I'm excited for today's post because it's the wedding of two dear friends! Marshall was one of the first people I met when I started dating Stefan long distance in Minneapolis. Every time I flew into town I begged him for a Faye update. Being in a long distance relationship myself, I knew how tricky it was to navigate. But Marshall and Faye were even further apart than Stefan and I. Faye was living far, far away in Southern California. Their work schedules kept them from visiting often, the time difference was brutal, and phone call dates were hardly enough to carry them over. Then I began to hear some whispers. Marshall was ring shopping. No wait, he had the ring! I vividly remember bouncing up and down in my seat on the couch as he passed me the ring box. They were getting engaged! Marshall hashed out all the details of his proposal. He was going to pretend to fly home but actually get a rental car and drive back to the beach to surprise her. The rest is history! Marsh and Faye were married on a gorgeous April day at The Reef in Long Beach, California. Faye got ready at Hotel Maya which was so stunning I couldn't resist starting the post with some photos of it. 


  • Hotel: Hotel Maya
  • Venue: The Reef
  • Dress: Alfred Angelo from Brea, California
  • Hairsylist: Rachel Lauren Nera 
  • Makeup Artist: Jhonna Gonzalez, MAC Senior Artist
  • Marshall's Bowtie: Tie Bar
  • Florist: Flowers by Fely Dela 
  • Caterer: The Reef and Specialty Restaurants Corporation
  • Wedding Coordinator: Aarika Alura
  • DJ: Eric Reyes
  • Band: Eric Reyes, Cassie Alura, Andrew Soledad, Garret Alura, David Reyes
  • MC: PJ Tibayan from FSBC Bellflower
  • Videographer: Louie Casas from Cakeflix
  • Graphic Designer: Cleofaye Peniel Uy
  • Paper Art: Helen Hong, Andrea Ornelas, Hazel Quinones
  • Wooden Cutouts: Sara Dauglash
  • Wooden Arches: Built by Tony Ormeo