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Anne and Siao-Yi’s Wedding had it all.  The wedding was planned by Patty at 8 Events and we are definitely looking forward to working again with her.  The flowers were done by one of our favorite florists, Natalie Bowen Designs and as always Maria Chang rocked it with hair and make up.  I absolutely loved Anne’s style and I am not alone.  She was recently featured in Brides Magazine (you can read the article here).  I LOVED everything that Anne wore from her Nicole Miller Dress to her stunning Badgley Mischka Shoes with one of my favorite pieces of all being her veil by Twigs and Honey. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to read Anne’s recap of the wedding with some helpful advice to other brides and (touting own horn here) some of the kindest word’s ever from a bride about us :) One more thing, if you haven’t already be sure to check out their engagement photos here which were featured on Brooklyn Bride. Thank you Anne and Siao-Yi!


Venue(s) , Date and # of Guests Skyline Community Church & Hong Kong East Ocean Restaurant, May 29, 2010, 180 guests

What inspired you in planning the wedding? We wanted something laid-back, fun, and reflective of our personalities and cultural backgrounds. What we ended up with was a funny, heart-warming and personal ceremony, a casual mini-reception with delicious Burmese snacks, and a banquet with a full-on ten-course Chinese menu. Throw in an open bar, a dance floor, and an awesome DJ, and we had our ultimate party.

What were your favorite moments, surprises, traditions from the day? My favorite moment was our vows. Biggest surprise had to be seeing all our older family members and family friends getting down on the dance floor and having a good time.

Dress designer, shoes, Jewelry, Etc. Groom’s suit, Bridesmaids, etc. Dress: Nicole Miller; Shoes: Badgley Mischka; Jewelry: Kate Spade (necklace); Nadri (earrings); Veil & hair accessories: Twigs and Honey; Chinese wedding dress: custom made in Shanghai; Party dress: Alice + Olivia; Groom’s suit: DKNY; Groom’s tie: Ben Sherman; Groom’s shirt: Hugo Boss; Bridesmaids’ dresses: J. Crew; Hair & Makeup: Professional Makeup Artistry

Wedding Planner, Stationer, Floral Designer, Rentals, Music, etc. Wedding day-of coordinator: Patty Lee, 8Events; Stationer: DYI; Floral Designer: Natalie Bowen Designs; Lighting: Enhanced Lighting; Linens: 1000 Fine Linens; String Quartet: Katrina Wreede String Ensembles; Trolley: Classic Cable Car; DJ: Steven Aldea of DAC; Officiant: Irene Kane, Ceremonies and Celebrations

Menu, Drinks, Dessert, Caterer, Baker, etc. Mini-reception: Bride’s cousin made Burmese snacks; banquet: Hong Kong East Ocean Restaurant; Cakes/cupcakes: Cynically Delicious; Favors: Pineapple shortbread cakes from Taiwan

DIY elements All the paper goods

Favorite Blogs or Magazines used in planning the wedding Brooklyn Bride, Snippet and Ink, Style Me Pretty, Once Wed

Advice that you’d give to other Brides? Stay mindful and focus on the moment. Don’t sweat the small stuff, just enjoy having all your closest family and friends with you to celebrate your most special day.

Anything else… Joel, we’d like to thank you and Cara so much for documenting the most special, fun, and memorable day in both of our lives. From shuttling around with us from place to place to corralling family and friends (and us!) for the perfect shots, you truly helped make the day run smoothly and gave us photos that reflect our styles, personalities, and love of our family and friends. We often had no idea where you were taking us or when you’d have us pull over to the side of the road for shots, but we knew that everything was all good in your capable hands and good eye. The day came and left way too quickly, but thanks to you, we’ll always be able to look back and reflect on all the joy, love, and fun we were able to share with our family and friends.

  • lisa Says:

    love it! especially all the portraits and locations. beautiful set.

  • Josh Tilton Says:

    Great venue and great frames you got here Joel. I really like some of the candid expressions you captured from the guests!

  • Heather Elizabeth Says:

    You found such beautiful locations for their portraits. LOVE the groomsmen shot of them on the different levels. Beautiful work.

  • Joel Flory Says:

    Thanks Heather. Glad you loved it.

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