Charles + Chensi | Orlando Science Center Wedding | Leu Gardens | Orlando Wedding Photography

We thought we’d try something different, check out this question and answer session with Charles + Chensi who recently tied the knot at the Orlando Science Center.

1. How did you guys meet? “We met on Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating app. After chatting online for few weeks, we decided to meet in person. Our first date was at a Ramen restaurant called Sapporo. It was moderately awkward since we are both introverts but thankfully no nuclear meltdowns occurred.  We really got to know each other on our second date at Cocoa Beach where we just walked and talked hours analyzing Star Wars, swapped book/manga recommendations, and talked about our lives before moving to Florida. What was originally planned for a 3 hour date lasted longer and longer as we were just enjoying time with one another. It felt so natural.”

2. Did you guys have a specific theme for your wedding? “We wanted a wedding that represented us: quirky and elegant, relaxed and fun. We tried to blend in elements from our Chinese heritage - for example, oranges as the centerpieces to symbolize prosperity and good fortune. Nearly all of our music were classical arrangements from various video games of our childhoods and films by Studio Ghibli. Lots of friends were playing "guess that song" once they realized what we had done with the music. We also wanted the wedding to be interactive for all of our guests, hence the scavenger hunt and the trivia game."

3. What was your favorite thing about the Orlando Science Center? The venue coordinators! Helen and Mikaela were responded quickly to all of our questions. They worked with us to make sure the day ran smoothly, and that the ceremony and reception spaces were set up just as we envisioned. Also, the sandbox in the Dino Digs Reception room was probably many of the guests' favorite part of the venue. The kids all loved playing in it and the parents could enjoy dinner without worrying about their kids. 

4. Most memorable part of the day for you two? Charles: “When I saw Chensi for the first time during our first look in Leu Gardens. It was a separate space and time just for the two of us.” Chensi: “When we finished our first dance. We had only minimal ballroom dance experience when we started lessons but we knew this was something important to the both of us so we put aside time and energy for months to work on this dance. I felt so proud that we were able to accomplish this together. “

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Special thanks to all the hard working vendors:

DJ: Junction 88 Productions

Florist: Lee Forrest Design

Stationary/Invites: Minted, Elly ( for ceremony programs, Susan Moyal ( for reception menus

Favors: Signature Coins

Catering: Cuisiniers

Cake: n/a, pies from Sugarbuzz Dezert Company

Linens: Cuisiniers 

Make-up Artist: LeJeune Hair & Makeup Artistry

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