Yi-Hwa and Felix - A Polynesian Party at the Florida Aquarium

Yi-Hwa and Felix took time to establish themselves professionally before getting married on 11/11/11. They decided they wanted a truly unique affair and included elements like a Polynesian style buffet with Polynesian dancers and fire breathers; during cocktail hour were animal encounters which featured a python, baby alligator, and barn owl! An Asian influence found throughout the wedding, as a nod to the bride's culture, was combined with offbeat elements to create this fun and unique event.

 The aquarium provided the unique setting the couple wanted for their wedding, and set the tone for the fun night ahead. 

The aquarium provided the unique setting the couple wanted for their wedding, and set the tone for the fun night ahead. 

 Purple orchids and soft lavender tones were found throughout the wedding, including the invitation suite adorned with coral.

Purple orchids and soft lavender tones were found throughout the wedding, including the invitation suite adorned with coral.

 The bride's mermaid style dress with sweetheart neckline and a ruffled skirt (which reminds us of coral!) perfectly complimented the aquarium.

The bride's mermaid style dress with sweetheart neckline and a ruffled skirt (which reminds us of coral!) perfectly complimented the aquarium.

           Lush purple orchids were adorned all over this wedding, including the groom's boutonniere.

          Lush purple orchids were adorned all over this wedding, including the groom's boutonniere.

 The bride's bouquet was a mixture of purple and white orchids with vintage inspired crystal pieces throughout.

The bride's bouquet was a mixture of purple and white orchids with vintage inspired crystal pieces throughout.

                                                    The cutest ring bearers led the way down the aisle!

                                                   The cutest ring bearers led the way down the aisle!

                       The affair boasted a string quartet for the ceremony and a live band for the reception.

                      The affair boasted a string quartet for the ceremony and a live band for the reception.

                        Guests sat in awe of the couple as they were married in front of this expansive tank.

                       Guests sat in awe of the couple as they were married in front of this expansive tank.

                                                         Mermaids performed during the cocktail hour.

                                                        Mermaids performed during the cocktail hour.

 Silver Chiavari chairs sat at tables adorned with live orchids flown in from Thailand and lavender purple favor bags.

Silver Chiavari chairs sat at tables adorned with live orchids flown in from Thailand and lavender purple favor bags.

                   Guests enjoyed a performance by Polynesian dancers and fire breathers during dinner.

                  Guests enjoyed a performance by Polynesian dancers and fire breathers during dinner.

 Several small cakes decorated with purple orchids led to a four tiered confection complete with chocolate seashells, piped coral fans, and of course more orchids!

Several small cakes decorated with purple orchids led to a four tiered confection complete with chocolate seashells, piped coral fans, and of course more orchids!

The dream team for this event included:

Venue and Catering: The Florida Aquarium

Florist: Arlene Floral Designer

Musicians: Dillingham String Quartet, Island Band, and Double Vision

Stationary: Hummingbird Invitation Studio

Photography: Scoobie's Photographic Images