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 we

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!

Sparkler Exit at Art Museum Wedding
Jason wore a purple orchid boutonniere.
Shara wore a custom made fascinator veil from Monika Fine Millenery in Madison, New Jersey. She also wore rhinstone studded peep toe heels from Aldo.
The groomsmen and Jason wore traditional black tuxedos by Vera Wang with black bow ties.
Purple, White and Gray Invitations in Folding Envelope
Shara wore a trumpet style Matthew Christopher wedding dress. Her bridesmaids wore black, V-neck Calvin Klein dresses which they accessorized with colorful fascinator veils.
Shara and her bridesmaids carried vivid bouquets of peonies, hydrangeas, orchids, lavender, brunia and lamb's ear.
Since Jason and Shara love playing mahjong, they decided to indicate table assignments not by numbers but by mahjong symbols. The table cards were held up by fortune cookie place holders.
The four tier, white buttercream wedding cake was provided by Jeffrey Mills Catering and decorated with purple and green orchid blooms. The cake was flavored almond chiffon and raspberry.
Shara and Jason had their reception in the glass pavilion of the Michener Art Museum. They kept its modern architecture in mind while designing their reception decor, which included muted gray tablecloths.
The ceremony was held in an art gallery of the Michener Art Museum with a dramatic landscape backdrop.
The reception featured alternating tall and short arrangements of purple and green flowers which included chrysanthemums, orchids and curly willow branches.
Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
For the traditional Chinese tea ceremony and the reception, Shara wore a beautiful red qipao which she bought from  Sylvia's Boutique in Flushing, New York. The sister and mother of the groom also donned their own qipaos.