In 2011, at UCLA’s Dental School, it was practically guaranteed that Kay and Eric would meet. “We had the same last name, so we were partners for whatever– from anatomy to pre-clinical laboratories!” states Kay. “Our relationship evolved from locker friends to lab/study partners, and finally to girlfriend and boyfriend.” After crossing the nation to Philadelphia together for their residency programs, the set took every opportunity to go house to Los Angeles; following dinner on among those journeys, Eric took Kay back to the college campus where their love started. “We sat on the bench to recollect about our days there and then Eric got on his knees and popped the question,” shares Kay. “I was reduced to delighted tears, and given that it was 10 p.m. on a Saturday night, no one existed to capture our unique moment. We took a selfie with our teary eyes and it was among the most memorable nights of my life.”
The couple initially planned for a destination wedding in the Maldives for November 2020, which they would have followed with a small reception in California. However, when it ended up being clear that pandemic travel restrictions would not be lifted in time for them to move on, the pair chose to wed at the Southern California home of Eric’s parents. “We had a remarkable coordinator (Sally Shin of Pretty Little Events) who had the very best strategy to totally transform the yard,” says Kay. “She presented us to all the suppliers who would be the best fit for our vision.” Eventually, that vision gave way to an intimate, romantic, garden wedding with a modern-day twist.
Preparation an event from afar did have its obstacles. “With the wedding all the method across the country and the pandemic at its peak, I couldn’t fulfill Sally or any of the suppliers until the day prior to!” Kay shares. “There were a lot of emails and telephone call.” The revised yard celebration included more coordination than their original location celebration, she states, considering that the duo had to hand-pick everything from backdrops to chairs and dinnerware. “But this was also the best part, since we could completely tailor our wedding event,” the bride-to-be notes.
Reviewing what ended up being the perfect mix of whatever and everyone she and Eric like most, the bride-to-be advises others confronted with altering strategies to welcome the procedure: “It’s all part of the journey that makes a wedding event unique and distinct.”