Picture Perfect

My dear friend Minmi, who is usually behind the camera at every birthday party, was the center of attention at this event, along with her baby Ashton, as Minmi's son celebrated his first birthday!
It truly was a picture perfect day and friends and family not only had Ashton's birthday to celebrate, but also Minmi's brand new studio space, where the party was held.
With Minmi and husband Tony obviously unavailable to take their own event pictures, we had Nick Yutaka Photographers and Tien Wang Photography do the honors.
Our event theme was inspired by a decal of a cow and chicken overlooking a cow-egg, which is the background image behind Ashton's crib. Minmi loved the adorable images and wanted to develop the look of the event around them. I think we managed to accomplish that!
We needed a birthday cake to not be just a cake! Melody from Sweet & Saucy Shop used our cow-egg-chicken inspiration and created the most playful character cakes! I know Minmi secretly hoped to preserve these and keep them forever!
The decor was casual yet classy with crisp white cabana structures, long tables creating clean lines, and vibrant flowers by Enchanted Florist to accent.
A variety of entertainment was available from a live puppet show and petting zoo, along with a kids craft area so parents could enjoy some free time to eat! Considering the event was hosted by a photography family, it was only appropriate that there be a photo area for families and guests to take pictures together! And everyone enjoyed the tunes and MC-ing of DJ Jeff Holmes from Moonlight Mobile Music.
Melody came through again with not only delciious, but the most incredibly cute mini desserts. Look at the little cow and chick cake pops peeping out of the grass. And the adorable chick-cakes and rice krispy treats "tipped" in cow print! So many sweet edibles to enjoy!
What makes this all so picture perfect is our guest of honor, Mr. Ashton Kim. Happy Birthday Ashton and congratulations to the Kim family!

Photography (main): Nick Yutaka Photographers
Photography: Tien Wang Photography
Floral: Enchanted Florist
Decor: Kiki Event
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: Wildflower Linens
DJ / MC: Moondance Mobile
Food: Banchan Catering
Cake & Sweets: Sweet & Saucy Shop


Twin One, Twin Two

I had the pleasure of assisting Angela when she was getting married at the St. Regis a few years ago... Still to this day one of the more memorable weddings I was able to be a part of! Recently, we were able to reconnect as she was preparing for her sister's baby shower. With her sister expecting twin boys, Angela decided on a Dr. Seuss Thing One Thing Two theme and it was beyond adorable! I had a very minor role with shower planning as all the special details were the result of Angela's creativity! But I was thrilled to be a small part of another special occasion for the El Haj family!

** All photos courtesy of Nick Yutaka Photographer **
So many creative and colorful touches that personalized the Dr. Seuss themed shower.

Lounge area set up for gift opening post luncheon. Furniture provided by Lounge Appeal with custom covered throw pillows to accent.

Doesn't mom look great?! This picture was with just a few weeks to go and she honestly looked smaller than some woman that are just carrying one child! Congratulations again to the El Haj family!