A Bright Travel-Inspired Wedding at Castle Green in Pasadena, California

This colorful wedding with travel-themed decor celebrated the couple’s love in every bright hue imaginable! Ever since Gina Lee (32 and a strength-and

This colorful wedding with travel-themed decor celebrated the couple’s love in every bright hue imaginable! Ever since Gina Lee (32 and a strength-and-conditioning coach) and Vincent Wong (33 and a strength-and-conditioning coach) first set foot inside the historic Castle Green in the old town of Pasadena, California, they knew it was the elegant venue they had been searching for. The ceremony took place on the outside lawn surrounded by the beautiful exterior, where vibrantly colored pinatas decorated the aisle and bright paper flowers covered the wedding arch. The indoor reception took guests back in time with the venue's historic architecture and decor, repurposing the colorful pinatas from the ceremony into dining table centerpieces. All the details of the day were captured by D. Park Photography. Vince comes from a Chinese background while Gina is Korean, and they wanted to incorporate both their cultures into the dinner menu. Steamed dumplings and Korean-style sushi was served at the cocktail hour, followed by miso-glazed sea bass and Peking duck entrees. The couple went beyond their own cultural backgrounds and celebrated many others through their escort cards: paper boats with little flags displaying the guests' names and their tables, which were named for different countries around the world. “We wanted to make our wedding day not only about us but also about our guests who played a role in our lives,” Gina says. “We really wanted them to feel special by creating a wedding day atmosphere filled with fun music and great food!”

Pink Diamond Engagement Ring
Gina wore a strapless wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and a tulle ball-gown skirt designed by Vera Wang. The bodice started at the neckline in an ivory color, and slowly blended into a blush ombre trailing all the way down the skirt.
White Rhinestone Betsey Johnson Shoes
On Vincent's dark gray suit jacket was a blue fabric flower boutonniere pinned to the lapel, which was designed by Handmade by Sarah Kim. He paired his dark suit with a white collared dress shirt, a pink tie and a gold clip.
Gina stood in the middle of her bridesmaids, who wore a variety of pink dresses in different styles. The bridesmaids picked the dresses out themselves, and the only requirement was that it had to be pink!
The ceremony took place outside on the lawn at Castle Green in Pasadena, California. White folding chairs faced the the wedding arch, which was draped in white tulle and decorated in large colorful fabric flowers.
At the outdoor ceremony, colorful pinatas accented with fabric flowers lined the aisles. "Our wedding style was fun and colorful," Gina says. "We had pinatas along our aisles and repurposed them as our centerpieces with tons of paper flowers."
White Wedding Sign with Fabric Flowers
At the reception, guests picked up their escort cards in the shape of a boat with a stick holding up a flag. The tables were named for different countries to reflect the travel-inspired theme.
Guests were invited to write messages on heart-shaped pieces of paper, which were then placed on a large blackboard in a white frame. The board was placed on a table surrounded by pictures of the couple's relatives.
In addition to the board where guests wrote messages on heart-shaped pieces of paper, they were also able to fill out a travel-themed postcards or tags to the couple. The cards were then hung on a large tree that was displayed at the ballroom reception.
Personalized Postage-Stamp Favor Box
The naked cake was layered with white cream and displayed on an elegant silver stand. The top of the cake was featured fabric flowers in an ombre color palette, designed by Handmade by Sarah Kim. In addition to the cake, there was a doughnut bar and white chocolate-covered fortune cookies.