One of our very own, Yiqian, is getting married this summer and all of us here at #teamblisssoiree are so excited and cannot wait for her big day! Yiqian and Jerome met at UCI while studying for their undergraduate degrees and serving on a campus ministry together. But it wasn't love at first site since their relationship started out as friends, then friends zone and not until years later, a rekindled friendship that turned into a their own unique love story. After dating for almost three years, Jerome finally popped the question and they are finally taking the next step and starting a new chapter in their lives together, just as God planned all along. One of the benefits of working in the wedding industry is that you get to work with all these amazing vendors. Yiqian fell in love with The Times We Have while working at Nicole and Brandon's wedding last Spring and had to book them for her own wedding! Here are some of our favorites of our girl and her fiance, Jerome.
We have had the honor of coordinating Handmade by Sara Kim's collection shoots 4 years in a row. This year, Sara really wanted to focus on her handmade paper flowers. So, she did. All of the florals this year were hand cut and painted by Sara and you can see the full feature here! We had so much fun working with this incredible dream team! And congrats Sara, aka Paper Queen, on a beautiful, one of a kind collection!
- Paper Florist/Headpiece/Veil: Handmade by Sara Kim
- Photographer: Ashley Bee
- Coordinator: Chrystal from A Blissful Soirée
- Videographer: Kapsule Co
- Hair: e2beauty
- MakeUp: Sharon Y Park
- Wedding Dress: Gretchen Dawley Bridal
- Vintage Rentals: Etablir
- Calligraphy: Chasing Linen
- Ring: Easter Ahn Design
- Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
We had the honor of working with Grace and Eric for about 11 months, planning, designing and curating a dream team of vendors for their special day. The couple lives on the opposite side of the coast, in Virginia, but chose to have their wedding in sunny southern California. When we first asked Grace what colors she had in mind for her wedding, she responded with some of our favorites. We absolutely love the colors blush and gold and were excited to incorporate them into the wedding details!
We decided to go with a geometric theme and one of Grace's bridesmaids did a beautiful job designing the couples Save the Dates. We had so much fun working with Tied and Two creating all their paper goods, such as table numbers, programs, seating chart and menu cards. We also incorporated the theme and got to work alongside Modest Peach and they did an incredible job building a custom ceremony backdrop that we later repurposed for the sweets station. We always love working with Rekindle Creative and they did not disappoint! Julia and her team dressed up the backdrop with fresh florals and created high and low centerpieces to complete the reception look. Since Grace grew up in Orange County and was familiar with the venue, we wanted to completely transform the conference room and make it unrecognizable. Mike from Carcano DJ services did a terrific job transforming the room with beautiful lighting and pipe and drape magic!
Grace and Eric ultimately wanted their guests just to have a good time and enjoy delicious food and drinks. The guests were able to enjoy small bites and a wonderful buffet spread catered by Four Seasons while enjoying beverages whipped up by Mia's Martinis. We had so much fun working with Sweet Tooth Candy Buffet creating the most elaborate sweets station filled with donuts, cake pops, sour belts, chocolates and other assortment of goodies. The bride and groom got to enjoy their special day with their loved ones and ended the night dancing the night away! Jerome Park captured all the special moments for all of us to enjoy and below are just a few of our favorites!
- Venue: Cerritos Library
- Wedding Planner/Design: Chrystal from A Blissful Soirée
- Wedding Coordinator: Tiffany from A Blissful Soirée
- Photography: Jerome Park Photography
- Videography: Kapsule Co
- Florist: Rekindle Creative
- Bridal Hair and MakeUp: Sherilyn Beauty
- Bridesmaids Hair and MakeUp: Sharon Y Park
- Catering: Four Seasons Catering
- DJ/MC/Pipe and Drape/Lighting: Carcano DJ
- Chiavari Chairs: Chiavari Chairs 4 Rent
- Backdrop: Modest Peach
- Bartender: Mia's Martini
- Cake: Merely Sweets
- Dessert Bar: Sweet Tooth Candy Buffets
- Photobooth: The Booth & Bus Co.
- Paper Goods: Tied and Two