Real Wedding: Huoy Lim & Walter Chen

April 17, 2011


Names Huoy Lim and Walter Chen Live in Central District Occupations She works for an education nonprofit; he’s a high school math teacher How they met They were introduced by another teacher Their approach to wedding planning In the midst of all of it, they moved from LA to Seattle, started new jobs, and got to know their new city Pre-wedding parties She went to Las Vegas with the girls; he and the guys road-tripped to Vancouver and went snowmobiling at Whistler Number of guests 110 Wedding-day weather Sunny, in the 50s Wedding time 3:30 Wedding budget $30,000, but they ended up splurging on some things Décor theme With a nod to their shared career background, the table numbers were flash cards, and during the reception the kids had activity books and the adults had crossword puzzles; because the majority of their guests traveled to attend the wedding, their secondary theme was the Seattle skyline Cultural elements They incorporated the traditional Cambodian hand-tying ceremony in honor of the bride’s heritage; her parents tied a red string around the couple’s wrists and gave blessings for their new union—they wore the strings for three days following the ceremony Cocktail hour soundtrack Michael Jackson, exclusively; the groom is a huge fan First Dance Song “Stay with You” by John Legend Dessert Cupcakes, and a Batman/Michael Jackson groom’s cake Favors for guests Gourmet popcorn station The day in three words Emotional, personal, creative Honeymoon Bali, with a stopover in Hong Kong

Walter and Huoy Highlight Film from Jeremy Almeda on Vimeo.
(Formerly Endlesslove Productions)

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Local Vendor list

Ceremony, Reception, and Catering Sodo Park by Herban Feast
Invitations Swash Letterpress
Photography Angela and Evan Photography
Videography Endlesslove Productions
Cake Cakes by Look
Ceremony and Reception Music DJ Funkscribe
Rings Greenlake Jewelry Works
Hair and Makeup Swink Style Bar
Rehearsal Dinner Ho Ho Seafood Restaurant
Hotel for Guests Homewood Suites
Registry Crate & Barrel