**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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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A sweet moment captured during the ceremony:

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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!

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Sweet Paper Studio also created the gorgeous coordinating placecards:

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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.

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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!!

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

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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!! 

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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…

    P~
    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.

    thanks!


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