Well this is embarrassing. I start a March Madness Marathon and then don’t post for a week!! I guess I bit off more than I could chew :( I’ve been in Vegas for WPPI and have barely been back to my room due to all the activities. Silly me thought I’d easily be able to get in some editing and blog posting while I was here :( Due to that, I’m extending the marathon into April!

So without further delay, here is a gorgeous wedding from Pelican Hill. I absolutely adore this couple and you may remember their Same Day Edit from an earlier post! Max was kind enough to do a guest blog post for me:


Suzanne and I met in 2006 at a Stanford vs. UCLA football game (my school against hers) which we were both invited to by a mutual friend. It was love at first sight, and though we were surrounded by many of our friends, we had an amazing first encounter.

I knew Suzanne was the one for me when we would spend countless hours together on the weekends, and I still wanted to keep being with her because we had so much we wanted to talk about and do together. She truly inspired me to grow and become a better person, and she lit up my days with her warmth and bright energy.

I planned a crazy, ultra-romantic proposal for her in Paris, complete with a horse-drawn carriage ride to a private capri boat on the Seine and getting down on one knee under the Lover’s Bridge with people throwing rose petals at us from above. I think she liked that.

Thus, the theme of our wedding became modern Paris. Suzanne’s and my favorite color was lavender/purple, so we chose that as our main wedding color. Because she was starting medical school, I took over most of the job of planning the wedding. I sort of went crazy designing my own custom Save-the-Date US Passport “To Love” (and Air France ticket) in addition to a custom box invitation in lavender silk with an Eiffel Tower holding the invitation scroll inside. I also really enjoyed making sure all of the many details supported the theme and inspired the feeling of Parisian romance for our guests. I couldn’t have pulled everything off though without the help of Kathleen Cover, our awesome wedding coordinator.

The things we enjoyed most about our wedding day were finally being able to see everything come together, having our friends and family close to us, dancing the night away with our band, finally relaxing at our honeymoon, and of course the absolutely astounding same-day edit Elysium created (which has literally made people cry).

We want to sincerely thank our families for making this beautiful dream come true for us and all of our great vendors for providing their help. We will never forget that day, and we now have this beautiful video to commemorate it forever.

– Max


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Rabbi: Michelle Missaghieh
Cantor: Mark Saltzman
Event Filmmaker: Elysium Productions
Florist/Linens/Rentals: Square Root
Lighting: MI Media
Invitations: Designed by me, produced by Invitations by Ferial and Creative Works Designs
Venue/Catering: The Resort at Pelican Hill
Cake: Special Cakes by Ruben
Favors: Paulette Macarons
Entertainment: Sun Band
Photo: Yitzhak Dalal
Limo: Access Limo
Gown: Mark Zunino
Hair: Sean Smith
Make-up: Stephany Hor
Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group/Bella Bridesmaid
Magician: David Minkin
Live Artist: Tom Fagan
Ice Carvings: Carving Ice
Wedding Coordinator: Kathleen Cover


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