16 Local Asian American Wedding Vendors to Book for Your Celebration
Hiring local talent? Consider these popular pros.
For brides and grooms eager to show support to the local Asian American community, including AAPI-owned businesses in your wedding-vendor search is an easy place to begin. Here, we shine a light on 16 of those companies—each ready and able to bring your big-day vision to life.
Please note: This list is intended only as a starting point, and we welcome the opportunity to expand our guide with additional local vendors. Think there’s a business out there we should know about? Send us an email at [email protected].
Whether you’re after a gorgeous custom wedding cake to match the look and feel of your reception or a fully stocked dessert bar with a range of sugary goodies (mango tart, anyone?), owner Lizzie Johnson’s delicious treats are sure to check all the boxes. lizziesbakery.com.
Silver Whisk Bake Shop
As beautiful as they are tasty, owner Nancy Zhou’s bespoke wedding confections feature such flavors as lemon-raspberry and double-chocolate-mocha. The best part? Zhou will happily ship you a cake-tasting box with four pre-selected samples so you can see what tickles your tastebuds from the comfort of home. silverwhiskbakeshop.com.
If you haven’t yet discovered the fine work of pastry chef Gayoung Kim, get thee to Instagram immediately. Kim’s exquisite cakes—meticulously adorned with dried lavender, abstract paintings, and terrazzo-inspired details, among other motifs—are edible works of art. soulcakeshop.com.
Candice Wu Couture
Big, bold, and beautiful. That’s how we’d describe the work of this local designer, whose majestically ornate (and conveniently customizable) gowns stun both on and off the mannequins at her South End boutique. candicewucouture.com.
Lemon Drop Team
Taking the lead on wedding planning, but need an extra hand on the big day itself? Call Lemon Drop owner Linda Lee Desai. Focused on month- and day-of coordination services, Desai—who also specializes in multicultural weddings—will serve as the main contact for your vendor team and pitch in with setup to keep things running smoothly (and on time). 617-759-0281.
Spearheaded by owner Vivian Zhou, this gifted Newton-based team cites artwork from the Dutch Golden Age as its primary inspiration, drawing on a range of blooms and greenery to craft artful arrangements that both you and your guests are sure to love. forevermarkflowers.com.
Hair & Makeup
This longtime G2O Spa+ Salon pro is well-known in the local wedding industry for his picture-perfect bridal styles, mastering soft, touchable curls, undeniably elegant updos, and everything in between with equal skill and care. darrenle.com.
From a customized prewedding skincare routine to full-makeup application and a dazzling hairdo on your big day, Jenny Luu excels in all-things bridal beauty. Bonus: She welcomes clients for engagement, boudoir, and styled shoots, too. jcluu.com.
Love Notes by June
Makeup and hairstyling for the bride and bridesmaids? Check. A special look for the flower girl? Check. Touch-ups for the groom and best man? Check. When it comes to glamming up your nearest and dearest, there’s nothing this talented beauty team can’t do. lovenotesbyjune.com.
Yin Tom Studio
Based in Cambridge but available to brides throughout New England, hair-and-makeup whiz Yin Tom draws on extensive training and a decade of experience to create her sophisticated, yet natural wedding-day looks. yintomstudio.com.
For custom invitation suites with an artistic touch, head straight to Li Ward. The wedding photographer turned stationery savant dreams up all manner of one-of-a-kind designs, each hand-painted with vibrant watercolors. liwardian.com.
Bella Wang Photography
When you look at a wedding photo snapped by Bella Wang, you don’t just see a pair of happy newlyweds—you feel that couple’s joy. A master at capturing energy and mood, Wang presently lends her impressive technique to a range of celebrations, guaranteeing teaser images to share with friends and family within a week of your special day. bellawangphotography.com.
Cassie Wang Photography
A newcomer to Boston’s wedding scene, photographer Cassie Wang describes her aesthetic as “movie-like”—and it’s easy to see why. Dramatic in the best way, her images carefully harness the magic of each wedding-day moment, ensuring you’ll be able to relive cherished memories for years to come. cassiewang.space.
Emily Hwang Photography
When you book LA- and Boston-based photographer Emily Hwang, you won’t just get stunning wedding photos in the South Korea native’s “clean and minimal” style. You’ll also receive a two-hour engagement shoot at no extra charge. emilyhwangphoto.com.
Nicole Chan Photo & Video
Founded by Nicole Chan in 2010, this well-loved company has worked hundreds of weddings, offering its top-notch photo and video services to couples in New England and beyond. Take a spin through the team’s extensive portfolio to discover gorgeous portraits, emotion-filled candids, stunning drone shots, and much more. nicolechanphotography.com.
Overseen by founder Samantha Shih, this Financial District mainstay specializes in luxe made-to-measure suits for both men and women. Set up a one-hour consultation in-person or via video chat, and Shih’s team will walk you through a host of material and fit options to design your wholly original wedding-day getup. 9tailors.com.
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