July 30, 2008

We're Featured: Julie and Jay's Wedding

I was thrilled to see that the newest issue of Today's Bride featured one of our weddings from 2007. It was the fabulous wedding of Julie and Jay, last October 27th, at the beautiful Thomas Fogarty Winery.

I remember Julie and Jay as one of the best couples that I've had the pleasure of working with. During the engagement, Julie lived in San Diego and Jay lived in Hong Kong, so they trusted me to coordinate all of their wedding plans here in the San Francisco Bay Area on their behalves. Julie flew out a few times throughout the planning to do the fun things, like tasting, makeup/hair trial, and mock table settings. They were both incredibly down to earth and easy going, and VERY much in love.

We planned an amazing destination wedding for this lovely couple, featuring a Fall theme of pumpkins, squashes, and a stunning color palette of oranges, reds, and golds. Nancy Liu Chin was one of the creative forces behind this wedding, and her talent was evident in all of the details.

Thomas John Events catered the wedding, and they presented a variety of interesting food stations featuring different cuisines from around the world. Guests were not confined to their seats, and enjoyed moving between all the wonderful spaces that Fogarty had to offer. Ofcourse, paired with the delicious food were a selection of Thomas Fogarty wines.

Gene Higa captured each moment with his distinctive eye behind the lenses, and Joel Cook documented each hug, toast, and dance with his video camera. Carl Mindling played the perfect music to heat up the dance floor as guests indulged in the cake by Cecile Gady paired with Jay's favorite ice cream flavors.

Thank you also to Peter Rudolfi for finding us a talented guitarist and violinist, Nellie Muganda for enhancing Julie's already glowing, beautiful features, Pure Luxury for safely transporting guests up and down the windy roads of Woodside, and Lisa Wong Jackson for her creation of the pretty paper goods.

I still keep in touch with Julie, and she is finishing up with her job in San Diego this year. After that, she will move to Hong Kong to settle down with Jay. How courageous to move to a foreign country like that!

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