More lovely shots from a downright love-ly wedding, courtesy of Erik Clausen. While we’re total suckers for outdoor Southern soirees, it’s refreshing to see an indoor reception (Marie-Gabrielle Gardens and Restaurant) done oh-so right. And my gosh, do I love Linda + Jojo’s yellow and white cake from Meringue Bakery! Hugs to Poser for giving us a very happy Thursday, indeed.
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Describe your wedding flowers: I wanted spring in the fall with a little bit of a modern edge. We were so lucky to find a florist that knew and loved our vision. She used lots of green and teal-gray succulents, bright yellow billy balls, white cabbage roses, and orchids for the bouquets. We had 4 different arrangements throughout the venue. Boxes filled with succulents and billy balls, giant phalaenopsis orchids floating in square vases and billowing out of vases.
Describe your wedding cake: Our wedding cake was simple and eye catching. Vanilla and strawberry cake with whipped cream cheese filling and bright yellow butter crème frosting. It was the perfect focal point for the venue.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Our biggest challenge was two different Asian cultures and traditions coming together and trying to find a compromise. I’m Vietnamese and Jojo is Filipino. It was hard to get both families to agree on how the ceremony and reception would be conducted. But we stuck through it and everything turned out beautifully. It was amazing seeing everyone happy and happy for us. We couldn’t have prayed for a better day.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? While we were both getting ready, Erik, our photographer was in the grooms’ suite taking pictures of the boys getting ready. Jojo asked Erik what he needed him to do. Erik told him to put on his pants. He looked in his suit bag and realized that he had forgotten them at home. I found out through his facebook status.
Did you write your own vows? If so, what was your favorite phrase, verse or line? I vowed to always TRY to fill the toilet paper roll. Jojo said I love you in three different languages.
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? We’re hoping to start a family! Our parents are already asking us when they’re going to get grandkids.