These sweethearts, Julie and Kevin, wanted a wedding that was in their vibrant hometown, surrounded by their family and friends. Their vision was to have a traditional wedding with an amazing mix of cultural elements. Julie’s mother is from Trinidad and her father is from Ghana so, they were thrilled to include Caribbean dancers and African drummers as part of their wedding day celebration. Daphne Chen Photography was there to capture every single moment. The bride Julie, shares… While most couples compete with other wedding hopefuls for their desired ceremony venue, we had a more unique competition. Because of the arts-centric city that we live in and the time of year, our ceremony had to finish (and more importantly start) on time in order to not interfere with a theater performance. The annual Fringe Theater Festival just happened to choose the date and location of our ceremony to host one of their performances. I recall seeing the lineup of theater goers standing in confusion as we left our ceremony. Certainly they wondered whether they were witnessing true love, or some elaborate outdoor theater performance, complete with 200 extras. It was true love.”The historic clinker-brick church (sometime theater venue) served as a perfect backdrop for the elegant ceremony. It was brought to life by the bright stained glass windows and the energy of the people inside. In perfect juxtaposition to the church, City Hall’s modern stone, steel, and glass was used for the wedding party’s photo-op. The flawless wedding day had only one small hiccup. From the groom, Kevin…I remember it was hot. I was waiting at the front of the century-old church, in my tux, no air conditioning, and one table fan pointed at my face. The ceremony was supposed to start at 2:00. I looked at my swatch, it was 2:00. I had heard the limo had broken down and was now running late. I didn’t worry however because I knew Julie would do enough worrying for the both of us. Congratulations to Julie + Kevin!!!