On May 29th, I had the pleasure again of second shooting with Pye from Lin and Jirsa Photography. We first started the day at the bride’s house where they did the traditional morning ceremony. In the Chinese and Vietnamese culture the wedding ceremony actually takes place in the morning. The Groom arrives at the bride’s home and there are gifts given to the bride’s family as a symbolic gesture. There is also praying to bless the marriage and honor those who are not with us. Both sides of the family also have representatives to speak for each sides families and the union is formed. However nowadays couples will not only honor the Asian traditions but they also have an American ceremony and that took place at the beautiful Hilton Waterfront Hotel in Huntington Beach. It was my first time meeting Lanchi and De, and they are the sweetest couple. They met in Boston while Lanchi was there getting her college degree. Then unfortunately she had to move all the way back to California. But with commitment and hard work they made the long distance relationship work and now they get too live happily ever after. They are quiet and reserved, but yet fun and silly at the same time. It was a very emotional ceremony and there were some great speeches that night and you could just feel the love that surrounded the couple and how happy everyone was for them. Congratulations Lanchi and De!!
The groom chillin while waiting for the bride to get ready.
A little liquid courage before the ceremony, with the guys.
Beautiful bride waiting to see her groom for the First Look Photos.
Cutest little flower girl….she kept saying sewww (in chinese, which means smile) when she saw a camera.
I just love Harpists at weddings. So romantic
Beautiful cake with such a pretty backdrop.
I love how the groom had his speech on his iphone….and I love, love how the bride looks at her husband