Images: Angie Lilian

How is the year HALF over?!?! I can’t believe it! We have escaped back to the beach (hopefully we’ll actually go to the beach this time), and on our drive down, we stopped in for a quick visit with one of my close friends. We hadn’t seen each other in person in almost 2 years! Charlie was an itty bitty baby, and she was about 2 months out from giving birth. It was so fun to see our boys together now as toddlers. I hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend, and are able to get together with friends & family too!

From the planner: The main reason for doing the styled shoot was because I believe true love lasts for eternity. Even when they’re no longer with us, they’re still together. My grandpa, Luis Enrique, died September 6, 2020, and grandma, Blanca Delgado, September 24, 2020, 18 days apart, due to Covid complications. February 14th is their wedding anniversary, and they would have celebrated 60 years together.

I love anime, and the Japanese culture, so Redland Koi Gardens was the perfect venue. I also added the crystal lotus flower to tie in another Japanese element. The color scheme was chosen based on traditional Valentine’s Day colors. They were also my grandparents’ favorite colors. This shoot honors my grandparents, and their commitment to one another. They are the definition of true love, and like The Notebook, they can’t live without each other. They will always be my Valentine.


Photographer: Angie Lilian | Planner: Events With a Promise | Venue: Redland Koi Gardens | Linens: Contempo Linens | Invitations: Only One Mark | Dress: Dora Sasu | Jewelry: Roxana Lynch | Suit: My Grooms Room | Videographer: Modern Love Productions |

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