Sunday, June 8, 2008

Real Wedding ~ Lanya & Minh

I had the great pleasure of working with a very sweet couple this weekend, Lanya and Minh.

Ceremony: Morningside Park
Photographer: Nicole Skaggs
Cake: DeBoer Cafe & Bakery
Chair Covers: Celebration Central

The day started out for me at 9am, running last minute errands for the bride. Picking up more centerpiece bowls and sand at Hobby Lobby, picking up balloons and hunting down handheld fans for the guests at the ceremony. After running all over Holland I spent a few hours at the reception site setting up the tables, decorating the head and cake tables and make sure everything was just perfect for the couple. I finally was able to meet with Carol from Celebration Central when she came to set up the chair covers, and they turned out just gorgeous!

It was such a beautiful day...a little warm and sunny but better than rain! After setting up at the hall I headed over to the ceremony location. Morningside Park is such a cute spot for a wedding and great for pictures too. The ceremony was intimate and very personal, the couple said their vows to each other and poured sand in their wedding colors together to show the blending of their lives.

The reception was a new experience for me, the bride and groom incorporated a lot of their cultural traditions into the event. The Laos food was catered in by some friends of the mother of the bride and wow, there was so much food! The evening was led off by a beautiful Thai dancer, music from both a traditional local band and a great DJ. The couple had two first dances, one in the traditional Laos style and one in the American style, with the bride wearing different dresses for each.

I had so much fun working with both Lanya and Minh and meeting their families and friends was just wonderful. Thank you Lanya and Minh for letting me be a part of your day!


aletha @ pearls events said...

Love the colors!

aletha @ pearls events said...

Okay--so, one of my clients was a guest at this wedding! I was just looking through her facebook photos and thought "I think I've seen this set-up!" and what do you know--you were there! Small world :)

Wheels, Reels, and Community Meals said...

where is morningside park? I'm looking for an outdoor venue like that in w. michigan.