If I could dream up one word to describe summer, it would be “vibrant.” With a dress so unique that it inspires an entire shoot around it, we set out to capture a bright and happy summer wedding inspiration. Adorned with cheerful coral gems and pretty seashells, it evokes visions of merry days spent on the beach with sunshine on our shoulders and sand between our toes. Add in a charming blue beach house and a row boat covered in summer blooms, this wedding is headed towards total bliss.
This laid back glam wedding inspiration unites my two love of fashion and photography. I strive to infuse the same artful and editorial approach to wedding day images so it’s very important for couples to leave enough time for bridal portraits. A too jam-packed schedule means everyone is always rushing and won’t have time to soak in the little moments and enjoy the wedding for what it is, the most special day of one’s life.
It is such a blessing to work with wedding professionals I know and trust. Flower Allie was our wedding florist and to this date, friends and family still rave about how much they LOVE our flowers. With Allison, I really don’t have to do much besides handing her a simple mood board and allow her complete creative freedom. I can’t get over the colorful bouquet she whipped together to go with this Marchesa wedding dress. And that garland is second to none!
Angie Hair & Makeup did the perfect beach waves, flirty lashes, and stained lips on our gorgeous bride, Jade. When I refer my clients to wedding vendors, I base my recommendation not only on the quality of their work but also on personality and professionalism (hey, no one wants to deal with people who are not nice, right?) Angie is the epitome of all three. She’s so sweet and bubbly, even when you meet her for the first time, she’ll definitely put you at ease and you’ll be chit-chatting for hours on end.
I find great pleasure in doing editorial and inspiration shoots because they challenge me creatively—from coming up with an initial concept to crafting the perfect mood/setting to execution. My hope is that each one I do will be bigger and better than the last. Thank you to all the amazing talents who helped make this happen. YOU are my inspiration!
Photographer | Trini Mai Photography
2nd Photographer | my hubby Phong
Assistant | Terri
Bride | Jade
Wedding Dress | Marchesa
Wedding Shoes | Valentino
Florist | Flower Allie
Hair and Makeup | Angie Hair and Makeup
My little (but not so little) brother is getting married!!! After 10 years of being together, it’s well past time I say! I remember when they first started going out and Trieu was asking me what I thought of his “friend” (Diem, I promise I said all good things lol), and next thing I know I’m helping him pick out an engagement ring. Well, next thing in this case = 10 years. 😛 It’s weird for me to say mushy stuff about my brother but he truly is one of the good GOOD guys and it doesn’t hurt that he’s kinda good looking too. Haha. Diem, you’ve been like family for a long time, but now it’s official! We are overjoyed for the both of you and look forward to getting a little tipsy at your wedding. 😉
To be honest, I felt a bit weird prior to the photoshoot cuz you know, there will be kissing poses, and ewwwwww I do not want to see that from my brother…but once we got started, my work mode kicked in and I zoned out the rest. So in the end, no gagging occurred on my part haha. Special thanks to Vincent Tran Makeup Artist for making Diem extra beautiful and Flower Allie for her gorgeus bouquet. Of course I can’t forget my sweet friend, Mary, for lending us her settee. Kisses to all. <3