Traditional Asian tea ceremonies are full of cultural rituals such as burning incense and praying to their ancestors. Tanya and David definitely wanted to honor their parents’ cultures and I think they really accomplished that. They served tea to all of their elders and in turn many well-wishes and warm words of congratulations were bestowed upon them. When the parents gave them their blessings – it was so poignant and emotional.
Tanya’s traditional custom made Ao Dai Vietnamese dress was just divine. It was stylish, modern and full of delicate lace and intricate beading.
After the two traditional tea ceremonies – Tanya and David got ready for their “first look” and bridal party portraits before the actual vow exchange ceremony. I love doing detail shots of the bride getting ready and Tanya’s details did not disappoint! Don’t you just love her Jimmy Choo Linda Sandals? They are so sparkly and gorgeous!
Their first look was so sweet. I love these series of photos above and below because they are so full of happiness and emotion.
We had lots of time for formal portraits and we were able to capture these amazing photos above at a local park. It was nice to get all of the bridal party and couple photos done and out of the way before the ceremony so everyone could enjoy cocktail hour and spend time with guests.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Tanya and David’s wedding post – which will feature their vow exchange ceremony and reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort in Anaheim.
Special thanks to my Assistant Photographers: Danny Curry & Albert Halim