Two artists met online, got engaged at a lantern festival in Thailand and created a vibrant wedding fit for the big screen.
Photography by Teresa K. Photography
FREE TRIAL—When Brian saw Leilani’s profile on Match.com, he signed up for a three-day free trial in order to connect with her. Look what happened!
UNDER THE LANTERNS—Both are artists, and they collaborated on a “save the date” illustration depicting Brian’s proposal—kneeling before Leilani at the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on her birthday, his hand in hers.
FUNNY FACE—Leilani’s favorite classic romance film stars Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire. “Audrey is my spirit animal,” says Leilani, who created her wedding look after Hepburn’s. “Her intelligence, style and grace has always inspired me.”
BRIGHT BURSTS—Like an artist’s paint palette, the colors in Leilani and Brian’s wedding popped, from the bouquets and boutonnieres to the table decor. “I wanted a combination of flowers with a variety of shapes and funky textures,” says Leilani.
BEST OF TIMES—Favorite moments included their intimate forest “first look” ceremony, riding in the vintage car, a surprise “Lava” hula performance arranged by Leilani’s father and their first dance to “Come What May” from “Moulin Rouge!”