So my girl Amy is engaged! I am so thrilled for Amy and Darryl, and their story makes me so happy. Now living in New York, Amy and Darryl originally met during our first year of college in Boston, and reconnected years later. One of the things that's so fun about this engagement is that in our close group of four college girls, Tracy and Nancy got married within months of each other two years ago. It was such a fun time because we were able to see each other so much that year - a true treat. Now this year, it's our turn to host the girl group!
On to the wedding: Amy is considering either a winter wedding or a late summer wedding. If she goes with a winter wedding, she wouldn't want to wait until 2010, so it'd be this winter. I think this is doable in part because winter is the slowest season for weddings, so their choice of venues and vendors might still be fairly wide. Plus, I find the idea simply irresistible.
So before Amy rules out the winter wedding idea (it would involve immediate action, much more Darryl's strong suit than Amy's), I thought I'd craft an inspiration board around the possibility. Darryl's family is from China, and red is a dominant color in Chinese weddings, signifying good luck. Amy mentioned to me how elegant deep reds, silver, and gold might look in a winter setting, and I couldn't agree more. I took her idea and ran with it!
Chinese Winter Wedding
Black-tie elegance in a gilded hotel ballroom on a cold winter night... classic New York with a Chinese twist
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