Westminster, CA (January 28, 2017) — Each year, we celebrate the Lunar New Year, which is also known as Vietnamese New Year and Chinese New Year. This year, we celebrate the Year of the Rooster. This Lunar New Year, Steve Nguyen, a Hollywood executive specializing in public relations, advertising and film production, surprised his parents, Viet Nguyen and Nga Le, his brother, Brian Nguyen, and his large extended family with an unforgettable Hollywood experience fit for the Grammys! The Nguyen Family marked the start of the lunisolar New Year 2017 by hosting a dual celebration of the launch of Nguyen’s new Orange County office for SNA Media and SNA Films while also celebrating the Vietnamese New Year.
This year, everyone from Steve Nguyen’s family and friends came to the Nguyen Residence in Orange County, California for the annual Lunar New Years bash. The residence was draped with white linens and glowed with neon and red lighting in a VIP entrance leading into the backyard. The large back yard was tented like a Great Gatsby party with stunning lights and the scent of hydrangea flower arrangements by Melody Flowers of Westminster. There was a plethora of food and hand-passed appetizers for the star-studded crowd with a dessert table by Frost My Cakes and a full bar sponsored by Roxx Vodka.
The night’s party-goers—including Nguyen’s aunts, uncles, cousins and friends all made it to the photo station where celebrity and fashion photographer Steven Starr captured their beauty ... striking a pose on the gorgeous cosmic velvet custom couch courtesy of MODShop in Costa Mesa.
Pia Toscano, front-runner on Season 10 of American Idol, arrived at the Steve Nguyen hosted bash with her new husband, Jimmy R.O. Smith. The couple were introduced by former American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. “Pia Toscano surprised my family with a special performance of her single ‘You’ll Be King’ followed by ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ and ended with a stunning performance of ‘I’ll Stand By You’,” Nguyen told PopWrapped after the celebration.
All-4-One singer Jamie Jones arrived shortly before Pia’s performance. Steve Nguyen announced to his family that there was a second surprise for his parents, Viet and Nga. Nguyen’s parents have a 35th wedding anniversary in April 2017, and the “I Swear” singer came from Los Angeles to give a special performance for Viet and Nga and all the couples that were in attendance. Jamie called Viet and Nga up to the stage to share their secret to such a long marriage: Viet explained, “Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice!” The “Because Of You” singer said, “I learned the word 'compromise' after I got married.” Jamie led them into their first dance of the evening as he performed his hit record, “I Swear”.
Nguyen, who produces publicity campaigns and high profile events, surprised his entire family by inviting his friends to share their beautiful voices. The night continued with more festivities as Nguyen’s cousins Peter Doan and Long Doan brought in a money machine that presented family members a chance to win cash. It was a magical night and a perfect start to a new year!