Microwedding: From Fremont to Coyote Hills

Intimate wedding at Coyote Hills Regional Park

Ever noticed how truly generous souls draw us in like a magnet? If you know Katy and Bryan, you get it. And what’s more, you’ve felt it, because being around them feels like a gigantic hug. It’s no wonder then that family, friends and loved ones came together in clever and creative ways to make their microwedding one to remember. From Katy’s family home in Fremont, to the picturesque Coyote Hills Regional Park, their intimate wedding overflowed with humor, heart, and celebration.

During their engagement session months before, Katy and Bryan shared their plans for a sprawling party with all the people they loved most–and that’s a lengthy list! You see, Katy pours herself into the children at her Montessori school, while chef Bryan prepares his food passionately for his guests. Through their years of cross-country friendship and then dating, they’ve enfolded so many into their warm world. To know them is to love them. But as with so many of the best laid plans for 2020, Katy and Bryan’s wedding had to take on a totally different shape in light of COVID-19 precautions. I’m sure there were some tears shed, but they rolled up their sleeves and reimagined themselves a microwedding.

As the wedding day arrived, they transformed Katy’s childhood backyard into a wedding courtyard, a suburban street into a reception hall, and a local park into their playground. With their officiant on hand via Zoom, doughnuts aplenty, and shave ice for days, here’s how the microwedding played out . . .

An Asian American bride and groom show of their wedding rings in Fremont, CA.
Portrait of a Korean groom captured on a hilltop in Coyote Hills Regional Park.
Silhouette of a bride holding a bouquet while looking out over the San Francisco Bay.
A bride clutches her bouquet on a windy day, overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
A groom dips his bride while overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
A bride wears Converse All Star shoes customized with her and her groom's initials.
A groom wears a Yoda dress sock.
Romantic photo of a groom looking on at his bride during sunset on a rocky hill.
Black and white photo of a groom kissing his bride's neck at Coyote Hills Regional Park.
Epic wedding photo captured at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Northern California.
An Asian bride and groom look out over the San Francisco Bay from a hill in Fremont, CA.
Young Asian American newlyweds kiss  as the sunsets in Fremont, CA.
Newlyweds peer out over the San Francisco Bay Area from Coyote Hills Regional Park.
Newlyweds hold each other on a hill at Fremont's Coyote Hills Regional Park
Newlyweds embrace on a ridge at Coyote Hills Regional Park
Newlyweds kiss in front of a BMW M5 automobile at Coyote Hills Regional Park.
Silhouette of a newlywed couple at Coyote Hills Regional Park

Katy and Bryan, you’ve left a wake of kindness in my life (tapas, doughnuts, and ice cream sandwiches, oh my!). And I can only suspect from the looks on the faces of your wedding guests that they feel the same way. Here’s the cool thing about marriage–not only do you get to enjoy each other for a lifetime, but you get to operate as a dynamic duo, making the world a better place with all you bring to it. If that’s part of the plan, you two are already well on your way!

Welcome to married life and bigtime congratulations to you!

Stellar service provided by:

Venue: Private Home – Fremont, CA

Coordinator: Perfectly Bubbly Events

Dress: Lulu’s

Tux: Indochino

Jewelry: Derco Fine Jewelers / Manly Bands

Catering: Bun Appétit Donuts / Always Aloha Shave Ice Co.

DJ: DJ Brian

Florals: Greenery A La Jcap

Hair/Makeup: NV Artistry

Wedding Boards: Carleen Mae Ink

Photo Frame: Lucie Lee

Masks: Chrome Monarchy