– What led you to have a wedding the way you did? Family, friends, location, etc?
We chose Cape Cod for our wedding because most of our guests came from out of town, and we wanted them to have plenty of things to do during their trip, in addition to attending our wedding. It was important for us to have a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in the morning because it was a way to bring our families together and directly honor the people who raised us. We chose the Heritage Museums and Gardens for our Western ceremony because we had visited the site during our first trip to Cape Cod, on our one-year dating anniversary, and fell in love with the beautiful location.
– What were you most excited about before the wedding?
We were most excited about having our family and friends come together all in one place, to get to know each other and celebrate together. They came from literally all over the world, so we hadn’t seen some people in years. It was wonderful to have a reunion for this occasion.
– Did anything happened that you weren’t expecting?
At the beginning of the week, the weather forecast predicted rain for our wedding day, which made us (Kate especially) nervous because of the outdoor ceremony. Each day though the chance of rain went down, along with Kate’s anxiety. We ended up having the perfect weather for our wedding day. Everything else ran incredibly smoothly too. We were told ahead of time to not be surprised if things don’t work out exactly as planned. However, everything really did go well, thanks in large part to each of our experienced vendors.
– Which images did you love the most?
Our favorite photos are from our first look. Even though we had already seen each other in the morning for the Chinese tea ceremony, this was really our first time in the day to spend alone together. It was also the time when things really started to “get real.” We think Angie really captured our love for one another in that set of photos.
– Any advice for couples going through this process or about to go through the process?
We were really excited to plan our wedding together. In the beginning it may seem like a big to-do list, but the key is to stay organized and take your time. We were both really busy with our jobs, but planning was manageable by doing one thing at a time instead of trying to do lots of different things all at once. We created Google spreadsheets, so either of us could access and edit the information, whether we were at work, at home, or on the road. Remember that this is your wedding, so tailor it to suit what you want, not what other people or tradition dictate is necessary. As someone told us, the only things you need to get married are the two people getting married, the license, and the officiant. Anything else is completely up to you!