Jubi and Wayne | Stanford University

When I first met Jubi and Wayne, I knew they'd be easy to work with. They were decisive, great with communication, and wanted to throw a big party. 

Jubi and Wayne got married at the magnificent Stanford Memorial Church. Memorial Church ceremonies, run by the fantastic church staff, are traditional, complete with organ played classical music. Very fitting for such a sacred venue. 

The couple held their reception at the Stanford Faculty Club and that was a party to remember. From beautiful purple satin linens to a beautifully thought through Parisian theme, not a single detail was out of place. My team and I loved the macaron tower (which we had to figure out how to stack!), and I loved watching Jubi's father dance to Michael Jackson during the centerpiece game. 


My cousin and her fiancé tied the knot in NYC on September 24, 2015. The same day the Pope was in town. I knew they had been engaged for awhile but never heard anything about wedding plans. I found out when their photographer posted a few photos from their wedding day on Facebook.

This one left me speechless. It perfectly captures the meaning of marriage, love, and what matters most. 

Story behind the image: Lucky 13… This one image says so much to me. Lynda & Chris decided to have a small civil...

Posted by Jeff Tisman Photography on Friday, September 25, 2015

I love weddings (hence the job...), but this was perfect for Lynda & Chris. I can't wait for them to visit California so we can catch up. Congrats! 

The Big Fake Wedding | The General's Residence at Fort Mason

I remember the only bridal show I attended when I was planning my wedding. It was overwhelming. I came home with all sorts of random freebees, a stomach full of snacks, and no clear idea of who to hire. As a wedding coordinator, I have always been hesitant to participate in a show, and it wasn't until I discovered The Big Fake Wedding that I decided to give it a try. 

The Big Fake Wedding gives a wedding show a fun, intimate twist. Instead of shoving a ton of vendors into a large space and letting brides, grooms, and entourage roam around aimlessly, The Big Fake Wedding throws a wedding featuring a couple renewing their vows. They bring in local vendors to each event, and guests can interact with the them first hand. 

Photography: Cameron Ingalls

This event was so much fun! As the coordinator, I rehearsed and ran the ceremony. I also designed the send-off at the end of the night for Patricia and Frank, our bride and groom for the evening.

All of the vendors followed an inspiration board that depicted the wedding style. It described a bride who was sophisticated, loved fashion, and got everything she wanted. The colors were light blue, black, and gold. I wanted to keep the sendoff simple but also sophisticated and glamorous. One day, while watching The Bachelorette (yes, inspiration does strike randomly!), the idea came to me. Tossing long stem roses. 

Send-off Table | Photography: Weddings by Sunnyside

All the vendors and staff were a blast to work with. The bride and groom were smiling. The ceremony brought happy tears. The flowers were dreamy. The dress was stunning. The cake was straight out of a fairytale. There were even pie pops. 

Photography: Hazy Lane Studios

It's the unique details that make your wedding unique. I love finding vendors that are out of the box. Melody Wed creates custom first dance songs. Check out the song she wrote for our couple! Silvi at The Poetry Store writes poetry on demand for your guests. Chick Design Boutique can laser cut cake toppers, table numbers, you name it. You can check out the entire vendor list here

Photography: Weddings by Sunnyside

Miranda and Andrew | Five Crowns Restaurant and Steakhouse

I had the honor of coordinating my best friend's wedding this Spring. Miranda and I have been best friends since grade school. I've personally lost count of the number of years. I'm sure if you asked her, she could tell you the exact number.

After months of back and forth on location, Miranda and Andrew finally booked Five Crowns Restaurant and Steakhouse in Corona del Mar. This is a charming, intimate space, and perfect for celebrating their marriage with friends and family.  

For Miranda, the most important thing was dancing. Dancing and Miranda are one in the same. Luckily for her, Andrew was game and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. 

Photos by David & Tania Photography

I can't believe my best friend is married! Congrats to the both of you! Check out more of Miranda and Andrew's wedding in the gallery.

Kristine Tsai Wedding Planning  |  David and Tania Photography |  Elevated Pulse Productions
Kelly Zhang  |  Simply Sweet Cakery  |  Bridal Event and Lounge
Five Crowns Restaurant and Steakhouse  |  Newport Beach Marriott