Oak and KunChe first met at art school in southern California. He asked her to collaborate on a comic book with him; she considered it. Seven years later at a playground in Berlin, when KunChe felt it was the right moment, he extended this simple request: 'Will you share the cane with me when we get old?' She said yes!
Oak happens to be our very first BHLDN bride. She had tried on many dresses prior to her experience with us, but KunChe kept insisting they were missing something. Then, in the wee hours of Valentine's Day 2011, she decided that a flowing Catherine Deane design was the one for her. 'It feels natural yet sophisticated, and as if it was custom made just for me.'
Seated beside a potato bush bursting with purple flowers at the Los Angeles Arboretum, Oak and KunChe decided that plants and flowers from around the world would make the perfect backdrop to their big day. Personal touches included custom planter-centerpieces constructed by friends (which now reside in the couple's backyard), and invitations designed and printed by the bride and groom themselves.