Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

They may have been learning chemistry together in the classroom, but for Karen Jiang and Hoong Chuin Lim, the chemistry in their relationship didn’t happen until years after their first meeting. The pre-med and biochemistry majors became friends while attending Brandeis University, but it took a while for them to start dating and fall in love. “He [Hoong] had a crush on me, but I thought I was too cool,” says Karen. “Since I was pre-med and he was biochem, we had a lot of classes together. After a while, I finally started to look at him differently and gave him a chance.”

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

Pretty Pink Hues and Ocean Views Make for a Magical Summertime Wedding at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, RI | Southern New England Weddings | Emily Delamater Photography

That was the start of a nine-year courtship during which the two spent a lot of time apart to focus on their education and careers. “We are both very career-oriented and busy, so that made being away from each other easier,” reveals Karen. “It was worth it, though, since I’m a doctor now and he is starting his career in biochemistry. It showed me that he is the most supportive person.”

Once their schedules settled down, Hoong decided to pop the question. “We went to the beach. He asked me to sit up on some rocks and was being very sentimental. I was teasing him so he had to create the mood,” says Karen. “Then he got down on his knee; he was so nervous and shaking. I was in shock and said yes! All the beachgoers started clapping.”

One year to the exact date of their engagement, which the bride says was a coincidence, the two came together to exchange vows at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in historic Bristol, Rhode Island. The couple had always envisioned a New England wedding and the venue, with its ocean backdrop and breathtaking gardens, was idyllic. “We wanted a beach wedding but without the wind,” says Karen. “Blithewold was perfect with the view, and the arboretum was beautiful.”

As for her favorite part of the day, the bride has a vivid memory of walking down the aisle. “Everyone was looking at me and I realized all these people came together for us. It was amazing.”

Copy by Courtney Toomey

Photography by Emily Delamater Photography

Featured Vendors: Ceremony, Reception + Tent Rental: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens + Arboretum // Linen Rental: Rentals Unlimited // Cake/Desserts: Konditor Meister

Additional Vendors: Catering: Russell Morin Catering & Events // Florist: Orchid ‘N Blooms // Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero // Groom’s Attire: J. Crew // Hair Stylist: Ali Lomazzo Beauty // Makeup Stylist: Adam Camacho // Invitations + Paper Products: Kelli Murray Art // Reception Entertainment: Moondance Productions

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