A couple weeks ago Luminaire Images teamed with Simply Mumtaz Events planning, The Spiraled Stem florals, Ferndale’s Bridal salon, and Sculpted Silhouette lingerie to donate a spectacular charity wedding for breast cancer survivor Binh and her faithful fiancé Dean!  Christine at The Spiraled Stem organized the vendors and fielded applicants for what was dubbed the “Say I Do” Contest, and ultimately selected Binh who wrote about how she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 21 and how her boyfriend Dean not only stood by her throughout harsh chemotherapy treatments, he also asked her to marry him.

Other vendors involved include the Doubletree Hotel San Pedro, DJ Tony WayneRossmoor PastriesChivari Chair Rentals, and J&M Entertainment photo booths.


Binh's lovely Maggie Sottero dress

Binh's lovely Maggie Sottero dress

bridesmaid emotion

bridal hair accessory


Great job on the bouquets, Christine!

Binh's pearl necklace and one of her treatment scars

Binh's pearl necklace and one of her treatment scars

Looooove this image!

Looooove this image!

Groom in mirror

Image by Matt

Binh & Dean

couple in San Pedro

shoe surgery

sunny bridal party


Binh chose black for her bridesmaids to wear. Daring and fabulous!


sunny aisle

Binh was applauded by her guests as she walked down the aisle

doubletree hilton wedding

Image by Matt

ring on finger

Now that's a happy couple!

Now that's a happy couple!

San Pedro

bride & groom

I think beating cancer gives someone an extra glow on their wedding day, don't you?

I think beating cancer gives someone an extra glow on their wedding day, don't you?


Images by Matt

Images by Matt


head table


bridesmaid in the window

Binh & Dean's ingenious "guestbook" was in fact a picture of a tree on a canvas; guests would create "thumbprint leaves" and sign their names.

Binh & Dean's ingenious "guestbook" was in fact a picture of a tree on a canvas; guests would create "thumbprint leaves" and sign their names.

first dance

Smooth, Dean. Smooth.

Smooth, Dean. Smooth.

During the toasts

During the toasts


Binh & her mom enjoy J&M Entertainment's photobooth!

Binh & her mom enjoy J&M Entertainment's photobooth!

dance floor


Image by Matt

dance floor 2

Image by Matt

Image by Matt

  • Katherine Mak

    These pics are awesome!!! (I don’t remember Binh and Dean looking this good. :P). Brought back memories of the happy day all over again…. (emo)

  • Gorgeous pictures! Can’t wait to see the rest.

  • Molly and Matt! I love LOVE these photos! You guys are so talented! Can’t wait to see everything! We can’t thank you enough for everything :). I think the comment about how smooth Dean was was really funny! XOXO

  • Tami Westbrook

    Beautiful Bride :)

  • Binh is absolutely glowing and beautiful. Wonderful job on the photos to capture their special day.

    Barbara Wong

  • Excellent photos! captured some really great moments. :)

  • Beautiful photos of Dean and Binh as well as their family and friends. Dean and Binh look so photogenic and happy. :)

  • Beautiful photos! Beautiful Bride! Love it! :)

  • Love the pics ! Great job capturing such a special day

  • These photos are so beautiful…they really capture the joy of the day. Regrettably we could not attend the wedding and now I feel that I have had a glimpse into Binh and Dean’s celebration!
    Almost as good as being there! And all of the businesses who donated their services are to be commended…

  • Fun times! Great pictures!

  • beautiful photos. great job!

  • Woo hoo! Congratulations Binh & Dean!

  • Molly, the pictures are absolutely amazing. We can never thank you enough for donating your services. Binh and I are anxious to get the photo book.


  • Donna Lee Zaleski

    Beautiful pictures! Beautiful wedding! So glad we were able to be there with you.

  • Beautiful Wedding. Wonderful gift for a wonderful couple. Great photos.

  • WOW! The pictures came out great!!! Really. Both the black and white pictures and the colored pictures look fantastic!! :D

  • A beautiful wedding – we all celebrated a wonderful day with the beautiful bride and handsome groom – the great pictures tell only a small part.

  • The pictures look fantastic :)

  • Love the photos – you two really lucked out on the weather. You two look so happy and we were happy to be there and share the moment.

    My favourite is the fourth last one – of everyone dancing around my dad!

  • Wow!! Gorgeous pictures!

  • Amazing wedding Binh and Dean…loved every moment of it. ;D


  • Beautifull picutures…

  • beautifull pictures!!!!!!!!

  • Love the pictures…beautiful Binh and handsome Dean. Cute bridesmaid!!!

  • Beautiful pictures! Such an inspiration. To the newlyweds, wishing you countless days of joy, love, and laughter.

  • what a beautiful love story.

  • Beautiful wedding with beautiful people. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

  • The pictures are absolutely breathtaking. I enjoyed each moment of the day but the fabulous pictures let me refresh my memory Molly, you are truly an ARTIST. Thank you and Matt and the others who so generously donated their time and services to make this day so special

  • Such beautiful pictures. The guest book was so creatie and unique.