For our Los Angeles brides, we've put together a list of recommendations for the top wedding planners, makeup artists, and photographers who specialize in or have experience with Chinese-American weddings. Check out their profiles and amazing work below!
Bridal Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Studio MM&B is led by Manning and Monica. Their team has years of experience in bridal, fashion, runway, commercial, and various styling events. They enjoy the many genres and aspects of beauty and are always looking for fresh, new projects to boost their creativity. As California State Board Licensed Cosmetologists, they set high standards and are well-prepared to offer their services knowledgeably.
Their greatest joy comes from witnessing their clients fall in love with their artistry– from transforming inspiration into a look that stays true to their client's personality and tastes. Studio MM&B believes that beauty comes from within. Their expertise and aesthetics combined with using the highest-quality products allow them to skillfully bring their client's vision to life.
At Kohnur, they believe every bride is one-of-a-kind just like the Kohnur diamond. Because timeless love deserves timeless beauty, they take the “less is more" beauty approach to help their brides achieve the most elevated version of their authentic selves.
Jen Huang Photography
Jen Huang Bogan was named one of the top 25 film photographers in the world, and her work has been featured in magazines from Elle to Harpers Bazaar. She approaches photography with a romantic, impressionist sensibility. Over the past decade, she has documented some of the most iconic and exclusive celebrations for discerning patrons in over twenty countries and six continents. Read about her tips for camera-shy couples here on our blog.
Brian is a film photographer and filmmaker behind Etcetera Photo. His approach is to make each client feel relaxed throughout their wedding day and subtly draw out emotions to create a natural and romantic frame to be cherished for a lifetime. His work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, Once Wed, Magnolia Rouge, and more.
Erin Kim Photography
Erin Kim is a wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, California. She delights in the raw and unique beauty of all relationships and is wholeheartedly committed to capturing life’s meaningful moments with the ones that matter most. Read more about her style and how to choose the right photographer for you on our blog here.
My Wedding Songbird
My Wedding Songbird originally started in 2010 as an event entertainment company providing live music for weddings. Ten years later, they have evolved into a full-service event planning company. Their power team consists of several talented coordinators as well as a powerful staff support team under the leadership of the principal planner.
They specialize in Chinese American weddings and serve clients all over the world. The furthest wedding they've planned so far is in Bali, Indonesia.
Their services include:
- Wedding Planning
- Wedding Design
- Wedding Coordination
- Chinese Tea Ceremony
- Bilingual Mandarin and English Master of Ceremony
- Bilingual Mandarin and English Officiant
- Bilingual Mandarin and English Singer
- ... and more!
Orange Blossom Weddings
At Orange Blossom Special Events, their goal is to collaborate with their clients to create a wedding experience that's uniquely representative of the couple. They believe in the big picture but are driven by the details. They think that the only thing you should be in charge of on your big day is having as much fun as possible. From full planning and design to expert coordination, they can help with any aspect of creating your perfect day!
Somni Events is a boutique event planning and design studio based in Los Angeles, serving Southern California and beyond. They specialize in events with an understated elegance encompassed by effortless luxury with a focus on Asian American weddings incorporating traditional Eastern elements into Western wedding designs.
They are all about honoring our clients' cultures while reinventing them with a modern twist. With over ten years of experience in the weddings and events industry, they are dedicated to providing you with their in-depth expertise, ensuring a seamlessly planned event, and curating an affair that is uniquely you.
They believe that planning a wedding doesn’t need to be overwhelming, and the planning process is just as important as the event execution. Somni Events is passionate about providing a unique and customized client experience that goes beyond just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s. They have created a workflow streamlined for our modern-day couple that can be easily accessed through our online client portal. Clients can view their planning dashboard and make edits on their checklist, timeline, budget, design boards, and diagrams anywhere on the go.
To them, there’s nothing more rewarding than watching clients celebrate with joy and ease, and knowing that their work helped make that happen. Somni Events feels truly blessed to be living their passion every day, and would love to walk the journey with you for your special day.