Qian & Edwin

June 20, 2015

Hey They Met

Qian says, “It was around wintertime, and a friend invited me over to a house party. When I arrived to the party, Edwin opened the door and greeted me with a warm smile. I’m not sure if it was “love at first sight,” but my heart was definitely beating faster than normal the first moment I saw him. I still remembered the blue shirt he wore that day. We talked a lot and had a great time. Afterward, he would invite me over to more of his house parties and we really got to know each other. After a couple of months, we started dating, and that’s when we knew we were perfect for each other.

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How He Asked

When we first became an official couple, Edwin and I went with some friends to Virginia Beach for a weekend. After we arrived, Edwin insisted that we see the sunrise together by the beach. At the time, I”™ve never had the chance to see the sunrise by the beach and always wanted to see it. That morning, I was very tired and didn’t want to wake up. He knocked on my door and carried me to the beach. There, I got to experience the amazing sight of the sun rising over the shore. A  year later, we went to the same beach for a weekend trip. When we got to see the sunrise again, he got on his knee and proposed and asked me to begin a new chapter with him.

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The Perfect Place

I wanted a venue that was both relaxing and fun but also had beautiful natural scenery for the perfect wedding pictures. When we saw Dellwood Planation, there were a tremendous amount of green plants and flowers everywhere. I just knew it would be perfect for pictures! Also being an animal lover, Dellwood had a barn and horses, making the atmosphere extra fun.

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Decor Details

I wanted a wedding that felt relaxing and fun but also romantic at the same time. I browsed Pinterest a lot for wedding decor ideas that would make the wedding a very fun place for everybody. I ended up picking peach and mint green because they were both light in color and blended really well with the greenery.

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The WOW Factor

I wanted the venue and wedding dance to really WOW our guests. Those were by far the two things we spent the most time on. We wanted a venue that really made people feel like they were at a beautiful place. We also wanted our guests to remember the wedding dance as one of the highlights.

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The Best Part

When the minister pronounced us husband and wife!! Edwin’s  favorite was when I walked down the aisle. Our guests kept telling me how he had the biggest smile on his face when I walked down the aisle.

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RW Vendors

Venue, Florals, Rentals, Lighting, Catering, & Cake:  Dellwood Plantation

Rehearsal Dinner & Shower Location: Southerly Restaurant and Patio

Additional Vendors

Photography: Daniel Min Photography

Videography: The Pros

Wedding Consultant:  The bride credits her groom as the wedding consultant!

Officiant: Mike Cherry

Ceremony Music: Canon Rock

Gown & Veil: Global Bridal Gallery

Shoes: David’s Bridal

Hair & Makeup: Phenix Salon Suites

Jewelry: Dillard’s

Engagement Ring: Brilliant Earth

Bride’s Wedding Band:  Tiffany & Co.

Groom’s Wedding Band: Blue Nile

Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Formalwear: Express

Invitations & Stationery: Basic Invite

DJ: Everlasting Memories DJ Services

Dance Instruction: The Dance Space

Favors: The Knot