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Annie & Michael: An Intercultural Wedding in Pasadena, CA

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Annie & Michael in Pasadena, CA
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The bride was walked down the aisle by both of her parents.
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They held their ceremony at sunset in the property’s garden and asked a rabbi who specializes in interfaith ceremonies (Michael is Jewish, and Annie is Christian) to officiate. A huppah was set up in front of the garden’s koi pond, and traditions from both religions were incorporated into the vows, including a lighting of the unity candle and the b ...
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To incorporate traditions from both Annie and Michael's religions, they included a lighting of the unity candle and the breaking of the glass.
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To pay homage to her Korean background, Annie wore a Han Bok (traditional Korean wedding outfit) to the rehearsal dinner. Her mom then wore it to the wedding the following day, while Annie chose a strapless, mermaid-style gown made of ivory silk Mikado by Vera Wang that was personalized with a sable sash and Judith Jack brooch.
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Annie's hair was done by Helen Mao of Chop Chop Salon in Los Angeles, CA.
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Annie donned a pair of ivory satin heels with brooch detailing.
Hollywood Shoes, New York, NY
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The bridal bouquet consisted of Annie’s favorite flowers -- white peonies and ranunculus -- and was hand-tied with the same sable ribbon used on her gown.
Vivian Chang, Los Angeles
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Annie's bridesmaids carried elegant bouquets of white blooms.
Vivian Chang, Los Angeles
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Annie and Michael's beautiful escort cards reflected their Victorian theme.
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The table numbers at Annie and Michael's reception kept with their Victorian theme.
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Victorian theme menu cards featured lemon-tarragon grilled breast of chicken and tenderloin of beef fanned over a bed of truffle mashed potatoes.
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The bride and groom cut into their four-tiered chocolate chiffon cake with raspberry filling.
Rebecca Maglangque, Pasadena
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When it was time to move to the ballroom, Annie and Michael danced for the first time as husband and wife to Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love.”

Annie & Michael in Pasadena, CA

Growing up in California, Annie Oh never got to experience the change of seasons. So after moving to Boston, she was more than excited about her first New England fall. Her boyfriend, Michael Perlman even planned a special fall foliage getaway in Vermont for the both of them. Little did Annie know that he had more in mind for this trip than looking at the changing leaves. The Bride Annie Oh, 30, marketing associate The Groom Michael Perlman, 30, consultant The Date November 5 The couple -- who had met in graduate school two years prior -- was on a long hike when they came upon a beautiful lake lined with trees. “Before I knew it, Mike was down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him,” recalls Annie.
- Linda DiProperzio
Their Ingredients
  • Hollywood Shoes, New York, NY
  • Vivian Chang, Los Angeles
  • Good On Paper Design
  • Rebecca Maglangque, Pasadena

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