Emily and Jeff met in New York City at a friend's birthday party; four years later they were engaged. They share a passion for the outdoors and urban farming in Brooklyn. Because they both love gardening and flowers, they planned a backyard wedding at Emily's mom's house in Colorado Springs. As a child, Emily dreamed of an intimate wedding in the backyard surrounded by Colorado blue sky, mountains, and wildflowers. Emily and her groom set out to bring her vision to life on August 8, 2009.
As a textile designer at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Emily is constantly inspired by fabrics. She selected a cornflower-blue Liberty of London print to incorporate into the stationery suite.
Emily wanted the wedding to focus on family and to combine their two traditions.
To honor Jeff's heritage, a Chinese tea ceremony began just after the couple walked down the aisle as husband and wife. Emily and Jeff served tea to their elders (Jeff's two grandmothers, his parents, and her parents).