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.
Our day started at 8:30AM when Henry dropped me off at the bride’s home to get started with getting-ready photos. In the meantime, Henry went to the groom’s home which was only 3 minutes away, to take pictures of the guys.
(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.)
Aren’t Thuy’s shoes to die for?
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.
This is Thuy’s Mom. I think she is sooo pretty so I had to snuck a pic in of her getting ready too.
And of course I couldn’t go without taking pictures of the bride’s mother and aunts in their beautiful Vietnamese traditional outfits called “ao dai”. Ao dai are usually very vibrant and colorful and are often worn to important events. It is considered very classy and elegant. Each one is custom made to fit the women’s shapes and sizes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.On to Thuy & Phap’s Entrance to their wedding reception at Rice Bowl Restaurant in Sacramento:
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:
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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