Meri & Lance | September 1st
From the bride: We wanted the wedding to be very elegant with an emerald green color palette (my favorite color). We included silver and black touches to add a little bling and shine.
The bridesmaid’s dresses were long green satin dresses with silver sashes that resembled obi’s, traditional Japanese belts.
I wore a traditional Chinese jade necklace that my mother gave me.
Lance handmade the arch that we were married under.
The ceremony itself took about 40 minutes and included a sand ceremony. We were married by a close friend, something we really enjoyed rather than a judge or minister we didn’t know.
The favors were from Honeyville. We took two different flavors, wrapped them in white tissue paper, placed them in frosted chinese takeout boxes and tied them with green ribbons that read “Thank you for celebrating with us!”
The centerpieces were small, square vases with an assortment of white flowers. A tea leaf was wrapped around the bottom of the vases with little silver jewels for added bling.
We had an Asian wish tree where guests wrote little words of advice or encouragement. Wishes for the bride went in one box while wishes for the groom went in another. Wishes for the couple were hung from the tree.
My Advice: Get a wedding planner! For most of the planning process we did not have one. This was very stressful for the bride and mother of the bride. After we hired Many things went much more smoothly. I was able to relax a little, knowing that so many things would be taken care of.
Meri & Lance’s
Venue, Caterer & Lodging: Purgatory Resort. A wonderful place to have our wedding. The views were gorgeous, and the weather and mountain setting were absolutely beautiful.
Event Planner: Celebrations | Favors: Honeyville | Photographer: Nathan Russell Photography | Flowers: April’s Garden | DJ: Aiko Aiko Sound