Since Jing was in London and then later relocated to Beijing, for the first few months our meetings involved just Nicholas and I. I remember feeling curious and excited about getting to eventually meet Jing, because from conversations I always felt the love Nicholas has for her, and how he wanted every decision to be made for the best of her interest. After several phone calls Jing and I finally met - and she turned out to be exactly how I imagined: cheerful and sweet.
The couple had preliminary thoughts on what they wanted for the decoration, music, favours and so on, though they weren't sure if these ideas would go with the venue, or with each other. In subsequent meetings we continued to brainstorm and weigh up everyone’s preferences, and the picture gradually became clear.
The wedding day was full of beautiful surprises. Nicholas’ brother surprised the whole family by flying back from Canada, whilst the couple surprised their mothers by presenting them with lovely flower bouquets and engraved red wine. And as a gift for her husband, Jing sketched out the story from when they were born to the day he proposed, and had an artist to recreate these special moments through sand painting, which made many guests (and myself!) cry and laugh at the same time. To me, it is always challenging and very fun to integrate surprises into the rundown, and immensely gratifying to watch them unfold one by one!