A Late Summer Wedding at the Hive | Trinity + Luis
For today’s Feature Friday, I’m sharing Trinity and Luis’s late summer wedding at the Hive. We loved witnessing how Trinity honored her Chinese heritage through a second wedding dress (so gorgeous!), her jewelry, and a special Chinese wedding table. Keep reading to learn more about this perfect summer wedding!
Tell us about your love story!
We met as teenagers working at McDonald’s. Over time, we began closer and started hanging out and studying together. Eventually, we began dating, moved in together, and the rest is history!
My proposal story is a very special memory. We were on a family trip with his family in Cancun. I was completely unaware of his plans to propose. We had a hotel with a balcony room that overlooked the beach and beautiful ocean. One night, I was relaxing in another room when his sister told me to come look at something outside. I went out to the balcony and looked out to the beach, and he had “Will you marry me?” written out on the sand, with the help of his family. Of course, I said yes, and his family immediately began cheering. To my surprise, I heard more voices cheering! I looked down from the balcony and saw that a group of girls had seen them writing in the sand and were waiting for the proposal. It felt really special to have everyone so happy for me in that moment.
What was the overall vibe of your day? What were your colors? Did you have any theme?
We intended the vibe to be really fun, which comes naturally with Luis’s very large and extroverted family. Our colors were dusty rose and sage green, and our decor was based around these colors. I had a beautiful cascading bouquet featuring these colors along with hints of burgundy.
We also had printouts of our engagement photos spread about in the venue for decoration, and for guests to take home if they wanted.
Our special decorations was my Chinese wedding table. My mother is Chinese, and she helped me decorate a specific table to be Chinese themed with a special extra cake, red hearts spread out with Chinese characters, and a “lucky money” envelope box as a substitute for a card box. The tradition behind the lucky money is you have special red envelopes which the guests put money in as a gift for the bride and groom. The guest should offer the envelope with both hands, and the bride or groom accept with both hands to accept their blessing.
Tell us all about your dress! Did you wear any special jewelry? What were your shoes like?
I had a beautiful A-line dress called “Lorainne” from Heart’s Bridal. It had a nude top with lacing and beading over, and then an opaque ivory fabric for the rest of the dress with a slit at the side. I also had a special red Chinese wedding dress with embroidery and a slit at the side.
My special piece of jewelry was a pure gold Chinese bracelet traditionally worn by the bride at her wedding. I wore this with my Chinese dress during pictures and the reception.
What was your favorite memory from the day?
I have lots of amazing memories! One is the games that we played during the reception. There was a game where every groomsmen and any other young man who wished to join linked hands and ran together in loops around the bride and groom, who are balancing on chairs with family holding them stable. Little did I know, the goal was to knock us off of the chairs! Luckily, my family held me tight enough so that if the chair fell, I wouldn’t fall off.
Some of my other favorite memories were doing our bridal party and family photoshoot. Cassidy was amazing about directing us on what to do or how to pose to get her shots, and in turn it made for a very fun experience.
Did you have a favorite part about The Hive that we can share?
My favorite things about The Hive is that it was so beautiful yet easy to customize, and how open it felt. The huge barn doors to the kitchen helped it feel open for those getting food and also made it less crowded for a line to form. Also, the doors to outside being left open made it feel that much bigger and gave fresh air.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to anyone planning a wedding?
Make sure you eat! Don’t skip breakfast with the fear that you won’t fit as well in the dress or that you will be sick. First breakfast will not make you fit worse in your dress, as long as it was altered correctly to have some wiggle room. Second, feeling weak and light headed from not eating is much more likely than being nauseous due to nerves, and that is exactly what happened to me.
The day can go so fast that it will be hard to find another time to eat. Make sure you have a designated person that can help fix you a plate if food is out when you are off doing something else. Cassidy and my cousin were amazing and did this for me, and I was extremely grateful for it!
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