Michael & Ellein’s NYC Wedding

This week I’m continuing my quest to present to you photos and ideas from the various weddings I’ve been to this year.  Last week I shared John and Rachel’s Lynchberg wedding, this week I have Mike and Ellein’s NYC wedding.

Since Mike and Ellein are both from Hong Kong, they actually got married in HK and had a second wedding in New York.  The wedding was held in a church in Queens, and was followed by a reception in the church’s hall (there was also a tent outside).  All the food was catered by a local Korean catering company and I must say: it was probably *the most* food I’d ever seen at a wedding!

The appetizers - amazingly presented!

The appetizers - amazingly presented!

A sampling of the food: there was a huge buffet line and the options included Chinese, Korean, and Japanese food. Probably about 30 types of food all up!!

A sampling of the food: there was a huge buffet line and the options included Chinese, Korean, and Japanese food. Probably about 30-40 types of food all up!!

They picked up the favors in HK - they were little face cloths shaped like cakes. Yes, I did see one guy holding it in one hand, with a fork in the other!

They picked up the favors in HK - they were little face cloths shaped like cakes. Yes, I did see one guy holding it in one hand, with a fork in the other!

Michael and Ellein are both fabulous dancers! When they entered the reception, they had changed out of their wedding clothes and into these outfits (they also had top hats!).  Ellein choreographed the dance - it was amazing. One of their friends posted up a video on Facebook but unfortunately its not on YouTube.  If I can get a copy Ill post it up here!

Michael and Ellein are both fabulous dancers! When they entered the reception, they had changed out of their wedding clothes and into these outfits (they also had top hats!). Ellein choreographed the dance - it was amazing. One of their friends posted up a video on Facebook but unfortunately it is not on YouTube. If I can get a copy Ill post it up here!

The cake was HUGE!

The cake was HUGE!

And they had an ice sculpture.  Personally, I think ice sculptures are a waste of money, but if its your thing and you have the extra budget, then it does make a nice decoration.

And they had an ice sculpture. Personally, I don't think ice sculptures are worth it, but if it's your thing and you have the extra budget, then it does make a nice decoration. This one was in the shape of their monogram.

And there you have it! I also had the pleasure of meeting David at this wedding! Small world :-).

I loved that Ellein and Michael included some unique elements in their wedding (especially their dancing and singing!).  We had a great time. The only downside was that although there was a lot of food, it had been sitting in a warm tent for at least an hour before we actually got to eat it! What unique things have you seen and enjoyed at weddings recently?

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2 Responses to Michael & Ellein’s NYC Wedding

  1. Connie Chun says:

    Oh my goodness! I was at this wedding as well~!!! :)

    I commented on an unedible favor being towels packaged like desserts and I was actually referring to Mike and Ellein’s wedding!

    I danced with Ellein in college and when Mike and Ellein stepped out to do their first dance, I was so ecstatic I couldn’t stop screaming! She’s an excellent, amazing dancer and she definitely put the grooves into Mike. ;)

    What a small world!

    There was definitely a whole lot of food and guests were standing outside for an hour or so with no real place to sit. I’m only an occasional heal-wearer so my feet were in real pain.

    Dancing was definitely my favorite part. Amazing!

  2. auschick says:

    wow, such a small world!!! I still haven’t unwrapped those favors – they are too cute to unravel!

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