Thuy & Phap’s Wedding | St. Luke’s Catholic Church & Rice Bowl Restaurant (Stockton & Sacramento Wedding Photographers)

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Thuy and Phap got married a month ago on 7/11. Up-to-date, theirs was the largest wedding party Henry and I have photographed, with 500 guests. Most of our weddings are between 200-350 guests, so with 500 guests, they took up all of Rice Bowl Restaurant to host the reception.

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(In case you are new to my blog, Henry is my husband and also my second shooter on wedding days. We are a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Sacramento, CA.)

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On the way in, I saw a lot of blooming flowers in front of her parent’s house. So while Orchid worked on the bride’s hair and make-up, I snuck her shoes outside to take some pretty photos. Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding PhotographersDowntown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-262

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Looking back, I feel it is so important to have your parents be a part of your wedding day so whenever possible, I’d always suggest that the bride’s Mom help her complete her look.  This is usually her Mom putting on her veil or jewelry.
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While the girls scrambled to get ready, the guys were already done and ready to go by the time Henry got to their house at 8:45. Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-263Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-2

At 10AM, the groom’s family line up at the beginning of the street. Armed with gifts and headed by the family’s representative, Phap and his entourage was ready to go!
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Look at that endless smile on the groom’s face. =)
Since the tea ceremony was a last minute request made by the groom’s mother and there wasn’t enough time, they kept the exchanges really short. The tea ceremony started at 10AM and they were done by 10:35 since everyone had to be at Church at 11AM and the Church was 15 minutes away.
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Of course they wouldn’t let Phap off the hook until he got on his knees again and ask Thuy to accept him as her husband.
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The Wedding Ceremony at St. Luke’s Catholic Church:
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I couldn’t help but feel so happy for them just by looking at all of these photos. There was so much laughter as there were so many touching moments as they stood in front of their family and friends and read their promises. Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-82Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-83Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-84Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-88Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-90Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-91Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-99Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-107Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-109Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-110Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-111

After the wedding ceremony at St. Luke’s in Stockton, we drove up to Old Sac with the bridal party to take photos. When I met with Thuy and Phap for the wedding consultation, she already knew that she wanted photos in Old Sac. She loves the yellow Tower Bridge. Since my studio is also in Old Sac and we spend so much time in Downtown to scout locations, we loved her choices!!! Old Sac is literally in our backyard and Downtown Sacramento is like our playground.

Without further, here are the many beautiful images that we took that day:
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Thuy told me they wanted a bar scene too. On the way to the bar, we found more pretty backdrops and even some really awesome policemen that let us borrow their handcuffs and posed in front of their patrol car.Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-253Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-252Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-114Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-117Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-162Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-165Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-251Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-166Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-171Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-172Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-173Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-174Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-177Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-176Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-178Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-180Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-181Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-183Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-184Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-185Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-186Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-188Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-190Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-191Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-192Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-193On to Thuy & Phap’s Entrance to their wedding reception at Rice Bowl Restaurant in Sacramento:
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Their first dance as husband and wife:Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-257Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-203

Thuy’s Dad was smiling THE WHOLE TIME during their Father & Daughter Dance:
Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-259Toasts from the made of honor and the best man:
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After the toast, the bride and groom and their family went around to greet each table and thanked them. Here are some of the funniest moments since some of their friends really made them work for the money envelopes:Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-209

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Saving the best table for last.
These are Phap’s closest friends with who he grew up with and knows that they will make him drink. lol…
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Next come the bouquet toss, the cake cutting and the garter toss. If you look closely, how come there are so many ladies on the floor but so few guys? Are the guys just shy?Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-221Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-222Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-224Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-225Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-228Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-229Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-230Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-231Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-232Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-233Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-234Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-238Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-235Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-236Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-237Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-239Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-240Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-260

AND THAT’S A WRAP GUYS CUZ IT’S PARTY TIME!!!!Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-244Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-243Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-245Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-247Downtown Stockton Sacramento Old Sac Engagement Wedding Photographers-248

Congratulations Thuy & Phap. Thank you so much for having me and Henry there to capture this joyous day for you. We absolutely love you guys and we are so humbled and honored!

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VENDORS:

Bridal Hair & Make Up: Orchid Duong (of Orchid Duong Artistry)
Videography: I Do Videography
Photography: Two Twenty Photos
Wedding Dress and Shoes: David’s Bridal

I hope you enjoy this post. Please feel free to share this post and these photos with your family and friends. If you or someone you know is looking for a fun wedding or portrait photographer, please call/text me at 904-887-3162 or email me at info@twotwentyphotos.com.

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Thank you again for your support. I hope we’ll get a chance to work together soon.

Tra

www.twotwentyphotos.com |  WEDDING, WOMEN & CHILDREN Photographer
Located in Sacramento, CA.
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