Julia Lee and Timothy's Law elegant springtime wedding at Vancouver's Sutton Place Hotel
Victoria’s Julia Lee and Richmond’s Timothy Law met in law school four years ago and fell madly in love, spending all their waking moments studying together in the library. Towards the end of their studies, Timothy says he knew he had to propose and that it had to be special. He planned a musical surprise, witnessed by family and friends and captured for posterity on video. Luckily, Julia said yes!
As the couple live and work in Toronto, they had to plan their Vancouver wedding from more than 4,000 kilometres away. With the exception of the Sutton Place Hotel as their venue and Julia’s wedding gown, the two chose everything else on a “leap-of-faith basis over the phone or the Internet.”
That leap of faith paid off. With a wedding planner’s help, the hotel ballroom was decorated in springtime hues of white, pale green and coral, and the remaining details suited the couple perfectly.
“We’ve always felt our wedding spoke to and reflected our personalities,” say the couple. While their chosen décor was both tasteful and elegant, Julia and Timothy’s wedding included plenty of lighthearted touches.
The fun-loving couple also entered their reception to the tune of “Married Life,” the theme song from the Pixar movie Up, while sporting custom ball caps, one with the word JUST stitched onto it, the other with MARRIED. They also set up a candy bar for which they handpicked their favourite sweets and Asian snacks.
“Details aside, it was having all our close family and friends sharing each moment with us that truly stood out,” say Julia and Timothy. “It was also fun getting in touch with our cultural roots and wearing our traditional Chinese and Korean wedding attire.”