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Friday, May 6, 2011

Ethan's First Birthday and Doljabi

Susan and Eugene invited us to document a very special milestone in their son's life: his first birthday and doljabi. The doljabi is a Korean tradition that foretells a child's future: the child is placed in front of a table of symbolic objects (string, books, money, rice, etc.) and then encouraged to pick one. In this case, Ethan selected a stethoscope, foretelling his future occupation as a doctor! His "dol" table was also stacked with colorful rice cakes and towering fruit, symbolizing a life of prosperity. It was truly a blessing to witness this special celebration!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kim and Greg Wedding, Regale! at DC Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ

Kim and Greg's wedding at Regale! was a real trendsetter, with unique details that made it memorable for all in attendance. Their ceremony took place on a Saturday afternoon in the park just off Market Street. Antique chandeliers were hung from mesquite trees in the park, above a circle of pink rose petals scattered on the grass. During the ceremony, the parents of the bride and groom placed special messages in a "time capsule" cigar box, for Kim and Greg to read on their 1-year anniversary.

The reception upstairs in Regale! was equally extraordinary. The head table was adorned with glassware handpainted by the bride for the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and guest tables featured vintage picture frames and candleholders. After a long evening of dancing and celebration (including a rowdy cake cutting!), the night ended with a dramatic sparkler farewell, and Kim and Greg were whisked away in a waiting limousine.