What is The Wedding University?

The inaugural Wedding University took place on Sunday, February 8, 2009. We were filled to capacity with enthusiastic couples eager to learn the many aspects of wedding planning. From 11am-5pm, our students rotated between classes to learn about wedding design, wedding logistics, photography, beauty, and other important topics. In addition, they sampled amazing food from a sushi bar to a prime rib station to an elaborate dessert buffet--all from the creative culinary team at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley. An extraordinary decor room that featured 4 very distinct styles was the perfect inspiration for couples to brainstorm on their own wedding style! There were absolutely no 'selling' going on at our event, as compared to the conventional wedding fairs. It was truly one of a kind, classy, and fun event. At the end of the day, one lucky couple won the grand prize--a 3 night stay at one of 3 Four Seasons Resort, including Lanai and Bora Bora.

Please visit our website and new blog for more information, and for future updates!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Featuring: Viola Sutanto of Chewing the Cud

One of the most creative wedding professionals that I've had the pleasure of meeting in 2008 was Viola Sutanto of Chewing the Cud. Her company name alone shows how much creativity this brilliant girl has in her! The Wedding University is extremely honored to be partnering with her in the design of our logo and collaterals.

I first became familiar with Viola's name when her own beautiful wedding was featured in one of the premier bridal magazines--Northern California Brides. I was incredibly impressed with the way her favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird, inspired her to create an entire wedding design around it. From the paper table runner to the escort 'books' to the ring bearer book 'pillow', I could tell that every element was very well thought out and designed.

When I met with Viola to get to know her, I found her to be quite charming and approachable. We had a great time chatting and when we began seeking a designer for The Wedding University's logo, I knew she would be the perfect candidate.

Viola is currently working with the rest of the design team for The Wedding University, to show our students how paper goods are an integral part of a wedding design.

Some facts on Viola:


Western Art Directors Club Silver Medal

Communication Arts Annual Awards

Print Magazine Annual Awards

How Magazine Self-Promotional Awards

Grace Ormonde's Wedding Style Magazine Platinum List 2009

Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book of Preferred Vendors


Designed for brands such as The Sak, Chronicle Books, Design Within Reach, and Peet's Coffee and Tea.


Bride and Bloom

Real Simple Weddings

Brides Magazine (Northern Cal, Chicago, Washington D.C. and other regional markets)

The Knot


7 x 7 San Francisco

Southern Weddings Style

Featured on Style Me Pretty, Wedding Bee, Project Wedding, Brooklyn Bride, Oh Joy!, Poppytalk and other premier wedding and design blogs.


Viola was named after the protagonist in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night".

She regrets that she may never take her husband's last name: put "Viola" and Ting" together and you'll see why.

Viola has an incurable weakness for found objects, used books, the streets of Paris and dark chocolate.

Below are some examples of Viola's talent:

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