Real Wedding: Miriam and Martin

This couple filled their celebration with vintage touches.

All photographs by One Summer Day.

Miriam Chun and Martin Lim weren’t always totally on the same page in terms of their relationship. “We were introduced through a mutual friend, and after a few phone calls we decided to meet,” says Miriam, a tax accountant. They really hit it off, and after just six months of dating, Martin had no doubts that Miriam was the one. Miriam, however, needed some convincing. “I planned on proposing at the Lincoln Memorial, but she refused to go there after suspecting I would propose,” says Martin, an IT business analyst. “We ended up making our promises under a large tree by the Potomac one February evening.” Their wedding, full of DIY and vintage-inspired touches, followed six months later in Fairfax.


Photographer/Vintage Rentals: One Summer Day

Wedding Venue: City of Fairfax Old Town Hall

Bride’s Gown: Theia, Neiman Marcus

Hair/Makeup: Foxy Hair and Makeup

Groom’s Tux: Saks Fifth Avenue

Caterer: Esther’s Kitchen

Cake: Georgetown Cupcake

Cake Flavors: Strawberry lava fudge

Florist: Grace C. Park, Grace Flowers

Flowers: Garden roses, dusty miller, stock, baby’s breath, spray roses, berries

Invitations: DIY kit from Michaels

Bride’s Favorite Detail: “The wedding dress, decorations, and flowers.”

Groom’s Favorite Detail: “The lights.”

Biggest Surprise: “The first look. We didn’t expect it to be so emotional!”

Favors: “M&Ms with our initials in glassine envelopes, table numbers we painted and nailed to books, and hand-stamped wedding programs.”

Theme: Books. DIY, Vintage

Honeymoon Spot: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Where They Currently Live: Vienna, VA