The couple's classic Jewish Reform ceremony took place on the lawn of Kohl Mansion. Deep red amaranthus decked the chuppah, which was wrapped in red silk organza. Christina, who wore an A-line Christos wedding dress, carried a bouquet of cymbidium orchids. Her six bridesmaids were dressed in pale green gowns and carried bouquets of burgundy calla lilies and green cymbidium orchids.
Christina and Paul in Burlingame, CA
Christina and Paul exchange vows in a formal garden setting
When Christina Yuni heard about an MIT alumni brunch in San Francisco, she decided to crash it—she's not an alumna—for purely professional reasons. At the time Christina was working for a large investment bank, and she was hoping to meet new clients. Her most valuable contact, however, turned out to be entirely personal—Paul Friedman, her future husband. The two discovered they had a lot in common: "We had mutual friends and went to the same social functions," Christina says. Within a few months, they were a couple.
Christina and Paul's engagement, two years later, was much less complicated than their first meeting. "We decided to get engaged together, and picked out the ring together," Paul says. In fact, the couple didn't just pick a ring: They designed one, and had it custom-made. Paul surprised Christina by giving her matching earrings for Christmas.