you wouldn’t know how many strange pre-wedding day issues happened to these two, threatening to ruin their happiness. kathy’s wedding dress not being ready in time, the wrong wedding dress altered, hotel reservations being canceled, reception plans turned upside down…but all issues happened before the wedding, making wedding day itself stress free. kathy is a girl of many expressions. throughout the day i’d catch her making faces at herself in the mirror and just plain cracking up, even during the ceremony, with a quite infectious laugh. the two of them have a deep commitment to family and have some of the most organized and loyal friends (kathy) and equally loyal mixed with hilarious friends (dan), and by far the happiest wedding party children i’ve ever seen.
ceremony location: skyline community church, oakland
reception location: restaurant peony, oakland
coordinator: nancy fong
cake designer: Carolyn Wong Cakes
flowers: James Yee, 415-566-9383
makeup artist: Sherrie Long
videographer: Final Frame
Then it was time for the Chinese wedding banquet, of which I’ve attended many as a kid. This brought back many memories…the table toasts, the speeches, the traditional food, the requisite 7-up and apple cider bottles, and of course, Kathy in a beautiful Chinese wedding dress, or cheong-sam.