Fei & Ray
May 10, 2014 · Sugar Hill, GA
About The Wedding
Fei and Ray live in Connecticut, but since both of their families are in Atlanta, they wanted to come home for their wedding. They fell in love with the simple beauty of Ashton Gardens - Fei liked all the windows and the view of the trees from the ballroom. She was hoping for a modern, open, bright venue, and the look was perfect. We had planned First Look photos in a nearby park, and as the girls got ready, we were all a little nervous since it was raining on and off. However, by the time we got to the park, the rain had cleared and we had beautiful light for all the photos. This was a fun-loving group, and the boys especially had a great time laughing and cutting up as we walked through the park. It was a fabulous fun time with their friends - just what the wedding day should be! We then traveled to Ashton Gardens for a simple ceremony in the on-site chapel (Fei processed to A Thousand Years, her favorite song). Afterward, the guests made their way over to the ballroom, which was light-filled and enhanced by gorgeous pink flowers (which matched the bridesmaids' fuschia dresses). Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner and then oh my goodness - the entire group hit the dance floor and didn't slow down the whole night! A highlight of the evening was a surprise dance performance, choreographed and performed by the bridesmaids. By the time it was time to leave, the rain had returned and unfortunately the planned sparkler departure fizzled, but Fei and Ray just laughed and headed off to their honeymoon without a care.
My Favorite Detail
Fei and Ray had engagement photos taken in China, a cultural tradition for her family. Her relatives brought a large scroll with one of the photos printed on it. We hung this over a table that held family photos from several generations on both Fei and Ray's sides. Fei also had a slideshow DVD playing with all of the engagement photos for guests to see.
My Favorite Moment
As I mentioned above, this crowd loved to dance! At one point a couple of the younger boys were showing off their break dancing moves (they were awesome, I might add!), and next thing we knew, Ray's dad was in the circle trying it out as well! What makes this even better is that this was the family's first American-style wedding. I love it when the family embraces new traditions and really gets into the spirit of the event!
Ceremony and Reception Ashton Gardens
Officiant Pastor Thomas Wang
Photographer Melissa Prosser Photography
Videographer Kavi Vu
Caterer Ashton Gardens
Baker Eileen Carter Creations
Florist Abby's Floral Design
Hair and Makeup Veronica Sitterding
DJ Fred Tian (DJ Flash)
Host Hotel Hyatt Place Duluth Johns Creek
Photo Booth Fun Face Photo Booth
Comments From The Couple
"One of the best things I did was to hire Daria as my coordinator! She helped me through the whole wedding planning process by giving me advice and suggestions. She was always very helpful and sweet. One of the reasons why I hired Daria was because of her experience and her wedding packages were very clearly stated, unlike some other wedding planning vendors. I knew exactly what she offered and what to expect. I didn't have to worry about anything on the day of my wedding because I knew Daria had everything under control. All I did was just enjoy my day and have fun! She also had anything and everything you could possibly need on your wedding day - bandaids, scissors, double sided tape, towel, even a cigar cutter! She is truly amazing! My parents, guests, bridal party and vendors were all really impressed with her. I would highly recommend her to everyone =D THANK YOU SO MUCH Daria! Ray and I really had the best day of our lives and we couldn't have done it without you!!" ~ Fei (bride)
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