{ se-läh-vē } is the pronunciation of the French phrase C'est La Vie, meaning "that's life" or "that's how things go." The original phrase carries a bit of a negative connotation and is generally used as a term of surrender; surrender to life's lemons. But we at { se-läh-vē } believe that we don't just surrender, we take those lemons and make lemonade!

The purpose of this blog isn't just to showcase the events we've coordinated or give you helpful tips and pointers, but it's to journal and document the families we've encountered and the moments we've been a part of, where they took time out of their busy schedules to really look back on their lives and count their blessings...and simply put, to celebrate and have a good time! My hope is that this blog will inspire you to do the same in your own life!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gina & Hee Sung: The Taglyan, Hollywood

Usually, on the day of the wedding, it's the brides who look utterly nervous and about to burst from all the anxiety and the grooms who look calm, cool and collect but when Hee Sung first walked into the Taglyan that day I could just see the tension in his shoulders and his heart palpitating through his shirt. Then, in walked Gina as if she just frollicked in the fields without a care in the world. I mean, it was like this day was just like any other day for her!

Gina was definitely one of the most memorable brides because she was just herself. She didn't try to act any more girly or proper just because she was wearing a wedding dress but she laughed, acted goofy and really enjoyed herself as if it was a jeans and t-shirt kind of day. I wish them all the happiness in the world and think they'll have no problem with that because of Gina's playful personality and charm and Hee Sung's genuinely sweet, sweet heart.

Normally, I don't have too much to say about the venue only because the pictures speak for themselves, but the Taglyan was so beautiful that I couldn't stop talking about it even after. Their newly renovated lighting and entertainment system was unreal and their food was AMAZING!

And now, I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking...photos courtesy of Taek Jun.

You guys are next!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of our upcoming weddings...

Connie and Brian: Four Seasons, Los Angeles
Photographer: Andy Seo
Fun Fact: For their first date, Brian took Connie to the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. What better way to get to know someone than take them on a day trip and spend 6 hours on the course. Smart guy, I tell ya!

Rebecca and Daniel: Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove
Photographer: Kevin Lee
Fun Fact: Rebecca and Daniel first met in their Psych 100A class at the finest academic institution on the west coast (UCLA, woot woot!)

Susan and James: Turnip Rose, Costa Mesa
Photographer: Sarah K. Chen
Fun Fact: Susan had 4 tickets to a hockey game and invited James and 2 other friends (of James's choice), but rather than finding 2 friends he decided to go alone! Til this day, James insists Susan asked him out on their first date. I've got some sneaky grooms. ;)

Stay tuned for pictures of their beautiful day!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Susanna and Jerome at Pandora on Green

I know I've said this before but I can't help but say it over and over again...I've been so blessed to have been able to work with some of the most creative brides! And Susanna definitely cannot be excluded from this list. She very carefully put together the details of this wedding while finishing up her 3rd semester in law school at NYU...yes, in New York City...all the way across the country!!! And as you will see, the details of this wedding are absolutely delicious!

Just to give you a little history lesson, I met Susanna through Jerome, who I met through my husband (remember Gerry?). Gerry was one of Jerome's best men and the two have been friends since elementary school. I've personally known Jerome for about 8 years now and I always wondered what kind of a girl he'd marry. I had an idea of what he wanted, but was sometimes doubtful of whether such a girl existed. BOY, was I wrong! Susanna is the quintessential trophy wife. Not only is she super smart and super hot but she's sassy, fun AND the girl's got style!

But as much as Jerome may have found his trophy wife, Susanna didn't do too bad for herself either. ;) Here's to the trophy couple!

Photos courtesy of the amazing Christine Farah! Chrissy, just know that you helped me survive most of the day.

Congratulations, Susanna and Jerome! I was so blessed to have been a part of your wedding planning journey and I look forward to all the non-wedding related memories to come. You guys are both so gifted as individuals and I am so excited to see what you guys will do together as Husband and Wife. You guys are going to be amazing, I just know it! And...I hope your couch is comfortable because I call dibs for when Gerry and I come visit! ;)