Kim & Jeremy’s Koi Palace Wedding Photos
Here is a curated collection of photos from Kim and Jeremy’s Koi Palace wedding. It was such a beautiful day and we were so happy we were able to be there for this awesome couple on their big day!
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Photography: Apollo Fotografie
Ceremony Venue: True Jesus Church
Reception Venue: Koi Palace
Hair & Make up: A-List Makeup
Event Rentals & Decor: Chair Divas
Florals: Alicia Voelker Design
Suit: Hugo Boss
Videography: J Kapture
DJ: Elite Entertainment
Dessert: Cake Expressions
Band: Garuda Blue
From the couple:
We were aiming for a modern, minimalist styled wedding but still filled with color and lush flowers! We also knew we wanted to incorporate a couple of elements that were important to our families and us: the wedding at Church, the traditional Chinese tea ceremony, and a good old fashioned Chinese banquet with lots of (awesome) food!
We went for lush, organic and minimalist floral design. We were very fortunate to have met our florist was able to bring Kim’s exact vision to life (and everyone knows how pedantic she is!). I wanted the floral design to look and flow organically and naturally, almost as though it was arranged by nature and plucked right out of a whimsical garden. The bouquets, bouts, centerpieces, church, and reception backdrop and sweetheart table florals were packed with beautiful blooming peonies, garden roses, and ranunculus in blush, ivory, and coral and made a beautiful day even more amazing. The florals looked perfect in our Koi Palace Wedding photos.
We also had our tea ceremony outdoors in our backyard (putting a modern twist to tradition) where we had a beautiful floral backdrop which brought out the spring time garden feels. Kim was all down for DIY but thank goodness Jeremy was able to convince her otherwise (for just a couple of things!).
But together with awesome friends and family, we did manage to have a couple of personalized aspects for the big day.
The Church Choir sang sweet hymns for us and our friends played the trio and piano for the ceremony. We also had an awesome jazz band at the reception, where we danced our first dance to the crooning of Kim’s brother, and Kim surprised her dad with a sweet father-daughter dance to Butterfly Kisses.
All the food at church was prepared by church friends! The wedding cake and all the desserts were all made by Kim’s mom and her best friend. Since Kim is from Australia, we also had a hand-assembled Tim Tam ‘cake’ which was the highlight of the dessert table!
Kim’s dad painstakingly hand wrote all 230 guest names for the table seating chart. Together with some friends, Kim finally used her Cricut to make the welcome sign and all the ‘reserved’ sign for the church pews.
The napkins were all hand folded and favors all hand wrapped by family. The ring box and table numbers were personalized by Kim’s best friend.
Each bridesmaid received a silk robe bought in Hong Kong as well as a blush pink Coach purse; Each groomsmen received a blush pink themed pocket square, tie, and pair of socks as well as a personalized flask.
Both Kim and Jeremy love simplicity which was reflected in their rings. Kim’s beautiful diamond was placed in a simple solitaire setting and complemented by her pave wedding band. Jeremy, who normally is not too particular about fashion, chose a ring with just a hint of rose gold just to match Kim’s (which was super cute and sweet!)
It was love at first sight when Kim first tried on the ivory colored Watters wedding dress. The style was simple yet sophisticated, with a bodice built with hand-cut lace which organically flowed towards the waist. It was delicately placed over layers of silk organza and tulle for an understated effect. Her cheong-sam for the tea ceremony was a replica of her mother’s, and was tailor made with silk Jeremy bought from a recent trip to Taiwan.
He knew from the start that he wanted to get married in a Hugo Boss suit. So that was pretty easy! We met at work and hit it off instantly because of our love for good food, good drinks, and good company (and maybe tax).
The proposal took place at our favorite winery in Napa during one of our regular shipment pick-ups, and Jeremy managed to keep it a surprise. We spent the whole afternoon relaxing and sipping on champagne until he got on one knee and proposed! We then had an amazing dinner at Single Thread which was a perfect ending to the perfect day.