When planning their nuptials, Sam Wang and Ben Cook envisioned a celebration that would honor their love for each other and their respective cultures. J. Robertson Events and Maria Vo brought their vision to life with a beautiful blend of Chinese and Jewish traditions. “They incorporated a lot of Jewish wedding traditions, as that is very important to both of them,” said Jessica Robertson of J. Robertson Events. From the Lunar New Year-inspired event design as a nod to Sam’s heritage, to Ben’s enthusiastic breaking of the glass upon saying their “I do’s” under the chuppah, their wedding couldn’t have been a more joyful and sincere representation of who they are as a couple. “They are fun, genuine and truly great gentlemen, and that definitely came across in every piece of the day,” Robertson said. A warm palette of bold and bright reds, pinks, oranges and peaches infused the design and the abundant flower installations. “They got married under the chuppah and the [floral] colors were very celebratory and inspired by Chinese culture,” noted Dusty Reed, owner and floral designer of Element Design & Events. The day was brimming with love and laughter—and even a few tears as the pair shared their heartfelt vows with each other and their loved ones.
Rabbi Stephanie Aaron