Today's couple first met one morning at a cafe, on what happened to be Teddy's birthday. "We were discussing opportunities for our companies to work together in the future. The real meeting took only 20 minutes, but we spent almost three hours talking about other things," reminisced Cherry. "It felt like catching up with an old friend that I hadn't seen for 20 years," she continued.
Teddy's proposal to Cherry a few months later was just as unplanned. "We spent a whole night talking about how the universe worked in such a funny way to bring us together. As I was getting ready to sleep and Teddy was about to head home, he suddenly got down on one knee and popped the ultimate question," recalled Cherry. After she said "Yes", Cherry received an unusual yet unforgettable engagement ring. "He wrapped earphones on my finger and told me not to take them off! A week later, he got me a proper engagement ring," said Cherry.
With only eight months left before the wedding, the pair had to go the extra mile and make quick, firm decisions along the way. "I treated the process like work, using timelines, checklists, presentation decks, and meeting schedules shared with Teddy," explained Cherry. Luckily, they had supportive vendors who treated the big day as their own. "We had great chemistry with a Hilda wedding assistant. We became friends and still talk to each other to this day," shared Cherry.
Beautifully captured by Punyan Photography, their wedding day was truly a realization of their dreams. Greenery, wood elements, and geometric shapes were combined to result in a rustic industrial celebration. Edison light bulbs imbued a modern vibe, while the succulent-adorned green wedding cake added a hint of nature. "We love how two contrasting elements can create a balance, which represents the value we want to achieve in the future," said Cherry.
The festivities that day were no less memorable, as Teddy's parents performed not one, but three Chinese rap songs for the guests! The lovely couple also managed to spend 15 minutes alone, right before the grand entrance. "We got married exactly one year after we first met. A lot of coincidental things, both good and bad, happened and somehow led us to be together," said Cherry, "The entire experience gave us a special lesson in life: Trust, and be surprised."