The Couple: Connie and Stewart
The Wedding: 6.10.11 – The Richard Nixon Library – Yorba Linda, California
What three adjectives that best describe your wedding? High-fashion, sophisticated, chic
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? Our wedding was inspired by high-fashion details – think Vogue meets weddings. Fashion has always played an important part of my life. I grew up in a family and ethnic culture whereby fashion has always been an integral part of who we are and how we represent ourselves as women. As a stylist and lover of all things fashion, I wanted to incorporate these elements into the finer details of our engagement session and wedding. Our engagement session was like a mini-fashion shoot; the images were used as the designer marketing that one would see in a Vogue or Elle magazine. Needless to say, our wedding programs essentially mocked mini Vogue magazines. We both wanted fashion details that were classy and sophisticated, yet clean and chic, as we believe that that best represented our styles. It was just a matter of being able to successfully implement these details in the wedding.
What it was like to shoot all those fabulous fashion images with your photographers? Shooting with our photographers was absolutely amazing! We currently live in the Bay area, so we got lucky that they were willing to make the journey up here for this. They really made us feel comfortable and at ease, but at the same time very professional – as if weve been modeling for years! It really made the whole high-fashion concept feel like it was coming to life – which was very exciting.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? It would probably have to be just seeing all the details we wanted to finally unfold at the wedding; to have guests be able to enjoy the hard work that youve reaped and sowed in all the months prior. Seeing the final print of our programs, seeing the smiles and tears on everyones faces at the wedding, and finally being able to catch your breath at the end of the night and saying to your husband, O.m.g., I cant believe we made this all happen! It was perfect!
What was your wedding color palette? Black and white with gold accents
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: D. Park Photography
Event Planner: Katie Webb – Intertwined Events
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Richard Nixon Library
Videographer/Film Maker: Patrick Kim
Officiant: John Withers
Invitation Designer: Better2Gether Designs
Catering: The Richard Nixon Library, Anaheim White House Catering
Florist: Floral Sense
Cake: Sweet Dreams Bakery
Wedding dress: Paloma Blanca
Bridal accessories: Tiaras and Fascinators
Bridal Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Bridesmaids apparel – Jasmine
Bridesmaid’s accessories – Tiaras and Fascinators
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Wedding Time
Hair and make-up: Anha Nguyen
DJ: Glenn Rodriguez – City Sounds
Favors: Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Bars
Make-up and Hair: Tracy Shelor
Amazing! Thank you Connie and Stewart, such a gorgeous day, and such amazing photos!
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