real wedding: richard & hanna

January 5, 2010

One of my lovely friends from high school & college, Hanna, got married this past summer at Rancho Capistrano, a beautiful wedding venue/retreat-conference center near my home in So Cal. She’s been a fellow wedding photographer aficionado and I was psyched when she told me she decided to book Michael Chan,  one of the photographers over at the AH-MAAAAAZ-ING the image is found.

Today we found out that her wedding was featured on The Bride’s Cafe! Well, now, that’s exciting!

I didn’t get to help too much with the planning and preparations, but I got to run around and help coordinate some of the day-of logistics. Most venues (including Rancho Capistrano) have their own on-site coordinators, but I often recommend having someone you know more intimately and someone who knows about the details and logistics available to coordinate too. For a lot of my friends, that’s me!

In terms of their other vendors and who helped put everything together… I do know that Richard and Hanna’s friend Melody designed & printed all of the beautiful paper goods (which unfortunately aren’t featured!) and website. Kristen from The Treasured Petal brought in the beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets that survived the super heat of the summer.

An insider’s secret about the cake: Hanna told me that the bakery was going to drop off the cake with only the brown ribbon you see on the bottom of each tier and asked that I scrounge up flowers to make it look a little more acceptable. I grabbed a friend who’s a pro with flowers and she gave me a crash course in flower arranging. What do you think? Not too shabby, eh?

Hope you love!


One Response to “real wedding: richard & hanna”

  1. *hannalo* Says:

    not too shabby at ALL! the cake was gorgeous betho :)
    thank you x infinity!

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