GRACE HSU & KENNY YUNG
FROM GRace: We got engaged in Monterey, California, at Lovers Point Park. After Kenny popped the question, we headed back to the hotel and I found the room decorated with candles, rose petals, a bouquet of roses, Champagne, a wedding cake and a personalized photo album. As I flipped through the album, I saw on the last page a picture of Kenny proposing to me on the beach just moments before, and the selfie we took after! Kenny had planned the whole thing with my two best friends. We wanted an elegant celebration to complement the natural and beautiful surroundings of the UBC Botanical Garden. The gorgeous linens, gold cutlery and charger plates, along with an amazing selection of flowers, all came together perfectly. It was exactly what we envisioned for an intimate, romantic dinner. We treated the guests to good West Coast Canadian food and wine. We worked with the caterer to craft a menu that featured all of our favourite dishes. The dinner was served family-style, to encourage interaction among guests and enable them to eat as much as they pleased. During the cocktail hour, a jazz band performed as guests mingled. Halfway through the performance, the band paused to introduce its members. They mentioned they were missing a member, and asked if anyone would like to step in as the saxophonist. Kenny jokingly walked over, picked up the saxophone and played an Ed Sheeran tune with the band. His amazing performance surprised everyone, including me, because I had no idea he even played the instrument!
editor KiMbeRlY aGliPaY. JULY 1, 2018