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Real Wedding: Tina Ngo & Ky Phan

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NAMES Tina Ngo and Ky Phan LIVE IN Queen Anne OCCUPATIONS She’s a pharmacist; he works as a software engineer MEMORABLE DATE New Year’s at the Space Needle; that’s when he popped the question WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Mostly overcast, but dry WEDDING TIME 4 NUMBER OF GUESTS 180 SPENT/SPLURGED They made sure to have more than enough food and drinks to keep the party going, but saved by using simple tabletop arrangements with an emphasis on the floral elements BUDGET They weren’t able to stick to it, but the extra money was well spent THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING They had an initial vision but that was about it, so they were happy to take all the help they could get FIRST VENDOR HIRED Their wedding designers WEDDING THEME Rustic glam THEME INSPIRATION They wanted to keep it fun and light, but what’s a party without a little sparkle? BACHELORETTE PARTY Sun and fun in Miami BACHELOR PARTY NYC in the snow PROCESSIONAL SONG “How Beautiful” instrumental by Twila Paris TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS They hosted a Vietnamese tea ceremony the day before the wedding, and collected lucky red envelope gifts, called li xi, during the reception COLORS Coral and navy FLOWERS A mix of soft pinks, corals, and whites for the bridesmaids; a bouquet of black-eyed white anemones for the bride RECEPTION MENU Mix of American-, Mexican-, and Vietnamese-inspired dishes set up at different serving stations, and a decadent late-night snack FAVORITE PART OF THE MENU Made-to-order Vietnamese crêpes FAVORS FOR GUESTS Personalized bags of tea FAVORITE RECEPTION MOMENT They took some time for themselves to have a few bites and sips and let it all soak in before they made their entrance at the cocktail party UNEXPECTED ELEMENT At the end of the evening, they weren’t at all tired; they could have danced all night THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Fun, heartwarming, unforgettable HONEYMOON Italy

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Regional Vendor List


CEREMONY Catholic Newman Center at University of Washington

RECEPTION 415 Westlake

EVENT DESIGN Valley & Co

PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO BOOTH Chantal Andrea Photography

FLOWERS Floressence

CATERING Herban Feast

DESSERTS Ruth-Anne Ford Cakes, High 5 Pie

RINGS J. Lewis Jewelry

MAKEUP Erin Skipley

FORMAL WEAR Men’s Wearhouse

RENTALS Choice Linens, Blue Danube, Pedersen’s Event Rentals

ALTERATIONS Fragile Fit Alterations

REHEARSAL DINNER Local 360

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