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Calvin asked, and Lizz said “Yes,” immediately beginning a long journey of choosing the right venue, dress, cake, photographer, etc, etc. But by the looks of it, it seems like Calvin and Lizz didn’t let the pressure of planning a wedding get the best of them.
Indeed, with the help of their supportive family and friends, the lovely couple found the perfect vendors, including photographer Kenny Kim who worked his wedding wizardry, yet again, for their big day on July 23, 2011 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Prospect, IL.
How and when did you meet?
To keep a long story short, we met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We had mutual friends, went to the same church, and even lived in the same dorm (directly above/below each other!) for four years! We were just friends and respected one another. We don’t remember our first impressions of one another, but we thought the other person was nice and fun. :)
Videography by Henry Wu.
Two words come to mind when we think about our wedding: ‘community’ and ‘blessed.’ Although the two words seem completely unrelated to one another, we wholeheartedly believe that the two go hand-in-hand. From the beginning of our relationship, we have been blessed with a wonderful community of family and friends who supported us in every aspect of our lives, both individually and as a couple. That support only grew more evident as we prepared for our wedding and marriage. All the love and support of this amazing community of family and friends—not to mention everyone’s hard work throughout the wedding planning process—came together on our special day! We are still overwhelmed by all the love and support… we’re so thankful to be blessed with this awesome community.
Elizabeth and Calvin’s advice for newly-engaged couples:
Take it one step at a time. Never sit down and write a list of all the things you have to do; otherwise, you will be overwhelmed and…cry. Don’t be afraid to ask others for help, because most people really do want to support you in some way. Be a part of your families’ and friends’ lives (it’s so easy to get lost in all the wedding planning). And finally, don’t let the wedding become the main focus of your relationship; continuing being friends, love and laugh with each other, spend quality time together (without mentioning the wedding)… continue building your friendship/relationship, because although the wedding is a most important day in both of your lives, it is still one day out of the many you will spend together. :)
Photography: Kenny Kim Photography / Ceremony: Trinity United Methodist Church / Reception: New Furama Restaurant / Makeup: Mary Yu / Hair: Marissa Julin at The Bridal Beauty Salon / Dress: Here Comes the Bride / Tux: Formally Modern / Floral: A Always Lou’s Florist / Cake: Eliza Williamson at Swedish Bakery / Videographer: Henry Wu / DJ: Andy Set / Photobooth: Party Booths