Photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography

Real Wedding: Drs. Brenda Huynh & Jesse Hwang

LOVE AND A CAROUSEL | 6.24.2017 | PHOTOGRAPHS BY Jenna Bechtholt Photography

NAMES Drs. Brenda Huynh and Jesse Hwang LIVE IN Bellevue OCCUPATIONS Brenda is a pediatric dentist, and Jesse is a general dentist. HOW THEY MET As co-residents at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn FIRST OR MOST MEMORABLE DATE Dinner at a jazz restaurant, where they ended the night dancing around a solo saxophonist on Wall Street HOW YOU KNEW HE WAS THE ONE For Brenda: “When I cancelled a date because I was sick, but he showed up to my apartment anyway to surprise me with homemade chicken noodle soup (definitely a keeper).” For Jesse: It was “the day I heard her laugh (snort) and her voice.” HOW HE PROPOSED Jesse took Brenda to Jane’s
Carousel when it was closed and surprised her with candles and pictures of them hanging all around. Jesse got down on one knee, proposing next to the Brooklyn Bridge, representing the place they first met and fell in love. BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE PARTY His: Denver, Colorado. Hers: Vancouver, Washington WEDDING TIME 5 p.m. WEDDING DAY WEATHER Bright and sunny NUMBER OF GUESTS 120 APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING Hire a wedding planner. WEDDING THEME Classy, elegant, simple, and impacting, not over the top COLORS Ivory, blush, with pops of mauve and navy blue FLOWERS Airy, lush, greenery NONTRADITIONAL ELEMENTS Bride changed into a Vietnamese dress. FAVORITE CEREMONY MOMENT Personal vows FIRST DANCE SONG “Latch” by Sam Smith DESSERTS Assorted pastries FAVORS Dessert to go in decorated boxes THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Magical, intimate, unforgettable HONEYMOON Hawaii and Japan

I loved the small details from our wedding: the Game of Thrones– inspired elements (wax seal, cake topper, music) and dentist-related décor (teeth cookies, teeth on our photo booth pictures). —BRENDA, THE BRIDE

Wedding planning and design Simply by
Tamara Nicole
Wedding flowers Sugar Pine
Ceremony and reception Woodmark
Hotel and Spa
Photographer Jenna Bechtholt Photography
Photo booth Drunken Pixel
Videographer Palm Visuals
Desserts Sugar Pine and Simply Desserts
Ceremony and reception entertainment
Arcobaleno Strings (ceremony) and
Integral DJs (reception)
Hair and makeup KaylaKollection
Formal wear for bride Pronovias
Formal wear for groom Hugo Boss
Formal wear for bridal party Bar III, ASOS,
Nordstrom, Lulus
Rehearsal dinner location Rooftop lounge
of Avalon Towers Bellevue
Rentals Cort