Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lisa & Kirk's Wedding | Part 1

I am so happy my friend Lisa asked me to help plan her dream wedding! Lisa and I go way back, we went to high school together and was in choir together all 4 years. :) I am truly honor to be such a big part of her special day because the wedding turned out to be way more then she had ever imagined. Let's just say that she cried a couple times that day and they were all tears of joy!

Lisa and Kirk got married at Casa Romantica in San Clemente and the reception was held at the Talega Golf Club nearby. Lisa has great taste and style and the color scheme for their elegant wedding was all in jewel tones. I'm sure the photographers enjoyed photographing them because the colors just pop!

Enjoy some of the photos taken by yours truly...
I can't wait to see the photos from Jan and Tey of Jan Garcia Photography. :)

The beautiful bride & her bridesmaids arrive at Casa Romantica

Gorgeous flowers by Floral Elements

Maid of honor's bouquet

Best Man's boutonniere

More pictures of the beautiful bridal party

Kirk's mom gathered all the men for a sweet prayer right before the ceremony

This picture really says it all...she was so happy all day long

A shot of the bride as she is walking down the aisle

Lisa & Kirk listening to a poem reading by Kirk's mom

They used Lisa's mom's Mercedes as their getaway car..:)

Everyone waiting outside for the happy couple

Sweetheart table with Lisa's bouquet

Wooden letters "L & K" personal and so cute!

Lisa made her own table numbers


Cake table

Photos by Betty Lang

A big thank you to Danny Spitzer of Hot Lava Events and Corina Garcia of CG Events and Design for helping me run the day so smoothly! I can't wait to work with you guys again!

Thank you to the following vendors for making Lisa & Kirk's dream wedding come true!

Casa Romantica - Regina Crosby
Talega Golf Club - Michael Voorhees
Photographers - Jan & Tey Garcia of Jan Garcia Photography
Officiant - Kirk Tengan
Flowers - Cindy Park of Floral Elements
Cake - It's All About the Cake
DJ - Todd Thompson
MC - Calvin Bui
Hair/Makeup for the bride - Travis Vu
Hair/Makeup for bridal party - Tina Kim
Bridal gown - The White Dress
Bridesmaids - The Wedding Day
Cheesy Photobooth

Friday, May 22, 2009

Baby Luke

My best friend Anna recently gave birth to a beautiful bouncing baby boy. I really love photographing Luke. For some reason I think he knows I'm taking pictures of him because he like to smile for me a lot! I had to make a collage of some of the photos I took of him while he was napping. He is really the cutest baby ever! My best friend Anna also thinks he is the cutest baby ever but she is a little bias because he's her son. But really, he is the cutest ever! I just love him to pieces! I can't wait to see them again in a few days! Since the day he was 2 days old I've been coming over every week and taking pictures of him. He will be 3 weeks in a couple days. More picture time! Enjoy!

Photos by Betty Lang

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mock-up Arrangement

I recently booked a wedding doing just the flowers since the clients already booked my friend Cat as their wedding coordinator. The bride has asked me to do a mock-up of the centerpiece for them. I absolutely love this arrangement because the flowers and the manzanita branch makes it so springy! I had a lot of leftover flowers so I had to do some flowers for my mom too! Enjoy!

Wedding Centerpiece

Photos and floral design by Betty Lang

Spring Arrangement for my mom

Photo and floral design by Betty Lang

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes

I've been cooking since I was 5 years old but baking is a totally different animal. I've been doing a lot more baking lately though. I've done cupcakes and cookies before but now I am venturing into the more advance red velvet bundt cakes! Check out the pics from my first batch!

Photos by Betty Lang

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Every year for Mother's Day I am always busy making floral arrangements for my mom and friends and family. This year I had quite a few orders so I was busy running around all morning getting all the orders done and delivering them on time. I had 4 arrangements and 7 wrap bouquets to do in 2 hours. I think it was definitely a record for me! :)

This one was for my mom :)

Photo and Floral Design by Betty Lang

My friend Stephanie order 2 arrangements and a wrap bouquet

Photos and Floral Design by Betty Lang

My friend Brian ordered this big one for his mom. She said it was one of the biggest one she ever got!

Photo and Floral Design by Betty Lang

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lucky Bee Paperie Collection

One of my favorite things to do aside from planning weddings and events is to make custom handmade stationery. I recently did some birth announcements for my friend Debbie's son Joshua. Check out his adorable picture on the front of the birth announcement. I also finished making my nephew Ethan's 4th birthday party invitations the other day. One of his favorite movies of all time is Tim Burton's "Nightmare Before Christmas". His older sister did a super cute drawing of some of the characters from the movie and their mom asked that I incorporate that drawing to the invitation design. Of course the color scheme had to be Halloween-like. Enjoy!

Joshua's Birth Annoucement

Photos and card design by Betty Lang of Lucky Bee Paperie

Nightmare Before Christmas drawing by Rhiannon

Embossed spider web and spider

Photos and card design by Betty Lang of Lucky Bee Paperie

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nguyet & Danny's Wedding

My friend Nguyet got married last November but I never got a chance to blog about it. Nguyet will be helping me coordinate a wedding in a couple of weeks so this is a perfect time to blog about some of her work. Nguyet and I go way way back...back to 6th grade that is! Gosh, we've known each other for 2 decades now! I am totally dating myself now. :) Nguyet and I both took floral design classes together more than 10 years ago! We both have a passion for floral design ever since. Naturally she had to do all the flowers for her own wedding. Nguyet and Danny had a small intimate wedding with close friends and family at Danny's parents' home. Check out some of her work.

Bridesmaid's and bride's bouquet

Photo by Betty Lang

Bridesmaid's bouquet

Photo by Betty Lang

Centerpieces of orange tiger lilies

Photo by Betty Lang