Dec 22, 2009

Happy Holidays

This will probably be my last post for 2009. I want to thank all my friends, my colleagues, my clients and many great people I've met this year for making 2009 an awesome year. Special thanks to many of the wonderful planners and coordinators for facilitating the awesome events.

2010 is going to be an awesome year. We have many great events lined up. I believe we have a few wedding vendors' weddings slated, we have a few model-celebrity events we are doing, a few kickass lighting events at Langham Hotel, Pacific Palms Resort & Turnip Rose Newport Beach. A few events slated for the Convention Centers

Happy Holidays, best wishes and keep your feet on the ground...=)

Dec 5, 2009

Newport Beach Marriott Wedding over the Thanksgiving Weekend

I had the absolute pleasure of providing lighting & spinning at Angela and Ty's wedding over the Thanksgiving weekend. This was my 2nd time working at Newport Beach Marriott. Awesome experience like always.

I had the chance to meet up with some old vendor friends and mingle with some new vendor friends. 2 things stuck with me in regard to this wedding, her color selection: Blue and Lavender (my favorite 2 colors) and her witty & comical slide show.

One thing I need to point out, I found out that the groom, was a law enforcement officer at the wedding. Any law enforcement officer, military staff or veterans. Please let me know before your event. The least I could do you is offer you a discount or bring more lighting or av equipment. This is my token of giving back.

I just want to give Angela a big thanks for entrusting me with her event...

  • The ladies of Fleuretica for the awesome floral arrangements as always
  • The sassy Theresa Huang for the beautiful bride and bridesmaids
  • Mr Jan Garcia for the brilliant images. Please visit his site for more stunning pictures.
  • The ladies of Elysium Productions for having to edit my corny jokes...hehehe
  • The awesome coordination staff of Newport Beach Marriott for coordinating this beautiful event. I was pleasantly surprised when the general manager of the hotel complimented me on lighting.
  • My crew of Kenny, Calvin D, Calvin K and Han for having to work over the Thanksgiving weekend...much appreciated
PS: Complete slide show of the event:

Nov 22, 2009

A lasting event at the Pacific Palms Resort

We've had the absolute privilege of doing some incredible events over the course of 2009 at the Pacific Palms Resort.

We did a lighting gig for an Indian wedding that will appear on the Bravo Channel, we did a lighting for a news celebrity up in the Colonial Room. We did an event that was accepted by "the knot" as one of the best wedding video of 2009 (Melody & Steve). We were part of one of the most decadent events ever (Sophia & Hugh). Funny and rare, we did 2 bridal couples at Pacific Palms with the same last name of as mine "George Hou and Angela Hou"....My last name is very rare, but two.......hehehe. Beside all that, we were just blessed to be part of many great events at the Pacific Palms this year.

We finished our 2009 Pacific Palms' Campaign with Steve
n and Vivien's wedding down at the Majestic Ballroom. Absolute stunning bride with beautiful floral arrangements. I was hired to do lighting and av but hired the last minute to spin. It was first time working with MC Charles Lau. Awesome work on his part. Pictures courtesy of Johnny Lam Photography and Vincent Yobeanto.

Enjoy the pictures and happy thanksgiving.....=)

If you are interested in booking us for your next event. Please contact us @818-720-1709

Nov 19, 2009

2009 In Review: San Gabriel Hilton

2009 came and gone in a blink of an eye. We started off 2009 with a big event at the San Gabriel Hilton for "Nina and Derek". I guess, we will most likely conclude 2009 with another big event at the San Gabriel Hilton for "Linh and Calvin" & "Jaime & Leonard"..........

2009, we did quite a few events at the San Gabriel Hilton Hotel. Some corporate but most were weddings. We are very grateful to our brides, grooms and coordinators for having us part of their big dates. We are also very grateful to the staff at the San Gabriel Hilton for being so accommodating.

In terms of djing and projection, we were able to utilize all sort of equipment to the max. For the one big event, we were able to use 2 projectors and up to 6 speakers for the a guest count of 700 people.

For Decor lighting, we used everything from leds, moving heads, wash lights, name projection, stage lighting and pinlighting.

Enjoy the pictures and if you have any ideas or recommendations, we would be happy to hear from you

Pictures courtesy of:
  • Joe Wu
  • Sam Chan
  • Jason Tran
  • Doug Chan
  • Natalia Williams
Please contact us @818-720-1709 if you are interested in hiring for your next event.

Nov 16, 2009

An Intimate Wedding @Irvine Marriott

Rocked a small intitmate wedding for 6 tables. A big thanks to Natalie and Jack for having us part of their beautiful wedding.

A Green Wedding at Pasadena's Castle Green

I had an opportunity of providing Decor Lighting and AV services for Ida and Matt on one the most popular dates of 2009, October 10th. This was probably the 3rd or 4th time we've worked at Castle Green.

I know I have a few 2010 Castle Green Brides. Attached are some amateur pictures of the event. Hopefully, will have more.

This event was coordinated by Stephanie of Exquisite Events Specialists. She is one of the most detailed, well versed, super organized and sassy planners I've known over the years. With Stephanie on the helm (she is next to the bride), We didn't have much to worry about. Brides and grooms, if you are in search of a planner, please check her out.

BTW, Stephanie coordinated another event at Pelican Hill Resort back in September or October. Will try to post that in the near future. Stay tuned, you don't want to miss that event.

In terms of lighting, we used Eco-Friendly Green LED lights (Hence, Green Wedding) and Name projection. We wish Matt and Ida, the best with everything........

Nov 11, 2009

Angela and Raymond's "For Eternity" at the Pacific Palms Resort

Angela and Raymond had a very intimate day wedding back in June at Pacific Palms Resort's Majestic Ballroom. This was my second time working with Angela. I first met her 3 years ago at her brother's wedding. I knew right off the bat, it would be a very fun and relaxed wedding. Her bubbly and exurbanite personality compliments Raymond's more stoic and low key personality.

Their ceremony was by the Pacific Palms Resort's Gazebo and the reception was held in the main Majestic Ballroom.

For this particular wedding, we provided dj and lighting services. A big thanks to my MC friend, Sophie, for helping me out. In terms of color, we used a combination of Pale Amber and Lavender for her ballroom.

We wish Angela and Raymond the best with everything.....


Nov 7, 2009

An Oasis at the Island Hotel Newport Beach

Recently, I had the pleasure of providing lighting services for an awesome pre-wedding party, aka Sangeet, for Sanjay and Mona at Island Hotel, Newport Beach. It was my first time working at the Island Hotel, Newport Beach. What a beautiful and sassy hotel. This event was held in the tent on the Island Hotel's premise.

This particular sangeet was slightly different and unique....It was a casino theme sangeet....had about 20 black jack, craps and roulette tables. It was a really festive night with great food, alcohol and awesome music...

The color requested was Tiffany Blue. We lid up the room using many abstract gobo patterns to create the chaotic effect in the Tent/Casino setting. I guess to confuse the guests, so they would indulge more........

For the white dance floor, we washed it with Tiffany Blue wash lights to give it a swimming pool effect.

  • The ladies of Ethnic Essence for cordinating this beautful event
  • Robert Yee for providing these awesome and poignant shoots. Check out his blog for more awesome shots.
If you are interested in booking us for your next event. Please contact us @818-720-1709

Nov 5, 2009

A Majestic Affair at Pacific Palms Resort's Majestic Ballroom

We had the absolute pleasure of providing lighting, projection and dj services on October 10th for "Sophia & Hugh". They were undoubtedly, one of the nicest and down to earth couples I've met over the years.

In terms of lighting, we pinlighted all the centerpieces, uplighted the walls using pink and lavender wash lights....gave a sassy name projection on the backwall and lid up their marble dance floor with stars......

A last minute karaoke request on the 10 foot screen.....We are just fortunate to have all these necessary equipment for these unpredictable moments. BTW, that is a 5 tier cake for only 10 do the math.....hehehe

It was one of the most decadent events we've been part of in years. Beautiful chandelier lights, chiviari chairs, elegant fabric, and elegant wedding favors. Props to the bride for putting on such a grand event.

Nov 3, 2009

Recent Thank You Emails.

Hello all,

I would like to thank each and every one of you for making our Beverly Hills Halloween event a spectacular one! Our guests had nothing but rave reviews, and were very pleased with the total outcome, therefore, so am I.

Looking forward to working with you all in the very near future! Monica, special thanks to you and your service staff for being so courteous, and offering exceptional service!

Marsha Douglas-Sydnor, CEO / Founder
Precise Plans
Exclusive David's Bridal Wedding Consultants
"Always A Step Above The Rest"
Direct: 202.528.6410
Toll Free: 1.866.867.2930
Servicing Worldwide, 1 Event At A Time

Good morning,

I just want to say it was a real pleasure working with all of you during Rima & Daniel's wedding yesterday. We had a tight schedule and had little glitches but we managed to get through all the main events in time. I received/heard compliments about how well everything turned out - from how beautiful bride looks, flowers, food, and all the different activities. I credit all of you and your staff behind the scenes to help make it all possible.

Have a wonderful...and hopefully restful Sunday! :)

Best regards.

Regina Suhadi
Event Elementz, Planning & Design
(951) 907-8222
Hi Jack!

Just wanted to say THANK YOU to you and your staff for the very amazing lighting at the Halloween party on Saturday night! The lighting looked terrific and really transformed the suite! Sound was perfect too! Thank you for helping make the event such a roaring success!!

I hope you had a fun Halloween on Saturday!!

All the best,

Oct 31, 2009

The Kalediscopic Effect of LED Wash Lights

Eco-Friendly LED Wash Lights offer you the flexibility of changing the color of your room instantaneously....

Oct 16, 2009

Shutters on the Beach Santa Monica

A small intimate wedding on 9/20/2009. We provided Alice & Nick with lighting and dj services.......Had to mesh 7 songs during the dance off...hehehe

For lighting, we pinlighted all the Centerpieces & Cake and Uplighted all the walls.

  • A big thanks to Makeup Artist Theresa Huang for referring us this awesome couple
  • Meta for coordinating this beautiful event
  • Beautiful picture courtesy of Erin of Palos Studio

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Oct 2, 2009

A Wedding Summary in 69 seconds: Pacific Palms Resort

My crew and I setting up lighting, sound and projection at Pacific Palms Resort's Colonial Room.

Big thanks to Leon for the trailer.....please check out his awesome work at

Sep 21, 2009

The Visual Impact of LED Uplights at Pacific Palms Resort

The Visual Impact of LED Lights....It creates a more dramatic feel for the moment.....

Go Big or Go Home.......hehehe

Trailer Courtesy Eddy of Moi Studio
Wedding Venue: Pacific Palms Resort Colonial Room.
If you are interested in booking us for your next event. Please contact us @818-720-1709

Sep 17, 2009

A Fusion at Pasadena Westin Hotel Wedding

July and August were the two busiest months for us....Having to do 6 different cultural weddings within a 3 week span: Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Filipino and an Indian wedding. Each wedding offered us an unique and insightful perspective into the diverse cultures we are blessed to have here in Southern Cal.

Jennifer and Stanley hired us light up their beautiful and art decor ballroom at the Westin Pasadena. We used a combination of LED and Pinlights to light up her ballroom. This wedding had a combination of a Chinese Flair with the Lion Dancers and the tradition Korean Pae Bak ceremony.

We wish Stanley and Jennifer the best with everything.
A big thanks to Meghan Aileen for the stunning shots. If you are interested in booking us for your next event. Please contact us @818-720-1709

Sep 3, 2009

An Elegant Affair at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons

We had the absolute privilege of providing Decor Lighting for Tina and Chris at Beverly Hills Four Seasons. I cannot give a personal account of the event because my crew provided the setup while I was down at San Clemente Cottage for another intimate wedding.

For this wedding, The bride, Tina, wanted an elegant Amber feel to compliment her majestic ballroom. We just pinlighted her head floral piece......we did not know or were informed that she would have so many floral arrangements on her stage....It would have been nice if we were able to light up all those floral arrangements. So those are the little details that you , future brides, need to tell us we can light up everything...=)...You are already spending the make sure everything is accounted for.

A big thanks to Cherry of SCA Brides for Referring us this couple.

Amateur Pictures provided by guest

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