Ying and Chao: Westin St. Francis

July 10th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

Ying and Chao hold a special place in my heart. They were actually good friends before they started dating and fell in love. When we met for the first time, they were in the early stages of planning and asked if I could help them plan their entire wedding. So for the next 9 months we spent a lot of time together visiting venues, meeting some of best vendors in the Bay Area and just hanging out. I was enchanted by their kindness and love for one another, and I wanted their wedding to be just as magical. The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco was perfect for their stars-in-the-sky themed wedding. The room sparkled and everyone was in awe of the beauty of the day. It was an such an honor to get to know such an amazing couple. Congratulations Ying and Chao!

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Van and Luke: The Ranch Golf Club

April 17th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

When Van and Luke told me that they wanted their wedding theme to revolve around their favorite hobby video games, I knew that this would be an unforgettable wedding. True to their fun-loving spirit, they created a quirky and beautiful spin on this theme using Tetris-like blocks and brilliant fuchsia throughout. No detail was too small. The couple made their own keychain favors all with different images of iconic characters and symbols. Guests were treated to an impressive dessert bar with chocolate gold coins and star cookies. Even the ring bearer walked down the aisle as Mario. The most impressive part of their wedding was that Luke actually built an arcade game to entertain his fellow gamers. Everyone had a blast and a new found appreciate for this pastime. Thanks for allowing us to celebrate with you, Van and Luke!

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Stefanie and Josh: Silverado Resort and Spa

March 20th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

Stefanie and Josh’s wedding took place on a warm, perfect fall evening at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa. This adorable couple who met at church envisioned their wedding to be a great celebration with all their loved ones, and they had an amazing community who all took part in their wedding. The bride’s sister helped with all the stationary and brought together their stunning palette of turquoise, pink and white. Their church choir sung like angels during their wedding ceremony and the reception was packed with performances from family and friends. We had never seen a more talented group! Even the groom’s sister sang a solo that was record label worth. And it’s obvious from this outpouring that their marriage will be filled with abundant laughter, happiness and love. Congratulations Josh and Stef!

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Joyce and George: September 3, 2012

February 13th, 2012 by Karen Pan | Comment

With tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, what better time than now to feature our most romantic wedding from last year. Just recently published on the popular Style Me Pretty blog, George and Joyce’s wedding was a wonderland filled with vibrant eye candy. Inspired by the shabby chic style, the couple handmade every detail from the invitations, sticker monograms and even lace chiffon backdrop. They incorporated old world charm with vintage trunks, milk glasses and tea cups while using bright colors of red, magenta, yellow and green. They even brought in their Asian roots treating guests to a mouthwatering menu which included Dim sum, Korean BBQ short ribs, a sushi station, and bubble tea. The day was a beautiful reflection of their fun, thoughtful and timeless relationship. Congratulations Joyce and George!

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