Posted on Feb 01, 2010

What a wonderful way to celebrate the grand opening of Henry’s studio.  From the moment I met Henry and we started working together I knew my mission would be to get him to move in next door.  Mission accomplished!  After a weeks delay and the storms behind us we moved onward with The Wedding Clique mixer for
our past clients (who are definitely more like friends) and our future wedding couples.  It was great to finally meet all the wonderful couples he’s worked with in the past.  It’s adorable how even they refer themselves to as “Henry’s kids”.

The day started out early with Deanne of Bella Fiore putting together flower arrangements for her couples to take home as samples. Raul and Johnny of R&R
provided music and lighting, Erica of Erica O’Brien Cake Design
baked one of my favorite cakes, raspberry filling with butter cream frosting and had a beautiful cake on display, Mary of Jay’s Catering came out to play and provided a lovely array of appetizers (table was empty at the end of night) loved everything she displayed.  A very special thanks to William Kim for stopping
by and taking photos of the mixer (back pocket event number two) I’m making it my other mission to have him shoot all my events 🙂

Henry couldn’t have said it any better so I’ll take this from his blog “On behalf of all the vendors
that help put the mixer together for our couples, I know I speak for all
of them when I say, “Thank you.” Thank you to our brides and grooms for
coming to the Friday event and supporting us. Without you and your
trust in what we do, there would be no Henry Chen Photography, Bella
Fiore, NOZZA Studio, etc. I’m forever grateful in each and every one of
you for allowing me to come into your life and choosing me to capture
your day. Seeing our friendship continue to grow well after the wedding
day puts a huge smile on my face and that warm fuzzy feeling in my heart
:). Until our next client mixer, keep on being in love, re-falling in
love, and being fantastic!”

I truly feel blessed to have wonderful clients and amazing vendors that I can truly call my friends.  They are not only there when work calls but are always there for support, inspiration, a shoulder to lean on and simply just to be friends.  Looking forward to a wonderful 2010.

*I promise to post the Sangria recipe as soon as I find it*