Ever since photographing their Malibu beach engagement session and witnessing their adorable chemistry, I was absolutely excited to document their golf course wedding that overlooked the Pacific ocean. Having moved to Texas recently and being nowhere near the ocean, I inhaled the salty air with nothing but fond memories. Both got ready at the Courtyard Marriott in Torrance and traveled to the beautiful Rancho Palos Verdes Golf Course for their wedding ceremony and reception.
Without fail, there were moments where I was close to tears and there were moments where there was definitely something in my eye. Both times occurred during the vows (I wasn’t alone in this – caught some of the bridesmaids and groomsmen shedding tears as well!) and the toasts. These guys were hilarious, and they were surrounded by hilarious friends and family. Oh, and their bridal portraits overlooking the ocean during sunset is just stunning!!!
It’s exciting to think that last year, I photographed wedding throughout three different state – California (of course), Texas, and for this wedding, Nevada! What’s even more special is that the bride is my long-time friend from ELEMENTARY! How crazy is that?! Excitements were definitely high when we photographed their engagement session at Huntington Beach, and I couldn’t believe that it was finally time for their big day!
In a sunny day in Las Vegas, Linda and Vince started the day with a Vietnamese tea ceremony at their house, then the lovely ceremony at Our Lady of Lavang, and the reception at the Rio Hotel. Linda and Vince, thanks so much for having me as your Las Vegas Vietnamese Wedding Photographer!
Arriving to Torrance Woman’s Club wedding, all of the ladies were in a frenzy getting ready. Except, that is, Kellie, the bride herself. She was as cool as a cucumber and had a go-with-the-flow attitude towards everything unplanned. The same was with Michael, her groom, and it made perfect sense how they can love each other so much.
Olia and Guillaume, and the rest of their wedding guests, flew in from France to Los Angeles to have an intimate wedding at the amazing Paramour Estate on top of Silverlake. With a Great Gatsby type of wedding in mind, the Paramour Estate was the perfect location to have it. The interior decor was very eclectic, with furniture from different parts of the world, large ornate paintings, and taxidermy in every room.
Olia wore a beautiful 1920’s style wedding dress, intricately woven with beads, while Guillaume looked absolutely dapper in his light blue suit with white trimmings. Emotions ran high during the ceremony, when Olia was in such a joyous state that tears would not stop, and to comfort her, Guillaume was ever so gentlemanly that he would give her kisses before the official “you may kiss your bride” statement! D’aw!
In so many ways, Olia has such a firecracker personality, it was an absolute joy to photograph their wedding. They even opted for a completely documentary-style coverage – no posed photos!