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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Myriam + Ashraf {E-Session}

I first met Myriam and Ash last year through my good friend and new bride, Katerina.  I remember my first phone conversation with Myriam.  We clicked instantly.  And when she told me where they booked their venue I knew I just had to be their planner!  At my first meeting with Myriam and Ash, I was amazed.  You can feel the love they had for each other radiating through their eyes.  They are such a warm, loving and funny couple I knew right away that we were going to have such a blast planning their nuptials.  When I asked how they met I was in for an even bigger shock!  Only 3 months after meeting online, Ash proposed to Myriam on New Year's Eve 2008 in Santa Barbara.  Did your mouth drop?  Did your eyes just get bigger?  I know!  That's the same reaction I got!  They are my first whirlwind couple.  And my mouth dropped even more when I caught a glimpse of her HUGE engagement ring!  OMG!  It's so big and gorgeous it knocked me out.  (Ash, you really did a fabulous job picking that ring out.)  Honestly, this couple deserves nothing but THE BEST for their wedding.  And I made sure they got it!

Their e-session was photographed by Tauran Woo.  It was taken at Santa Monica pier because that was where they met face-to-face for the very first time.  Myriam and Ash will wed at the luxurious five-star Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica in 1.5 weeks.  This wedding is something I've been looking forward to since the day I spoke to Myriam over the phone.  They are such an amazing couple and I feel honored I got to share the ride with them.  Their wedding will have platinum written all over it.  So many yummy details...I wish I can tell you all how we plan to WOW their guests!  You must stay tuned!!!  Until then please enjoy the gorgeous e-session.  Thanks again Tauran for sharing these photos with my readers!  You did an amazing job and I can't wait until you share Myriam and Ash's wedding photos to my readers.

{All photos by Tauran Woo}

Look at the size of her BLING!  Gorgeous!

Below is one of my favorites!



Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pia + Ryan {E-Session}

Remember my friend/bride, Pia?

Well if you’ve been following my blog from Day One you probably remember when this bride first got engaged two years ago (click here for the post).  You might also remember one of my past posts hinting to her {vintage-modern-romantic} wedding concept and {jewel-tone purple & teal} color scheme for their wedding (click here for the post).

I met Pia about 6 years ago.  We have the same expensive taste, we share the same sense of style, and we both LOVE weddings.  She is also my daughter’s Godmother.  Now, my bride/friend/Godmother to my daughter is finally tying the knot after a 10-year long distance relationship with her fiancĂ©, Ryan.  They did a lot of traveling between San Jose and LA so you can imagine the amount of frequent flier miles they accumulated over the years!  How they did it I have know clue.  But I can tell you this couple's love for each other is very strong!

This e-session, which was photographed by Greg Bumatay, was photographed at an airport hanger with a Lear jet (thanks Phil for letting us borrow your plane) and the beautiful Viceroy Santa Monica.  Talk about luxury at its finest!  I simply can’t wait until their wedding day.  They’re set to wed on May 29, 2010 at the Tuscan-inspired Vellano Country Club, a private country club located in Chino Hills.  Million dollar luxury mansions featuring a Greg Norman signature golf course surround this brand new venue.  Their wedding is two-years in the making.  It will have lots of goodies and details galore that will make your heart swoon!  This wedding will have lots of couture fashion that will make the gals from ‘Sex in the City’ feel proud.  Thank you Greg for sharing this fabulous e-session with my readers!  This platinum wedding will be off the hook!  Stay tuned!  Enjoy their {e-session}.

{All photos below credit:  Greg Bumatay}

One of my favorite pictures.  The Learjet was a nice prop.  Thanks to my old friend, Phil, for hooking us up with his jet!

They incorporated one of their favorite colors, purple.  Look at his tie and her nails!  They LOVE purple!

The groom is a big time Jordan fan.  Look at their matching kicks!

Look at her purple shoes!  Darling!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Part 2 - Majell + Steve | Lifestyle - "Married & Loving It" Session

Happy Easter everyone!  In Part 2 of the "Married & Loving It" series, the pictures were taken at Two Rodeo in Beverly Hills, LACMA, and Viceroy Santa Monica.  Our formal attire included apparel from Banana Republic, Monique Lhuillier, and Fendi.  Again, big thank you to Mieng Saetia!

{Photo Credit:  Mieng Saetia Photography}


Friday, April 2, 2010

Majell + Steve | Lifestyle Part 1 - "Married & Loving It" Session

In the beginning of this year I wrote a post about the reaffirmation of me and my husband's love for each other {please see older post}.  I spoke about our decision to retake our "e-pictures", which of course we now call our "anniversary pictures", "lifestyle session", or "Married & Loving It Session".  My husband and I have been meticulously planning our a-session for several months.  We carefully chose our outfits.  We made sure it coordinated well with the locations we chose and our personal style.  As a wedding planner, I see a TON of photographers work through blogs, magazines, etc.  We wanted to choose THE best photographer who can capture the moment, not just take pictures.  We chose Mieng Saetia for his artistic vision, modern and sexy style.  His ability to capture the moment created breathtaking pictures.  They looked like it came straight out of a magazine.  Très LA.  It was hard to narrow down our pictures to a few so I decided to make this a two-part series.

Part 1 of this series took place in Viceroy Santa Monica, a beautiful modern boutique hotel.  The hotel represents our style as a couple.  Our outfits:  Banana Republic, Express, and my peep-toe green Christian Louboutin stilettos {I chose green shoes because they give a nice pop of color and they matched with the green decor accents of the hotel}.  Thanks again to Mieng Saetia.  We really enjoyed being photographed by you!  Everyone...enjoy!  I will post Part 2 tomorrow!  Stay tuned!

{Photo Credit:  Mieng Saetia Photography}