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We make and eat breakfast together every day. Before we got engaged we threw the idea around of having a brunch wedding. He proposed during breakfast on my 30th breakfast and it was truly the best way to start the day and our new life.
As app designers, we both took every aspect and detail of our wedding seriously. We had a welcome lunch so our guests from the local area and as far as China and the UK could meet each other. Our welcome lunch featured family owned and run Italian restaurant, Antonetta’s, and the Meatball Truck Co., including local beers and cider, and donuts. The backyard daytime event was in his parents backyard with a tent for seating.
Our Sunday casual daytime boozy brunch was an early start and we took all getting ready photos, first look, family portraits, and couple portraits before the the event began at 11am. Guests were greeted with mimosas, 2 of our picks, and 4 other signature created drinks designed by the mixologists. Old school upbeat songs played and set a great casual vibe. A custom brunch themed menu was available Immediately, that was crafted by the awesome chefs. Some passed dishes and stationed mix of sweet and savory, to accommodate all the dietary restrictions without compromise.Continue reading »
A couple hours later when everyone was toasty and full, we began the ceremony where a stage that was built by Chris' uncle/godfather was set in the middle of the floor. Chris, myself, my best lady, his best man, my dad, and his mom huddled behind closed doors and awaited the theme song from Space Oddessey: 2001 played as people gathered, clapped, hooted and hollered as we made our way to the stage.
We had our officiant welcome everyone, my best lady gave her toast, then our best man/Chris's brother gave his toast, we exchanged our own vows, we were presented man and wife and the beat dropped. We took a 5 minute intermission to give hugs and high fives, signed our marriage license, then we had our dances. We had our DJ announce an all-inclusive dance we called the "Roll Call Dance".
We begun the parents dances and played half of each of the songs, same with our song, These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding. Immediately after we had our roll call dance. We selected portions of each song to go with certain groups of our guests, college friends, friends we met in NYC, siblings and cousins, aunts and uncles, all girls, all guys, and eventually everybody. This was a way to force/welcome people on the dance floor. The dance party continued with open dancing and our selected danceable songs curated by my now husband and myself. The dance floor didn't stop once it began.
We had brunch desserts including croissants, muffins, cookies, Italian cookies made by his grandmother, Chinese baked treats, Filipino dessert as well to round out all our heritage. Our vision played out exactly how we imagined and it exceeded our expectations in every way.
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