A Dual Church and Korean Paebaek Wedding at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, New York
After securing his girlfriend's father's approval and acquiring a ring from Manhattan's Diamond District after consulting her mother and sister, Chang Yu (28 and a product manager) proposed to the love of his live, Ciara Foran (27 and a web developer). He dreamed up the perfect proposal for his princess bride with a backdrop of Belvedere Castle in Central Park. Unfortunately, they got a bit lost in their surroundings, but Chang quickly recovered and found his way back on course to the engagement site. He gave Ciara headphones and played her favorite love song, "So This is Love" from Cinderella, followed by "Diamonds are Forever" by Kanye West before getting down on one knee and popping the question. Although they initially wanted to host their wedding where they live in New York City, they realized that they would have more affordable options near Ciara's hometown of Westchester. They got married at St. Pius Church in Scotsdale, New York with an elegant reception not too far away at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle. Ciara and Chang had a lot to pack into one day, including two ceremonies (a church ceremony and a Paebaek ceremony to reflect Chang's Korean heritage), three dress changes, and plenty of surprise entertainment (including two karaoke performances, a dance-off, and a group reenactment of the Harlem Shake). They served an abundant dinner (complete with a raw seafood and lobster bar) followed by a full Viennese dessert hour with make-your-own-donuts, a candy bar, and a five-tier hexagonal wedding cake. Guests had a blast at the reception, especially collecting all six different cocktail napkins with the couple's favorite movie quotes. They had so much fun, in fact, that Ciara and Chang were happy to have provided hangover remedy kits in all of the hotel rooms. "Our top priority for our wedding was to throw an awesome party to celebrate getting hitched with our family and friends," Ciara explains.