Ying & Quang

Ying and Quang’s wedding was a wonderful way to finish off my conventional wedding season. (When I say conventional I mean summer and I mean one-day weddings.)

We started off at Ying and Quang’s condo in Richmond where they got ready in opposite ends of the house– Wedded Bliss did a marvelous Job of the girls’ hair and makeup. We had sunshine in a field and at the beach, and threatening clouds at a school. Our second location was at the elementary school where Ying and Quang met in grade two I believe!

The fabulous Terminal City Club on West Hastings was the venue for three official events, all in different rooms. I have included several tea ceremony shots since I am particularly partial to this custom, and I photographed only two this year. Family participation in a wedding ceremony can enhance the significance of the ritual, but it is often difficult to incorporate into established Western traditions. The tea ceremony, however, is the perfect context for the exchange of respect, affection and tradition between generations during the wedding process, punctuated by the exchange of tea and gifts. This tea ceremony was held in a small room upstairs which had large windows and a greenish hue to the furnishings which contrasted beautifully with the red clothing, and the civil ceremony was held downstairs in a lovely room adjacent the ballroom. Since they had booked a room upstairs in the club, Ying was able to go upstairs and change outfits as needed. As lovely as all of this is, the food is probably the best thing about the TCC. Check out the made-in-house desserts!

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Sarah What amazing curly hair she has! A brilliant red Asian dress 🙂 Oh Vancouver…

Chris Fantastic photos! You two look so happy!

Julie You two look great!

Mary Lee It was a beautiful day! Lovely photos.

Serena These pictures really reflected the sweet love you have for each other. It was a beautiful day. I’m so happy for the two of you.

Ying and Quang Thank you Melia and Jules for photographing our special day. We love our photos. The pictures at our elementary school worked well. We love the photos of the tea ceremony. The colour contrast is beautiful!

Gary and Heather Congratulations Ying and Quang! You two must be very happy with the beautiful photos, that mark what must have been an equally beautiful day. We loved the different shots from various artistic angles, vivid colours, and accentuating background lighting, but most of all, the way they tell a story.
We’re just sad that we where not able to share the special day with you two. Have fun in Hawaii. Mahalo.