Sharon and Dean are so thoughtful, intelligent, and laid back- they were total dream clients! I was uber-impressed to learn that both have MAs in Asian American Studies and PhDs in American Culture. Their love for culture, tradition, and family totally set the tone for their wedding day. I had so much fun designing this “Hawaii-and-Asian-inspired-but-not-overkill-tropical” wedding. The groom, having grown up in Hawaii, appreciates structured, tropical flowers like orchids, curcuma, ginger, jasmine and tuberrose. They wanted to make sure no kitschy, stereotypical Hawaii icons were used. Thus, no Hawaiian shirts, drink umbrellas, or coconut bras were in sight at Sharon and Dean’s wedding 🙂 Just the essence of Hawaii, tied in with subtle Asian details, gave this wedding a bit of unique flavor. Sharon, who is bubbly and fun, gravitated toward a bold and energetic palette of fuchsia, burgundy and chartreuse.
The amazing Angel of Love and Splendor planned and executed almost every detail of this intricate wedding. I remember having many phone conversations with her about Sharon and Dean’s wedding where we bounced off ideas like wildfire. The Image Is Found captured the wedding (and the slammin’ afterparty) just beautifully. Their work is always inspiring and incredible! Thanks to Nate and Jaclyn for sending me these lovely images in the mail.
Check back for Part II of Sharon and Dean’s lively wedding! Lots of colorful reception details. Ciao!