High school sweethearts
Rhiannon Taylor and Mark Kwong
Scenes from the wedding of Rhiannon Taylor and Mark Kwong. Photo: Jen Huang Photography
RHIANNON TAYLOR AND MARK KWONG
CENTRAL PARK AND GRAMERCY PARK HOTEL ROOFTOP TERRACE, NEW YORK, USA
Mark and Rhiannon met while they were in high school. “Mark went to Scotch College and I attended Presbyterian Ladies College,” says Rhiannon. “We’ve been together a long time, so not much has changed. But it feels more solid now [that they are married] and we have more appreciation for each other,” she says. “It’s really nice waking up in the morning and knowing they chose you over anyone else.”
Mark managed to catch Rhiannon by surprise with the proposal. “I was packing my suitcase a few years ago to go to Europe, and as I was folding my clothes, he came in with our cat, Buzz,” says Rhiannon. Cat in hand, he got down on one knee and asked if she would marry him. “I thought he was joking, but I couldn’t say no to him while he was holding our cat!”
The wedding day
While they are based in Victoria, both Rhiannon and Mark travel regularly for work - a photographer and a music producer - so they weren’t sure where to get married. With Mark’s sisters living overseas they decided to have a destination wedding in New York. It meant it was an intimate affair with 30 of their closest family and friends. “It was a day for us all to embrace each other. There were no formalities surrounding the day, it just flowed,” says Rhiannon. Style wise they went for an organic look with classic lines and a modern setting. They wanted warmth and colour with a romantic feel.
Rhiannon wore a strapless, mermaid style Vera Wang gown with silk organza layering.
The cake had three tiers - a confetti cake, dulce de leche and apple pie. It came from Momofuku Milk Bar in New York.
The photos were taken by Jen Huang Photography.
They went to Las Vegas and San Francisco.
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