a blissful 30th birthday

I’ve had { an extra spRing in my step } since that Saturday of my birthday.

It started with an —
engagement in a tree,
feelings filled with love + bliss + smiles,
in company with fabulous friends,
indulging in delicious dishes.

When my 30th birthday came–it was enjoyment beyond belief. After (almost) 3 years of dating, Wayne proposed to me while I was in a tree! (more details in another post) Wayne also helped plan an intimate birthday gathering with my dear family and friends at my parent’s home. We prepared a delectable dinner spread that fed everyone (x3) and were in the best company. It’s such a wonderful feeling to see my best friends from the various stages of my life share a laugh and get along.

For those who know me, I love hand-crafting gifts for friends. To add that personal touch, I decided to make party favors. A week leading up to the party, Wayne and I had a make-shift sweatshop and sewed adorable drawstring bags. We set up a Party Favor station and had bowls of my favorite nostalgic Asian candies I loved as a kid–White Rabbit milk candies, Hi-Chews, Japanese Gummies, Haw Flakes, Lychee jellies, Morinaga Milk candies and Green Tea & Coffee hard candies. Guests can stuff the cute drawstring bags with these sweet confections. The bags can be reused to store other fun treasures. (DIY drawstrings bag post to come…) There was also a Fujifilm Instax photo corner, where guests can take photos and write a little note. I love all the little details.

Thank you friends for your warm birthday + engagement wishes, and sharing this memorable day with us. Thank you Wayne for helping make this day possible. Your unconditional love and heart in our relationship is the greatest gift.

OOTD | J.Crew dress. JewelMint Heavy Metal necklace. Timex watch. Tiffany Embrace engagement ring.

Beautiful decorations and banner by Eleen Wu.

Photos: Jennifer & Victor Vic

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6 thoughts on “a blissful 30th birthday

  1. Rita says:

    Congratulations Jenn + Wayne! What an incredibly memorable day for your 30th birthday! I wish you guys much joy and happiness every day! You two are perfect for each other! I love how you guys inspire each other to grow and create together. Best wishes and lots of love! xoxo Rita

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