Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Massachusetts Horticultural Society Wedding

This past Saturday, Fiona and I were the day-of coordinators for Sok-Cheng and Tony's wedding at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley. Mass Hort is a beautiful 36-acre horticultural center with various gardens with flowers, plants, sculptures, and fountains. The ceremony backdrop was a gorgeous fountain, with a pink aisle runner lined with white candles and pink rose petals. It was a beautiful sunny day, and wedding guests were given parasols and sandalwood fans before the ceremony.

The wedding color theme was a mix of chocolate and pink. Bridesmaids wore floor length Bari Jay gowns, with pink cymbidium orchids in their hair. The bridesmaids bouquets were a mixture of pink roses and cymbidium orchids. The bride's bouquet also had a mixture of pink roses and cymbidium orchids, and it was beautifully wrapped in pink ribbon french knots with crystal embellishments all the way down the stems.

The reception for 235 guests was held in a tent just next to the ceremony area, decorated with paper lanterns, and tissue pomanders. The centerpieces included high and low arrangements of roses, curly willow, gladiolus, hanging crystals, and hydrangeas. The chocolate organza linens were topped with the cutest guest favors called Unique Cakes. The bride and groom had 10 different kinds of Unique Cakes, which are actually hand towels that look like they are types of cheesecake, ice cream, and other dessert. There was enough variety so every guest at each table had a different favor. A mix of Lindt stracciatella "cookies & cream" chocolate truffles and milk chocolate truffles were available to guests throughout the night.

Not only was this a beautiful venue, but guests were able to enjoy a traditional lion dance performance at the start of the reception, and a delicious ten course Chinese banquet catered by China Pearl. Dishes included bride and groom favorites: "Sok's Peking Duck" and "Tony's deep fried crab claw".

A special thanks to our assistant, Lian, for helping us set up all afternoon. The professional photos will be coming later, but for now, here is a small sneak peek of some of the wedding details!

Sok-Cheng and Tony, we wish you a lifetime full of happiness, and thank you for allowing us to be part of your incredible day!

~Emilie

5 comments:

suki323 said...

I went to high school with the both of them :) Great job with the coordinating!

Linda

Margaret Cheng said...

i love everything on this site. i'll definitely be a client when the time is right :)

shangchenphoto said...

I love that bouquet! who was the florist?

Pink Orchid Weddings said...

Hi Shang,
The florist was Dana Tran from Bumble Bee Landing. Her email is bumblebeelanding@yahoo.com and her phone number is 617-820-0296.

Her bouquets and centerpieces were all gorgeous!

~Emilie

amber said...

The hand towels are an interesting idea for a wedding favor! I think I'll go check out the Unique Cakes website.h