Selina Zhong admits that she started planning her wedding when she was just a teenager, but it wasn’t until she met Bryan Su that her vision would ultimately come to life. After a memorable first date at a rock-climbing gym, their fate was sealed. “I could tell Bryan was smitten and wanted to impress me – despite it being his first time,” smiles Selina. “It was a comforting feeling to meet someone so enthusiastic for our relationship.” It wasn’t long before Bryan knew Selina was The One. Though the couple had even decided on a wedding date before becoming engaged, Bryan made sure to receive the blessing of his beloved’s family, secure a stunning engagement ring, and plan a surprise proposal. 

Although they reside in California, the newly affianced pair knew they wanted to get married in Las Vegas. The bride had visited frequently with her family as a little girl and the duo agreed the location would provide plenty of activities for guests of all ages to enjoy following the wedding festivities. With less than one year to plan the opulent celebration, the pair hired Andrea Eppolito of Andrea Eppolito Events to organize decades of the bride’s ideas and orchestrate their dream soirée.

The couple’s 150 guests joined together on the terrace of an upscale resort and casino for a mesmerizing alfresco ceremony inspired by the Raf Simons-designed fashion show featured in the Dior and I documentary. “I love purple hues and Bryan loves blue, so it was a gradient of the two along with violet, fuchsia, and pink,” explains the bride of the chosen color palette. Modern black-and-gold chairs were positioned on either side of a lush aisle covered with pink petals and lined with garden-inspired arrangements of verdure and blooms in blush and purple shades. In keeping with Chinese tradition, the space was left void of white flowers, as the hue is customarily reserved for funerals. “It came out incredibly tasteful and elegant,” affirms Selina of the vivid décor. 

After they were pronounced husband and wife, the newlyweds took a moment alone to reflect, as friends and family members gathered for a cocktail hour complete with dim sum and a Peking duck carving station. Citing it as one of his favorite parts of the day, Bryan shares: “Our planner brought us a plate of food, a glass of Champagne for Selina, and a single malt for myself… Having the opportunity to relax with the sounds of our guests enjoying the cocktail hour was a great moment.”

The ballroom was awash with ambient lighting, which reflected off of the mirror and metallic accents, creating a chic setting for the sophisticated fête. “My concept for the reception was a 1950s jazz supper club that flowed like a Drake song,” illustrates the bride. Luxurious drapery enveloped the room and vibrant violet lighting added drama to the space. Guest tables were strewn with blue linens that contrasted beautifully with the bright floral arrangements illuminated with candles in gilt votives. Centerpieces featured bold arrangements showcasing fuchsia orchids, as well as repurposed pieces from the ceremony including the striking lavender trees that bordered the altar. “I was afraid they would look better than me!” laughs the bride.

Wanting everyone to feel included and special throughout the celebration, the dinner service was of the utmost importance. “It was very important to do a traditional Chinese banquet where there were at least eight courses,” confirms the bride of the fare served in a shared, family-style manner. “We wanted the food to be the most unifying and central feature for all our guests,” notes Bryan. “Ultimately, all of our friends felt loved and cared for, and the effort we put into the menu had a large role in that.”

With full stomachs and hearts, the revelry began as guests took to the black lacquer dance floor in front of a stage for the live band. Large suspended lanterns overhead added a luxe feel to the area, and velvet lounge seating accented with metallic cocktail tables provided a place for loved ones to relax. To honor the bride’s love of Drake, as well as artist James Turrell, an interactive photo booth inspired by the setting featured in the rapper’s “Hotline Bling” music video was designed to entertain loved ones throughout the night.

Though there are some minor changes to the big day that Selina wishes she had made, she encourages other couples to live regret-free after the wedding. “Nothing can ever be perfect. Just work together and share the love,” she muses. “We were so happy that so many of our friends and family members could attend and are so grateful for everyone who worked so hard to put the day together!” shares Selina. Her groom wouldn’t change a single thing: “No matter how much I prepared myself for how quickly the day and evening would go, and no matter how much I tried to savor every single moment, it still went by faster than I wanted.”