Aug 26, 2009

2010 Outdoor Pavilion Tent Weddings

2009 Summer is slowing coming to an end........Fortunately, we still have about 40 more gigs this year to work on....=). In this tough economy, we are just very fortunate to be working .......=).

I've started receiving many inquiries for outdoor and tent weddings for 2010. Many of the pictures the Brides & Grooms have emailed me for quotes (See below) look absolute awesome and doable on our part.........But one thing that needs to clarified, "Power Supply".

Many outdoor locations lack sufficient power for a "good volume" of decor lighting. Furthermore, with your dj, band and so on....You will absolutely need "generator/s".
  • Most small generators rent for about $100 each and you would need about 2 for a small wedding of 75 - 150 people
  • Most medium size generators go for about $150 - $200 generally need 2 for a medium size wedding about 150 - 300 people
  • Most large generators go for about $550 each....for about a 500 - 800 people up
  • Google "Generator Rental in LA" for local companies that provide such services..
  • PS.....inq about the quiet generators...not the ones you would find at ur local hardware stores....too noisy..=(

I sincere apologize if I did not credit you for the pictures....Most of these pictures were emailed to me for quotes.

Aug 24, 2009

An East and West event at the Pacific Palms Resort

We started off August with a spectacular event at Pacific Palms Resort's Colonial Room.....We had the absolute pleasure of providing dj, lighting & av services for Steve & Melody. It was actually my second time working with Melody, the bride. She single handily planned her brother's wedding, Harry, last year at the same location.

For Melody's wedding, her theme was "Love" or "Hi"....The r
oom was decked out with ice sculptures, lavish floral arrangements, pinlighting, LED Lighting, beautiful fabric & candy buffet................To top everything off, she had the lion dancers do a live performance as She and Steve entered the room in their traditional Chinese Costumes.

For their first dance, it was to Steve Tyrell's, "The way you look tonight" & "What a wonderful world" by Louie Armstrong to the Father & Daughter and Mother & Son dance.

We wish them the best with everything.....according to her maid of honor, "have many Huppa babies"

  • Joanne & Crystal at Pacific Palms Resort for their incredible hospitality
  • Helen for coordinating this beautiful event
  • Desi for proving the beautiful images
  • Moi Studio for filming the wedding
  • Theresa for making Melody one of the most stunning brides

Aug 19, 2009

Dress Code at an event: San Gabriel Hilton

So I come across a picture of myself on a 10' ladder.....hard at work (hardly working according my wife)and risking my life. The first thing come out my wife's mouth....."look, you are wearing white boxers and that is probably going to scar the little girl seating by the table for life"....hehehe......Maybe her mother enjoyed it from looking how her head is slightly

How do we dress at an event? My staff and I usually wear all black. Not the Rugby Team: All We show up in black shoes, black pants & black shirts. The reason why, we try not to stick out in any of the pictures.

Most of your professional vendors: photographers, coordinators, video-graphers, DJs and AV crew should be in black in order to minimize their noticeable presence in any of your pictures.

Big thanks to Norman & Susana for having us provide lighting on their big date.....=)

Aug 17, 2009

A vote of approval from a top notch makeup artist: Pacific Palms' Colonial Room

From: Kelly Zhang
To: Jack K Hou
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 6:04:09 PM
Subject: Re: Pacific Palms Brides in the House......

Hi Jack,
It was really nice meeting you yesterday! You did such a awesome job! My sis in law loved it!!! =)
Thank you!

Kelly Zhang
tel: 626.277.8649


Now to the actual wedding......hehehehe

We provided both dj & lighting on 8/16 at Pacific Palms' Colonial Room for Kelly's sister & brother in law, Amy & Glen. It was without a doubt, one of most eclectic events we ever encountered.....Yes, "Encountered". I guess the fact, most of the guests were in the fashion, music and makeup industry...You would expect an eclectic crowd....Seeing a female guest wearing a 5" stillito was an eye opener....heheh...Seeing some really funky hairstyles got me grooving to some B-52....

In terms of lighting, we pinlighted all the centerpieces, LED the Room and did a gobo name projection on the wall with couple of FX on the dancefloor.

The bride and groom exchanged their vows in front of their guests....followed by some live singing and piano performances....It was a fairly easy wedding for us, since they had their friends MC most of the night...

  • Leon Wang for filming the wedding
  • Amatuer pix provided by the guests

Reminds me of the little brother I never had


A Featured Blogger on Wedding Aces.

I was recently contacted by Wedding Wire to become a blogger on their sister site: Wedding Aces. To my surprise, I actually have interested readers....=)

First of all, I want to thank Tweeny of The Flower Lab for referring my blog to Wedding Wire.

Secondly, I want thank all my former and upcoming clients for having us part of your big dates.

Lastly, a big thanks to all my vendor friends for the materials for me to write about .....

For all your upcoming brides and grooms, Both Wedding Aces & Wedding Wire offer tremendous amount of helpful resources.....Happy Planning

Expert wedding planning advice at

Aug 13, 2009

Upcoming and Past Vendor Weddings

We've had the incredible privilege and opportunity of providing our services for many of our colleagues in the event & wedding industry the last 6 months and the upcoming 6 months. These vendors included and will include: coordinators, hair stylists, videographers & photographers.

We want to extend our sincere gratitude and shout out to these established individuals for having us part of their big dates....

A Colorful Night at Doubletree Hotel Anaheim

We finished the last weekend of July with 3 really diverse events. Give you an idea how diverse our events were, I djed a Vietnamese & Filipino event on Saturday night at Westminister, did an event lighting for a Sangeet/Mendhi at Irvine Hyatt's Pavilion on Thursday and finished the extremly hot humid weekend with a grand decor lighting event at the Double Tree Guest Suite in Anaheim....

For the Vietnamese & Filipino gig, I had my friend mc, Kim mc in English & Vietnamese and I djed...(That is Kim to my left).

I've worked at Double Tree Anaheim on a few occasions, but never on the scale of this particular event. It was a fairly large, colorful and festive ethnic event with great food, drinks and fabric....

Once again, my thanks to the ladies of Ethnic Essence for coordinating such a beautiful event. If you brides and grooms are ever looking for colorful fabric, flowers and cordination...check them out. Doubletree Monrovia Arcadia.
If you are interested in booking us for your next event. Please contact us @818-720-1709

  • A big thanks to Ken of Event Photography for these stunning shots
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Coast Hotel, Long Beach, Coco Palms Restaurant, Pomona Fairplex, Craven Estate, Pasadena, Diamond Bar Civic Center, DoubleTree Anaheim
Doubletree, Monrovia, Doubletree, Ontario, Doubletree, San Pedro, Doubletree, Santa Ana, Duke's Malibu, Ebell Whileshire, K-Town
Electra Cruise, Newport Harbor
, Empress Harbor, Monteray Park, Empress Harbor, Chinatown, Etiwanda Garden, Rancho Caucamango, Greystone Mansion, BH

Aug 10, 2009

Wine & Dine @Wilson Creek Winery Wedding

Had a blast doing my first wedding at a winery. A big thanks to Anneken of Anneken Design for reffering me this event.