Today’s wedding blog entry is going to be a really long one filled with lots of wedding photos! This was a rather special wedding in Mission Viejo (Orange County), especially since these two were good friends of my previous wedding couple Stephanie and George who hosted their wedding at Langham in Pasadena. Danny and I started our day bright and early at Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach where we captured Olivia and her girls getting ready before their traditional tea ceremony to respect their elders and to have her parents’ blessing. While Olivia finished her final touches on her traditional Chinese wedding dress, we hung outside with Tim and photographed the the obstacles he had to do before entering Olivia’s room where her parents waited patiently. After all the fun and games were over, Olivia and her parents shared a touching moment as she bid farewell after their tea ceremony.
After all the fond moments shared at their Fairmont suite, they paraded to Tim’s house where his parents also patiently waited to offer their blessings to both Olivia and their son. There was so much love that filled the room and each shot was picture perfect! With one event after another, Olivia and Tim had a short break to relax in their room away from all the hustle and bustle. While Tim relaxed and organized with his wedding party the final touches to their schedule, Olivia jumped into her amazing wedding dress with the help of her bridesmaids. Once Olivia’s wedding dress was tied, laced, and fitted to perfection, we all headed towards Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course in Mission Viejo (Orange County) for their grand wedding ceremony! Enjoy their wedding photos.
Newport Beach, CA
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Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course
Mission Viejo, CA (Orange County)
With a bit of time to spare before the wedding ceremony, we took the wedding part out around the golf course for their wedding photography session. After we wrapped up the wedding party, we finished up Olivia and Tim’s wedding portrait session on the outskirts of the property.
After the wedding ceremony was over, the wedding guests were all served with wine, cheese, and live music to set the mood before the reception. Once all the wedding guests were situated in their designated seats, Oliva and Tim set the night with an amazing dance routine and followed by dancing with their parents.
After all the speeches and toasts, Olivia and Tim had a fun game for all the wedding guests to participate in. They had a handful of corks they saved up in the past, but one had their name on it. Whoever caught the lucky cork won a prize! With the crowd that fought for that lucky cork, the wedding photograph taken was definitely worthy of concluding the story of their wedding here at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course.
Congratulations again to the both of you, Olivia and Tim. It was definitely a real pleasure to be your wedding photographers.
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