East Meets West [Mindy & Stephen]

Mindy Huang & Stephen Waerig
Catherine Ann Photography

Mindy and Stephen, college sweethearts from Drexel University, wanted their May 28, 2017 nuptials to be intimate, fun, and joyful. Their wedding was at the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, S.C. and guests flew in from all over the world to celebrate their wedding.

Their engagement story: Stephen and Mindy had planned to go to brunch with friends, but beforehand, Stephen suggested that they stop at a nearby park. There, Stephen got down on one knee. As Mindy said yes, her parents and sister came running out of the bushes. A photographer captured the moment, and that evening, Stephen threw a surprise engagement party with their family and friends.

The details: The color palette for the wedding was white with hues of light blue and green. The couple’s first dance and husband and wife was to “Love is your Name” by Steven Tyler.  For favors, the couple presented guests with Chinese chrysanthemum tea bags. Mindy and Stephen’s matching rose-gold wedding bands came from the same jewelry store where Mindy’s parents purchased their bands more than 30 years ago.

Favorite date night “We love our Sundays,” says Mindy. “We usually stay in, open a bottle of wine, I make dinner, and we watch a movie.”

Mindy’s advice for brides: “Don’t worry and stress yourself out,” says Mindy. “Everything will work out in the end and you will end up marrying your best friend.”
Stephen’s advice for grooms: “Make sure you record the proposal,” Stephen says. “It’s easy to forget what you say after you propose.”

The newlyweds honeymooned in Bali and in Sydney, Australia.

Wedding, reception, cake: Daniel Island Club /Flowers: First Bloom / Hair, makeup: Bonnie Jean Beauty / Gown: I Do I Do Wedding Gowns / Gown designer: Pronovias / Veil: Etsy / Bride’s shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Bridesmaid dresses: Revolve.com / Bridesmaid dresses’ designer: Privacy Please / Tuxedo designer: Indochino / Invitations: Minted.com / Cinematography: Wedding Mix / Music, entertainment: Palmetto Strings for ceremony; DJ for reception / Rehearsal dinner, wedding night: Cottages at Daniel Island Club / Bridal registry: Zola Registry

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