Sunday, June 12, 2011


Wedding Season is in full bloom and I couldn't be happier! Despite the fact that my regular day job is less that satisfying and somewhat draining, I am always pretty excited for each wedding. I think it's time for a career change soon but that in itself is a brand new post.

Here's what's been going on in the past few months: Christine & I assisted Esther with this wedding which got featured on The Wedding Chicks!
We were able to work with an amazing photographer-- Scott Andrews.

Christine & I coordinated this wedding for Annie & Harrison which was featured on Green Wedding Shoes. This wedding was truly a labor of love. There were so many details that we had to set up but it all came together beautifully.
The images were taken by the talented husband and wife duo of He & She Photo. Erin (She) was 8 months pregnant during this wedding! They were assisted by the talented Dannee Astin.

I am so lucky to be working with such talented ladies and have the opportunity to work with a variety of talented vendors who are passionate and love what they do. It is truly inspiring! You can see more lovely images from those two events by clicking on the links above.

I just assisted two more weddings the past 2 weeks. I will be back with those images shortly. Til next time!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


saw this on a bunch of blogs and decided to repost it.. love it... let's live a stress free life!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Exciting News!

Hello Everyone! I don't know if you knew but I have a slight obsession with weddings. Even after getting married, I would still look at wedding blogs and didn't get rid of those links from my Google reader. Some of my favorite ones are events of love & splendor and mybridestory. I would follow them and read about all the beautiful events they planned, designed and coordinated. It would be a DREAM to be able to do the same thing but I had reservations-- only because it's so risky. I've helped many people at my church with wedding planning and have been asked to coordinate their weddings-- which I gladly did but where do you draw the line-- it takes a great amount of energy and time to do this. This was always my dilema.

Imagine my surprise when one day I emailed Esther at MyBrideStory to apply and after a meeting over coffee, she decided to bring me under her wing! I am so honored and thrilled to be a part of her team! Those two event planning companies I linked above are two that I respect the most because when you read about their work, you get a feel that they really care about their clients and love what they do. That is my desire as a coordinator-- each wedding is unique to the client and special to them. Even if you've been to a thousand weddings-- it is still so very special to those two that are getting married.

This weekend kicked off the wedding season for MBS-- we had two weddings which I was able to assist with. The one on Saturday, I assisted Christine who was the head coordinator. It was at the beautiful Taglyan Complex in Hollywood for Lisa+Andy!

Sunday's wedding was at the historic Ebell Theater. Their staff was AMAZING! Jeehee + Yuval's Interfaith wedding was so touching and fabulous. The couple were so very happy it made me tear up. Christine was my assistant and I could not have done it without her help.

I am so excited for this coming year and all the new opportunities and experiences that are ahead. Please also visit me at my bride story where I will be a guest blogger. You can read my first post about my dear friends Minhee + Truman's 2006 wedding.

What are you looking forward to this summer?


Thursday, January 27, 2011


i adore anthropolgie. their clothes, accessories-- everything about that store is so feminine and fabulous. if i could spend all the money from my paycheck there, i would but i refrain because i have to live. anyway, if i could get married all over again, i would love to accessorize and get everything from their new "bridal" store. they are launching their online boutique on february 14th, 2011 (how romantic!) and they're supposed to be set to launch a store sometime later this year. the thing that i was most curious about what bhldn stands for. i read on here (a fantastic anthropolgie blog) that it is for beholden-- except all the the vowels are taken out. how ingenious!
(screenshot from website)
they also have a facebook page with more information.

Creative Minds Behind Anthropologie Offer a Wedding Brand That Goes Beyond “The Dress”

For the day that celebrates a woman’s personal taste and style, BHLDN provides a confident and guiding voice to help create an extraordinary experience for brides to share with their family and friends. BHLDN’s first collection is scheduled for February 14, 2011 through its online boutique, It will bring together a curated collection of heirloom quality wedding gowns, bridesmaid frocks, party dresses, assorted jewelry, headpieces, footwear, and lingerie.

Inspired by the very brides BHLDN will serve; the Anthropologie creative team began dreaming up a wedding brand after hearing tales of its customers’ nuptials. “We know our customer, and we know she's looking for a brand that reflects her unique perspective. She may have interests common to her friends, but she's looking to create a moment that’s all her own…it's not so much about our point of view as it is about capturing hers," explains Managing Director, Kristin Norris.

BHLDN’s online boutique is at the heart of this offer. Each gown is introduced with soulful photography, while a short video captures the ebb and flow of silk habotai, pleated tulle, and veiled organza. MyBHLDN offers a personalized area where brides can create mood boards to share with friends and family (or the broader BHLDN coterie), while how-to’s advise on the perfect bow and what to look for in a wedding photographer.

The collection will feature own-brand designs, as well as established and up-and-coming guest designers – its point of edit being a twist on tradition. Gowns pay respect to the old, new, borrowed and blue, but each with a wink and a nod. Fleur Wood, Tracy Reese, and Catherine Deane contribute exclusive designs to the tailored and voluminous, soft and draped, embroidered and embellished assortment, complete with refinements like built-in boning and corsets.

The accessories assortment is vintage-inspired, but decidedly modern. Artisans, ateliers, and milliners including James Coviello, Jennifer Behr, and Yestadt Millinery craft feathers, tulle, and jewels into luxe headpieces. And jewelry designers like Erickson Beamon, Katie Diamond, and Petra Domling offer baubles, from delicate to bold.

Following in the tradition of Anthropologie, BHLDN puts emphasis on not just apparel, but the imagination and detail of every element that makes up a wedding. Decorations will round out the collection later in the year, encompassing varied interests and themes. BHLDN will carry everything from cake toppers and lanterns, to lovely DIY-type items that are already made, as well as more aspirational items like candelabras and mouth-blown glassware.

A wedding may be the biggest and most important party a woman will ever throw or attend, and BHLDN plans to be there for all of the special moments throughout its customers’ lives.

The first store is expected to open its doors in the second half of the year.

I'm sure many brides are swooning over this and many past brides will probably wish they could get married again or wish that this had opened up sooner! ::raises hands::

Are you anticipating the launch? I know I am-- even though I'm already married! I will probably be drooling over the keyboard from the gorgeousness that will be displayed.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Beauty Review: Birchbox

I first read about Birchbox in one of my favorite magazines but soon forgot about it until recently. I decided to take the plunge and sign up for its services. If you don't know about Birchbox, you might be living under a rock (jk). It's the newest trend in beauty. Every month they send you 4 or more deluxe sized samples of various beauty products that they try out for themselves before including it in their boxes. The beauty products range from makeup to skincare to haircare. The products they send are considered luxury brands and the sample sizes are DELUX which means they are in bottles and tubes-- not in pouches. The co-founders met at Harvard Business School and they are all bona fide beauty junkies--- just like me and just like some of you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednespiration: Glaminar

As part of my birthday and Christmas present, my hubby did a crazy thing and he bought me a ticket for Kandee Johnson's Glaminar. He knows how much I love makeup and I'm always trying out new stuff or going to Sephora to play with makeup. I was very thankful for the opportunity to attend. I was there for the GLAM Day which is for the whole day (9- 6pm) with an hour break for lunch.

I woke up pretty early to drive out to LA from OC. I was a bit nervous because I didn't know anyone but surprisingly there were many people who were there by themselves. Everyone was friendly and I was able to meet some really sweet girls!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More Sample Sales

Look at what I got in my inbox this morning:

I love her handbags. Retail value of her handbags are anywhere from $300-$600. You can score some of her bags for $150-350 at her sample sales. I first became a fan of Rebecca Minkoff when I saw her bags on some of blogs I read. My first RM bag was a Morning After Mini Bag (MAM) in Peacock (a teal color) with her signature gold-toned hardware. I love how her bags are roomy because I tend to carry everything and anything. I also have 3 other handbags from RM (a 3 zip MAC- Morning After Clutch- in eggshell, Morning After Hobo in Chocolate Brown, and Elisha in Black.) As you can see, I have plenty of her bags but not as many as some girls I read about online. I think I would like to add 1 or 2 more to my collection but I'm in no hurry.

I definitely encourage you to go to a sample sale to purchase her bags-- great deals! The leather on most of her bags are high quality. I'm not sure if it's as great as her previous collections since she is much more popular so I think she gets her bags made in China vs. America.

I love purchasing the bags at the sample sales because I can actually touch the bags and feel the leather. During past sample sales, the designer made bags specifically for the sale. How cool is that! She is also usually there the first day of the sale.

When: Fri. Dec 3- Sat Dec. 4 (10- 8pm), Sun. Dec. 5 (11-5pm)
Where: 8211 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90048
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