Sunday, June 28, 2009

Looking for a chic place to throw a bridal shower?

Looking for a chic place to throw a bridal shower? CHI- Nail Bar & Organic Spa opened beginning of this year in Beverly Hills near the Rodeo Dr area - right down the street from Sprinkles (yum!) on Little Santa Monica. The setting is just perfect to throw a bridal shower, to hang out with the girls & to get your nails done before the big day. They go to great measures to keep everything extremely clean and they do not reuse their files and all the metal tools are sanitized in an surgical sterilizer.
For a private party all guest come together and the host can bring drinks, food, music, gifts and decorations*. There is an additional location rental fee of $50.00 an hour during store hours or $75.00 after hours.

I am definitely loving their foot spa area...

Photo Credit: Caroline Tran
Speaking of bridal shower, I introduce you to The Jewelry Bar!!!
One of the most savvy, stylish & creative client, Susan opened up her jewelry store on Etsy after moving to New York last November. She recently sent me an email to tell me about her work and I was literally clicking through every 160+ handmade jewelries she made. Talk about some serious talent! I hear her jewerly business is going really well and I could not be happier for her. These unique jewerlies will be PERFECT for bridesmaids gifts & birthday gifts. All jewelry pieces are handmade with sterling silver or 14k gold filled with finest hand selected gemstones and unique metal components.

My creation

My creation
Please check out her store to find more beautiful pieces

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Susie & Peter's wedding recap

This is a must watch! I had the most gorgeous wedding with one of the BEST couples last weekend and I was absolutely delighted when Jay from 29 Frame sent me the clips of their wedding so fast!!! I gotta tell ya, this wedding was so much fun and definitely worth waiting for over an year.
One more wedding to go this weekend and two more weddings coming up in a couple of weeks. Whenever I'm busy, the blog is the first that take a back seat, but I have a TON of eye candy photos to share and I just haven't had time to organize them yet. Hope everyone is having a great week! I'm currently watching "So you think you can dance" while holding the baby in my arm & typing with the other :)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Too cute for words...

From YuYu Art, custom orders available.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sylvia & Dongmin wedding recap

I think I watched this clip over 10 times already... Thanks Jay for capturing their moments so beautifully...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Susie & Peter's Engagement session

Now that my in laws are here to watch the baby this month, my days are literally filled up with back to back appointments with clients, vendor meetings and visiting venues... I am totally sleep deprived and my body is about to collapse right now but I am thrilled about what we've been planning for the upcoming weddings. I'm so behind in posting all the past wedding images. (I promise I'll do it soon!) but tonight, I had to post these pictures of Susie & Peter's E-session with Taek Photography. Susie & Peter booked me last year of April and I feel like we've been waiting for this month forever & they're finally tying the knot next weekend at LA River Center & Gardens. Did I tell you that I have the most amazing & prettiest clients? :) A huge write up about this couple after the wedding...For now, enjoy some magazine worthy shots by one of my fav photographers, Taek!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Terranea Resort is finally OPEN!

Terranea Resort is an $480-million hotel and spa just completed on the former site of Marineland of the Pacific in Rancho Palos Verdes. The resort finally opened this month after years of construction and the view is absolutely breathtaking! I actually didn't know about this place until Gloria & Matt contacted me couple months ago to coordinate their wedding in July. Their wedding will be one of the first weddings since the opening.

"Rancho Palos Verdes will again play host to people from far and near at Terranea which is comprised of a 360-room hotel, 20 bungalows, 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean-view villas. The resort’s amenities include The Links at Terranea, one of the world’s most dramatic 9-hole golf courses; The Spa at Terranea with 25 treatment rooms; three ocean-view pools; a secluded beach cove and a collection of eight distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges. A children’s center offers interactive nature programs. Making Terranea even more attractive to visitors are several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect to miles of off-property coastal trails.

Terranea expects to welcome many social and business gatherings in its 135,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This includes 60,000 square feet of indoor facilities with a stylish ballroom and 75,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space and gathering lawns, all designed to showcase the Pacific Ocean locale. "

Source: Lowe Enterprises

Watch out La Venta Inn & Trump National Golf Course, Terranea Resort is your new competition!

Here are some of the shots I took when I visited there to do a site walk through with Gloria & Matt.

They will be tying the knot in front of this beautiful back drop of the ocean. No decoration is needed on the ceremony lawn, just a simple chiffon fabric on the trellis is perfect!

It was one gorgeous day! Just spending an afteroon there was so relaxing!

This is where the cocktail hour will take place

Here are some engagement shots Gloria & Matt took with Studio Q
Aren't they soooo adorable??? :)