If I was never able to look at another wedding after today, well, let’s face it, that would be a sad, sad day. I might be able to live with it, however, if the last wedding I could view was this Long Beach celebration so artfully captured by JAC Photography. I’m not sure what perfection looks like in your book but in mine it very closely resembles this. Each detail is so lovely and so dreamy and so perfectly coordinated by Just Chic Events. I could stare at these images for the rest of my days and be a happy camper. See them all here!
From JAC Photography…Ivana and Arthur’s wedding took place outdoors at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The Pacific Ocean provided such a beautiful backdrop to this casual, intimate wedding. Ivana is Indonesian and had Indonesian touches throughout her wedding, from snacks, to batik fabrics, to her reception dress! The pale pinks and bright oranges were the perfect color palette for this wedding. Ivana painted all the signs herself, from the welcome sign to the Menu sign. She also provided a polaroid booth for guests to participate in her guest book! In lieu of wedding favors, the couple made a donation to a local children’s charity. One of the many highlights was an onsite live event painter! The couple had a getaway exit complete with sparklers!
From the Bride…My vision for the wedding day is inspired by two weddings. The first is a wedding in Bali that I had seen online from an ocean side wedding, filled with lanterns and string light, simplicity and fun. The second is a wedding in Santa Barbara which incorporated both the bride’s and groom’s cultures into the wedding and it was the first half outdoor/indoor wedding I had ever gone to in my whole life (Jakarta is 100 degrees Fahrenheit all year long so no one has outdoor wedding). Because of this, I decided that I wanted to have an outdoor wedding in California and we were lucky to have found Long Beach Museum of Art to host it.
We wanted to incorporate my Indonesian culture and Arthur’s American Taiwanese culture into our night. We did this by having Indonesian dessert bar and serving Indonesian coffee, having an Asian stir-fry station with the chef cooking with a big wok in front of the guests and lastly, me changing to an Indonesian traditional dress, designed by my Maid of Honor! Two of my bridesmaids’ dresses were custom made and designed by my Maid of Honor and I really love the three mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Our theme is casual elegance and we have buffet style dinner to get guests to mingle. I also printed out questions for guests to ask each other, for example “What is your dream job?” or “Would you rather meet your great great grandparents or your great great grandchildren?” This is inspired from my involvement with Toastmaster, a public speaking club.
I think one of the best parts about our wedding is that we wrote our own wedding vows, and the picture of Arthur’s laughing hard during the ceremony (Great pictures from JAC Photography yay..)… must have been from the opening of my vow: Dear Arthur, I will never forget the first time I saw you, I was thinking…what kind of guy wears a light brown suede jacket? Who would have known that this guy will one day become my husband. Most of the guests really enjoyed the humor on our wedding vows and we are so grateful to all the wedding vendors that have made this day happen.
Wedding Photography: JAC Photography / Wedding Coordinator: Jessi Kaufman of Just Chic Events / Venue: Long Beach Museum of Art / Floral Design: Commerce Flowers / Bridal Bouquet: Holly Flora / Hair + Make-up: All Made Up / Bakery: Lido Bakery / Live Painter: Event Painting by Agnes / Stationery: Nicole of Mercurio Brothers