photo favorites: Nancy Liu Chin





Nancy Liu Chin from Nancy Liu Chin Designs.

I’m a sucker for Pink Peonies…what can I say. As a floral designer, I’m suppose to love and appreciate all flowers, but secretly, Peonies with their beautiful and large blooms have a soft spot in my heart. It’s rare to do a wedding with so many peonies so this one at Auberge du Soleil really stands out. The chuppah was very special as it was adorned with strandes of woven pink cymbidium orchids. The peonies were clusters of pink peonies. The centerpieces were large arrangements in shades of pinks. The bride was like a princess in her fluffy gown. It’s a dream to me.

[images from Nancy Liu Chin]

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Photo favorites: Jordan Ferney


Jordan Ferney from Oh Happy Day:

One of my favorite things I did at my wedding was to create a giant spread of pretty cakes, cupcakes and petit fors. I collected milk glass cake plates for display and I gave the bakery specific instructions on cake decorating.

[image from Jordan]

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photo favorites: hello!lucky



Sabrina + Eunice of hello!lucky invitations:

There were a lot to choose from but attached are two favorites of late. The first shows a couple of variations for our Classic Cowboy design, inspired by spurs, boot stitching, old posters, and of course cowboys. We love the old-world feel of it, and feel like it captures the romance of the old west while still being elegant enough for a wedding invitation. The second is our L’Oiseau design, inspired by wild flora and faunal we love the color combination of chocolate and lilac, and the lilac envelope lining. The photographs were taken by Sara Remington, a wonderful photographer who also shoots weddings.

[image by Sara Remington]

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Photo favorites: Tara Mandy


Tara Mandy from BFF Bridal:

The first one is a shot our photographer caught of the flower girls when they first saw “the bride” (me). You can see from their expressions how magical the whole experience was for them. I think that for a little girl, seeing a bride is probably right up there with seeing Santa Claus. And I love that.

The second one: Of the thousand or so pictures our photographer took, this one always makes me smile the most. For one thing, I can remember how much fun we were having right at that moment. But there are also some details—the earrings that he gave me as a wedding present, his wedding band, the buttons I bought for him in Portugal, the cheesy wedding cake topper (which was his ONE request in the whole year of wedding planning)—that I just find so personally endearing.

[image from Tara]

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Photo favorites: Natalie Moser


Natalie of Natalie Moser Photography:

This was hard but I finally narrowed it down to this image of one of my favorite couples, Melissa and Nathan. They were married at a beautiful old Catholic church in South Pasadena and then held their reception at the lovely outdoor space at the Athenaeum at Cal Tech. What I love most about this particular image is how it captures everything in one frame- the way Melissa looked at Nathan, the smile and look in Nathan’s eyes as he listened to family and friends’ toasts to their future, and the old world beauty and ambiance of the location. I really feel like this single candid image captured the spirit of Melissa and Nathan’s wedding- loving, beautiful, and classic.

[image from Natalie]

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