It’s gonna be beautiful…

From Martha Stewart Weddings

Photographer : Erin and Courtney de Jauregui of Erin Hearts Court

Amy & TQ
Alila Ubud . Bali . Indonesia

Amy Long met TQ Shang at Stanford University in the windowless basement classroom of their 9 am. Southeast Asian politics course (They say the only perk of the early-morning winter class was that they met). Many years later, they found themselves around the world — in Singapore — working as management consultants and traveling out of the country about five days a week. Taking a cue from their jet-setting lives, they dreamed up a travel-themed wedding — after all, they’d had many dates in airport lounges, and TQ proposed after Amy landed from a 16-hour flight; it just made sense. On July 3, 2010, they said “I do” in Bali, with 120 guests, a weekend of festivities, and not an airplane in sight.

Each table was named after a city of significance for the couple. Centerpieces of white and lilac snapdragons, lisianthus, spray roses, hydrangeas, green cymbidium orchids, phalaenopsis orchids, mauve ‘Cool Water’ roses, and green bamboo water added color to the reception. Guests enjoyed a family-style dinner which fused Indonesian, Balinese, and Western classics. A chocolate cake covered in white fondant was piped with black icing and decorated with fresh orchids and a base of limes. A dessert buffet provided Indonesian and Western treats, as well as a coffee bar that served espresso martinis and joe from all over Indonesia. Following the traditional Chinese “yam seng” toast, the couple enjoyed a fireworks display from a platform in the middle of the infinity pool.

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