hopefully this is creative enough..
Pham, I am with the others - you are being too modest - there is nothing to be hopeful about. That shot is not just creative "enough", it is amazing!
Pham, why did you choose to have the left window as the brightest thing in the photo? It makes you look at it first because of that.
Maybe the bright window is to symbolize the glow she feels from his love. Corny? Maybe, but Pham said "they" came up with the idea so I assume the bride was involved. Maybe the intent is to pull the viewers' eyes first to the window and then let the whole remainder of the scene unfold.
My lighting teacher says you always have a choice, you just have to work it out. it says in the notes that the AB was 1/4 power, so there's a lot of power left to use. I think that could have balanced it, rather than letting it be the bright spot that takes your attention.
Your teacher is right, there is always a choice. The way I understand it, the choice is deciding where in the continuum between completely underexposed (black) and completely overexposed (white) you want your image to be. Sometimes the photographers intent is not the same as what others' intent would have been - but it is the photographer's choice. From following Phams stuff, I'm guessing the image is how he chose to make it - otherwise, he wouldn't have posted it.