THE COUPLE At the height of the pandemic, Amy Calhoun and Eliot Jia embarked on their first date at Recess, where the firepits weren’t the only thing that was cozy: Amy instantly went in for a hug because “Eliot is just the warmest person you could ever come across,” she says.
THE DETAILS Ensconced in a blaze of magical twinkle lights and lush greenery, they said “I do” at Theater on the Lake in the New Year’s Eve wedding of their dreams. The romantic ceremony was led by Amy’s brother and sister-in-law, and her younger sister brought down the house with a rendition of “Simply the Best.”
THE PARTY Red paper lanterns over the dance floor paid homage to Eliot’s childhood in China, and the double happiness symbol was incorporated throughout decor. As the dance-filled night came to an end, friends and family gathered around the newlyweds, pouring their hearts out to “Piano Man.” Reflects Amy: “Safe to say we had well over double the joy and happiness as we began our marriage.”
Bride Amy gave off sophisticated winter wedding vibes in a long ivory pea coat worn over her gown.
They exchanged vows in the round, with guests looking on from all sides.
The couple laughed during speeches.
Amy’s Valentini Spose gown featured an on-trend oversize bow.
Red paper lanterns above the dance floor paid homage to Eliot’s childhood in China.
A wedding cake but loved working with Bria at Flourish Cake Design. “The cake was a work of art, and she is a master of the sugar flower craft,” Amy says.