After a Christmas engagement, Lydia and Nathan celebrated a contemporary spring wedding in Kelowna, British Columbia. The pair, who met at UBC Vancouver, exchanged vows in front of 100 guests at St. Charles Garnier Catholic Church before participating in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. The contemporary spring wedding celebration continued at the Harvest Golf Club, where a red and gold Chinese “double happiness” symbol was prominently displayed above the festivities. Cheery colours like yellow and pink were reflected in the centrepieces. Customary in Chinese weddings, Lydia changed into a second red silk dress (red is considered a lucky colour). The happy couple cut a pink-trimmed wedding cake adorned in orchids, concluding the contemporary spring wedding.
Lydia Ting and Nathan Wipfli, March 25, 2011, Kelowna, British Columbia.
Photography courtesy of Suzanne Le Stage (www.eyesoflestage.com).
Ceremony location: St. Charles Garnier Catholic Church
Reception location: The Harvest Golf Club
Dress: Maggie Sottero from Bliss Bridal
Groom’s tux: Kenneth Cole
Bridal party attire: Alfred Sung from Bliss Bridal
Hair: Cheri Chung
Makeup: Cheri Chung
Music: OK Express Entertainment (250-212-1838)
Cake: Made by mother, sister and cousin of the groom
Caterer: The Harvest Golf Club
Favours: Homemade cookies given out at tea ceremony
Flowers: Burnett’s Flowers
Stationery: Online invitations blog (nathanandlydia.wordpress.com)
See all the photos from this contemporary spring wedding here.