Bernabe proposed to Gwen late one evening, when the couple were enjoying a post-workout snack. “He asked me what my plans were for the next day, and I told him I was meeting my girlfriends,” Gwen recalls. “He took out a beautiful ring and said, ‘You can show off with this, then!'”
Their wedding day started at Gwen’s parents house for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony, photos at Stanley Park, and the ceremony and reception, which was held at the Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver. “I chose soft pink and gold for our colours, because it reminds me of the colours of a fairytale book I used to read when I was little,” Gwen explains.
Gwen says one of her favourite details were the wedding bands. “They’re our first little project together,” she smiles. “We came up with the design and had them custom made.
For Gwen, one of the most special moments was the dance with her father. “I’m my father’s little princess,” Gwen says. “While we were dancing, he told me, ‘my little girl is a grown-up now.’ I couldn’t stop crying when I heard those words!”
Gwyneth Zhang and Bernabe Feliciano, May 14, 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photography courtesy of Jamie Delaine.
Ceremony and reception venue: Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
Bridal gown: Pronovias from Clara Couture
Flowers: Budget Blooms
Cake: Le Gateau Bake Shop
Hair and makeup: Rita Tang
Music: V & G Music