Everyone headed to Forme after Chino and Precious said, “I do!” Guests arrived in the outdoor courtyard during golden hour catching the best views of the sun setting over the mountains while sipping on beer, wine and cocktails. Thai Vegetable Spring Rolls and Crab Cakes were tray passed and the bride and groom’s signature cocktails, an Old Fashioned and Washington Apple Martini, were being ordered at the bar. During this time, Chino and Precious wandered around the venue posing for photos together as husband and wife. The two were joined by their bridesmaids and groomsmen for group shots before lining up for the reception.
Inside Forme, tables were draped in light grey linens and tropical centerpieces added pops of green throughout the venue. Gold accent pieces like chargers, flatware, and candlestick holders completed each table setting. Guests found their seats and awaited the wedding party entrances. Before long, music cued up and each bridesmaid and groomsman danced into the reception ending with the newlyweds who received a huge round of applause. Chino and Precious shared their first dance before taking a seat at their tropical inspired sweetheart table, then toasts were made. Laughs were abundant and tears were shed as friends and family each took a turn to say a few special words about the couple. Everyone raised a glass for the last toast, then each table was excused for the dinner buffet. Huli Huli Chicken, Smoked Beef Brisket, Whole Pig, Pineapple Fried Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables and Wild Cherry Salad were served. Chino and Precious really wanted something to wow their guests, so our Event Specialist, Rachel, worked with them on their menu. It’s safe to say that the Whole Pig stole the show during dinner. Guests loved the food and rave reviews were shared around each table. Once dinner concluded, all the single ladies were called to the dance floor for the bouquet toss, and all the single men were called for the garter toss. Guests watched and participated as each activity unfolded, then the bride and groom began their money dance. Partygoers had fun dancing with the bride and groom while showering them with cash for their honeymoon. Afterwards, the dessert station opened up with a display of Macarons, Raspberry Chocolate Decadence, Fresh Fruit Tarts, Vanilla Bean Chocolate Eclairs, and French Apple Tarts. The newlyweds cut their cake in private while everyone else snacked on sweets. The remainder of the night was a major dance party and hardly anyone sat back down before sending off the bride and groom.