A Modern, Fusion Wedding at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Shara Dellatore (32, scientist) and Jason Cheung (32, scientist) met while studying chemical engineering at Tufts University in Massachusetts. They were friends throughout college, after which they both went to graduate school in different cities. After graduating, Shara and Jason both ended up working in New Jersey, and they began dating. The couple shares a love of traveling, so it was only fitting that Jason proposed to Shara during one of their adventures, on a secluded beach in Nicaragua. They chose to get married at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania because they both love art and they wanted a modern and non-traditional venue. Their ceremony was held in an art gallery with beautiful landscape paintings while their reception was held in a glass pavilion off the sculpture garden. Shara and Jason chose a muted color palette of blacks and grays with pops of red and purple. They chose red to honor the Chinese tradition and purple in memory of Shara’s grandmother, whose name was Violet. The bridesmaids wore black Calvin Klein dresses paired with colorful fascinator veils and bouquets of red peonies, purple orchids and viburnum. Jason wore a traditional black tuxedo with a purple orchid boutonniere. The muted gray tablecloths at the reception were brought to life by vibrant flower arrangements of chrysanthemums, orchids and willow branches. There were many elements of the Chinese tradition throughout the wedding, including the mahjong table numbers in fortune cookie holders, the tea ceremony and the gorgeous red qipao that Shara changed into for the reception. Laura Billingham Photography captured the day!