Andrew, a software engineer at Facebook and JingJing, a business intelligence engineer at Amazon, met ten years ago at Pomona College, MA, where both were studying math. Andrew grew up in Belmont, MA, where his parents and grandparents still live. The couple returned from their work and home in Seattle for the occasion, which took place in Wellesley, MA, on a glorious early summer day surrounded by family and friends from the US, China, Israel, Russia, and the UK.
The bride who loves flowers and adores peonies, made them stand out in her wedding floral décor.
Despite a few early-afternoon drops, the sky cleared out, and the ceremony at the blooming Elm Bank Gardens was picture-perfect. The flowering chuppah, reflecting Andrew’s Jewish roots, was complemented by flowering garlands of single flowers, referencing Asian traditions. Some of JingJing relatives made a long trip from China. To their honor, the Tea ceremony was held the night before. Rabbi Avi Teken expertly conducted the wedding ceremony, the couple wrote and read their vows, and then Andrew smashed the glass.
The cocktail was held in the adjacent enchanting garden, following by the joyful and tasty reception in the Carriage House.
At some point, the photographer stole the couple to take a few sunset pictures but returned them on-time for Hora dance.
The relatives from China brought some traditional sweets to offer as favors, while the MOG made delicious chocolate candied orange slices.