Project Description

Junsi and Luqi are the kind of couple that you can’t help but fall in love with. A current University of Nebraska PhD candidate and recent PhD recipient-turned-professor, these sweethearts found their lives forever changed after a chance introduction by a mutual friend in the campus cafeteria.

These once-casual acquaintances have since become soul mates, and their wedding reflected both the love they radiate whenever they’re together. Together, their style is timeless, classic, and luxurious—a combination reflected in every detail of their wedding.

Their penchant for show-stopping style made it difficult for us to select our favorite photos from this event. From Junsi’s dreamy and elegant Vera Wang gown with coordinating lace appliqué veil, which made her look like a silent movie actress, to Luqi’s handsome and dapper classic black tuxedo, which highlighted his sophistication and status as leading man, their bridal look was exquisite and perfectly captured by photographer Rachel Blackwell. Even the graphic design, artfully curated by Kara Anne Paper, highlighted the couple’s unique yet universally romantic appeal—illustrated in every detail of the letter-pressed and foiled invitations and menus, as well as a beautiful acrylic sign etched with the couple’s logo.

At Wish, we translated the couple’s style (and Junsi’s love of light pink) into floral décor through the exclusive use of timeless elements. We designed a ceremony arbor that included a classic shape, clean lines, and an elegant blend of white hydrangea and light pink garden roses. At the entrance of the aisle, we filled cement urns with an abundance of romantic roses in complimentary colors to pop the pink Junsi loves, then layered them throughout the reception. Each elevated centerpiece featured an overflowing arrangement on curved glassware, with colors that popped against ocean blue linens. For a luxurious finale, Wish created a custom emerald sign, inspired by a Harry Winston display, that included dusty pink tones from the couple’s custom logo as well as touches of light blue delphinium.

Our favorite moment of this wedding, by far, was listening in on the couple’s ceremony. Their officiant did a beautiful job sharing their love story, which was made all the more potent and powerful by the difficulty of COVID circumstances. Due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions, both Junsi and Luqi’s families were unable to join them at their wedding, an event with just 15 guests. Despite the limitations of circumstance, both families gave their blessing to Junsi and Luqi, encouraging the couple to move forward with their wedding celebration—a classic and timeless intimate event that the couple will remember forever.

Couple: Junsi & Luqi

Venue(s): Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Photographer: Rachel Blackwell


Photographer: Rachel Blackwell // Venue(s): Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay // Florals & Emerald Display: Wish Social Events // Planing & Design: They So Loved Events //  Logo, Signage, & Paper Design: Kara Anne Paper