Real Wedding | Wenjie + Futhum

Contemporary & Elegant Museum Wedding

When old friends from high school reached out after their engagement, asking me to be a part of their special day, I was SO EXCITED, you guys! Wenjie and Futhum were high school sweethearts, and now they were ready to bring their Chinese and Eritrean families together in the most sacred of ways. I always welcome a challenge, especially when two people have such great taste and are super fun to boot. They decided on The Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and it is truly a one of a kind venue where guests can dine with the dinosaurs - no, really!

We think this 'marriage of cultures' was a blast, and while we might be biased, we think it turned out pretty darn well too. See the feature on Southern Weddings, and scroll down for some of our favorite shots from this special day.

Photography | Elle Golden Photography

A first look, before the ceremony, is an intimate time for the bride and groom. While we assist in setting it up, we always leave it to the photographer to capture these moments, and we were eager to see these two and Futhum's reaction once we got the images back from Leilani at Elle Golden Photography. How sweet are they?!

The groom's niece and nephew played the roles of ring bearer and flower girl, but they were just the cutest wedding guests in the end. Who doesn't love a delicate floral crown and tiny suspenders adorned with a junior boutonniere?!

Of course food is important to any reception, but especially these two. We had a blast with Bold American Catering doing custom tastings, and they were so open to creating customary dishes for Wenjie and Futhum to try, in order to fully immerse their guests into the cultural experience.

Photographer: LeiLani Golden of Elle Golden Photography

Planner and Designer: Whitney Downs of Whitewood Events

Venue: Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Florist: Bloomin’ Bouquets

Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Sweet Hut Bakery & Café

Caterer:  Bold American Events

Lighting and DJ: Nice Entertainment

Paper Products: Oconee Printing

Bride’s Gown: “Janey” by Nicole Miller from The Sentimentalist

Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil/Jewelry: BHLDN

Hair Stylist: Claudia Verduzco

Makeup Artist: Dominique Doyle of So Chevon

Bride’s Shoes: “Cacique Peep Toe Pumps” by Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: “Kate Lace Maxi Dress” by ASOS

Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux

Groom’s and Groomsmen’s socks: Sock Fancy