NAMES Evelyn Lee & Jerry Vang LIVE IN Beaverton OCCUPATIONS She’s an afterschool teacher; he’s an engineer HOW THEY MET They were introduced by her aunt and his mom at a cultural New Year’s celebration; they exchanged numbers that evening and couldn’t stop talking to each other HOW THEY GOT ENGAGED Jerry proposed at PDX just before leaving on a business trip WEDDING WEATHER Sunny all morning; it started to sprinkle as soon as the ceremony started and through dinner. They didn’t have a tent, but no one cared! NUMBER OF GUESTS 70 COLORS Blush, ivory, and gold THEME Garden FLOWERS Slightly messy, with roses, ranunculus, stock, hydrangea, dahlias, carnations, seeded eucalyptus, and Queen Anne’s lace UNIQUE TWIST Instead of having the officiant begin the processional, they recorded an introduction to welcome everyone themselves MENU STANDOUTS Herb-buttered salmon, braised Moroccan chicken, and coconut jasmine rice DESSERT A simple, clean-looking two-tier strawberry cake with buttercream frosting DIY HIGHLIGHTS Among many other things, Evelyn gilded candlesticks, reception table vases, and macaron favor boxes; stained, carved (initials), painted, and padded a wooden ring box; made the guest book and paper goods; and created kid kits with coloring books, crayons, a snack, and stickers FAVORITE DETAIL The place cards with a gold glitter heart FIRST DANCE SONG Chris Brown and Keri Hilson’s “Superhuman,” followed by a dance mix for a surprise performance they spent months perfecting IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER Even though it would have put them over budget, they would have had a videographer rather than settling for cell phone videos THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Simple, intimate, fun HONEYMOON Honolulu

We never imagined how much help we’d get that day and the days leading up to it. If we learned anything from our wedding, it’s that we have incredible family and friends. -Evelyn Lee

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Vendor List

CEREMONY & RECEPTION Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

CATERING Divine Catering

RENTALS Barclay Event Rentals

PHOTOGRAPHY PrettyGeeky Photography

FLOWERS Vang’s Garden Flowers

CAKE Pure Bliss Bakery

GOWN San Patrick from Bridal Exclusives

BRIDE’S ACCESSORIES Veil from Bridal Exclusives, Ingenue B. sash, JCBridalJewelry earrings


RINGS Ben Bridge Jeweler

HAIR & MAKEUP Powder Inc