Nan and Tony’s elegant Maui wedding had all the romance and beauty that a bride and groom could hope for: palm trees swaying in a gentle ocean breeze, an abundance of flowers, friends and relatives from around the world, all enhanced by the grandeur of the Four Seasons Resort at Wailea, including a dramatic entrance by the Nan down a long staircase to the Beachfront Lawn.
Their romance started when they were introduced at a small luncheon at their workplace, a Chinese company, and they soon began messaging, chatting and then dating. Fast forward in time to a birthday celebration for Tony: Nan knew he was up to something unusual when he suggested they go dress up to go somewhere nice for dinner. The surprise came afterwards, at home with a few friends: when it was time for Tony to blow out the candles on his cake, he instead proposed.
That lovely mix of spontaneity and formal romance was apparent throughout the wedding preparations, the ceremony and beyond. Nan’s three bridesmaids helped with delighted bride get into her embroidered ivory off-the-shoulder gown, with extended teardrop train. The bridesmaids were quite elegant in matching pink blush gowns, and had a celebratory toast with the bride before she left to meet her waiting groom. Tony was smartly attired in a dark blue suit, with a matching vest and dark bow tie, while his groomsmen were white-shirted, with black pants and pink bow ties.
As she descended down a long stairway from the hotel to wedding lawn, Nan’s lacy cathedral train was expertly lifted up by two adorable young train bearers. At the bottom of the steps, she was joined by her parents, and then proceeded down the flower-pedal-strewn aisle to meet Tony in front of a wedding canopy draped with white flower leis and accented with pink and white carnations: pink for deep love and care, white for purity and simplicity.
The wedding ceremony was performed in English and Chinese which touched the hearts of the 60 guests who traveled from the United Kingdom, China, and the U.S. Mainland. Soon afterwards, Nan and Tony walked down the short pathway to the beach, where Nan began to swept her dramatic train in captivating ways. Soon her new husband, in his formalwear, was jumping for joy in the soft Wailea sand. Before long, the setting sun and changing sky accented their loving embraces. Nan switched into a bright red evening gown with plunging V-neck, before the couple rejoined their guests for a festive reception. Dinner and speeches were followed by the couple’s first dance, and that formality was soon complemented by all manner of gleeful music and dance.
Flowers were arranged by Country Bouquets. Four Seasons wedding coordinator Laura helped ensure that the entire ceremony and reception went smoothly.