Little Prince Inspired Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Who among us isn’t completely charmed by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic children’s novel The Little Prince? Bride and groom Genie and Daniel both grew up with the sweet book, cultivating a love for it throughout the years and eventually incorporating it into their wedding theme, sweetly designed by Lovely Jubilee. The ladies at Lovely Leaf Studio were on hand to capture the day and its charming details, right down to the amazing wedding cake and the darling ring bearer’s costume!


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From the groom, Daniel: I originally found a copy of “The Little Prince” in the basement of my grandmother’s apartment in New York, when I was in 4th grade. I read the book and ended up loving the book for its simple truths about life, meaning, friendship, and love. Eventually, “The Little Prince” became a guide for me in my search for love… I would often quote passages from “The Little Prince” because I was a nerdy English major and a hopeless romantic…


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Genie also found “The Little Prince” around the same time as I did… Genie’s mom had bought the book for her, because she wanted her daughter to love the book as much as she had loved it. Genie read it, but didn’t appreciate it until she read about my love for the book in my blog posts during Genie’s college years. Because I mentioned the book so much in his online journal, Genie decided to revisit the book again.


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Discussions about “The Little Prince” were a way for Genie and me to connect on a deeper level… and to see that we were truly on the same page! This was the beginning of a new chapter of our lives. Five years later, it seemed natural for us to plan our wedding around “The Little Prince,” especially since the book was our first shared experience together.


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Wedding Vendors (Laguna Beach, CA):

Wedding Venue and Catering: Seven Degrees / Wedding Photographer: Serena Liu and Alice Hu of Lovely Leaf Studio / Day-of Coordinators: Joshua Chang and Nancy Luyen (nancy.luyen@gmail.com) / Event Design: Wilmarose Orlanes of Lovely Jubilee / Wedding Flowers: Bunch Studio / Wedding Cake: Icing on the Cake / Dessert Bar: KEA Designs / Groomsmen’s Suits: Friar Tux Shop / Bride’s Hair: Hair by Andrea Buhler / Bride’s Makeup: E.Label Artistry / Bridesmaids’ Hair: Minstylist / Invitation Illustrations: Kenny Yamada / Invitation Printing: Wet Ink Printing / Accessories and Heirlooms: Petit Plume and Lolos / Wedding Music: Grace Note String Quartet / Photobooth: Foto Cabina / Videographer: Studio 205 Films



10 comments
  1. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    Oh wow this is incredible! What fabulous inspiration- this is one of my favourite books.

    Gorgeous wedding!

  2. Patrice

    Oh my God, this is so amazing I can’t stand it. A beautiful day inspired by the childhood discovery of true life and love. This made my day.

  3. Lovely Leaf Studio

    Thanks so much for featuring Genie and Daniel’s storybook wedding!

  4. Genie

    Wow! Thanks so much for sharing our wedding! It was a wonderful day and we had the most fabulous vendors!!

  5. dekalb wedding photography

    How lovely! Mike’s a preschool teacher by day, and The Little Prince is one of those classics that should be read to children again and again. What a wondrous source of inspiration for a wedding such as this : D

  6. Shannon

    beautiful! who designed the dress?

  7. jen

    what a cool venue! that little boy is too cute! congrats you guys are a gorgeous couple!

  8. Calie Rose

    Love the idea of incorporating the children’s novel through out their wedding, looked magical! They have a lovely color palette with the soft grays, silvers, purples, yellows, and peaches…very pretty! The couples wedding cake looked very fun and whimsical as well! Beautiful wedding!

  9. Katherine Ross

    This is absolutely wonderful!!! The Little Prince is such a fantastic children’s book and such a unique thing to draw wedding inspiration from… but their story and why they decided on the theme is so sweet!

  10. WEDSI

    Great location, very romantic and laid-back. Looks like a very happy and sweet wedding. And the couple look amazing
    amazing photography! love the sweet details.

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