Top Trends for Wedding Favors in 2015

As you and your fiancé begin into the “nooks and crannies” of planning your wedding even the smallest of details can seem to take hours, days or even weeks to decide upon. Several online searches later – you simply cannot decide on what favors your guests really want! What is “in” right now? What goes with your theme? Lucky for you, you’re not alone! We’ve complied a list of the top Wedding Favor Trends for 2015:

 Miniature Succulents
These make for such fun and cost effective favors your guests will love! You can hop on the DIY train and make these on your own after a visit to your local nursery or order them from private sellers like ModParty on etsy!

Succulent Favors

Miniature Honey Jars
Love is sweet and so is honey! Your guests are sure to make great use of these adorable & practical favors that add a ‘touch of home’ quality to any place setting or favor table. Honey jars similar to this are best if purchased from a specialized maker. Two favorites we recommend are: BeauCoup and Wedding Favors Unlimited

Honey Jar Favor

S’mores for One
Chocolate, Marshmallows and Graham crackers – who wouldn’t love to receive such a fun and campfire inspired wedding favor? This particular wedding favor goes extremely well with a rustic and or outdoor wedding theme. Though this can easily be a DIY project we’ve found many Brides have been very happy with TheFavorBox on Etsy. Bon Appetite!

Smores Favor

Seeds
What better way to have your guests take part in the symbolism of your new marriage than to have them plant seeds in your honor! This can easily be a DIY project but if you’re not interested in getting your hands dirty we highly recommend using a well established distributer like Fairyland BazaarQuick Tip: Always read at least 3 reviews before making your final decision
Flower seeds favor

Hot Sauce
Feel like your guests will enjoy a little wedding spice and sizzle? Customized Hot Sauce makes such a fun favor especially if you’re having a dinner that pairs well with a little wedding kick! You can get very crafty and make your own labels or order these from a website like My Wedding Favors.com
Hot Sauce Favor

Scented Soaps
This adorable gift has the ability to take on many shapes and designs depending on your taste. We are cooing over these sweet owl inspired soaps in the nest lined gift box found on AliExpress
Scented Soap Favor

Salt & Pepper Shaker
A pinch of salt – a dash of pepper – what a perfect wedding favor that is extremely DIY friendly!
Salt and Pepper Wedding Favor

Bottle Opener
The ever so popular bottle opener started out as a very common Groomsmen gift. Now, there are so many options to customize your very own bottle opener. Key chains, magnets and even sandal shaped ones to choose from! Sites like Wedding Favors Unlimited and Light in the Box have several styles and custom options available!
Bottle Opener Favor

Compass Favor
Having a Nautical themed wedding? Then this favor is absolutely perfect for you! These adorable compass favors can double as place card holders – luckily now you’ll know your guests can navigate easily to their seats! We found similar favors on Elegant Wedding Invites that also double as a key chain!
Compass Wedding Favor

At the end of the day, your Wedding Favor should be something that represents you both as a couple and will bring a smile (and possibly a giggle!) to your guests face. Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding day and happy planning!

The Elegant Wedding of Elena & Bob

Elena and Bob are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met. I remember meeting them at my local 85 Degrees Bakery cafe to chat about their wedding plans and watching their interaction with each other. They laughed at one another easily and Bob always ever so helpful and attentive to his future bride.  Come wedding day, I was concerned with the “chances of showers’, because you know, living in LA how often is the weather man actually correct? Once we went from their hotel to Saint James Catholic Church , the rain definitely decided to make its appearance. Elena, however, was so elated that it was raining (how often can you say you see a bride excited it’s raining on her wedding day?). She told me, “I love the rain! and am so happy it happened today!” After the beautiful ceremony, we all headed to the gorgeous reception at Palos Verdes Golf Club where the rain finally stopped and gave way to a clear and crisp view. I’m so happy for this sweet couple as they embark on their marriage together!

Congratulations Elena & Bob!

Venue: St. James Catholic Church & Palos Verdes Golf Club| Cake: Torrance Bakery | Flowers: Andes Florist | DJ: Michael Angelo Music | Hair & Makeup: Design Visage | Planning/Coordination: Master Plans Events | Photography: Figlewicz Photography | Transportation: Southern California Limo

Erica & Phuong’s Disney Concert Hall Wedding

Erica and Phuong were introduced to me by another couple we had met a year before that and when they told me they were getting married in downtown LA, I was so excited to see how this was going to turn out. This was definitely a “something blue” kind of wedding. The centerpieces were garden style flowers with hints of blue and yellow to keep with vibrant colors and an outdoor sunset ceremony on the rooftops of the concert hall. They had cute swarovski bear cake toppers to go on their cake made from Kings Hawaiian Bakery (which is one of my favorite bakeries). What could be more perfect that having a music prodigy get married at the Walt Disney Concert Hall? Well, she also performed as a surprise and it was magical. That said, we wish you both a magical marriage! Congrats Erica and Phuong!

Venue: Walt Disney Concert Hall | Cake: Kings Hawaiian Bakery | Coordination & Flowers: Master Plans Events | DJ: Amazing Events DJ | Hair & Makeup: Theresa Huang Hair and Makeup | Photobooth: Party Photobooths | Photography: Lin and Jirsa Photography | Videography: Alan Larsen Films

Our New Site!

YAY! We’re so excited to have a fresh new face lift! It was so long over due, but very excited. Thanks to my awesome team for spending the day with me getting glammed up for head shots. Thank you to Marianne Lozano Photography for the shoot and Grace Lin Makeup for the beautifying session! The biggest thank you goes to LEO HSU for making this overhaul possible and for putting up with my millions of changes.

We’re so excited to show off all the hard work from the last couple of years! Thank you so much for your continued support and for considering us! A sneak peek at some of the new web pages!

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Tian & Kevin’s Wedding

During the 16 months of wedding planning for Tian and Kevin, I’ve learned so much about them both that made their wedding day so memorable. Even though they both live up in the Bay area the two of them would come down to LA at least once a month since Kevin’s family lived in Arcadia, so made the planning much easier. Tian is a beautiful person inside and out, always looking at the details and making sure everyone was taken into consideration to be part of the big day. Kevin reminds of me a teddy bear, always looking to make sure everyone had a smile and a good time. He’s very outgoing but a smart business man who knew what had to go into this wedding so that it was perfect.

On the day of the wedding, it was super windy, but sunny, as expected when it takes place at a place like Terranea.. The colors of this wedding were deep purple/plum with hints of champagne and ivory. The couple had an awesome choreographed dance routine with their bridal party, yummy candy station and Ten Ren boba for their guests, plus delicious food for all to share. Every bit of their wedding day was enjoyed by the entire guest and ourselves included. I’m so blessed to have met the two, which have become great friends as well. Congratulations Tian and Kevin!

Here’s the short film made by Piece by Piece Films:

Venue: Terranea Resort | Boba Tea: Ten Ren’s Tea Time | Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Coordination & Flowers: Master Plans Events | DJ/Lighting/Chairs/Dance Floor: TMMPro | Hair & Makeup: Chiali Meng Hair and Makeup | Photobooth: Cheesy Photobooths | Photography: Angela Chen Peters | Videography: Piece by Piece Films

Janise & Eduardo’s Wedding

I love when a couple choose enchanting colors for their wedding AND also love food! This wedding was no exception when Janise and Eduardo came to me to help them plan their wedding and flowers. I was so ecstatic at how simple and yet romantic their setting would be and still keep with the Catholic tradition by having their ceremony at the gorgeous St. Bede Church in La Canada. These two were really busy between working swifts at the hospitals and planning their wedding. But at the end, it all came together and was a fun filled celebration with their closest family, friends and co workers.

Congratulations to you both and wishing you all the best!

Ceremony Location: St. Bede Church | Cake: Porto’s Bakery | Coordination & Flowers: Master Plans Events | DJ: Royal Entertainment | Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio | Specialty Linens: Designer Specialty Linens | Photography: Jennifer Jasso | Reception Location: La Canada Country Club | Transportation: Princess Limousine Service

Charlene & Henry’s Chanel Inspired Wedding

I’m honored that one of my favorite photography vendor’s asked me to do their wedding. Many of you know him in this industry as the international storyteller, Henry Chen. His beautiful, talented and super intelligent wife, Charlene is his perfect match and I can’t be any happier.

Henry and Charlene’s March wedding took place looking over the waters of Palos Verdes at Wayfarers Chapel and the reception, which was Chanel inspired, full of blush, black and champagne richness took place at Terranea.  The colors and setting for their special day took our breath away.

Congrats to you both and best wishes!

Ceremony Location: Wayfarer Chapel | Candy Bar: Classic Candy Buffet Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Chair Rental: Sentimental Events | Coordination: Master Plans EventsDJ & MC: R&R Entertainment | Florist: Three Petals | Hair & Makeup: Kelly Zhang Studio | Lighting & Dance Floor: TMMPro | Photobooth: Flash Life Photobooth | Photography: Ethan Yang Photography | Reception Location: Terranea | Special Performance: Shane Kanoa | Videography: Visual Masterpiece, Inc.