Anna & Jeff – Beautiful Brights

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 Anna & Jeff   Beautiful BrightsBlue and yellow are two happy colors that Anna and Jeff chose to mix together for their wedding color palette. Don’t you just love how yellow instantly brightens up your day? And how the color blue makes everything look calm and cool to the eyes? Such a perfect combination — just like Anna and Jeff.  The DIY twine chandelier was a great addition to the dessert table and the bride even shared with us how they were able to make such a project. Luckily, the couple had a few designer friends who assisted them in putting all the elements of their wedding together — the decorations, the invitations, and the ceremony program handouts were creatively designed by the bride’s maid of honor. This couple just proves that you can have a low budget wedding, without sacrificing the quality of the big day. You just have to make use of your resources efficiently. Plus, it’s loads of fun when you’re completely hands on with all the planning! We want to wish Anna and Jeff a very colorful life together — congratulations again!

 Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful BrightsWhat would you say, the overall story for this album?

Jeff and I have been dating for 7 years and when it’s finally the time to tie the knot, we both wanted a small wedding. It should be a low-key, fun party to invite our immediate family members and friends to celebrate this milestone of our lives. We also wanted to include our dog, Didi in the this celebration thus we were only considering outdoor ceremony options and reception venues that allow dogs. Luckily, we found the venue that fits perfectly with what we had in mind.

 Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful BrightsWhat inspired the wedding day outfits?

My wedding gown was from the first collection of White by Vera Wang at David’s Bridal. I always admired Vera Wang’s wedding gown designs and dreamed that I can wear one on my wedding day. However the price points of her collection is way over my budget. Therefore, when I found out that David’s Bridal is partnering with Vera Wang to come out with a collection at lower price point, I immediately made the appointment to try them on. I tried every single gown from the collection and picked the one that fitted me the best. Jeff’s suit was from Hugo Boss in heather gray, and the tie was by Turnbull & Asser, handmade in London, England. The circular patterns of his tie assembles our wedding color palettes.

 Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful BrightsWhat was your favorite part of the day?

Our favorite part of the day was definitely being able to exchange our vows during the golden hour (sunset) at the beach, and witnessed by our family and friends.

 Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful BrightsWas there any Do it Yourself (DIY) projects? If so, can you describe them in detail?

I was lucky to have talented friends experienced in graphic designs and wedding events. After deciding on the color palettes (sky blue, mint green & lemon yellow), my maid of honor (who is also an excellent graphic designer) came up with the designs of our invitations, event decorations and the ceremony programs. We took the bubbly colors as a theme because it reminds us of sea glasses which fits perfectly with our beach wedding. I also came across this DIY project while looking for wedding decoration ideas: http://ruffledblog.com/diy-string-wedding-chandelier/. I thought these twine chandeliers would make a lovely addition to our arch and dessert table, and best yet, they are not difficult to make. Jeff and I spent 2 weekend afternoons to make about 20 of them. It was a fun experience!

 Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful BrightsWhat were the highlights from the ceremony & reception?

Ceremony: As we were done with the ceremony and exiting the aisle with the blessings of friends and families, our dog, Didi walked with us in a tuxedo, without leash, as he is accompanying us toward the next chapter of our lives.

Reception: Our reception was buffet style, but to avoid a long line waiting for food, our MC suggested to ask a series of questions to the guests about our dating history, which ever table’s guest answers the question correctly get to go to the buffet line first. It was fun and interactive session seeing our guests working together at their table to answer those questions, and we found out that our guests know us very well.

 Anna & Jeff   Beautiful Brights  Anna & Jeff   Beautiful BrightsWas there a theme for the ceremony and reception?

Coastal Modern Vibe

Vendors

Photographer:  I AM LKC
Event Designer: La Vie Douce Design
Event Venue: Monterey Beach Party

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