, southern BBQ in honor of the groom and Indian cuisine in honor of bride, and everyone danced the night away illuminated by the night sky. Couldn’t be more happy for such a perfect couple! Congratulations Kamla and Ryan! (more…)

Cat and Aaron: Thomas Fogart Winery

September 11th, 2013 by Karen Pan | Comment

Cat and I met back in college, and she is one of the sweetest and most thoughtful person I know. I was so happy to hear when she got engaged, and when I met Aaron I knew that Cat had found the perfect match who is equally as kind and gentle. The couple chose the beautiful backdrop at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside for their wedding. They included whimsical patterns in grey, yellow and white which reflected their sense of style and personalities. My favorite touch was how they incorporated a “Better Together” theme where pairs of items are even better together than individually, resulting in details like tables named Wine & Cheese and Bees & Honey. They are the cutest couple and I’m so happy for their new life together. Congratulations my Bird and Elephant!


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