Happy Tuesday Romancers! Rolling right along this week with a beautiful Virginia wedding at the Beyond Restaurant in Harrisonburg. The bride is Chinese-American and naturally the coupled wanted to include this in their wedding theme, so they infused a ton of red coloring (“the” wedding color, according to the bride) into their wedding day. Amy & David also included their family in a TON of their handmade wedding details, and decided to honor their dogs (Razz & Mango) through custom dog cake toppers and cupcakes designed in their honor!
A special thanks to Aubrey’s Photography for sharing her images of this beautiful Virginia wedding.
Amy & David’s Handmade, Chinese Tradition-Infused Harrisonburg, Virginia Wedding
Photographer – Aubrey’s Photography | Invitations – Minted | Venue – Beyond Restaurant | Hair Stylist – K.C. Felton Bridal Hair | Cake/Cupcakes – Sweetz Bakery | Cake Topper – Animal Cake Toppers [Etsy] | DJ – Leon Pearson of J&H DJ Services | Rings – Protea Diamonds| Wedding Gown – Alfred Angelo | Bride’s Shoes – Ivanka Trump
The bride’s cousin did her makeup AND made the stunning bouquet below.
i loooooove Amy’s fur bolero & the red and purple bouquet!
About the couple:
Amy and David met for the first time in middle school. Amy must have made an impression on David, because he looked her up many years later when she was in her 3rd year of college at UVA. They went out for dinner in Charlottesville and had a great time catching up. David asked her out a few months later when they were both home in Burke, VA. Their first date was May 19, 2000. David was so nervous that they got very lost on the way to dinner and ended up in a parking lot, but it was the start to a great relationship.
They dated for many years and after being apart for a couple of years found each other again, realizing that they were meant to be together. Their proposal happened on the anniversary of their first date.
David had conspired with Amy’s boss and gotten her down to UVa (her alma mater) on the pretense of a work related assignment. She was wandering around the Grounds taking photos when David appeared. He eventually pulled her to the courtyard where he presented her with an album recounting their years together and when she got to the end he pulled out a ring.
About their wedding!
Since they got engaged at Amy’s college, they decided to have the wedding in Harrisonburg, where David went to school. Amy is Chinese-American and in her family, the expectation is to have a large Chinese banquet with numerous courses. They knew they didn’t want this traditional type of wedding but still wanted to be able to serve authentic Chinese food while also having some American dishes.
They decided to go with Beyond, an Asian fusion restaurant in downtown Harrisonburg owned by family friends. It was the first wedding for the small, 2-story restaurant. The choice was an unconventional one given that dinner guests would have to be split between two floors and several of the tables on the first floor would have to be removed to make room for dancing, but it worked out well. Guests who wanted to be away from the dancing and music were able to relax and chat upstairs.
Click inside for the rest of Amy & David’s modern Chinese-American Virginia wedding by Aubrey’s Photography.