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A Multicultural Beach Wedding

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Anda & Ariel in Malibu, CA
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Anda carried a bright bouquet of pink and orange roses, coffee berries, peonies, pincushion protea, and mini calla lilies.
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Anda and a few friends created the orange program fans. They tied orange and yellow ribbons to each handle to dress them up.
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The couple set out orange parasols at the ceremony to help guests keep cool.
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Taking inspiration from candy buffets she saw in The Knot magazine, Anda created a bright orange snack bar with orange candies and other treats, like Cheetos.
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Brightly colored pinwheels were tagged with seating assignments and “planted” in a bed of wheatgrass.
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For the outdoor celebration, Anda and Ariel had orange centerpieces of roses packed into square silver containers.
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The buttercream cake had three layers: mango, chocolate, and coffee.
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At the banquet, Anda and Ariel gave a repeat performance of their first dance from the reception—to Jack Johnson’s “Do You Remember.”
Carlos at Café Con Leche, Los Angeles, CA
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The Chinese symbol for double happiness was printed on top of each tented card.
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Anda and Ariel used a bold red color palette when decorating their second reception, including dramatic red rose and gerbera centerpieces and modern table number cards.
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A friend of the bride designed the reception menus and printed them in Chinese and English.
Friend of the bride
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Bundles of roses, gerbera daisies, and sweet williams topped each table.
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Anda wore a red chi pao, a color that signifies good luck in Chinese.

Anda & Ariel in Malibu, CA

Anda and Ariel met in graduate school in Philadelphia, but they didn’t start dating until they were on a school trip in Latin America: Anda got sick and needed Ariel to speak Portuguese to the doctors. After two and a half years of dating, Ariel proposed. The Bride Anda Pho, 31, marketing manager for Teleflora The Groom Ariel Garcia, 31, consultant The Date July 3 The couple wed in an outdoor affair brightened with an orange color scheme. A week later, they threw a traditional Chinese banquet with pops of red and tons of food.
- Lisa Freedman
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