When Emily quit her job in Toronto to move to San Francisco to be with Mark, that was a sign that the couple would soon become engaged. “I think it was the indicator that it was time for the proposal and time for the next step in our lives,” Emily shares.
The couple got engaged in Maui while on an early morning. As the pair trekked through a bamboo forest, Mark got down on one knee and popped the question. “He had hired a stealthy photographer to trail us so when the moment happened, it was all captured and documented!” Emily says.
The couple chose a modern romance theme for their wedding. “We’re both big fans of the minimalist aesthetic and muted colours,” Emily explains. “We tried to incorporate a lot of white and black into our wedding, with small pops of muted colours such as blush pink, soft grey and natural green.”
Emily’s favourite detail was her dress. “It took me a long time to find one that felt truly me, because I’m just not a lover of lace and beads and I have a more minimal, modern style,” Emily shares. “When I finally found it, I finally understood what TV shows and movies talk about when they refer to ‘the dress.'”
The newlyweds shared their first dance to “Die A Happy Man” by Thomas Rhett. “Mark is a huge country fa, and over the years he’s sucked me into loving country music too,” Emily says. “Listening to this song together, we always felt like it was about us, so it was a no brainer to choose it as our wedding song.”
Emily Nhan and Mark Wai, July 27, 2019, Kleinburg, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Jacqueline James Photography.
Venue: The Doctor’s House
Wedding planner: Sloan Moss of Maguire Events & Co.
Bridal gown: Chosen By One Day from Lovely Bride
Hair & makeup: Judy Lim and Windy Chiu
Groom’s tux: Surmesur
Flowers: A Lavish Affair
Cake: Simplee Cakes
Signage: Krystle Kalligraphy
Caterer: Grand Catering
Music: DJ Aaron Malig