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An Outdoor Wedding in Chicago, IL

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Chin-Chern & Stephen in Chicago, IL
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Chin-Chern carried a lavish mix of blue and purple hydrangeas and lisianthus.
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The bridesmaids wore Jenny Yoo dresses with varying necklines, while the groomsmen matched Stephen in black tuxedos.
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The ring bearers carried deep purple pillows.
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The laser-cut invites were trilingual: French for Stephen’s Haitian family, Chinese for Chin-Chern’s and English for their friends.
Joy’s Card, Hong Kong, JoysCard.com
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Small vases of purple hydrangeas tied with blue ribbon hung from the folding chairs, giving the ceremony a fresh, summery look.
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Though the couple had an English-speaking ceremony, Chin-Chern’s father read Corinthians in Mandarin.
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A folding screen decorated with ribbon was a creative way to display the silver and lilac escort cards.
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The couple chose Café Brauer because it felt uniquely Chicago. They kept the space simple with classic Chiavari chairs and purple table linens.
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Chin-Chern surprised Stephen with a Manzanita tree decked with pictures of their families.
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Hydrangeas and other in-season flowers in vases of varying heights decorated the reception tables.
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Crisscrossing pink fondant decorated the cake, which was topped with peonies.
Sarah’s Pastries and Candies, Chicago

Chin-Chern & Stephen in Chicago, IL

The Bride Chin-Chern Soen, 34, a financial analyst The GroomStephen Jacob, 35, a bank manager The Date July 3 The wedding was a celebration of cultures (she’s Chinese and he’s Haitian) with nature-themed details.
- Leticia Frazao
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  • Joy’s Card, Hong Kong, JoysCard.com
  • Sarah’s Pastries and Candies, Chicago

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