A dress any Disney princess would be proud of, the fullest fluffiest peony bouquet we've seen and an adorable Instagram # of #brianlovesjane makes Jane and Brian's big day pretty awesome. Photography is by Christine Choi.
When we started planning our wedding, we knew we wanted to keep things simple and easy with some DIY touches. We did a lot of research online and going against most wedding wisdom, we only looked at one church and one reception venue before we made our decision to go with Oneonta Congregational Church for the wedding ceremony and the Sheraton Pasadena for the reception. We fell in love with the beautiful stained glass windows at Oneonta and the French doors connecting the two ballrooms at the Sheraton.
Handwritten chalkboards, vintage books, and pink and white peonies, roses, and lisianthus were at the center of our decorations. Rather than focusing on lavish floral arrangements or expensive decor, we wanted to have a meaningful and heartfelt wedding day with all of our favorite people. My mom's friend did our flowers, which turned out better than anything I could have imagined and my dad helped us paint old white boards with chalkboard paint to create our welcome sign and guest seating signs. Going along with our soft, romantic wedding colors, my bridesmaids wore ballet pink dresses in different styles and the groomsmen sported dark gray suits with navy blue ties.
The wedding ceremony was so full of joy and love. Walking down the aisle, I was overwhelmed by all of the smiling faces and seeing all of our loved ones together in one space. My sister sang one of our favourite hymns, accompanied by my cousin on guitar, during the candle lighting ceremony, and my grandfather said our wedding prayer. I loved that my family could be such an important part of our ceremony. I can honestly say it was one of the happiest moments of my life!
Event planner + design: DIY
Floral design: DIY
Wedding dress: Wedding Time
Hairpieces: Wedding Time
Jewellery: Wedding Time
Shoes: Anne Klein
Bridesmaid dresses: David's Bridal
Hair: Theresa Huang Studios
Makeup: Theresa Huang Studios
Groom suit: Men's Wearhouse
Groomsmen's suits: Men's Wearhouse
Catering: Sheraton Pasadena
Cake: Merengue Bakery
Lighting: Dennis Waller Entertainment
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