With hair and makeup complete, Kristen headed to the Rose Center staircase to meet Jerald for their first look. With a tap of the shoulder, Jerald turned around to see his beautiful bride standing before him in a strapless, lace wedding gown. A tearful exchange was shared, then the couple was joined by their wedding party for group photos. The bridesmaids were dressed in light pink to match their bouquets, and the groomsmen wore grey suits and pink ties. After wandering around the venue and posing for photos, they all lined up for ceremony.
Guests entered the courtyard, signed Jerald and Kristen’s guest book, then took a seat. A lacey aisle runner led straight to a floral-covered arch on stage. Once everyone was seated, the wedding party made their entrances, and the bride and groom tried their best to hold back tears. In front of all their family and friends, Kristen and Jerald read personalized vows, exchanged rings, and sealed the ceremony with a kiss. Guests stood and cheered as the newlyweds exited the ceremony into cocktail hour.
Our Bao Bar with Roasted Pork Belly and Korean Bulgogi Beef became the hot spot while the bar served signature Hawaiian Mule and Jose Collins cocktails. Tray passed Curry Apple Chicken Skewers and Seared Ahi on Wonton Chips made their rounds as guests mixed and mingled outside. The bride and groom briefly snuck away for photos, then joined their guests just in time for dinner.
Inside, tables were topped with pink floral arrangements, rose gold charger plates, custom menus, and modern table numbers. Guests found their assigned tables and took a seat. Jerald and Kristen made their grand entrance, shared their first dance, and took a seat at their sweetheart table. A dinner of Sliced Beef Brisket, Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi Mahi, Stir Fry Vegetables, and Pineapple Fried Rice was served just in time for toasts. Friends and family stood and shared speeches and glasses clinked in the air. After dinner, the newlyweds cut into one of three wedding cakes and invited guests to enjoy a slice. The evening ended out on the dance floor where guests showed off their best moves and wished the bride and groom well.
Venue: Rose Center // Catering: Jay’s Catering // Photographer: Erich Chen Photography // Florist: Peachy Petals // Planning: Heres To Them Events