Sheila and Steve's wedding at the Grand Newport Plaza was the pinnacle of a seven-year courtship that began in 1996 with a casual meeting at a bar in Los Angeles, where they both lived at the time.
A cherry blossom motif defines the pink and plum letter-pressed stationery. "The blossoms represent Steve's Japanese culture and the overall beauty we wanted to convey," says Sheila. Some pieces, such as seating cards and programs, are presented in pink vellum envelopes. The program is also bound by a band of rice paper.
For a guest book, the couple followed a Japanese custom by asking guests to tie their sentiments to tree branches with ribbons. Here, branches are adorned with crepe-paper buds and blossoms and placed in a porcelain vase. Expressions like "Prosperity" and "Good Marriage" were written in Korean and Japanese and hung ahead of time to decorate the branches.
Location: Grand Newport Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA, 714-997-5871
Caterer: Turnip Rose Elite Catering
Flowers: Flower Factory, 213-382-9777
Brides Dress: "LeNotre," by Vera Wang
Veil: Fenaroli for Regalia, 212-764-5924
Cake: King's Hawaiian, 310-530-0050
Letterpress Invitations and Reply: printed by Soho Letterpress