A couple of months ago, I’ve had the pleasure to plan my cousin’s wedding. Now, you may be wondering how I was able to plan and coordinate a wedding and be able to enjoy my cousin’s special day. I am very lucky to have such wonderful assistants who helped me coordinate the wedding once the festivities have begun. The venue for the reception was the Willis Annenberg Building at the California Science Center. This building was located right next door to the Rose Garden where the ceremony was held. What made this wedding stand out to me was that this wedding was very different from the weddings that i am used to planning. Nowadays, many brides prefer the rustic feel for their wedding. Rustic weddings are one of my favorite themes to plan. But getting out of my bubble and planning a totally different theme was a challenge but it was so much fun to plan. The location offers traditional and contemporary beauty. Where else can you find a botanical garden on the second floor, a beautiful water fountain, and an amazing backdrop? This beauty was just jaw dropping and I definitely hope that I can plan more events in that space.
Irene and John’s wedding was just so magical. The venue was transformed into a beautiful and glamorous reception. With the high and low centerpieces and pink lighting and fluorescent pin spots throughout the room, it was a sight to see. This wedding was very different for the guests because in an Asian culture, oftentimes, the wedding consists of the tea ceremony, hours at the park taking photos with family and friends, and the reception at a traditional Chinese restaurant a couple of hours later. Irene and John wanted to do something different but include some of the traditions that Irene did not want her family to forget. We had the tea ceremony in the morning and we also had Lion Dancers at the start of the receptions. We also did a family style dinner consisting of specialty Chinese dishes. As soon as dinner was completed, the festivities began and guests enjoyed dancing the night away. This day was definitely one Irene and John will never forget.
Kevin Le Vu Photography was kind enough to send me some photos of the wedding. Check it out down below! If you haven’t had the chance to watch their same day edit video by FonD Productions, click here.
Videographer// FonD Productions
Photographer// Kevin Le Vu Photography
Wedding Planner// Emily Lieng: Everlasting Serendipity
Wedding Caterer & Reception Coordinator// Mariel Lee: Event Professionals
Hair and Makeup// Chiali Meng
Floral Design// Matt Duran: The Flower Garden
DJ & Lighting// Allen Lee: Shine Entertainment
Wedding Ceremony// Expo Center Rose Garden
Wedding Reception// California Science Center ( Wallis Annenberg Building)