Susan says during those early days of being “head over heels”, when neither of them were brave enough to admit to the other what was developing between them, during that heady time, she devoted every single wish—eyelash wishes, 11:11 wishes and her birthday wish—to capturing Tom’s heart.
Freshman year came to an end, and Tom still hadn’t told Susan how he felt about her. This actually made Susan’s decision to transfer to Temple University a little easier, she would start again fresh and try to get thoughts of Tom out of her head.
Tom eventually mustered up enough courage to tell Susan just how he felt. It was her 20th birthday, (two years after that fateful fire drill), and at the end of the night, after making one more birthday wish, and celebrating with all their friends, Tom asked if he could walk Susan out to her car. When they were alone he told her how felt, how he’d always felt, and asked Susan if she would go out on a date with him. And after considering the offer…for a few weeks…Susan agreed. From that point on, these two have been inseparable.
|Susan asked her best friend Mike Roth to do the honors of fasting their hands together.|
|First kiss under the beautiful floral arch by Sullivan Owen|
|Banner wedding program, hand lettering by Ashley Wrenn of Hello Bird|
Susan’s brother Danny and Maid of Honor Jenn served as the assistants, holding the tray of tea and collecting the red envelopes.
|Uncle Jim Wei provides translation for the Mandarin-speaking family.|
|Every honoree gave the couple a red envelope.|
|Susan’s mother and father gifted the couple with jewelry, digging into their pockets many times over to adorn the newlyweds with necklaces and bracelets of gold and pearl.|
|Dragon and Phoenix red wedding cake by OC Cake Studio|
When I'm fortunate enough to work with Emily Wren Photography, it is always difficult to narrow down the photographs I want to use. Because, truth be told, I want to use them all!!! Emily and her team have a way of capturing authentic and beautiful moments, and Martha Stewart Weddings agrees, check out the gallery they put together.
The other vendors, who made this celebration what it was:
Sullivan Owen Florals
Pomme at Radnor (Peachtree & Ward)
Emily Wren Photography
Confetti & Co
Maggpie Vintage Rentals
Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute out of NYC
OC Cake Studio
Chinese Tea Ceremony emcee Alisa Tongg, Celebrant