Tony and Natalie got married in a modern blush and gold wedding in Chicago on August 20, 2016. They met in 2013 through Coffee Meets Bagel, but it just so happens that their parents knew each other through church.   The couple started off with in a long distance relationship as Tony was all the way in Fresno.  As their relationship bloomed they continued to learn more about each other while attending events like Comicon, and travelling.

Tony proposed to Natalie while the two were on a trip to Chicago and they immediately started to plan #foreveryoung820!  The wedding day was beautiful!!! Coordinated by Judy at Peal White Events, the day went as smooth as possible.   In the morning, Natalie was calm and extremely excited for her wedding day.   Her hair and makeup, as well as all her bridesmaids were done by Brides & Beauties by Chloe.   All of Natalie and Tony’s colors were in whimsical shades of pink tulle.

Tony and Natalie had incorporated a few traditional elements.  After Natalie was done getting ready they did a gift exchange, a first look at the hotel, and then headed to Piedmont Community Church early to take bridal portraits at a local park across the street.

From Photographer Michelle Nicole Photography:

The energy was so high, and the sunset was so beautiful across Lake Merritt. Ntalie + Tony were willing to do whatever it takes for really great photos, so when we watched a gondola pass by, we deliberated about how amazing it would be to take photos in there! A few minutes later, we all walked over but they were closed.  Luckily, someone was still inside the shop and Natalie asked if we could sit in a gondola for a few minutes, and next thing you know we’re literally sitting in a gondola, thanks to the Authentic Venetian Gondola Cruises on Lake Merritt!   It was amazing.  The rest of the day was full of surprises like Natalie’s dad singing a song during the reception, and also Natalie singing, “Lea Salonga – Two Words” to Tony.  The night continued on the dance floor with mini light sabers to keep the rest of the partying going.

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Vendor Collaboration

Photographer:  Michelle Nicole Photography // Caterer: Chef Moe’s Bon Appetit Catering // Reception Venue: Oakland Scottish Rite Center // Photo Booth Equipment: Props and Shots // Floral Designer: Ann’s Bridal // Makeup Artist: Brides and Beauties by Chloe // Bakery: Cake Pop Envie // DJ: dj bleev // Other: Lion Dance ME // Cake Designer: Napolean Bakery // Event Planner: Pearl White Events // Bridesmaid Dresses – Jenny Yoo
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