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Venue: Crystal Springs Golf Course, Burlingame, CA
Florist: Poppy’s Petalworks
Jewelry: Paris Connection
Makeup & Hair: Galin Truong

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Sophia and Sidney had their reception done at China Town. Hy and I convinced them that it would be real cool and unique shots from China Town. The pictures turned out really well. We were so fortunate to work w/ clients who trusted us. I will show case those upcoming.

Venue: Crystal Springs Golf Course, Burlingame, CA
Florist: Poppy’s Petalworks
Jewelry: Paris Connection
Makeup & Hair: Galin Truong

Sophia & Sidney got married in 2008. They started the wedding celebration w/ a simple Chinese tea ceremony. Picture of parents’ jewelry giving always touches me. It feels like a passage, from one generation to next.

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After the Chinese ceremony, Sophia slipped into her white gown and head to

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Crystal Springs Golf Course has such a magnificent view.
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Really can’t beat this view.
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Emotions captured

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Congratulations Sophia & Sidney ~ There are more photos to come. Stay tuned ~

Florist: Jessica Rao
Makeup Artist: Aimee Lam
Venue: Hotel Valencia, Santana Row
Jazz Band: Jazz By Design
DJ: Jose Torres from A Classy Affair
Cake: Sweet Passions Bakery

During our wedding prep session w/ Christina, she asked me whether it’s worth while to have lighting for the hotel reception. I told her, yes, certainly. Lighting always adds dynamic to the photo. It turned out beautifully w/ Christina & Phil’s wedding reception at the ballroom of Hotel Valencia in Santana Row.

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Just finish Victoria Secret Fashion show tonight. It was so beautiful. Makes me want to switch my career to design. And makes me want to loose a lot of pounds.

I am going to France consulate in San Francisco tomorrow morning to get my travel visa. Wish me luck!

Florist: Jessica Rao
Makeup Artist: Aimee Lam

Quick portrait shots during cocktail hours.
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Happy Thanksgiving Girls ~ Till next week 🙂

Florist: Jessica Rao
Makeup Artist: Aimee Lam
Venue: Hotel Valencia, Santana Row
Jazz Band: Jazz By Design

Wow, a week just flew by. I was hoping this week, I can finish blogging Christina & Phil’s wedding. Looks like it will drag till next week. Well, I am fully guilty as I am spending some of my spare nights on planning a winter trip. Hy and I will be spending our Christmas night at Paris! This is our first Europe trip and we are not joining a tour. So, we are super excited. Hey no worries girls, while I am spending my time working on hotels and air, Hy’s working hard on post-processing the photos. I am making sure he’s not slacking off .. heehee. ..

I still need to get my travel Visa to France. Hopefully that can go smoothly. I’ve travel a lot this year internationally. France does ask for a lot of information for its Visa application. BTW, we will also stop by NYC for couple days before flying to France. It will be an adventurous Christmas.

Now, back to wedding photos.
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More next week 🙂 It was a beautiful wedding! Stay tuned!

Florist: Jessica Rao
Makeup Artist: Aimee Lam

I know I know, it was an August wedding. I am super behind on blogging 😛 Feeling very guilty of not posing anything last week. I will make it up this week. I promise! The polka dots theme starts from the invitation, and continues on bridal bouquets to the ceremony & cocktail site decoration.
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This gown is so beautiful & fits Christina perfectly. I wish I know who’s the gown designer!
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Jessica did a great job w/ floral design through out the wedding!

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Hy & Frank love taking photos of pets!
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This is by far, the best decorated bridal car of the year!
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I am in love w/ this gown!

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More tomorrow ~

Venue: Fort Mason Officer’s Club, San Francisco, CA
Coordinator: Lisa of Bellissima Vita Weddings
Florist: Passiflora Designs
Makeup Artist: Lisette Weavil
Hair Artist: Jill Quinn from Sublime Salon
Gown: Amy Kuschel
Invitation: Tara of Ephemera Custom Letterpress
Band: Keith Johnson All Stars
Lighting: Elle and Co
Cake: Bravos Bakery
Caterer: Union Street Catering
Photobooth: Party Booths

I know I’ve been raving a lot about many talented vendors. But I gotta tell you, there are some very unprofessional ones we worked before. I’ve worked w/ wedding coordinators who was really clueless and basically relying on me to do all the coordinating and planning work for him (yes, a guy). And there are some coordinators that you never heard from. I didn’t even know the bride hired a coordinator until after the fact. They don’t contact your vendors for you. They don’t check up with your vendors to make sure everything is in line. You spent the money, but they didn’t add any value for the money you spent. Especially in this weak economy, girls, do watch out on who you hire and make sure you get what you paid for.

In Sarah & Hamish’s wedding, I had a bliss working with Lisa Blake from Bellissima Vita Weddings. She contacted us before Sarah and Hamish’s wedding. She made sure she knows Frank/Hy’s arrival time so she can keep an eye on us on the day of. She reached out to us for our cell phones so she can contact us in case there are disconnects. She also understand that vendors can sometimes get quite busy during summer months, so she was polite with us and gave us time to get back to her. I wish we will get to work w/ Lisa more!

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Love the head table setting from Passiflora Designs

First dance:

I am always really touched when looking at the first dance captured by Hy & Frank

Band from Keith Johnson All Stars

Presidio Officer’s Club at night

Congratulations Sarah & Hamish! Thank you for allow us to share your precious moments w/ us!

Little update here: 8 days away from our Chicago trip. Hy and I are super excited for a quick weekend get away, also meeting up w/ our bride next year. BTW, I am so behind w/ blogging. I have 3 teasers upcoming; 2 pending weddings to blog; and 2 trip photos.

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