**Tiffany and James**

I am so excited to kick off my 2009 blog entries with a bang!!   Thank you to Michael Hedden from Evoke Photography (to whom I entrusted my own wedding photography) who, as always, captured the most amazing, breath-taking shots of this beautiful wedding!

Tiffany approached me back in 2007 about her October wedding.   She told me the run-down of their wedding day would entail three separate ceremonies: a Chinese Tea Ceremony, a Western ceremony, and a Korean ceremony, followed by a 10-course Chinese banquet reception.   She wanted to make sure that all of the aspects of both of their cultures would be represented, and I was up for the challenge!  Below are some of my favorite shots of their spectacular day:

Michael caught Tiffany at her brother’s house, right after she was finally camera ready in her uber-chic Melissa Sweet gown……and created this amazing Vogue moment.  I ADORE this shot!!



Tiffany’s gorgeous bridesmaids  hanging out on the bridge, awaiting the ceremony, at the Earl Burns Miller Japenese Garden at Cal State Long Beach:



A closer look at their orchid and calla lily bouquets, done by the ever-fabulous Flower Allie!



James, the groom, and his groomsmen, having a VERY Reservoir Dogs moment!



The bride and groom having an adorable moment in the garden’s bamboo, right before the ceremony:



The beautiful fan programs that hung from each guest’s chair, were created by Phyllis Wong at Sweet Paper Studio:



A sweet moment captured during the ceremony:



After the garden ceremony, Tiffany and James changed into their hanbok, and had their traditional Korean ceremony.   I remember them catching ALOT of chestnuts, so the Mins will be seeing a very full house in the future!



Sweet Paper Studio also created the gorgeous coordinating placecards:



The bright and vibrant centerpieces, created by Flower Allie,  were beautiful long stems of orange James Storie orchids shooting out of a long vase that was illuminated by an LED light.  They were further accented by the uplighting and pinspotting that Tiffany had opted to have in her reception room.



Instead of traditional favors, Tiffany opted to do an ever-popular candy bar in her coordinated wedding colors.    It was a HUGE hit, I don’t think there was an ounce of sugar left by the end of the reception…..but people definitely still left room for the cake!!




And finally, a shot of the fun energy that they created during their reception…..they were dancing machines!!



Keep an eye on Evoke’s blog to see more fab pictures of this fun wedding!

Tiffany and James – It was honestly such a pleasure to be a part of your wedding day, I can’t wait to see you both at Phong’s wedding in June!! 


3 Responses so far »

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    AmyJean said,

    Ok, let’s see… where can i start?

    LOVE the fan programs, very unique and appropriate! Super cute
    LOVE the colors of the place cards – so vibrant and fun
    LOVE the bride’s dress
    LOVE the BM’s dresses (what color is that?)
    LOVE the centerpieces, simple but stunning!
    LOVE the detail of it all…

    I’m so impressed with your great work and how lovely t&j’s wedding came out! 🙂 Just had to stop to mention just a few of the things I love from the pics you posted! Awesome!

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    Kadidja said,

    Yay, a new post! Wow, what a stunning wedding. You did a great job, P! I especially love the vibrant colors of her paper goods and the classiness of the BM’s dresses. Thanks for sharing photos of the LBC ;).

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    Tori said,

    wow…beautiful wedding. would anyone know where the reception was held? i’m looking to have a chinese banquet as well in the long beach area and the venue seems pretty nice.


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