Real Wedding: Annie Nam & Kenny To

Posh Party in Winter Whites | December 1, 2012


NAMES Annie Nam and Kenny To LIVE IN Belltown OCCUPATIONS She works in architecture; he’s a dentist HOW THEY MET At a mutual friend’s birthday party; it was an instant connection WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Cold and crisp with sun breaks and light showers WEDDING TIME 5 NUMBER OF GUESTS 175 SPENT/SPLURGED Food and alcohol were very important to the couple; they saved by getting married in the off-season FIRST VENDOR HIRED Event designer THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING They did it all in four months; Annie took the lead but included Kenny in most of the decision-making DÉCOR VIBE Romantic and intimate with amazing lighting, antique and vintage pieces, and an underlying French influence DÉCOR INSPIRATION Annie’s love affair with Paris TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Both mothers wore traditional Korean outfits; Kenny and Annie bowed to each other’s parents to honor them and show gratitude Colors Winter neutrals; blush, ivory, gray, and mixed metals FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT The second they laid eyes on each other—all of their nerves disappeared FAVORITE PART OF THE RECEPTION MENU The few bites of pan-roasted halibut and prime rib that they had time to eat FIRST DANCE SONG Sade’s “By Your Side” FAVORS FOR GUESTS Mini crème brûlée cupcakes with custom-made coasters and photo booth pictures UNEXPECTED ELEMENT Everything went according to plan—no hiccups at all HOW THE DAY WAS DIFFERENT THAN THEY IMAGINED They didn’t have much time to spend with their family and friends IF THEY KNEW THEN WHAT THEY KNOW NOW They would have had a mini-honeymoon right after the wedding THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Elegant, romantic, intimate HONEYMOON London, Paris, Italy

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Given that McKenzie filled the space with texture and warmth, I could easily gather images of the details and capture the feel of the room as the ceremony and party progressed.
—Annabel Braithwaite, BelathÉe Photography

Regional Vendor List

Ceremony and Reception Pravda Studios
Event Design and Flowers McKenzie Powell Floral & Event Design
Catering Ravishing Radish
Photography Belathée Photography
Videographer James Dean Videography
Photo Booth Phototainment
Dessert Macrina Bakery
Favors Cake Envy
Ceremony and Reception Music DJ Nostalgia B
Rings Ben Bridge
Gown and Alterations Monique Lhuillier from Marcella’s La Boutique
Veil Nina from James Dean Videography
Makeup Tammy Yi Makeup & Hair
Hair Gene Juarez
Formal Wear for Groom Hugo Boss from Nordstrom
Formal Wear for Groomsmen Black by Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse
Rentals Choice Linens, Bella Umbrella, Vintage Ambiance
Rehearsal Dinner Sea Garden Seafood Restaurant
Hotel for Guests Alexis Hotel, Hyatt at Olive 8
Registry Crate & Barrel, Macy’s