07/30/2011 – There are some weddings that just stand out and make a difference in your life. The wedding of Patricia & Mark was definitely one I will always remember. Not because they had 450+ guests or multiple crepe stations but because of the story of both Patricia and Mark. An amazing tale of two people who has so much ambition and passion in life. This past weekend, I teamed up with my good friend and my future wedding photographer, Henry Chen for the wedding of Patricia and Mark.
I started the day off at the Westin Hotel in Long Beach with Mark and his groomsmen getting ready while Henry headed over to Patricia’s house. When walking into the room, the first thing I saw was this bottle of Remy Martin Louis XIII. I had heard about it but never saw it in person. I won’t say much about the alcohol but just google it and you’ll see why I was so surprised to see this. I heard it was a gift from Mark to those in his wedding party. All I can say is wow, what an awesome friend.
After getting ready at the Westin, we took a party bus over to St. Corneilus Catholic Church for the ceremony. Afterwards, we came back to the Westin Hotel to a reception that was beautifully decorated. A great job to the coordinator Holly of Simply Sweet Weddings on transforming the room to a stunning backdrop for their reception. Two things stood out during the reception: the live band they had, one of the best I have heard at a wedding and the toasts presented by the fathers of the bride and groom. They both told heart warming stories of both Patricia and Mark and after hearing their speeches, it made me realize how special both Mark and Patricia were.
Congratulations Mark and Patricia! Thank you for letting me be part of this amazing day.
To see a full recap of Mark and Patricia’s wedding, check out Henry Chen’s photos.
Ceremony location: St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Long Beach, CA
Reception location: Westin Long Beach Hotel in Long Beach, CA
Coordinator: Simply Sweet Weddings
Videographer: American Cinema
DJ: DJ Funk
Entertainment: West Coast Music
Lighting: Platinum Peaks Entertainment
Linens: BBJ Linens
Transportation: Platinum Limousine