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Jennifer Chen & Calvin Woo

November 21, 2015 | Ceremony & Reception: Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
 

The bride, luminous in her French tulle and organza gown by Vera Wang, poses with her hubby along San Francisco’s waterfront.

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Wedding Paper Divas designed the invitations, dinner menus, place cards and table numbers. Partially inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby, the couple chose blush pink with white florals and gold accents to coincide with their theme.“The pastel-colored treats and floral arrangements that Gatsby set up to surprise Daisy Buchanan were so soft and romantic,” Jennifer says.

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Jennifer’s sparkling engagement ring, a bespoke creation from Amir H. Mozaffarian, is a classic, round-cut diamond set in a rolled halo and eternity pavé band. The couple’s Cartier eternity wedding bands are engraved with their wedding date.

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Each bridesmaid’s Jenny Yoo Annabelle dress came with convertible panels that could be lifted and raised to create different necklines and skirt details.

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THE COUPLE
In their first four years of dating, Jennifer Chen and Calvin Woo indulged their love of travel by taking trips around the world together—spending holidays among the vineyards of Napa Valley, taking beach vacations in Southampton, navigating the canals of Amsterdam and tasting their way through tapas in Madrid. Then, on a weeklong trip to Malibu, Calvin popped the question. But he didn’t stop there. Calvin suggested flying to Paris for engagement photos. Says Jennifer: “Who can say no to that?”

THE PARTY
Inspired by the opulent Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, the couple chose a Parisian-classic theme for their wedding, setting a scene of timeless elegance in white, blush and gold. Tables were set with tall gilded candelabras, overflowing in arrangements of hydrangeas and roses. Specialty cocktails also reflected the regal mood, with playful names like the “Lord Wood” and “Belle of the Jenni-fire Ball.” Tuxedo and pearl necklace cake pops, which served as escort cards for seat assignments, were another fun touch. “Calvin loves cake and wanted our guests to enjoy a little dessert before dinner,” says Jennifer.

WHAT THEY LEARNED
“Don’t underestimate the value that a professional group of vendors can bring to your big day,” says Jennifer. “It’s well worth the price to have everything executed as perfectly as you had always hoped.”

THE HONEYMOON
A shared love of food fueled the idea for a culinary tour of the Far East. First, a stop in Tokyo for fresh sushi, then to Chiang Mai for a Thai cooking class and finally to Hong Kong for world-famous dim sum. –Allison McCarthy

WEDDING RESOURCES 
Wedding Planner Jenny Yi, Chloe + Mint
On-Site Coordinator David Robinson of the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Bride’s Gown Vera Wang
Bride’s Ring Amir H. Mozaffarian
Bride’s Hair Heather Camacho, 209.639.5681
Bride’s Makeup Keira Rowland
Groom’s Tuxedo Suitsupply
Bridesmaids’ Dresses Jenny Yoo
Groomsmen’s Tuxedos Bar III
Catering Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco
Cake Jasmine Rae Bakery
Decor Enhanced
Florals Tanjeeryn Designs
Linens Especially Yours
Invitations Wedding Paper Divas
Entertainment Mix Different
Favors Printed photo-booth flipbooks