Irene and Calvin met when Irene was on an overseas assignment to work with a global team based in Bentonville, Arkansas. Calvin happened to be on his annual leave for work and stayed with his parents in Bentonville as well. One night when Irene was on her way to a friend’s party, she got lost and Calvin was sent out to help her find her way.
Three years later, on Valentines Day in 2012, Calvin proposed to Irene at sunset in Austin, Texas. He gave her a cute coin purse as a Valentine’s Day gift to her, and inside was the ring! Of course, she said yes.
The sweet couple’s winter wedding took place at the modern boutique NYLO Hotel Las Colinas on November 2, 2013. The look and feel of this hotel is perfect for any couple who are looking for a modern yet sophisticated venue on their special day.
A beautiful, traditional tea ceremony with their immediate families, kicked off the big day. The wedding ceremony was set up outside of the NYLO Hotel Las Colinas on their pool deck which was later transformed into a cocktail and dance floor area.
At the entrance of the ceremony, Irene and Calvin had a cute custom wedding canvas for guests’ to stamp their thumb print and sign, acting as a guestbook!
I love this shot of the sweet couple. Such a happy and exciting moment!
After the ceremony, guests’ were treated to a fun cocktail hour before the reception began while the bridal party took some photos. The guests were refreshed with fresh lemon water, wine, and champagne. They were also presented with an assortment of yummy hors d’oeuvres, which consisted of fire shrimp rolls, vegetable spring rolls, and crab cakes!
When it was time for the reception to begin, guests’ were surprised by a video the couple and wedding party put together with their rendition of Gangnam Style by PSY. It really got the crowd laughing & having a great time. This bunch was so fun! I mean look at these guys!
Irene and Calvin’s winter wedding consisted of a soft clean pink, blue and white palette mixed in with fun elements that represented the couple perfectly. The gorgeous floral along with the captivating lighting done by Magic Moments Parties & Events really tied everything together so beautifully.
The ever-talented Delicious Cakes did an amazing job making the cupcakes. That incredible cake topper you see? Calvin’s cousin, Steve Lee, actually created it for their special day! Having cupcakes as an alternative to a full cake makes the distribution of the wedding cake for guests, effortless; not to mention, look how gorgeous those cupcake liners are with the pretty cupcake designs!
The couple, along with their friends and family, stayed warm by dancing the night away with music played by AVSD. Everyone also had a blast in the photo booth provided by Imagine Film Co. Imagine Film Co. also did an incredible job as they captured every moment through both video and still shots.
Finally when it came time for the newlyweds to leave, they were sent off with a trail of sparklers held by all of their loved ones. What better way to end such a magical night!
“I have to say every moment of the day was my favorite. From the preparation, to the ring exchange, to the departure, they are all unforgettable,” Irene said as she talked about her favorite moment of their wedding day.