Married: Maria & James - April 4, 2009

Last November, my friends James and Maria asked me to step in and help them plan their upcoming wedding.  With 6 months left, they still needed a florist, DJ, linens, and lighting! Of course I gladly agreed – James and I have been friends ever since we were mere kids in high school – so it meant a lot to me to see them through this exciting time. All eye candy below courtesy of Millicent Wong Photography.

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Maria was stunning in her Vera Wang gown and simple drop veil…

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James and Maria taking pictures downtown

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I adore this next series of ceremony shots - you can just SEE the love in their eyes!

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The draping behind the alter just happened to match their wedding colors!

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I love this shot of James’ young nephew! Priceless…

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The draping and chandeliers get me all giddy…

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To honor their elders, James and Maria took part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.

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Maria wore a gorgeous red Qua and they served tea to their parents and in return received gold jewelry and lucky red envelopes.

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Their delicious cake was from Whole Foods! Who knew that WF could do wedding cakes?!

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Their “cardbox” was actually a vase encircled with a ring of flowers on the top. The vase and the flowers were large and tall enough to make it difficult for people to reach in and snatch anything… (not that they would of course, but you never know…). Half of their centerpieces were glass apothecary jars filled with moss, anemones, tulips, and more… I wish we had pictures of their other centerpieces which were simple, low rounds full of lush blooms in a similar color scheme!

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Oh lighting, how I love thee, you can transform a room!

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The yummy purple and gold candy bar! No surprise, this was a HUGE hit with the young AND old!

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Candy bar duty… I kept those containers full for as long as possible (not long)

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The best thing about having an April wedding? Peonies, of course! Just kidding…

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Congratulations, my dear friends! Thank you for letting me be a part of your day!

Ceremony: Gary Church, Wheaton Ceremony Musicians: String Theory Trio DJ: Chris of Spin Productions Florist: Petal Play, Lemont Lighting/Draping: Art of Imagination Linens: Chaircovers by Sylwia Photographer: Milly Wong Reception: Meson Sabika