Heidi Kim & Andy Yu
Five years ago, Heidi Kim and Andy Yu met through the original social network: their friends. Following a gathering with mutual friends, Andy couldn’t let Heidi leave without getting her number. To bide more time to work up the nerve, he asked her to drive him to his car, even though it was in plain sight. Shortly after the two began dating, and the rest was history.
Fast forward to 2015 and many car rides later, Andy knew he wanted to wake up to Heidi for rest of his life. So when Heidi found a lavish breakfast waiting for her one morning, she didn’t know it would be more than the most important meal of the day. He proposed by placing the ring on a frog plush toy: a memento from the State Fair where Heidi won the stuffed animal for him as a prize.
On October 22, 2016, Heidi and Andy were joined by their nearest and dearest at Hickory Street Annex to say their “I dos.” An autumn-inspired color palette helped create their perfect relaxed and rustic wedding theme. But it was the guests, who surrounded the couple with constant love and warmth, that made the day special. After working with the dean of their medical school at a free clinic, the couple grew fond of him and asked him to officiate their wedding, which gave their ceremony a special personal touch. Followed by photos with their beloved pup Harvey and tear jerking speeches by the bride’s sister, there was no shortage of memorable moments. So it’s no surprise that part of Heidi’s wedding tips include hiring a videographer to capture them. “Luckily we had an amazing photographer, so we can flip through our photos as if it were a video, but we wish we had something to watch to relive that day,” she says.
Her only other recommendation? Keep the stressing to a minimum. “I think regardless of how things went, having our family and friends in one room made it amazing,” she says. “It truly was one of the best days of our lives.”
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hickory Street Annex
Photographer: Christine Choi Photography
Bridal Gown Designer: Essense of Australia
Bridal Gown Retailer: Patsy’s Bridal Boutique
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: David’s Bridal
Flowers: The Southern Table
Wedding Cake: Panini Bakery & Cakes
Caterer: Two Sisters Catering
Band or DJ: LeForce Entertainment
Wedding Planner: After Yes