Trudie is pure grace, she seemed to be walking on air from the beginning to the very end of her wedding day. Mark was overjoyed and could barely keep his contentment from bubbling over. They were so excited to get married, you couldn’t help but get caught up in the moment right along with them! East and West were both represented… the day began with a traditional tea ceremony, followed by a change of clothes and the main wedding ceremony, and Trudie even changed later in the night into a gorgeous red Chinese dress! Watching the way they looked at each other was magical, it was the sweetest part of this beautiful wedding day!
Mark arrived to the tea ceremony with a truck full of gifts!
The ladies barred his entrance into the house until he met their demands. Jewelry and money!
A terrific feast was prepared as an offering.
Everyone was having fun!
Then we headed to the Indian Lakes Resort for the wedding ceremony.
The event planner Liah and her husband constructed this amazing arch, and she made all the flowers. Stunning!
I loved the jewel toned bridesmaid dresses, and the parasols were the perfect accessory.
The way they look at each other… smitten!
Time for the reception…
And then it was time for RED dress, ooh lala!
This dress was handmade in China.
Could she be any more adorable?!
Congratulations Trudie and Mark!
Check out their hilarious photo booth:
Second photographer: Jamie Hartley
Hair and makeup: Vanessa Rose
Florist: Liah Tehan
Ceremony location: Indian Lakes Resort
Reception location: Indian Lakes Resort
Event Planner: Liah Tehan
Officiant: Roy Quiriconi
Cake: Domino’s Pastries
Caterer: Indian Lakes Resort
Dress: Ella Bridals
Veil: Cha Cha in Glen Ellyn
Accessories: Liah Tehan
DJ/Band: Toast & Jam (Karen)
First Dance: Michael Buble (Everything)
Q&A with the bride and groom:
What was the most memorable moment of your day?
Mark: standing up at the stage when Tru was walking down the aisle
Tru: walking down the aisle
What was your favorite detail?
Mark: table arrangement
Tru: veil; Being able to do the chinese tea ceremony was great! Can’t believe it went as well as it did.
Funniest memory from your wedding day?
Mark/Tru: Best man’s (Frank Diamond) speech with ladies turning their keys in
Any advice for future brides/grooms?
Get a wedding planner – worth every penny!
If you could do it all over, would you change anything?
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Ti Kaye Village in St. Lucia. Tru zip lined, kayaked and snorkeled for the FIRST time on our honeymoon!
We love our photographer!!!