Photos: Jennifer Colina Photography, Richmond, VA | Event Planning: Weddings by Windy, Richmond VA | Location: The Mill at Fine Creek
Jenni & Huan in Powhatan, VA
“Ma’am,” said Huan, nodding his head as he walked by Jenni at work one day. Though it might seem old-fashioned, Huan’s simple greeting made an impression on Jenni, a native Texan. The two began dating off-and-on before both ended up in Richmond, where they started building a life together.
The Bride Jenni Brumelle, 32, in biomedical research
The Groom Huan Vu, 43, a surgical oncologist
The Date May 1
One morning, during the Chinese New Year, Jenni woke up in a shower of rose petals. “What’s wrong? What’s going on?” she asked. “New year, new life, for the rest of my life -- will you marry me?” he asked. She said yes, and then Huan gave her eight red, three yellow, and one white rose. “8-3-1,” he said. “Get it? Eight letters, three words, one meaning -- I love you.”
- Carrie Chambers