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Lauren and Ryu, Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena

For Lauren and Ryu’s wedding, over 300 guests came from near and far (including a large group from Japan) to witness them tie the knot in the Horseshoe Garden at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena.  I probably say this every time I work with her, but Amanda Ma of Fresh Events did a phenomenal job coordinating all the logistics of the day!

There were so many details that I loved about this wedding, I don’t even know where to begin…  First, Lauren was a gorgeous bride (hair by Meiko of Kelly Zhang Studio) and I adored her dress and birdcage veil.  Her flowers were also stunning- I loved the addition of feathers in the bouquets by M’s Flowers.  Lauren is a designer and designed all the amazing graphics (invitations, programs, etc.).  Another fun detail was that Lauren and Ryu had their family and wedding party participate in an on-the-spot music video (filmed by Kyle and Julie of Elysium Productions) that they showed to their guests during the reception.  After the ceremony, guests moved into the Huntington Ballroom and were treated to an energetic Japanese taiko drumming performance by theTaiko Project (the bride’s sister did double duty and also performed as a drummer).  Later, the wedding party had some fun of their own by performing coordinated dances to songs by Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson.  One of my favorite moments of the day was when the groom played the piano and sang a song to his new wife- there wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd!