Annie and Justin’s Wedding 10.10.10

I am so glad I got to coordinate my very first Chinese wedding. I couldn’t ask for a better loving couple than Annie and Justin to make it an even better experience. I don’t think I have met anybody who loves pink as much as Annie. Looking back and sorting through all the photos to post on this blog, I would say the color pink was the third “person” in this wedding πŸ˜€

I was a bit worried before the wedding date because Annie’s brother was getting married in Hong Kong and 2 weeks before the wedding, Annie and Justin flew to Hong Kong then Korea to attend the wedding. It was insane! Poor Annie was so overwhelmed when she got back, I think she only had 4 hours max of sleep. In the end, everything worked out and that’s all that matters. Hats off to you Annie and Justin!

In the Chinese culture, before the groom can enter to ask for the bride’s hand in marriage, he has to endure a series of obstacles, which were very entertaining. For photos of Justin and the groomsmen tough determination to enter the house, check out Thao Vu Photography blog.

For the tea ceremony, Annie wore a beautiful Qi Pao/Cheongsam. Red and gold are lucky colors for a Chinese wedding.

I always put a photo of the boutonniere because it needs to be pinned properly so it does not fall throughout the day with hugs or kisses.

A closer look at Annie’s bouquet.

The groomsmen looked so hot in their hot pink vest and tie! πŸ˜‰

Of course, the bridesmaids looked hotter!

And the even hotter couple…

Before heading to the ceremony site at the Trump National Golf Club, Annie changed into her gown.

We can’t forget her fantastic blinged out pink heels….

This is such a serene photo of Annie.

Now….for some ceremony details….I seem to be having lots of luck with balloons at weddings this year πŸ™‚

We hung signs, pink and green balloons along the trails for guests to find the ceremony area.

It was such a beautiful day and the view was amazing!

Fascinare Events & Catering did such a beautiful job decorating the aisle with pink and green lanterns.

Boy, who knew these pretty heart shape petals would take Lily and I, 1 hour to pick every single one of them off the grass.

Let’s make this official, shall we? The groom and groomsmen are proceeding the ceremony.

You can see the joy on Annie’s face walking down the aisle with her dad.

Such a gorgeous day!

Happy couple = happy wedding!

And….it’s official!!! Congratulations Mr & Mrs Hom!

With such a beautiful sight and sunny day, Annie and Justin with the bridal party definitely needed to take advantage of it all.

After the ceremony, Annie and Justin headed for a second tea ceremony. Annie opted to wear a more traditional Chinese bridal gown.

At the reception, it was set up time!

The cake!

Annie and Justin are SO CUTE!

We had a bit of a technical difficulty at the beginning of the reception. The TVs around the restaurant, which Annie and Justin wanted to play their engagement photos on, could only take Blu-Ray DVD player. I was considering running to the nearest store to grab one when one of the videographer saved my life! His sister lived nearby and had a Blu-Ray DVD player, she let us borrow it for the evening! Pfffui….disaster was avoided! Annie and Justin got their grand entrance with no hitch!

Their first dance as husband and wife was very emotional.

These letters for their chairs were so heavy. I must have tied about 20-30 knots to make them stay.

Annie must be one of the most fashionable bride I’ve worked with. I love love love all of her gown changes.

Annie and Justin played really fun games during the reception. Justin had to touch several people’s hands and guess whose were Annie’s.

Justin’s expression was priceless when he realized that he picked his uncle’s hands as Annie’s.

Then it was Annie’s turn to guess Justin’s behind!

Why…of course she got it right!

Another beautiful gown! I am in love with them I tell ya!

And….the happy couple partied the night away πŸ™‚

Annie and Justin’s beautiful sunny day did earn me a humongous sunburn but it was all worth it! And….did anyone notice? Lily and I matched the wedding colors! πŸ˜€

Annie and Justin, you are such a beautiful, nice and sweet couple. You have an amazing, fun, loving family. I am so happy that I got to be part of your special day and experienced such a cultural Chinese wedding. I wish the two of you “double happiness” πŸ˜€ for all the days of your lives filled with love and laughter.

Ceremony: Trump National Golf Club

Reception: Lunasia

Cake: Van’s Bakery

Florals: Fascinare Event & Catering

Ceremony Catering: Fascinare Event & Catering

Officiant: Pastor Chiu

Photography: Thao Vu Photography

Videography: JN Video Productions

DJ: All the Above Events

Team KDWP: Lily Luong

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