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Darlene & RJ's Traditional Meets Modern Los Angeles Wedding

I really don't know how we totally missed posting Darlene & RJ's wedding from our 2016 season. But I guess better late than never right?

This post was originally featured on Aisle Perfect titled "Traditional Meets Modern Los Angeles Wedding"

We've re-published the blog's text below:

Today’s beautiful real wedding has some of the most gorgeous details we’ve seen. Let’s just say if this post we’re Pinterest, you’d be pinning every single image 🙂 Darlene and RJ incorporated traditional Filipino elements like using a veil, cord, coins and a money dance into their wedding but really wanted their modern style to shine. Green is Darlene’s favorite color, so she wanted to used different shades of green throughout the wedding. “I loved the idea of having non traditional florals, like air plants and succulents,” said Darlene. “Meg from the Little Branch did an amazing job and even used hops in our arch and other arrangements!” For the escort cards, Darlene’s brother-in-law made a large wooden frame with wires. They asked their guests to take their escort card and replace it with a Polaroid picture of themselves. Such a great idea! Another detail we loved? The flower girls carried balloons down the aisle.

At the reception, the couple hired a singer to entertain the guests as they arrived. She also sang during the ceremony. Their favor table featured one of Christy of Orange Blossom Special Events’  beautiful signs and shelves that they assembled ourselves. “My bridesmaids helped to replant the succulents into mercury candle votives we found,” said Darlene. “Our cake toppers were also clay love birds made by our friend.” During the reception they used Eventstag to display a live feed of Instagram pictures their friends posted with using their hashtag. It seems this beautiful couple missed no detail in planning their special day, and it certainly looks like it was a day to remember 🙂 Take a look at some of their gorgeous wedding photos, beautifully captured by Steven Lam Photography:

The dream team:

Planner: Orange Blossom Special Events//Musician: Liz Fohl //DJ: RedShoe//Florals: The Little Branch //Venue: Skirball //Videographer: DP Weddings//Chiavari Chair Rentals//Hair and makeup: Kelly Zhang //Photobooth: Hashtag Photo Booth//Cake:Cakes by Rumy

 

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Steven Lam Photography Voted As Top Wedding Photographers In Los Angeles

We are honored to be listed as one of Los Angeles top wedding photographers by Expertise.com.

Expertise looked at 1,453 wedding photographers in Los Angeles and picked their best 27!

Wow, we are so jazzed about this wonderful accomplishment and it could not have come in a better time than during Thanksgiving week. We are grateful to be a part of this amazing list of talented LA wedding photographers.

More importantly, we are thankful for all of our wonderful, kind and awesome clients that we had the pleasure photographing. We are honored that they all have entrusted us to documenting one of their biggest life moments.

Click here to check out Expertise Top Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles.

 

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Lindsey + Jac

We love Lindsey + Jac's beautiful wedding in Laguna Beach. They flew from the east coast and chose Laguna as their destination for their beautiful wedding. Shooting this couple was a pleasure, their love shines through. Moments like this is why we love being a wedding photographer. The light, the organic len's flare (no filters) and the warm smile toward each other in this magical moment pretty much says it all...Love and happiness.

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Steven Lam Photography Featured on The Bride List

We've made it on The Overwhelmed Bride's The Bride List. This list is a hand selected pre-approved top wedding vendors to help the overwhelmed bride during their wedding planning in search for their ideal and most trusted wedding vendors. We are honored to be a part of this talented bunch of wedding vendors. Excerpt from TOB "We have researched, background checked, and ensured each of these vendors is highly recommend by many of their past brides, so you can rest assured that you're in great hands with any of the brides list member..."

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Tanya + Violet Bling Wedding

We are so honored to be the official wedding photographer of Tanya Stein & Violet Palmer's bling wedding yesterday on August 1st, 2014. The wedding was a star studded event filled with so much love for the lovely couple.

Violet Palmer, who in 1997 became the first female to referee an NBA game, has announced that she is gay and is marrying her longtime partner, reports the Associated Press.

Palmer married celebrity hair stylist Tanya Stine in Los Angeles. The couple has been together for 20 years.

Palmer told the AP that she came out to her fellow NBA referees in 2007, several of whom will attend her wedding.

"This is actually the big formal coming out," Palmer said. "We are saying to the world, to everyone, here's my wife of 20 years. This is the big coming out."

Palmer refereed the 2014 NBA All-Star game in February, becoming the first female in any of the four major U.S. sports to officiate an All-Star game.

She has also refereed for both the NCAA and WNBA.

  • By Molly Geary

Clearly this was a special wedding celebration not just for Tanya & Violet but also for the LGBT community and California's newly passed gay wedding law. We are proud to be a witness at such an historical event and movement.

Enjoy Tanya & Violet's wedding ring image. We hope this will help bring more wedding inspiration to your big day.

Cheers!

More info click here: Sports Illustrated

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Kudos from our client on Instagram

Kudos from our client Danielle + Derek on Instagram today:


"4 years ago today, Derek and I got married in the backyard of a historic house in Oahu, just feet away from the ocean. We had 22 guests, an acoustic guitarist, and two photographers we liked so much we flew them from LA to be there. It was the most relaxed wedding I have ever been to, and without a doubt, the happiest day of my life. Happy Anniversary, my love :-) (Photo by the incomparable @stevenlamphotography)"

This is the reason why we love photographing weddings. It's not just a job. We love what we do because we know years from now, our wedding couples will have a blast looking back at their beautiful and timeless moments we've help captured on their wedding day.

Happy Anniversary to the sweetest couple Danielle + Derek. Mahalo.


P.S. Danielle is also an amazing embroider. Click here to see her what she did for her wedding album cover.

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Jediah + Stephen Country Club Chic Wedding

We wanted to share this lovely country chic wedding of Jediah & Stephen with yall as the 2013 wedding season is kicking off in high gear. We hope these sprinkles of images will help inspire your own special day during your planning. J+S wedding was featured on

Modern LA Weddings

.

For more info, click here >

Jediah & Stephen Country Club Chic Wedding

The dream team for this event / Nam Lam of

Modern LA Weddings

/ Shawna of

Shawna Yamamoto Event Design

/ Venue held at

Sherwood Country Club

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Naked Princess Campaign

Naked Princess

bridal lingerie campaign shot by Steven Lam. We had a blast working on this fabulous campaign on location at an amazing california regency style home tucked in the Hollywood Hills. Big shout outs to our fabulous team, could not have done this without you and a huge thank you to Becca and Stephen at Naked Princess for the fun gig and Jennifer Daigle for documenting the stuff behind the scene.

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Steven Lam Photography Featured on The Bride Counsel

We are so honored to be featured on

The Bride Counsel

blog page today. We met Patricia Sohn a few months back when she stopped by our studio to interview us and to see more of our work. We had a great time talking about photography and the wedding business. More importantly, we've became friends which is always lovely when that happens. Patricia dug deep during her interview about our studio's work and we are so happy that she is so generous to share her findings about our studio to the world. Read more on Steven Lam Photography featured on >>

The Bride Counsel

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The Gaylord

Hi guys, we want to share a new blog by Dee over at

Murphy Deesign

. Dee and I wanted to document our outings titled Field Trip. On our second installment, we visited The Gaylord Apartment, once a glamorous hotel in the golden era of hollywood, now a hidden gem in Los Angeles tucked away in Korea Town. Hope you have as much fun exploring The Gaylord as we have. Thanks for letting me tag along Dee :) If you like Dee's blog, please show her some love and like her page.

Click here to read more about The Gaylord

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L.A.'s Snappiest Wedding Photographers

We are so blessed and honored to be featured on DailyCandy.com's L.A.'s Snappiest Wedding Photographers and we humbly accept their nod. There is no greater compliment than being featured amongst our industry peers. We want to congratulate everyone that was featured along with us : Joe Buissink, Puman Bean Photo, Fifty Foot Films, Bonnie Tsang Photography, Feather Love Photography, Annie McElwain, Rebecca fishman, Love Me Sailor, Robert Evans, and Sweet Little Photographs.

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Picture Perfect Events 2012 Website Launch


We are so excited to help spread the word of Picture Perfect Events new website launch. Kelley Gin of PPE worked with her fabulous designer Tianyi Wang Goudey of Tiselle Letterpress + Design along with her team Christen and Jesse Cutrona. As a fan of graphic design, it was sheer joy to see the website's new design aesthetics laid out so gorgeously with so much attention to detail. Totally made our day! It felt like a scene from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971 original version of course) when we were all gently gliding down the chocolate stream inside the factory and feeling so much emotion, love, joy, and happiness... moments like this can be experienced by all of Kelley's event. And landing on PPE's new website design gave me that same experience, I was like a kid in a candy store. I couldn't wait to get to the next page and wanted to click on every button to see what's behind it. We love the gold hues with the elegant crisp line element complimenting the modern typeface while juxtaposed with the script lettering so delicately. The delicate and simplicity of the design approach is confident and humble echoing Kelley's less is more philosophy gracefully. All of the design and photo coexist harmoniously within it's content like a soft beautiful dance between two ballet dancers being in love. PPE's website never had to prove it's strength, but the presence of Kelley's exquisite design aesthetic is always present throughout the website. What makes this website amazing is the fact that Kelley has managed to help transform and evoke that same excitement that a guest would feel at any of her events, and she sure made it happen with a big wow factor. Congratulations Kelley and wishing you continued success. Your endless hours of attention put toward this website has finally came into fruition. We are so blessed and humble to be a part of your photography team.

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Jessica + Jamie's Costa Rica Tropical Wedding

Spring has just arrived and we wanted to share Jessica + Jamie's gorgeous Costa Rica wedding with everyone. We had the pleasure of spending a week with everyone in the wonderful and remote surf-friendly town of Playa Grande. The weather was amazing! This place is absolutely magical and mother nature blessed this wedding with the most perfect weather and lighting allowing us to capture J+J's memorable moments. Pura Vida!

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Leah + Gene Featured on POWD

Yeah, another gorgeous wedding from one of our lovely client Leah + Gene got featured on

PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

 this morning.

Leah + Gene's beautiful wedding was held at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Arts. The day was filled with beautiful light, love, laughter and endless smiles and happiness. Plus a tons of treats for all of their guests. Days like this makes all of our hard work well worth the effort and we are so please with all of the beautiful moments we have captured on camera. Enjoy the blog and the wedding images.

The dream team:

Wedding coordinator:

Kelley @ Picture Perfect Events

Wedding Dress: Lazaro at

Klein Feld Bridal

Shoes:

Badgely Mischka

Floral design:

Lola Flowers

Bridesmaids Dresses:

JCrew

Custom invitation design:

Invited Ink via Etsy

Hair & Make-up:

Theresa @ TH Makeup Design

Videographer:

Loyd Calomay Films aka Red 5 Studios

Catering:

Auntie Em's Kitchen

Wedding Cake: 

Auntie Em's Kitchen

Custom made hot air balloon cake topper:

Anna Craft via Etsy

Venue:

PMCA / Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Arts

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Steven Lam Photography Featured on Style Me Pretty






We are so honored to have Style Me Pretty featuring Sheena + Eric's gorgeous destination wedding in Honolulu, Hawaii. Stay tune for more photos uploaded on this site.

Please click on the Style Me Pretty link above for more detail information about this gorgeous wedding in paradise.


Cheers!





The creative team:

Event Planning: Finishing Touch
Flowers: Yvonne Design
Cinematography: 10th Letter Media
Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Moana Surfrider
Invitations:Mr. Boddington 
Dress: Pronovias
Bridesmaid Dress: Amsale
Calligraphy: Neither Snow 
Favors:Whimsy & Spice

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