August 7, 2015
The day began with the bride getting ready at the lovely Steigenberger Wiltcher’s hotel followed by a first look in a beautiful park near their home. The gorgeous park was full of both manicured lawns and trees as well as wild natural spaces where wild green parakeets have begun nesting. A mere 10 minute walk away from the park is the stunning Hotel de Ville, where we took portraits. The afternoon ceremony took place in the sunny and bright loft of the venue. Ev and Jean-Mi truly made their ceremony their own by having a friend officiate and discuss what marriage uniquely meant to them and their bridesmaids and groomsmen each made a speech during the ceremony about the couple. A favorite moment at the end was when the ring bearer brought the ring up to the bride and groom, he stayed up there right in front of them to have a front row viewing to their first kiss. Cocktail hour followed in the courtyard below and featured one of the most creative photo booths I’ve ever seen- a life size photo from the bride and groom’s engagement session with their heads cut out. Guests took photos then pasted them into the guest book and left the couple messages. Dinner followed in another lofty sunny room next door, brightened up by unique centerpieces of terrariums full of wildflowers, a different one on each table. The groom and his friends did an impromptu serenade before the bride and groom did their first dance to a local Gypsy Jazz Band.