Whew. It’s been a while since I blogged (I almost forgot how).
This summer I had the pleasure of working with this incredible couple. Kim and Kev got married at Hudson downtown. Their day started off with door games, followed with a tea ceremony, getting ready and then the ceremony. Their day just flew by – probably because there was so much to do! I’ve never seen a happier bride and groom. It was so much fun capturing the special moments that made up their big day!
How did you meet?
We’ve known each other since elementary school, through junior high, high school and got together in university. We both took engineering and I always joke that it was studying engineering together in the “pressure cooker years” that made us go a little loopy ;)
How did you get engaged?
We got engaged in Taiwan, during our trip in 2016 with friends in Jiufen. Look it up, it is seriously so beautiful with the teahouses, mountainside pathways, and water all around. Our close friends were around and in on the surprise the entire trip – Kev got them all to participate and were acting so weird that day. They did a REALLY good job… We were walking up a path, then he pulls out a video he had made of us together through the years. After watching, I was already ugly crying and he went down on his knees, pulled out the ring, and I said yes! Then we all went to celebrate with some delicious noodles and looked over a second surprise he had planned, which were polaroid pictures from all our friends and family back home with congratulatory and sweet messages. I was such a mess and blown away by his planning, detail and ability to keep all this a surprise from me.
What is the most memorable moment from your wedding?
I think back to holding Kevin’s hands in front of all our guests at Hudson, during our white dress ceremony. I was so nervous!! I couldn’t even pay attention to anything else. Kev says his was the 2 times he saw me, in my traditional red dress in the morning after the door games, and the white dress when I first walked out at the Hudson.
If you could give one piece of advice to couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
Communicate with each other! Please, please don’t stress about the little details and let it overtake the purpose. Kev: Remember your life together is more than just the one day, so don’t sweat the small stuff and enjoy your time together while you plan this wedding.
What was your most favourite wedding detail, and why?
My favorite wedding detail were my outfits – traditional, modern to fusion! Kev was really happy about the venue (Hudson), very nice canvas to work with.
Video: Milky Way Films // Planner: Creative Weddings