Jul 29, 2010

Jul 22, 2010

A Night To Remember At The Montage Beverly Hills

I had the absolute privilege of doing a really beautiful wedding for George & Larissa last month. It was my first time working at the new Beverly Hills Montage. This was without a doubt one of the most vibrant, beautiful & colorful weddings I've ever done. Furthermore, it was a coming of 2 beautiful cultures: the Armenian and the Filipino.

It feels like every Persian, Armenia or Jewish wedding, they have their own version of Hava Nagil....lol. I should try to come up with a version for my Asian clients....lmao

We lid up all the centerpieces with pinlights, a custom name on the dance floor, complete stage light for a 12 piece band and surrounded the room with multiple gobos. During the setup and breaks, I got a chance to meet and speak to the band members of the 12-piece Leonard Neil Band.

Some really cool old school cats. They told me how they composed and worked with Earth Wind & Fire, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. For the night, they played a really good blend of funk, disco and soul music....they even threw in BEP's tonight is goin be a good night.....lmao

A big thanks to Jim Kennedy for providing me with these stunning images. I've seen his work many times online and his albums at many upscale locations. Finally got a chance to meet him in person.......we are not worthy...=)

Last but not least, I want to express my a big thanks to Stephanie of Exquisite Events Specialists
. With her at the helm, everything was absolute flawless. Ladies, if you are looking for an awesome coordinator, please contact her. It is because of her planning & touch, that many weeks after this wedding, the wedding is still the talk of town among the Armenia and Filipino communities.

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Jul 15, 2010

To pin or not to pin? A Langham Pasadena wedding & Irvine Hyatt wedding comparison

Recently we did 2 beautiful weddings for 2 awesome couples. Each couple invested, I am sure, quite a bit on thier centerpieces. After seeing both wedding pictures, it is apparent how pinlights play such vital role in highlighting the centerpieces.

For the Langham Wedding (Pix 1), we pinlighted, in fact double pinlighted, all her floral arrangements and it really stood out in the picture. For the Irvine Hyatt (Pix 2), we did not pinlight any floral arrangements except the cake and the sweet heart table. The end result....the floral arrangements all got lost in the dark...

Pix 1

Pix 2

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Jul 8, 2010

Giving up indepence over the July 4th weekend: An Irvine Hyatt, Woodland Hills Marriott & Langham Wedding

July 4th weekend was without a doubt our busiest weekend of the year. I spinned and mced my first Jewish-Chinese wedding at Woodland Hills Marriott (I did play Hava Nagil...lol...when the crowd raised the bridal couple on the chairs). A big thanks to Lisa and Aria for having me part of their beautiful day. A big thanks to Nathan Nowack for the pictures. Please see his blog for more to this wedding.

We did a lighting gig at Irvine Hyatt for an awesome couple: Diane & James....my favorite kickass Korean couple...lol. If you recall, she was the maid of honor at Matt & Jenn's wedding.
Some awesome pictures from Diane & James wedding from last weekend. A big thanks to
Huey Bui for these poignant shots. Please visit his blog for more pictures to this event.

On Sunday 7/4, we did a simple and elegant goldish setup at Langham's Georgian room for Kelly and Michael. For more on this intimate wedding, please see my friend, Desi Baytan's blog. Honest truth, I can elaborate much on this wedding because I never met the bride and groom in person. Everything was done over the phone. We finish the setup and took off. A big thanks to Katie Tiffany for planning this intimate event.

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