Modern meets classic in this stunning San Francisco wedding and, let me be the first to say, it’s all kinds of amazing. From the breathtaking Asian Art Museum setting to the fab decor from White Label by Gloria Wong Design to every.last.detail planned to perfection by Jubilee Lau Events, it’s an affair that will leave you swooning all weekend. See it all captured by Augie Chang right here.
From Jubilee Lau Events… Diana and Kee chose the beautiful Asian Art Museum in San Francisco to exchange vows in front of their closest friends and family. Diana wanted a very classic all-white wedding. When presented with six different looks from Jubilee Lau Events and Gloria Wong Design’s signature line of stationery, flowers, cake, and escort card display – White Label – Diana and Kee couldn’t decide between sweet and romantic “Ooh La La” and the more polished and modern “Cosmopolitan.” So, we created a custom hybrid of the two looks for them! We took the pretty dainty dots from the “Ooh La La” stationery and infused them with the bold flourishes from “Cosmopolitan.” We kept the ink colors soft and monotone in muted shades of grey. For floral centerpieces, we stayed true to the original “Ooh La La” design of large garden roses and hydrangea in classic silver footed bowls. We lined the grand staircase with large manzanita branches adorned with dainty orchids to resemble blooming branches. All flowers were in dreamy white and ivory hues. The ivory cake was also a combination of “Ooh La La” and “Cosmopolitan.” Dainty dots from “Ooh La La” wrapped around the square “Cosmopolitan” tiers.
For Diana and Kee’s dinner tables, we continued on with Diana’s love of white! The modern square tables were draped with a classic silky ivory charmeuse linen and embellished with silver rimmed china. The chairs were statement pieces in their unique Deco shape and soft ivory cushions. And the awe-inspiring focal point of the entire reception was an enchanting ivory chiffon clad canopy that housed the head table for dinner inside the Museum’s main hall. The bridal party sat under sparkling crystal chandeliers that dropped from the interior of this lavish custom-built structure!
Photography: Augie Chang Photography | Videography: Kevin Chin Cinema | Floral Design: Hunt Littlefield for White Label | Cake: Studio Cake for White Label | Caterer: Componere Fine Catering | Calligraphy: Mira Aster | DJ: Jason Mitchell | Officiant: Reverend Fred Harrell | Canopy And Rentals: Hartmann Studios | Ceremony and Reception: Asian Art Museum | Event Decor: White Label by Gloria Wong Design | Event Planning & Production: Jubilee Lau Events | Lighting and Draping: Enhanced Lighting and Sound | Makeup/Hair Stylist: Professional Makeup Artistry | Paper Goods Design: Good on Paper for White Label
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Anytime an Abi Q wedding comes our way, we brace ourselves for something truly special. She’s got a way with the camera that can’t be denied, and this modern San Fran affair is certainly no exception. With a hint of quirk and a pop of color, you better believe the gallery is the best place to be.
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From Abi Q Photography… Winnie and Lih started the day early in the morning with a traditional tea ceremony for their immediate family, held at their home. Winnie wore a Chinese Qi-Pao passed down from her mom for the tea ceremony and changed into a Melissa Sweet dress afterwards. For they’re wedding ceremony that afternoon Winnie and Lih chose to get married at a small cafe in downtown San Francisco surrounded by their nearest and dearest friends. It was the way a wedding should be. Full of love and laughter, toasts and warm memories.
Photography: Abi Q Photography | Bride's Shoes: Tory Burch | Groom's Suit: Custom By Jantzen In Hong Kong | Bride's First Dress For Tea Ceremony: Chinese Qi-Pao Passed Down From Her Mom | Bride's Second Dress: Melissa Sweet "Fern" | Bridesmaid, Sister And Mom's Hair/Makeup: Lela Nguyen | Floral Design + Decor: By Friend Rae-Chu-Colwell | Makeup: Bellamina Makeup | Venue: Axis Cafe
Engagement sessions are always an awesome way to start the week here on SMP, but when it’s an e-session with two sweeties who happen to have an amazing love story, it’s just a tad bit more spectacular than normal. Case in point? This adorable duo, who met in true movie-esque fashion and then frolicked around the beaches of San Fran like it’s no one’s business. See it all captured by Anna Wu Photography right here.
From the Groom… Deirdre came in to interview for a developer position at my last company (wearing heels and very long dress pants). Her heels got into a fight with her pants and she fell (face first) in front of the CEO’s office. All of her papers (resume, etc.) scattered and she made an extremely loud crash. Unfortunately, most of the executive team was meeting in the CEO’s office and everyone came out to see what happened.
It was only a few seconds, but all of a sudden everyone was there (and she was still on the floor). I helped her up, but I knew she was really embarrassed and I was surprised that she still wanted to go through with the interview. We did the interview, but I told her that she didn’t have enough experience and wished her the best of luck. She didn’t agree with me though and went directly to HR and convinced them to give her a chance as an intern (even though she graduated a year ago).
She started the following week and we butted heads frequently. She was stubborn, overly optimistic, but an amazing programmer. Everyone thought I hated her, but secretly I was in love with her. I think I started falling for her the day she fell in front of everyone.
From Anna Wu Photography… Almost a decade later, these two are getting ready to tie the knot in a Florida wedding. But first, we met up for some lovely engagement photos around their neighborhood in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights. There was no tripping and falling, as Deirdre was unstoppable in her Cole Haan Lunargrands and that awesome orange blazer.
Photography: Anna Wu Photography