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Catherine Kwei & Wayne Szeto

March 30, 2013 | Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

The groom and co. ascending a steep San Francisco hill

The bride sparkled in glittery Jimmy Choo heels.

The bride purchased her strapless, ivory-illusion tulle Carolina Herrera gown from Glamour Closet on Columbus Avenue in San Francisco, and went low-key on jewelry, only donning her mother’s vintage diamond earrings.

The flowers, arranged by Miguel Torres of McCalls Catering & Events, were adorned with a sentimental photo of the bride’s grandmother, Yu Xia Ni.

A wishing tree displayed sayings about love.

The elegant white cake with raspberry filling by McCalls Catering & Events.

Introduced by friends, the couple’s engagement took place at the site of one of their first dates, a redwood forest near Half Moon Bay. Wayne presented Catherine with two fortune cookies, one prophetically reading, “You will be fortunate if you accept the next proposition you hear.”
In lieu of favors, the couple prepared a wishing tree displaying dozens of unique sayings related to love in Chinese calligraphy, and invited guests to provide their own words of wisdom on marriage and a happy life.
The evening’s music was truly unique. The father-daughter dance was an elegant tango, and the ceremony and happy hour featured a trio of live musicians, one who played the Chinese zither.