The Couple: Elizabeth and Tien
The Wedding: 6.25.11- St. Luke’s Chapel and Charleston Place Hotel, Charleston, SC
What three adjectives that best describe your wedding? Romantic, Fun, Memorable
What inspired your personal wedding style, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? My basic likes and dislikes ultimately influenced my wedding style. I made choices based on what felt right, and felt like “me”. I wanted to be able to look back on my wedding pictures 50 years down the road, and still love every aspect of our wedding day.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? Looking back, there are so many magical memories and moments of the day. Those that I love the most are getting ready with all of my closest girlfriends- reminiscing on times past, and sharing in the excitement of the day, all of the smiles of on-lookers, making you feel beautiful and special. Dancing the night away with the guests and seeing how much fun everyone was having was truly fantastic, and my all time favorite memory is walking down the aisle to my husband and seeing the emotion on his face as he saw me for the first time in my wedding dress, as his bride.
The Wedding Color Palette: Navy Blue, Ivory, Green, and Fuschia/Pinks
The Wedding Team:
Photographer: Virgil Bunao
Event Planner: Shannon McLeod
Ceremony Venue: St. Lukes Chapel
Reception Venue: Charleston Place Hotel
Videographer/Film Maker: Eight21productions
Florist: Bloom by Elizabeth Klumb
Cake: Cakes by Kasarda
Wedding dress: Bella Vista Bridal
Alterations: The Rose Knot
Bridal accessories: Out of Hand, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Bridesmaids apparel and accessories: Bill Levkoff from Bridal Mart
Groom and groomsmen apparel and accessories: Military uniforms from US Air Force Men’s Dress
Non-Military groomsmen: Mens Wearhouse
Hair: Willow Salon
Makeup: Jonny with Jonny Cosmetics
Live music: Palmetto Strings and The Finesse Band with EastCoast Entertainment
Transportation: Absolutely Charelston
Favors: Personalized Fortune cookies
Rings: Engagement Ring from Saettele, Bride’s wedding band from Simons Jewelers and Groom’s wedding band from Shane Co.
Thank you very much Elizabeth and Tien for sharing your wedding with us!
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All images above by Virgil Bunao.
Everything about this wedding is classy and timeless – love it!
How lovely to see my daughter’s wedding featured here! It brings back all those wonderful memories! Although I am biased, I do think Elizabeth and Tien planned and captured a beautiful wedding event! And of course, Virgil has preserved it through his magical touch with a lens….. PJ (Mom)
It was truly a magical day! Love to you both!
Who doesn’t love a man in uniform, right ladies? Tien looks smashing in his Military threads and Elizabeth so elegant in that stunning gown. Those trees in the background of the group formals are just magical.
Great looking couple – very elegant and lovely concept – awesome wedding! The photos reveals that the wedding was a blast!