Last week we featured Amy & Sean's wedding filmed by Curtis Heyne at Living Cinema in an absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous féte at the Beverly Hills Hotel. We got such a terrific response, we wanted to show you more of the specifics! Their wedding planners, Daughter of Design quickly offered us their services and sent us lots and lots of beautiful photos from this amazing event! Then, we heard from their fabulous stationery designers, Atelier Isabey, also Little Black Book members. We were so excited to see all of the various pieces of Amy & Sean's wedding come together in such a grand style!
Originally, Amy and Sean wanted to have their wedding on August 8, 2008 ... significant numbers in the Chinese Culture. However, this would have landed on a Friday and wasn't going to work out for their guests. The next best thing was to go with August 9th ... 8 (August) for fortune and 9 (9th day) meaning longevity. Still lucky by Chinese standards!
A little bit about their love story ... Amy was born and raised in Los Angeles. Sean was born in Taipei, Taiwan but came to the US at the age of 3. The first time Amy and Sean met was at her next door neighbor's house for bible study. It was 1994. She was 13 and he was 15. She would sometimes see him at Chinese School on Saturdays, with his big baggy pants. In October of 1994, Amy and her family went back to Taiwan for a family emergency. As the taxi was driving away from the Taipei Airport, she noticed a boy with a bright red Mickey Mouse hat sitting against the airport wall playing on his Game Boy. Immediately she told her parents that it was Sean! How ironic ... in the middle of the year, across the ocean, they were in the same spot at the same time. Fourteen years later, they were married.
Amy spent a full year planning her wedding. One very important aspect was music. She is a firm believer that music sets the mood. She walked down the aisle to Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together'.
All photography courtesy of Cherie Foto
Their simply stunning invitations were designed by Atelier Isabey, a custom invitation and design studio based in New York.
from Margot of Atelier Isabey ... Amy and Sean's invitations were a really lovely set with an East meets West theme. We used lanterns, crystals and Peonies to convey the theme in a romantic and sophisticated way.
We have many more beautiful photos from their wedding, so check back in a bit. If you missed the wedding highlight film from Living Cinema, you can see it here!