February 11, 2012
Going Out & Going Viral
YooMi, in public relations, and Oliver, in international petrochemical distribution, met at a mixer for Korean-American Society of Houston and Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce. Their first date took place at the Contemporary arts Museum, where a Houston Chronicle reporter photographed them. The photo went viral once posted to the website—and the rest was history.
Popping the Question
YooMi and Oliver had a romantic Saturday night date planned at their favorite Italian restaurant. While YooMi was getting ready, Oliver took her dog, Kai, out for a walk. When they returned, YooMi noticed a large purple and silver bow with a note attached to her lhatese. The note read, “Please say yes. – Kai.” Before YooMi had the chance to even react, Oliver was already down on one knee to ask her hand in marriage.
Wedding Ceremony & Reception –
Butler’s Courtyard, league City, TX
“We wanted our wedding to be an intimate and elegant affair while representing who we are. our inspiration was historic elegance that incorporates the western American culture as well as the Korean and Taiwanese cultures. Butler’s Courtyard was the perfect place for that.”
Vera Wang, Dorothy (a strapless gown with a vintage crystal/beadwork bust-line and full skirt made of Alencon lace, water color patterns of tulle, tissue organza, chiffon and charmeus).
“It was love at first sight! This dress was perfect for both the wedding theme and me; it wasn’t too traditional, but still elegant – and my favorite color: pink,” says YooMi.
“We wanted to respect our Korean and Taiwanese heritage in the American-style wedding. i wore the wedding gown for the ceremony but changed into a Taiwanese traditional dress, called QiPao, for the reception.”
Cake and Flowers
Cakes by Jula in league City designed the traditional-style wedding cake. it was a simple, white cake with pink flowers. Floral arrangements were by Floriography.
The couple also set up a candy bar with 15 different American, Korean and Taiwanese favorites – all of which were long gone before the reception even started.
Advice For Other Brides
“Be prepared for the unexpected; make peace with the fact that not everything will go as planned. let things go when they happen and enjoy the very special day of your life,” says YooMi.
– Augusta Neal
Photography b Studio 563