{ 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!

Monday, July 12, 2010

New Beginnings

After months of contemplating how I should debut my blog, I decided to make a tribute to the couple who started it all for me.

Meet Hyunah and Tae, or as I like to call them "HyunTae" for more reasons than one. ;) I met Hyunah in college when she had big hair, big shoes and big eyes (which she still has, just not as much blue eye shadow on them). When I think back on the times I've shared with Hyunah, I can't remember a time when we didn't laugh till our bellies ached and our faces were sore. And although I only hung out with Tae on a few occasions, it didn't take long for me to realize what a sweet and genuine guy he was and how perfect they were for each other. (It really only took one night in Vegas and 2 clubs...HA!)

This couple is special to me not only because they are dear friends of mine, but also because they were the ones who inspired me to pursue a career in event planning. When they asked me to coordinate their wedding it was such a huge honor for me that I took on the job with the utmost enthusiasm and excitement. Just ask them, my Blackberry was glued to my hand and ready to respond to every question they had and problem they needed resolved. (I think I may have even scared Tae a little hehe). But in any case, it brought me true joy and satisfaction in helping these two take the biggest step of their lives and help them focus on the main objective for the day: celebrating their love and lifelong commitment to each other with family and friends.

I can't wait to share my adventures as I begin this new journey myself. It's a bit overwhelming and a little scary from time to time, but most of the time I'm too busy planning out my next event and meeting with my brides that I don't get a chance to think too long about the "what if's"...and that's the way I'd like to keep it. :)

It was such a beautiful day! Seriously, the weather was perfect AND people were on time but I'll stop blabbing and let the pictures speak for themselves!

I always knew Hyunah would make a beautiful Bride, but wow I can't even describe to you how beautiful she was...Youkeun Oh did a pretty fabulous job capturing it, though.

The First Glance...it was such a sweet moment until...

Did I mention her Bridesmaids were gorgeous! Two of them are moms of 2 kids...I bet you can't guess which ones!

I don't know if I'll ever encounter this problem again, but we had to keep the ugly pictures to a minimum

The handsome Groom and Groomsmen

I absolutely LOVE this picture!

The ceremony venue was gorgeous with high vaulted ceilings and beautiful stained glass windows

It was such a fun night...cheers to the Bride and Groom and to New Beginnings!

Thank you HyunTae for giving me this wonderful opportunity to be a part of your special day and for inspiring me to delve into this new and exciting career! May God bless you and your new lives together!

Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church of Anaheim
Reception Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Anaheim (near Disneyland)
Flowers: M's Flowers
Bride's Dress: David's Bridals
Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew


  1. YAY for Selahve! This is lookin' pretty dang good, Christine...so proud of you =)

  2. nice job christine!! can't wait for ours in august :)

  3. looking forward to working with you again!

  4. Thanks guys! Woohoo, my first comments!

  5. here's to Selahve!!! congrats on the blog! looks fabulous! just like u! ;)

  6. rock and roll chris, and much mahalos again!!!