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!
as if they're the only two in the world
enjoying a summer stroll
the beautiful ao dai
twirling the parasols around
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