I couldn’t think of a better way to end my 2013 wedding season than with Lulu and Conrad’s Courtyard D’Oro old town Sacramento wedding. And what a wedding it was! Of course after their engagement session this past summer, I had an idea of the fire these two would bring! Like the old saying goes…it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for!
Lulu and Conrad have a rich family history with roots in China, the Philippines, Guam, and of course the United States! And the result of their diverse cultural upbringing was a perfectly balanced wedding that honored many awesome traditions…American, Chinese, Filipino and Guamanian…everything was represented! There was a tea ceremony nestled in between their traditional wedding ceremony, a roasted pig for dinner, and a Tahitian dance performance at the reception that was straight out of a movie. And the styling was amazing!! Everything from the pastel paper lanterns to the 1,000 handmade paper origami cranes hung for luck with love and care by Lulu, Conrad, and their families. And of course Lulu’s UHmazing Maggie Sottero dress…whimsical with a bit of edge…it was perfect!
It truly was a magical day filled with love, happiness, and a perfect balance of tradition both old and new. It was a day where the past met the future and love was everywhere. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way for Lulu and Conrad to celebrate the start their of life together as man and wife!!
Venue: Courtyard D’Oro
Day-Of Planner: A Day to Remember Wedding & Event Planners
Dress: “Samantha” by Maggie Sottero
Bridesmaid dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse.
Hair and Make-up: Amy with The Traveling Stylist
Flowers: Fleurs du Jour
Cake: Freeport Bakery
Reception Entertainment: TSPdj
Officiant and ceremony music: Rev. Jennifer Tan
Video: Reel to Real Productions
DIY: the bride and her mom hand crafted the 1,000 beautiful origami cranes and the groom and his family hung the pastel paper lanterns