after an incredibly hot weekend, susan & derron were very fortunate to have such mild weather on their wedding day in sacramento the following week. we met up with susan and her bridesmaids at her parents' home in elk grove. being the only girl of four kids and the first to be married made this day such a special one for the entire family.
their catholic ceremony was held at the cathedral of the blessed sacrament, which is such a breathtaking church and oh-so-close to the capitol building. after taking photos with the entire bridal party in the surrounding downtown area, we headed to their reception at the lionsgate hotel, where we took more photos of the beautiful newlyweds. their reception was full of plenty of laughter and joy, as the entire party enjoyed plenty of entertainment, including a lu'au style show and a lovely, memorable surprise number by the bride, for her groom.
congratulations, susan & derron! we hope you had an awesome time in italy!!!
the dress and details
dad's "emotions" upon seeing his little girl for the first time in her dress
the bride and her maids
such a beautiful cathedral
derron and his men; the entire bridal party
the entrance to the reception site
a newlywed embrace
more photos of the happy couple, before their grand entrance
reception details. flowers by: b&j events and floral designs
announcing the new mr. & mrs. a!
susan was so joyfully tearful the entire day. =)
dancing with their parents
let the festivities begin!
although not formally trained, the guys really knew how to shake their "okole."
bills made into some clever "weapons" for the money dance
don't you wonder where this guy ended up putting this quarter for derron? =)
susan's little bro surprised them with a couple of dances: a traditional filipino dance and a hip-hop performance
susan's dance for derron
dancing the night away