Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

This is a wedding that is all about pure joy. The unadulterated joy shared by one seriously adorable duo and their amazing friends and family. It’s literally overflowing with happy. Every lovely scene captured by Roger Wu shows image after image of smiling faces and downright heartwarming moments. The elegant color palette and sweet little details also make this celebration a personality-packed pretty-fest! Join us as we share Weiting & KC’s beautiful wedding story below.

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Love story

From the couple (Weiting + KC): We met at a gathering held by some common friends. At the time we first met, Weiting just returned to Asia from L.A., and KC was just about to leave to study abroad.  We exchanged contact but never really got to know each other well.

Two years later, we met again, and this time we started to share more about ourselves and realized that we had many interests in common. KC majored in Math but he loves Arts, and Weiting was working in the Art industry.  We got so attracted to each other and started our long-distance relationship.

Our long-distance love lasted for 3 years.  We kept contact everyday through Skype and lots of mobile messages. We promised each other that if we ever get into conflicts, we must solve the problem and stop fighting within a day. We also tried our best to see each other at least once a month.  Although distance was a challenge, we managed to keep our relationship simple and natural, and grew together through this journey of love.

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Proposal story

From the Bride (Weiting): It was a cold Christmas around -2 degrees in North Carolina, KC had a crave for Ice cream and wanted to visit the Maple View Farm.

When we arrived, he told me he had stomach problem and had to go to the bathroom. He went many times back and forth, to a point that I got really worried and suggested maybe we should go see a doctor, but all our other friends told me to calm down and that he would be ok.

When i was having ice cream while waiting for him, I heard music coming from behind. When  I turned around I saw KC all dressed up, singing and walking towards me, with a bunch of other friends behind him.  I was extremely shocked because I had absolutely no clue about his proposal plans. He played a short video with blessings from my friends back home, and gave a romantic, sincere speech.  I was very touched by everything he had done for me, and said “Yes”!

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Wedding planning priorities

Weiting + KC: Our number one goal was to HAVE FUN! The wedding day is a celebration of love, so we thought we wanted it to be full of joy so everyone can really enjoy it (and feel free to go crazy)! We also wanted our wedding to be a heart-warming party.

We planned our wedding overseas, and started the planning process about a year ago.  Planning from abroad was a big challenge, but overall it went very well, and we are so grateful that our family and friends made it happen for us.

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Time management

Weiting + KC: Time management and vendor selection were the most important things to us. In order to make sure we had enough time to take photos with our guests, we set a more relaxed schedule.  The Bride only prepared 2 gowns so we could save some “changing” time. We also found a wedding coordinator, so that we could enjoy the day without worrying about getting things ready here and there.

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Vendor selection

Weiting + KC: Weiting is an artist so she paid lots of attention on details and the overall wedding design.  We did lots of research before we selected our vendors.  For example, when we were searching for a photographer, we knew we wanted someone who’s good at image composition, light control, and story-telling. We hired Roger Wu because he’s great in all aspects, and we especially loved his ability to capture natural interaction between people.

We would suggest other couples to go through each vendor’s Facebook to observe the way the vendor communicates with clients.  Communication skill and attitude are also very important.

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Wedding design information

Number of guests: approximately 300

Wedding theme: warm and elegant

Dress code: purple! we asked all guests to bring or wear something purple

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Favorite details

Weiting + KC: The way our guests participated was our favorite part of the day! At first we thought our relatives would be too shy to join the dance part, but they all particpated with so much energy and passion!

Most memorable moment

Weiting + KC: The weather forecast predicted it was going to rain all week, and it did rain all week until the day before our wedding.  When we had our ceremony outdoors, it turned into a beautiful sunny day! We felt like it was a blessing from the Bride’s father who had passed away.

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Thoughts from the photographer

Roger Wu: At a moment, I really believed that Weiting’s father was there with us.

When we turned off the lights and put up a photo of a man holding a newborn baby on the projector display, I thought to myself “so this is Weiting’s dad”. My heart was filled with emotions, and I knew that he was there with us, living in Weiting and her mom’s hearts.

I love how there were lots of precious emotions found in this wedding, including the crying groomsmen and the singing bridesmaids, everything was so real and full of love.

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

About the photographer

With a combination of his love for fine art and innate eye for storytelling, Roger Wu captures images that truly illuminate special moments in life.  He creates timeless images that reflect the special, unique details on your special day, from the biggest moments to the smallest touches.

Roger Wu: “Love is the spirit of weddings, and I follow Him.  I love photos with true emotions – a mother’s tears, a father’s hug, and promises between couples, these precious moments only appear once, but through photography, they can be captured and kept forever.”

Sweet & Joyful Purple Themed Wedding at Grand Victoria

Find the photographer:

Roger Wu’s Website | Facebook | E-mail

Other vendors:

Venue: Grand Victoria Hotel |   Videographer: Red Eye Photography Studio |   Floral design: Flower Forest |   Makeup: Vanessa O

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Pink flowers signify romance, love, grace, and happiness. A pink wedding bouquet is a delightful choice for your wedding and denotes feminine qualities. It is also perfect for any season and brings sweetness to any occasion.  From pale blush to bright fuchsia, get inspired by our beautiful collection of pink blooms below.

Utterly Romantic

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Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Incorporating modern elegance and a love of the water, Jeanie and Jesoo’s classic seaside wedding was a wedding wish come true, realized with the vision of A Good Affair wedding planning and Coba Images . The beachfront first look portraits, stunning outdoor ceremony, and the decadent peach and white ceremony decor certainly achieved the couple’s intended “coastal chic” celebration.

The Couple: Jeanie and Jesoo

The Wedding: Terranea Resort , Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

The Inspiration: An outdoor ceremony was on the top of my wish list and the ocean view from the Catalina Lawn at Terranea Resort is absolutely stunning. Once we decided on the oceanfront location, I was instantly inspired to create a coastal chic look that evokes our love of California. It was important to me to create a look that was balanced and not too feminine because I wanted the day to reflect the both of us equally. With shades of peach, white and champagne, the decor was simple, modern and elegant with touches of navy and ocean-inspired graphics.

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

The Moments:
Bride: There are so many to choose from! Everything was better than I imagined it to be. But if I have to pick one, it would be our first dance. We chose to have the band play our first dance song and then invite our guests to join us on the dance floor. Hearing the first few words of our song was magical and having all our loved ones join us in that special moment was priceless.

Groom: The ceremony recessional was one of my favorite moments. For one, it was the first few moments of being officially married. The Dixieland Band we hired for cocktail hour also played our recessional song, which was a fun and unique moment for our guests.

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

The Couple Recommends: My wedding dreams would not have come true without the amazing team at A Good Affair. They took my vision and executed it with perfection. Searching for the right vendor would have taken hours and hours of research, and I still wouldn’t feel confident in my choice without their guidance. They know the right partners to bring any wedding vision to life. They want to make the bride’s experience stress-free and, most importantly, fun! I still have withdrawals from working with A Good Affair!!!

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Coba Images
Event Planner: A Good Affair
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Terranea Resort
Florist: B Blossoms
Hair Styling: Billion Dollar Hair

Thank you to Jeanie and Jesoo for sharing your beautiful wedding!

Looking for more chic seaside wedding inspiration? Check out Morgan and Holly’s coastal nuptials .

Classic Seaside Wedding at Terrenea Resort

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Camp Wedding Inspiration Board

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, you should consider a camp wedding theme. From s’mores and boots to rustic design and teepees, a camp inspired wedding beckons a casual and carefree event, perfect for those planning an intimate celebration. As with most unique themes, designing your camp wedding is easier said than done; you don’t want your wedding decor to perfectly match the set of Moonrise Kingdom (unless you do, then that’s totally fine– I too love Wes Anderson). In order to maintain a stylish wedding that still pays homage to the warmth and personal feel of your summer camp, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite camp wedding inspired photos.

Camp Wedding Inspiration Board Photos by Alison Conklin Photography , Chowen Photography , Terra Lange Photography , and Richard Israel

To see a camp inspired real wedding, head on over to Whitney & Nick’s Romantic Camp Wedding in Oregon .

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Bridal Fashion – How to Rock a Short Wedding Dress

Forget the long, flowing gown and show off your legs with a short number on your wedding day. Long dresses are heavy, confining, and can be difficult to dance in if you’re a mover and a shaker (like me). Here are some of our favorite styles to help you decide which short dress to rock on your wedding day. Remember, whatever dress you choose should make you feel both beautiful AND comfortable.

1. Sweet Lace Overlay

Simple and feminine, a lace overlay adds grace and refinement to any short dress.

Bridal Fashion – How to Rock a Short Wedding Dress Photo by  Thierry Joubert, from PRETTY DAYS

2. Sleeveless and Form Fitting

Show off those toned arms and beautiful figure with a dress that hugs your curves in all the right places.

Bridal Fashion – How to Rock a Short Wedding Dress Photo by Taylor Lord Photography

3. Bohemian with Sleeves

Looking for a spunkier feel? Long sleeves always add a bit of mischief to any short dress. You can add more personality with embellishments, fringe, etc.

Bridal Fashion – How to Rock a Short Wedding Dress Photo by Cat Hepple Photography

4. Preppy and Chic

Love pearls and bows? Choose a dress that pays homage to the 1950s with a wide bottom, cutesy details, and a fitted top.

Bridal Fashion – How to Rock a Short Wedding Dress Photo by Isabelle Armstrong

5. Silky Smooth

For the adventurous type, a silk dress can add a sultry vibe to your short dress.

Bridal Fashion – How to Rock a Short Wedding Dress Photo by Thierry Joubert, from PRETTY DAYS

If you are dead set on wearing a long gown for your ceremony, perhaps changing to a short wedding dress for your reception is the way to go.

For more fashion inspiration, take a look at our Fall 2014 Fashion Forecast post!

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Effortless Beauty – 2014 Most Romantic Bridal Updos

There are many ways to make your wedding hairstyle romantic and natural without competing with your dress. From wispy, face-framing curls to flowy tousled back, if you are looking for an effortlessly elegant look, we’ve collected some of our favorite ideas to get you inspired!

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Effortless Beauty – 2014 Most Romantic Bridal Updos

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