Destination Wedding


Venue: Harvest Inn, Napa Valley, CA
Florist: Laura Miller Design
Dress: Lazaro
Makeup: Audrey Crandell of Glowing Bridal
Hair: Deeanna Reese of It’s a Date

These days, there are so many wedding related reality TV show. If you go to TLC’s web site, there’s “Say Yes to The Dress”, “Masters of Reception”, Jun Lee Fete Events’ “Wedding to Perfection”. I’ve been trying to control myself for not getting sucked into those shows, but if I turned on TV and one of those is on, then it would take significant amount of will power to switch the channel or turn off the TV.

Hy and I have been in the wedding industry for close to 5 years now. We started HyStudio while we are preparing for our own wedding. And now, Hy and I are going to step into parenthood, another stage of life. Yet, I am still madly in love w/ weddings. For each HyStudio wedding, I would spend days looking and re-looking through each photos. They just make me happy.

Janet looked stunning in her Lazaro gown. In Janet and Jason’s wedding portrait shots, the gown was show-cased much better. I love the detailing of the gown. I wore a Lazaro wedding gown when I got married as well. There are so many great photos from Janet and Jason’s wedding. I have a hard time choosing what to show you girls.

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Congratulations Janet & Jason!

Venue: Harvest Inn, Napa Valley, CA
Florist: Laura Miller Design
Dress: Lazaro
Makeup: Audrey Crandell of Glowing Bridal
Hair: Deeanna Reese of It’s a Date
DJ: Jeremy Downing
Cake: Forget Me Not Cakes
Musicians: Eloquence String Quartet and Trio of Napa Valley

Janet and Jason got married at the beautiful Harvest Inn at Napa Valley earlier this year. They both lived in Chicago. Getting married at the beautiful Napa Valley is a destination wedding.

Janet and Jason decided to take some photos before the ceremony. So Hy helped to capture the first moment they saw each other before the ceremony.

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Some wedding party photos:

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Harvest Inn is a beautiful venue. It was one of the venue that Hy and I also considered many years ago for our own wedding.
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First dance
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It was a fun party at night. The guests get cookie and milk for energy boost after full night of dancing.

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Congratulations Janet & Jason!

Venue: Mauna Lani Resort, Big Island , Hawaii

I’ve been wanting to showcase Danielle & Jeff’s reception for a while now. I didn’t get to do it before my long Asia trip, now that I am back, I finally had a chance to organize a bit. I wasn’t there on their big day. But I really enjoyed looking through the photos as it reminded me some great time I had couple years ago at Hawaii. This entry will have 30+ photos, because I just can’t cut them down. Enjoy girls ~

Hawaii Sunset

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Because the wedding started early evening, Hy and Frank had to race with the sun snap some quick shots of the newlyweds during cocktail hours.

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Nothing beats Hawaii beach sunset backdrop 🙂

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Reception area at Mauna Lani Resort.

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First dance

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Danielle and Jeff had a small and intimate wedding. There were lots of dancing and laughters.

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Ring shot

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Fun line dance with the boys

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The girls were cracking up

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Hawaiian Dance

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I really love the fire shots!

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A very cool shot of the groom!

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Both dads enjoyed the party as well.

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One of my favorie photo out of the set!

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Hy and I will be traveling a lot this year.  We are looking forward for the upcoming destination weddings.  Contact us if you or your friends are planning one.  We can definitely design some nice package together.

Venue: Mauna Lani Resort, Big Island , Hawaii

Danielle called and booked us over the phone. Hy and Frank were honored to be in this beautiful wedding alongside the romantic beach of Big Island.

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Danielle did her own makeup and hair. She’s a professional makeup artist.

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This is our first traditional Jewish wedding.

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This is one of my favorite photo during the ceremony.

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Stay tune for the reception photos ~ They are so much fun!

Congratulations Danielle & Jeff!

Venue: Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

Migi and Min had a Korean Ceremony during the cocktail hours. I enjoy the vibrate color and richness of tradition in the Korean Wedding Ceremony.

The throwing of dates and chestnuts, symbols of number of children. They caught total of 3 here, if you look closer. 🙂

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The Korean traditional wedding clothing in full view.

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My favorite.

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Have a nice weekend girls. I will be posting the detail shots from the wedding soon.

Venue: Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA

Hy traveled down to Los Angeles Nov last year to photograph this wedding. This was not the first time we photograph a wedding in Southern California, but it was indeed HyStudio’s first wedding in a museum. The museum offered a cozy garden, nice architecture. Inside the museum, there were amazing art exhibits that helped Hy created unique photos for Min & Migi.

First, Migi getting ready with the girls.

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Migi with her sisters. I’ve got many questions from brides about whether we do straight portrait shot for the families and friends. Yes yes, we always do, unless a bride specifically opts out. I know I’ve been posing mostly creative, romantic shots here on this blog. Here is one relax portrait shot for the girls.

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Min & Migi in their limo.

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Bridal portrait inside the Bowers Museum. I love the fine art texture of this photo.

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I love the strong look of Migi here.

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This is my favorite photo in the set.

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The building interior architecture gave Hy a lot to work with.

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This is another favorite.

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Grand entrance of Father & Bride.

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I love the little photographer. He works hard through out the wedding. I would want to hire this little hard working bee.

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Another favorite capture.

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Congratulations Min & Migi ~

Venue: Mauna Lani Resort, Big Island, Hawaii

I’ve been writing about HyStudio’s interest in destination weddings on this blog. And you never know how internet can bring people together.

Danielle left a message on one of my blog entry back in Sept this year knowing our interest in destination weddings. I contacted her and we talked on the phone about details. Danielle lived in South Cal. We didn’t get a chance to meet Danielle and Jeff until 1 day before their wedding. But by working with Danielle on the phone and through emails, I knew we will have lots of fun with the couple.

The wedding was magical for us. It was our first destination wedding to Hawaii. The boys (Hy & Frank) flew together for the first time. Danielle and Jeff had a beautiful and romantic wedding on the beach of Big Island. The wedding was small and intimate. It was a fun celebration between close family and friends.

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I’ve shown Hy in action before. Picture above, you can see Frank on the left.

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Beautiful sunset with palm tree.

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Congratulations Danielle and Jeff. I know you two are having another banquet in South Cal today. Hope you had an amazing time.

Yes we are serious about destination weddings. Don’t be shy to contact us. Even if you are far away, we can work magics out together. Hy and I are heading off to Hawaii again in couple days. Seems like this is the Hawaii season for us 🙂

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