Stacey + Josh Wedding

It's hard to believe that my husband and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary today. Since it has been a year, I figured now would be a good time to do a post about our wedding.

We had over 200 guests (I'm Chinese) so finding a venue large enough to hold that many people was challenging. After going down the Pinterest rabbit hole and looking at a bunch of wedding blogs until my eyes were bloodshot, I stumbled upon 440 Seaton in the DTLA Arts District. As soon as we saw the space, we knew this was the perfect place to get married. 

Since the venue was a blank canvas, we looked to our florist, The Little Branch and our rental company, Pico Party Rents. to bring the space to life. 

We had a lot of guests so coming up with an efficient system for the place cards not easy. On top of that, they had to allow for last minute table changes. I was really happy with how our hexagon-place-card-sticks and letter vases turned out. This was a team effort on a Sunday evening while watching Game of Thrones with my dear friend Linda, her husband, Matt, and Josh. Yes, we got the boys to DIY.

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The cocktails napkins were a great last minute addition (I think I placed the order a couple weeks before the wedding on For Your Party). The napkins became the focus of an unofficial scavenger hunt to collect all three. 

Now you can't have a Chinese wedding without LION DANCERS -- a very IG-able moment.

The food was a huge focus since we both work in the industry. The Heirloom LA team did an amazing job, and everyone at the wedding kept asking "Who did the food?" because it was THAT good. Btw, the miniature corn dogs were habit forming. 

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Then for dessert, we created a dessert bar with our favorite things like apple pie from Pie 'n Burger, donuts from Blinkie's, cookies, Guinness chocolate cake and ice cream bars from Quenelle

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The lovely day was captured by our beautiful photographer, Jennifer Young and it was a seamless event thanks to our wedding planners, Orange Blossom

Best. Day. Ever.  Happy 1st Anniversary, husband! 

*Photos by Jennifer Young 

*To see more photos of our wedding, check out Wedded Wonderland.

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