Jason & Laura Tie the Knot
Congratulations to Jason and Laura on their Wedding held last Saturday, January 26th 2013, at the Hilton San Jose with their closest Families and Friends.
How they met
Laura’s a beautiful Korean girl adopted by U.S. Military Family. She grew up to be a gorgeous Salsa Dancing, Judo-throwing, Golf Tournament winning babe!
Jason, on the other hand, is essentially a “Water Baby”. He’s a passionate Surfer, obsessed with DJing. Raised in a contemporary American fashion – he was “Boy Scout of the Year” for Marin County in 1999.
On the night they first met, it was a night like many others. Loud music blasting, people dancing and that annoying girl that is at every gig asking the DJ “can you play that one song by … “. Except, no … not this girl – this girl was different. Jason was immediately gripped by her jaw-dropping, stunningly gorgeous petite looks, with a shy but earnest smile. He caught her eye and in no time, gave this girl full deserving attention. After many plates of Sushi … they later fell in love!
Jason: ” Every year when the Christmas lights go up, you get a warm fuzzy feeling. I wanted this same feeling to remind Laura of our Engagement Night, which is why I chose to propose to her at ‘Christmas in the Park’ in downtown San Jose. “
Laura: ” I didn’t think our Engagement was ever going to happen. I was completely caught off guard by the most surprising proposal. Jason had placed a “Laura, Will You Marry Me?” sign on the back of the Christmas Choo-Choo Train that circled the park. And as soon as I saw it, ‘Tears of Joy and Happiness’ poured streamingly down my face. I was the happiest Girl in the world! “.
Jason: ” There were lots of tears all around. People were snapping photos everywhere … it was like a Paparazzi! Our good friend, Dave Ethridge of AVR Films, captured the surprise engagement and made an amazing film of the evening’s memorable moments (see below). In celebration, we went to Dinner at The Fairmont across the street. “
Laura: ” I’m so happy to be marrying the ‘Man of my Dreams’. He even picked out the ‘Ring of my Dreams’. And I’m so very thankful to have the memories of our Engagement Night forever! “
Jason: ” Cue ‘Happily Ever After!’ “
I would like to thank my entire “Dream Team” for their generosity, time and loving support in helping me create this “Wedding of the Century”. We pulled out all the stops to make this spectacular affair nothing short of FA-BU-LOUS! It was a true “Labor of Love”!!!
Wedding Planning and Event Design – Duncan Reyes and Alex Barranco
Photography – Allen Baguilar with Bling Focus Photography and Brian MacStay with Brian MacStay Photography
Videography – David Ethridge, Ryan Black and Billy Kessler
Catering and Hotel Accommodations – Virginia “Gigi” Santaines
Cake – Jen and Anthony Kwapinski
Entertainment (Ceremony DJ) – DJ Ron Grandia
Entertainment (Ceremony String Music) – Joel Nelson
Entertainment (Reception DJs) – DJ Nina Varghis
Entertainment (Reception Emcee and DJ) – DJ Max Alegria
Floral Design – Jeeryn Dang
Hair Stylist – Jessie Richter
Lighting Design – StefaNia Contreras, Carolina Johnson, Jerome Danger and Kyle Martin
Make-Up Artist – Mai Vue Her
Officiants – Duncan Reyes and Virginia “Gigi” Santaines
Photo Booth – Tuan Dang
Pipe and Drapery – John and Megan Woods
Printing and Stationeries – Mimi Renfro-Rodriguez
Dinner – Bella Mia Restaurant and Bar
Rentals (Tablescape Design) – Mindy Roark
Rentals (Chair Covers) – Beverly Yip