real wedding: sanam & abel 9/1/2013

Sometimes things just all come together perfectly. I meet a bride and right then I know we are going to make magic together. From my first meeting with Sanam I knew her and I were not only meant to work together, but meant to be friends long after her wedding as well!

Working with the couple for over 18 months, we put together a stunning wedding at the Westin South Coast Plaza. Shades of Purple (my fav!) and silver filled the space with an elegant, regal feeling. Our large, fun bridal party kept a smile on my face all day long! This wedding was by far one of my favorites that I have EVER coordinated!

We started with a traditional Persian sofreh ceremony inside one of the Westins ballrooms. The sofreh was done by Elegant Sofreh Designs and as always, it took my breath away. Bling touches, silver, purple, so perfect for Sanam! The ceremony was completed with personal vows that the couple read to one another….. so sweet! Sanam looked perfect in her STUNNING wedding dress! She was the most beautiful bride!

We then moved into the ballroom where the party really got started. A candy station, personal table names, and a photo booth were all fun touches to the reception. Bella Blooms provided the centerpieces that everyone LOVED. Orchids, Hydrangea, Roses, oh my! 🙂 And the cake? Well let me tell you…… Simply Sweet Cakery out did themselves! Clear Cake stands were in between each layer, filled with orchids and purple led lights. Showstopper!

During dinner we showed an amazing same day edit of the day put together by Daniel at Imagique Brought tears to my eyes! A same day edit is such a cool way to showcase your day to your guests as they continue to enjoy the party! We then kicked off the dance party, and our DJ Mike Soltani kept the dance floor packed all night long!

Sanam and Abel are now expecting their first baby in December and I couldn’t be more excited for them! And it’s a girl! A new friend for my daughter Brooke! haha! I love seeing my couples enter the next phase of their lives….I get to think that I was there when it all got started! 🙂

Sanam and Abel, thank you for being so fun to work with and for allowing me to be a small part of your celebration. You both are amazing and come from such great families. I had such a great time getting to know everyone along the way. We put together the perfect wedding for you both, one that reflected you as a couple and one that provided your guests with a night they sure will not forget! Congrats to you both and good luck with the baby!

Take a look at some of my favorite photos from the day, captured by 8twenty8 Studios. And I also have to share the link from their same day edit video




venue: Westin South Coast Plaza | cake: Simply Sweet Cakery | flowers: Bella Blooms | linen: Fusion Linen | sofreh: Elegant Sofreh Design | chairs: chivari chair | photos: 8twenty8 Studios | video: Imagique | dj: Mike Soltani | photo booth: Simply Photo Booths | hair/make up: Melina (Make up) & Sunny (hair) | Officiate: Shahrzad Ardalan




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