This is one of those blissful weddings that I could stare at for hours upon end. It’s traditional and yet totally fresh. It’s timeless and yet infused with girly, contemporary touches. It’s pretty, it’s feminine, it’s just perfect. And it proves that ballroom weddings are utterly gorgeous. Photographed by Caroline Tran (who we heart) with flowers by the beloved Saipua and a design by the fab Daughter of Design, this is one of those weddings that I’m sure will quickly jump to the op of your favorite list. Click here to see so much more!
Jason’s proposal was touching and sentimental. It started with a poem and ended on a bended knee. Soon after, we were surrounded by friends and family delighting in our bliss. The celebration began at dusk and went well into the night. It was a night to remember. Jason and I knew we wanted our wedding to have the same feel; sweet, elegant, romantic and fun!
I started off looking at wedding blogs, including Style Me Pretty, for inspiration. I found myself drawn to ethereal, whimsical, romantic weddings. Chandeliers, candle-lit rooms, soft chiffon, drop veils from Monique Lhuillier, beautiful full peonies, garden roses and lilacs- all were part of my inspiration. Peachy-pink with touches of lilac purple, pinks and chamomile was my color palette. I hand-picked the peach-pink silk-chiffon for my bridesmaids’ dresses and had them custom-made. Not only did the dresses fit them like a glove, but they also showed a bit of their personalities because they were the ones who designed the tops of their dresses. I was also drawn to quirky details. I scoured here and there for the perfect quirky sock for the groomsmen, which I found in Paul Smith. For the bridesmaids, I wanted flowing streams of ribbon for their bouquets. It gave the bouquets a fresh and light element. As for the reception, I wanted guests to feel like they were in an ethereal wonderland full of soft lights and tall branches. I love the organic nature of fresh picked flowers from an English garden and I hoped to reflect that in our floral arrangements.
In all aspects, we had the wedding of our dreams. We knew that the beautiful and majestic Oheka Castle was the only venue we truly desired and was lucky enough to get our wish. Our amazing florists, Saipua in collaboration with Nicolette Camille, did a splendid job adding to the beauty of Oheka with a gorgeous palette and arrangement of flowers. They were so professional and incredibly intuitive. Within minutes of conversing, they understood my vision for my wedding day and they pulled it off without flaw. Our wedding couldn’t have gone so effortlessly without our planner Annie Lee of Daughter of Design and assistants. And finally, our EXTRAORDINARY photographer, Caroline Tran, was there every step of the way to capture all the splendor and elegance.
From the flowers to the cake to the smiles on our guests’ face, it was an amazing day… one I will never forget.
Photography: Caroline Tran / Cinematography: Well Spun Wedding Films / Flowers: Saipua / Event Planning + Design: Daughter of Design / Ceremony + Reception Location: Oheka Castle / Invitations: Bella figura / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Hair: Valery Joseph Salon / Musicians: Rhythm In Motion, Inc / Linens and Coverings: Party Rental LTD / Makeup Artist: makeupnv / Transportation: M & V Limousines LTD / Film Work: Richard Photo