linh and ryan's wedding

commentator: monica

we had the awesome honor to photograph the wedding of linh & ryan this past weekend at the decathlon in santa clara. we started our day at linh's parents' home for the "bridal prep" shots, however, instead of preparing to wear her wedding gown, linh changed into her bridal "ao dai" (traditional Vietnamese dress). her large family joined us at the home for the arrival of ryan and his family for the gift exchange ceremony. both their families are great folks and we really enjoyed all the festivities (and great food, might i add)!

this adorable and super sweet couple decided to substitute their e-session for a wedding party session at stanford university, where the beautiful bride and her maids brought along parasols that we really got creative with. we especially love all the beautiful colors of the dresses.

afterwards, we headed over to the decathlon, where the females of the wedding party changed into their ceremony attire. this couple created an event to celebrate not only their love for one another but their love for their family and friends, the beach, and movies. they definitely know how to throw a great party and their family members definitely know how to enjoy one!

congratulations on your union, linh & ryan!

entertainment by: joel nelson productions
cake by: margaret's french bakery

//ed pingol

as if they're the only two in the world

enjoying a summer stroll

the entourage

the beautiful ao dai

twirling the parasols around

the men

i love sunflares

the happy couple in love

veiled silhouette & ring shot

hand in hand

the toasts and their family

the cute little flower girl

first dance