You’re engaged, now it’s time to start searching for inspiration and Instagram is a great place to start! Whether it’s floral arrangements or dream venues, you can find it all online. It’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, so to celebrate here are a few AAPI-owned businesses that are a must-follow for your pre-wedding Instagram feed. They're all innovators in their field and their profiles are a constant stream of steller inspiration. Happy scrolling!
For even more inspiration, check out this tropical inspiration shoot in California that celebrates vendors that are all Filipinx-Americans.
I’ve always been in love with events. Whether it’s planning an intimate backyard birthday party or producing a music festival across the country, I’ve spent over the last decade of my life bringing creative concepts to life. I’m a Southern California native who grew up in the South Bay. I launched 329events to help people experience their happiest moments without having to worry about the details.
Alice first created Alice’s Floral Designs in November 1989, working out of her studio, and building both her customer base and personal style. In the early 2000’s she moved out to her first storefront in the International District/Downtown area of Seattle. Since then, Alice has been creating both modern and contemporary floral designs.
A fashion lover and a hair enthusiast. I strive to think outside the box for my clients while keeping their hair color wearable and long-lasting. I aspire to be the type of girl you’d want to keep in your inner circle of beauty confidants. I would love to attract a client who also appreciates fashion or one who aspires to find their inner fashionista but just needs a little nudge.
Founded in 2020, the brand evolves with each new collection. Layering unique, interchangeable items upon a foundation of timeless classics. Nordeen stems from a family surname, passed down from the designer’s great-grandfather’s jewelry company. Designed to be cherished–each piece embodies a signature ease, remaining beautiful within any environment.
LỰU ĐẠN is the personal oeuvre of designer Hung La, one of the founding members behind the spectral world of Kwaidan Editions. After honing his craft at Céline and Balenciaga, La is now looking inward, utilizing LỰU ĐẠN as a vehicle to explore his own personal narrative and the shared Asian experience.
Step back into time as you enter The Essence Event Center’s Cocktail Hall. Soaring ceilings with original wood and steel beams meet polished concrete floors to set an impressive and glamorous tone. Intimate events, ceremonies, cocktail hours, and epic dance parties are all a perfect fit for this 2,000-square-foot space. Industrial-sized windows line the historic brick walls throughout, flooding the hall with beautiful natural light.
To better align my business with my personal beliefs, I highly encourage clients to choose sustainable options and try my best to use mostly vegan products. My go-to papers for invitations are handmade papers, seed papers, or recycled paper.
Katherine Kim is a Los Angeles-based designer. She presents a fine jewelry collection comprised of clean lines with unexpected silhouettes. The purity and sparkle of gold are the essence of the canvas upon which she works. Linear or curved, rounded or sharp, the foundation of her work is the eternal radiance of the world's most romantic metal. Sustainability and global responsibility are also her founding pillars. Katherine also spends her time with private clients to create special one-of-a-kind bespoke pieces.
I love capturing moments of love and joy, especially on a wedding day. Whether it be the moment when the mother of the bride zips up the dress, tears rolling down the groom's face when he sees his bride during the first look, when the ring bearer runs down the aisle in the wrong direction, or the touching moments of the father-daughter dance, these are all the precious memories that make your wedding day unique!
My one goal is to allow you to remember how you felt on your wedding day--every laugh, every cry, and every kiss. These are the moments that matter most in our lives. There is no better way to relive these moments than hiring a professional who values them and wants you to treasure them forever.