I can still remember her as my quiet, smart, cool little camper when I, fresh out of middle school, served my first year as a counselor-in-training at our annual summer camp. Some things haven’t changed at all since those days– Mayline’s radiant smile and her generosity amongst them– but it’s been quite the privilege to see her grow into an absolutely beautiful woman and watch her get married(!) to such a wonderful man.
Together, Mayline and Kenneth are a bundle of unstoppable silliness. But more than anything, they free each other to be themselves, and that is always a wonderful thing to witness.
On their wedding day, both Mayline and Kenneth’s personalities and their family’s love poured out in both tears and laughter. The day began with a traditional Taiwanese ceremony at Mayline’s family home in Northern Virginia and ended it at an absolutely magical theater at the Hylton Performing Arts Center which was transformed by impeccable stage lighting.
Without further ado, we’re very excited to present Mayline & Kenneth’s beautiful wedding video captured by our sister company, Seaglass Cinema.
And now for the photographs. It’s like this bay window was created for this dress shot.
Mayline’s sister Pauline and her mother help her with the veil.
In keeping with Taiwanese traditions, Kenneth and his groomsmen were put through a series of tests before he could earn the right to see Mayline. This one involved wearing these awesome hats and reenacting the proposal using various random props.
There were so many beautiful moments with Mayline and her father on this day. He even sang her an opera song at the end of the reception.
Mayline is a very talented photographer herself, so she knew just the way to my heart… just look at the amazing venue! The Hylton Performing Arts Center was a perfect, unique space for the wedding.
They pull off the more serious looks so well…
…but this photo really captures them for who they are!
I loved the handmade flags displayed in a variety of cigar boxes. They were so beautifully done!
They also created a very classy looking trifold graphic with an entire list of songs that their guests could sing to make them kiss (instead of clanging glasses). Their guests responded very enthusiastically, which meant lots of smooches and much hilarity.
A toast from the best man.
Congratulations Mayline & Kenneth! Thank you so much for inviting us out to Virginia and the D.C. area to be part of your amazing day. We had an amazing time, and we love you so much!
Venue: Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA
Hair: Inhye Kim
Makeup: Lori Nansi
Florist: Fluertations Floral, Northern Virginia
Catering: Main Event Catering, Arlington, VA
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts, McLean, VA
DJ: Jonathan Chiu / Morgan Yeh
Photography: Anna Wu Photography, assisted by Lucy Song
Videography: Seaglass Cinema
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