Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Brian and Diana Chang!!

Last weekend, we went up to North Jersey for the wedding of my college roommate (and bridesmaid) Diana Chang, to her college sweetheart Brian Chang. That's right, Diana doesn't have to go through the hassle of changing her name, the lucky dog... :)

It was such a beautiful wedding weekend! I was a bridesmaid (bridesmatron?), so we got to go up for the rehearsal dinner, and then had a lot of fun primping and prepping for the wedding itself. The ceremony was slated to take place on the grounds of the Manor at West Orange, so we were all keeping a somewhat anxious eye on the weather -- it was threatening rain pretty much all day, but it held out! Which Brian mentioned as an impromptu aside at the end of his wedding vows. :) Though it was an overcast afternoon, the setting was really lovely, and the ceremony was beautiful. (And clouds make for better lighting for photos anyways, right?)

And the reception! Diana and Brian did a choreographed first dance that knocked our socks off. And had a custom-made wedding cake topper that looked eerily like them. And had tons of amazing food, and really sweet toasts from Diana's sister and Brian's brother. But the best part? Brian surprised Diana (and everyone else) with a serenade sequence, including "Always Be My Baby," "Brown Eyed Girl," "Too Late to Change Your Mind," "Hey There Delilah Diana," and "I'm Yours" -- so sweet!! Here's a quick video clip of part of it, taken by groomsman Mike Lee:

Love it!!

And here are some of our favorite shots from the weekend. Note that all the ceremony photos were, obviously, taken by David. :)

The happy couple at the rehearsal dinner

The girls! (Yashih, me, Diana, Elaine, and Charlin)

Diana getting her hair done while eating lunch -- always the multi-tasker!

Diana's sister Alice learning how to put in the veil
(And check out D's amazingly elegant hairstyle!)

Brian's parents are so cute!
I love that his dad wore his DSLR down the aisle!

Bridesmaids at the front
(Notice the color differences? I had to order a dress 2 sizes up three weeks before
the ceremony, and they had discontinued the original color...
Luckily, Alice was already in a contrasting tone dress, as matron of honor!)

The bride's grand entrance with her father!

Exchange of rings

Mr. and Mrs. Chang!!

The amazing first dance

We got to sit with Jon and Shauna!

Brian in his Jason Mraz hat
(Totally unintentionally awesome photo -- I think I caught the pro photog's flash?)

The B & D cake topper!

Cutting the cake, and obviously having a blast!

What a fun wedding weekend! B and D, thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your celebrations -- it was an honor to stand up with you. We love you guys!

Full album of wedding photos available in this SmugMug gallery.