Featured | Wedding Press Divas

We’ve been featured in Wedding Paper Divas‘s “100 Unexpected Wedding Themes” this morning!


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What an honor it was to be such a fun project alongside a talented team of creatives.

event design and planning: Charmed Events Group // photography: Vivian Sachs Photography // floral design: Nicole Ha Designs // paper goods: Post Etiquette // hair and make-up: Joli de Jackie // bride and bridesmaid dress: Bella Bridesmaid, Los Gatos // wardrobe stylist: Adrea Cabrera // cake:  Jens Cakes // mini desserts: Creative Cake Bites // rentals:  Hartmann Studios // videography:  Viet Mac of (B.Lo.The.C.) // venue: Oakland Aviation Museum


wedding | sarah + john

Sarah was filled with giggles the entire time and we can see why! It was so great to be around a couple so happy in love. They both flew in from San Diego just to be married at the gorgeous San Francisco city hall and our own talented photographer, Lacey, even had the honors of signing as their witness 🙂
Hearts out to Sarah and John ❤ Come back and visit again!

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MUA+HAIR  \\ Joli de Jackie

wedding | julie + mike

We had a great time covering Julie and Mike’s special night this past weekend and excited to share some teasers from their wedding!

jm4They looked so amazing in the traditional Korean outfits for their Paebaek, a Korean wedding ritual where the groom’s family formally accepts the bride into their family.

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VENUE \\ The Ranch Golf Club
FLORAL DESIGN \\ A Hanna Design
MAKEUP+HAIR \\ Joli de Jackie
VIDEOGRAPHY \\ fotomokio
PHOTO BOOTH \\ The Pink Shutter
DJ \\ Big Fun DJ
CEREMONY BAND \\ Garden Strings
LINENS \\ Fine Linen Creations

wedding | wendy + tony

We absolutely adored this laid back wedding for Wendy and Tony! The two are absolutely adorable and charming, not to mention we got to work with some of our favorite people!

Jackie Tran of Joli de Jackie is responsible for the beautiful hair and makeup. The talented Nicole Ha did the gorgeous bouquet and purple and grey theme florals for the wedding. And Charmed Events LLC completely transform Zen Restaurant in Millbrae into a romantic setting for the big day! We can’t wait to share more photos!

wedding | nancy + brian

When we first met Nancy and Brian, we knew their big day would be a fun one – and it shows in the photos. Nothing but lots of goofy pictures and laughter all around. These two definitely knew how to party! Their ceremony and reception took place at the lovely Palmsdale Estate, Fremont, California. 

The talented Joli de Jackie does it again as she always does with hair and make-up!

All the groomsman have been friends since childhood, so it was only fitting to do a classic little league sports portrait, just like to good ol’ days.

“Okay… and goofy faces now”

Sometimes the kids’ meals at weddings look so much more tasty than the adult meals. Jealous of this little guy’s cheesy mac and cheese! He should be the new slogan kid of Carl’s Jr. since his meal has definitely gotten all over his face 😛

featured | Green Wedding Shoes – PAN AM Inspired Wedding

Inspired by the hit ABC show, PAN AM, Frances of Charmed Events Group did a wonderful job creating an inspiration wedding based off of the PANAM era, capturing the airline’s main details, motifs and spirit. The color palette of sky blue, navy blue and yellow was one that we fell in love with after this shoot. Beside the color scheme, design motifs of stripes and hot air balloons added that dash of whimsy that would make hearts wither.

We were privileged to have the opportunity to shoot on the facilities of the Oakland Aviation Museum, where a myriad of vintage planes lounged, including one of only two authentic PAN AM planes that remain today (the other one is nearly dilapidated and sits in New Zealand – the one we shot on was the one they used during filming of the first Indian Jones movie – how exciting is that?!).

There were so many great images and we’re going to share just a few more of our favorites that weren’t in the feature 😉  Be sure to view more photos and read the feature here!

A short film by Viet Mac was also shot during this shoot, so get ready to “fly away with us” with all the design and details captured at the Oakland Aviation Museum!

It was such a pleasure to work with such a talented team of creatives!

Romantic Vintage Inspired Bridal Shoot

Sigh… You can never go wrong with vintage and romance, as they are always such a pretty duo.

A few months ago, our beloved and talented friend Joli de Jackie contacted us to do a wonderful romantic vintage inspired bridal shoot. We, of course, were more than thrilled to be apart of such a great shoot. Everything came out so perfectly, especially with all the little details, dresses, bouquets and desserts! The photos will be released later but for now check out the wonderful behind the scenes trailer that Viet Q. Mac just released:

Models: Taylor Rulon-Miller & Monika
Hair/makeup Artist: Joli de Jackie
Photographer: Vivian Sachs
Cinematographer: Viet Q. Mac

Wedding Gowns:Sonthai Songi Gi
Prop Stylist: Monica Cruz-Hernandez
Invitations: Karla Randolph
Flowers: Diane Katsuyoshi-Phillips

Table settings/Cocktail Bar: Acme Party Box Company
Antique Furniture: Seasonal Woocraft by Susan
Baked Goods: Icing on The Cake Los Gatos

Music: Rhythm of Love Plain White T’s