Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Congratulations Lindsay & Mike!

Sunday I had the honor of coordinating Mike & Lindsay's wedding at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel in Santa Monica, CA. I had only met Mike once during the planning process as he has been living in London for the past year working on his Masters degree while Lindsay has been working on her doctorate here at USC. They are such a special couple. And Lindsay was the perfect bride! Good communication, good response time, good instructions, and a good person on top of all of that. I am so lucky! Her family, bridal party, and friends were as equally kind and happy and as a result the wedding day was stress free, smooth, and wonderful. All pictures were done before the ceremony, even the large extended families. We were so on time throughout the day that sometimes we were AHEAD of the timeline! Crazy!

Lindsay and Mike are both Chinese and incorporated their heritage into their reception when Lindsay changed out of her gorgeous white wedding dress into a stunning red Chinese dress. Chinese Lion dancers came in and Mike and Lindsay enticed the "Lion" with a head of lettuce hanging from a stick. The drums, the sparkly "Lions" and Lindsay's red dress were so exciting! Pictures to be posted later.

Below are some pictures of Lindsay and Mike and the bridal party taken by the wonderful San Francisco based photographer Chung Li of Chung Li Photography. His blog is great as he not only posts pictures of the events that he shoots, he also posts pictures of the behind the scenes stuff. Later I'll post pictures of details of the wedding and the Lion dancers during the reception.

Congratulations on your marriage, Mike and Lindsay, it was an honor working with you!

Thank you to the Sheraton Delfina, Chung Li Photography, Just Flowers, Buckley Videography, Afterburn Productions, Officiant Elizabeth Oakes of Marriage To Go, Noted LA string trio, Northern Shaolim Chinese Lion Dancers, and my wonderful assistants Heather, Dani, and Kamryn. I could not have done it without you!

Amber and Chung
Checking on my lovely bride before she walks down the aisle

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