Erica and Jack are both engineers, so it wasn’t surprising that they chose to get married at Southern California’s hub of science and engineering: the California Institute for Technology, or more specifically, the Caltech Athenaeum. The Athenaeum also happens to be a spectacular location for a wedding ceremony and rockin’ reception, and rock the reception is exactly what they did since they hired a fantastic band: the Chuck Wansley Band.
Erica and Jack also surprised all the guests during the reception with a traditional Chinese lion dance performance by the Immortals Awaken Lion Club. The dance is performed along with the loud beat of drums to scare away evil spirits and bring good fortune to the newly married couple. At the end of the dance, Erica and Jack fed the lion a red envelope filled with cabbage and money. It was a pretty awesome spectacle and I love it when couples incorporate cultural traditions that are also a lot of fun for the guests!