Museum of Life and Science at the Butterfly House. When Kevin who was with me to photograph the wedding for this blog, and I arrived, the couple had completed their First Look and Xiaoxing, looking like a princess, was outside on the bench talking with her friend who was our translator for the ceremony.
A fantastic couple who grew up on opposite sides of the planet and met at Duke. It was destiny!
The florist was Whole Foods! Beautiful!
Events by Memory Lane as their wedding planner. She attended to all the little details for these very busy two people. Two weeks after this wedding Robert graduated from medical school and Xiaoxing is in the PhD program and travels back and forth overseas for months at the time.
The Butterfly House is the perfect setting for such a scientific couple! And stunningly beautiful as well.All Events DJ was all ready for me to plug my mic into his body pack and do a sound check. His assistant was doing a bit of on the job training that day!
Stacy is pouring the wine for the Wine Unity Ceremony.
This beautiful cake is by Whole Foods as well.Morgan Henderson and their videographer was K2 Productions. Morgan has already posted some of her beautiful photos on Facebook and I am looking forward to seeing the video.
Before the ceremony these guests are having fun taking a selfie!
Time to begin! Robert's parents entered first then Robert and I followed!
Xiaoxing and Haiying make their entrance!
Then I got to launch into the story of how these two found each other, fell in love and decided to marry.
And really, the rest is, as they say, history! They fell hard for each other and the match was perfect.
They read their vows to each other then exchanged rings.
They were really enjoying this!
Pouring their wine together.....
Then I poured the blended wine into their red tumblers.
They did that so beautifully!
After pronouncing them married I invited Robert to kiss the bride. At first I thought they were going to dance!
Robert had no qualms about making sure there were plenty of photos of the kiss!
"Ahh! We did it!"
Get your bouquet.....
And away they go!
Xiaoxing has changed into the traditional Chinese red wedding dress.