In fourth grade, most boys are more interested in teasing girls than being friends with them. But even at age 9, Truman Cho knew there was something he liked about Minhee Park, his classmate at Laguna Road Elementary School in Fullerton, California. The two stayed friends throughout high school and college but it was not until 1997 (14 years after they first met) that Truman asked Minhee out on a date.
In keeping with the school theme, letterpress invitations, maps and reply cards were printed on vintage notebook paper by Minhee's company, Paper + Cup. Attendance reports asked guests to indicate who was coming. All the components slipped inside a small manilla folder printed with the couple's names and address label peek through the outer envelope.
The wedding party, all friends since elementary school, posed for a class photo beneath a large tree, with the customary letter board to mark the occasion. Minhee wore an Angel Sanchez dress with frothy organza petals and Truman's suit was from Paul Smith. The bridesmaids wore sage green dresses by Aspeed.
Each guest's place was outlined in chalk on a roll of black paper. Red artist's tape secured the corners to the tablecloth and single-flower arrangements rested in milk bottles, lattes bowls and ceramic tumblers. Votive candles illuminated paper bags trimmed with scalloping shears.
Reception Venue: Fullerton Arboretum
Wedding Planner: Sally Lee of Sallee Designs
Photography: Meg Smith
Cake: Beverly's Best Bakery
Stationery: Paper + Cup Design
Wooden Utensils: Paper + Cup Design
Wedding Gown: Angel Sanchez
Bridesmaid Gowns: Aspeed Design
Bridesmaid Handbags: Lauren Merkin
Groom's Attire: Paul Smith