I love, love, love when wedding clients put a unique spin on their wedding day. 🙂 The beautiful bride-to-be did just that by infusing her Vietnamese culture with her modern + elegant style. The results are just to die for and truly represent the two of them as a couple.
First off, these two lovebirds not only make such an adorable couple but they are super sweet and gave me complete creative freedom and I love them for that. They trusted me right off the bat and together we were able to produce some pretty awesome images. 😀 Bernice and Dan live in San Francisco and when they told me they were planning on getting married in Santa Barbara, I was beyond thrilled! As much as I love living in the city, it’s so nice to get away sometimes especially to a place as beautiful as Santa Barbara. 🙂
We started off the day with getting ready photos at Hotel Santa Barbara and we shot their first look plus some portraits at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Bernice and Dan had a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony and a reception to follow at El Paseo Restaurant in Santa Barbara. Their friends and family were the nicest people and so much fun to photograph and be around! I had a blast shooting their wedding and I’m so happy that I get to share these photos with you from their wedding last weekend. Enjoy this modern American + Vietnamese fusion wedding!! ♥
I fell in love with her wedding shoes…haha!!
Bernice wore a beautiful long veil. I love long veils!! They are so dreamy and always photograph so nicely. 🙂
Bernice looks so breathtakingly beautiful and she heads down to the hotel lobby to meet her groom for the first time. ♥
The first look…
I’m so happy that Bernice and Dan set aside time before the ceremony to take portraits. The Santa Barbara courthouse made such a beautiful backdrop for their portraits.
Bernice, you made such a beautiful bride! 😀
Seriously, what a gorgeous couple these two make! I could photograph them all day. 🙂
Bernice had 3 outfit changes and all of her dresses were to die for! I especially love her red lace “ao dai” (Vietnamese dress) plus the gold headpiece she wore to match. So pretty!!
The tea ceremony…
I love how Bernice tied together all the bright and bold colors of her bridesmaids dresses who were all dressed in traditional Vietnamese attire.
How gorgeous are all the bridesmaids?? 🙂
Bernice looked stunning in her second outfit. I loved the lace detail. It was so unique and something I had never seen done before.
Their first dance as Mr. & Mrs. ♥
Bernice and Dan, I hope you two enjoyed your time in Hawaii!! 😀
Photography: Love Janet Photography // Day of Coordinator: Marine Nalbandian // Ceremony + Reception Venue: El Paseo, Santa Barbara // Florist: Flowers & Sugar Events // Catering: El Paseo Restaurant // DJ: DJ Shammy Dee // Hair: Daisy Hong // Videographer: ScenEmotion Films
Happy Tuesday and have a great week!!