December 7, 2010

Black Tie Wedding at the Bently Reserve

I can't really say any one wedding is my 'favorite', because I really do love all my weddings in their own special ways. I have yet to have two weddings where it looked or felt the same. The clients are always different, their visions are different, and their experiences are very different.

Planning Helen and Hwa's wedding was like planning a wedding for a friend. From our very first phone consultation from across the country, we really established a strong trust and rapport. Helen's all about meticulous spreadsheets and flowcharts to keep organized, and I got excited over that because I am the same way!

Helen and Hwa, besides being extremely smart (she just got accepted the Harvard for her Masters when we first started planning the wedding), are also very fun-loving with one another and has the love, respect, and admiration for one another that every couple desires to have. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them!

Both being successful bankers in NYC, they naturally fell in love with the Bently Reserve in San Francisco as their wedding venue. In collaboration with the uber talented Nancy Liu Chin, we created a sophisticated, elegant black tie soiree for Helen, Hwa, and their guests who traveled from all over the world to be a part of this celebration.

A few weeks prior to the wedding, Helen had a few surprises for Hwa that she asked me to help her with. Ofcourse, I was more than eager to help her 'make it happen'! One of the surprises was for the Golden Gate String Quartet to play the Michigan Fight Song as Hwa walked down the aisle during the Processional, as a tribute to his school. Hwa, as reserved as he usually was, couldn't help breaking into a grin when he realized what tune he was walking down the aisle to. It was fantastic!

Componere Fine Catering was the caterer for this beautiful black, white, and pink Bently Reserve wedding, and they totally added the wow factor with creative delicacies such as:

Warm Goat Cheese-Pistachio Croquettes with Red Wine Poached Pear

Mini Kobe Beef Burgers with Slow Roasted Tomato, Garden Micro Arugala and White Truffle Aioli

Reverse BLT: Fried Green Tomatoes, Black Pepper Bacon, Fresh Mozzarella and Arugala

After a sumptuous dinner, guests dance the night away with Pop Rocks, In and Out burgers, red velvet cake by Butterfly Cakes, and milkshake shooters!

This wedding was recently featured in Style Me Pretty! Check it out here.

Thank you to my A team of Event Professionals that worked tirelessly alongside me to produce this stunning soiree for Helen and Hwa!

Event Planner/Producer: Jubilee Lau Events
Event/Floral Designer: Nancy Liu Chin Designs
Venue: Bently Reserve
Photography: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography
Cinemtaography: Kevin Chin Cinema
Caterer: Componere Fine Catering
Makeup and Hair Stylist: Get Your Do Up
Officiant: Diana Morgan
Ceremony and Cocktail Musicians: Golden Gate Strings
Band: Pop Rocks
Lighting and Draping: Enhanced Lighting
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Specialty Furniture and Props: Blueprint Studios
Cake Designer: Butterfly Cakes
Transportation: Classic Cable Car 
Paper Goods: Peculiar Pair Press

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work Jubilee! and Nancy too!