Y’all are in for a TREAT today! This absolutely lush, luxe wedding is one for the books. The hydrangeas you guys, just wait. Jenny and Danny had a picture perfect wedding at the Carondelet House in L.A. and we have all the details.
First things first, tell us about the proposal!
“The proposal happened November 12, 2015 at Il Cielo in Beverly Hills under the guise of a birthday dinner for Jenny,” said Daniel. “I rented out part of the restaurant for a private meal and to pop the question. With engagement talks being in the air, I had to find a way to get Jenny dressed up and out of the house without alerting her that the question was coming. Jenny looked so beautiful that evening and we both enjoyed an excessive amount of bubbly. Giovanni Krauss, the Events Director at Il Cielo, made it truly a special event for us with his impeccable preparation and execution. He did such a good job with the ambiance that Jenny didn’t even catch most of the proposal “speech” because she was soaking in all the details. But the YES was all that I needed to hear.”
“Daniel and I are both somewhat hopeless romantics at heart so we wanted the vision to be romantic with a bit of a vintage feel,” said Jenny. “Carondelet House fit that description perfectly. When it came to the decor of the wedding I wanted to go with something different, a color that is not used very often in wedding flowers, so I chose the overall theme of dusty blue. I was concerned about how it would turn out but Grace Song, our wedding planner, and Dana, our florist, really ran with it and turned it into something I never could have dreamed of. They did an absolutely fantastic job. We are both Korean but decided to plan the wedding to be on the contemporary side. One cultural accent that we did incorporate was to have both our mothers wear traditional Korean dresses called hanbok.”
What was your most memorable moment?
Daniel: When my best man James, who flew in from Korea to be a part of our wedding, was roasting me during his speech. I don’t even remember what he was talking about but I remember laughing and just enjoying the moment with Jenny by my side. And also when Jenny couldn’t get the ring on my finger during our vows.Jenny: Honestly, there were so many moments that it is really hard to choose a favorite. Starting from the first look, to walking down the aisle, saying our vows, our first dance, and the two maids of honor speeches, the whole experience was so memorable for me.
What is your best advice for couples planning their own celebration?
Daniel: Remember why there is a wedding in the first place; it’s because you both love each other and want to spend your lives together. Get a great wedding planner to help make it all come together and spend the time leading up to the wedding learning how to work together as a couple and appreciating the differences of opinion you each will have.Jenny: Best advice would be to be decisive, don’t sweat the small stuff (that is what the planner is for), and really to just enjoy the whole experience.