Lynda & Doug Wedding

Lynda Ly & Doug Hong

Lynda Ly & Doug Hong

August 24th 2013 at Radonich Ranch in Los Gatos, CA.

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

Went to San Jose Municipal Rose Garden on Friday with mom and Fred.

Installed Responsive Lightbox. It is pretty amazing. WordPress media upload feature is still ghetto though. I’m getting HTTP ERROR a lot.

DIY Wedding Flowers

My aunt and my mom were the best assistants ever.


4th prototype. My aunt thought of removing the eucalyptus leaves in later pieces.


We skipped the amaranthus due to time constraint at the restaurant.

Note to self: Stock is a terrible flower to put on top ~ they die.


My aunt and my mom each have a set of urns so we made 4 of these. 2 for the photo backdrops and 2 for the entrance.  The pedestals were borrowed from my other aunt.

Orchid Tree

My favorite. My uncle  chopped the Manzanita branch from the mountain for me and brought it back with my dad. My mom and aunt bought the orchids and John helped put pearls strings on these since we were running out of crystal strings for the centerpieces.

I didn’t even get to take photo here. Some rude guests were stripping all my orchids before the event ended too.

Brides & Bridesmaid Bouquet

I like how the bridesmaid bouquets turned out. I’m not too thrilled about mine however. Bouquets were kind of a disaster, I had no glue so flower heads were dropping off everyone’s bouquet.

Note to self: don’t buy floral glue ahead of time. They melt.

Groom, Groomsman, and Family Boutonnieres

I love the grooms boutonniere design. It lived slightly longer than I anticipated. Fred lasted about 2 hours.  The parents and grandparents ones are simple with a single orchid with an incredibly short life span. I don’t think those lasted longer than 1 hour. My parents had to use the family boutonniere instead.

I like the groomsman boutonniere. They match with the bridesmaid bouquet pretty well. These are the only ones with pink bow. I’m not sure why.

Family boutonnieres – I like these a lot. It’s pretty tedious making them. I did the first 25, my aunt and cousin Diana did the 2nd set of 25, they were sloppy and didn’t tape them tightly ><

The brown ribbon and bow are a nice touch. I didn’t want baby breath ~ too old fashioned and without the bow it would look too plain.

Wedding Flower Planner

I can’t find a good stock photo of Sahara rose (the first one below). Some pictures shown it being yellow champagne, some being vintage blush pink.