Mai and Aaron first met in an organic chemistry class in college and after a few conversations, they instantly bonded. They chose to have their wedding at the beautiful ROYAL OAKS COUNTRY CLUB where the couple fell in love with the scenery. The couple personalized their wedding with neat geometric shapes and hints of nerdy Zelda references (see if you can spot them). We’re obsessed with the fresh and summery palette of pale aqua and bright yellow! This is absolutely the happiest of weddings, but with POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE as the design team behind the big day, it’s no surprise! Kimberly Chau Photography captured all these gorgeous images, and we know you’ll love!
What made the wedding special and unique?
One thing that made the wedding special and unique is that it reflects Aaron’s and my personality in the truest way. Aaron is a geek and I’m the kind of non-traditional lady who wants to share everything with him so we got some Zelda accessories for Aaron and I let Aaron help me pick out my wedding dress and reception dress. Yes I took him on wedding dress hunt with me!
Tell us about the dress and where/how you found it!
I got the dress at Misora Bridal Boutique after Aaron told me “This is the one I like the most.” It was a La Sposa dress with white tulle and sequins.
What were some touches added to make it personal?
Definitely the Zelda pin and cuff-links. In addition, the yellow color is Aaron’s all time favorite color. He likes everything yellow. He owns more than ten yellow shirts and countless yellow items so there’s no doubt yellow was the theme of the day!
What was the most memorable part of the day?
The most memorable part of the day is when Aaron said his vows. I almost burst out hearing it. It was very long (almost 5 minutes), sweet and funny at the same time.
Tell us how you met and became engaged
We met each other for the first time in summer 2012 at an Organic Chemistry class at Houston Community College for our schools’ prerequisite. I almost picked another professor and Aaron almost missed the registration deadline but we made it at last. After the class ended we started dating. Aaron’s proposal was nothing fancy or romantic by definition but rather surprising to me. One night before we went to bed he just told me “Baby I want to marry you.” No ring, no flowers or candles or kneeling but I happily accepted knowing I wouldn’t marry anyone but him and he is the one I love, not the ring.
Vendors: Photography: Kimberly Chau Photography // Event Planner: Pomp & Circumstance // Floral Designer: Maxit Flower Design // Venue: Royal Oaks Country Club // DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: Paper Floral Artistry by Balushka // Cake: CAKES BY GINA // Programs: Lavender & Mint // Makeup Artist: Pink Palette Artists // Bride’s Dress: La Sposa // Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group // Dress Designer: Pronovias // Dress Store: Victoria’s Secret // Linens and Coverings: Elegant Beginnings Inc. // Shoes: Ivanka Trump // DJ: LG Entertainment // Tuxedo and Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse // Veils and Headpieces: Nordstrom // Other: West Elm