Good morning everyone!
It has come to another chapter in my life where I attend more of my friends’ weddings than usual…a sign of old age or a reality check that I am not a kid anymore. In any case, we can all still be kids at heart. One of my childhood friends finally tied the knot at beautiful Strawberry Farms in Orange County. Tina and Joephy are one of those wedding couples you imagine in movies. Tina and Joephy were middle school classmates then became inseparable since sophomore year in high school when they became an official couple. For the next 12 years, they circled the globe together and had one adventure after another. After over a decade of memories together, it was finally time for the next great adventure at their wedding with all our bros and gals that we grew up together here at Strawberry Farms in Irvine.
It was a lovely morning when Tina and her girls all got their makeup done while the boys horsed around and tried to look dashingly uniformed all the way down to their ties. Joephy’s bestman, Phi, had to tie everyone’s ties since some boys tied differently while some did not know how to tie one. Since all the entire wedding party all grew up together since elementary and middle school, there were a lot of horsing around…some of their wedding photos were just NSFW, so those wedding pictures shall be left to their private gallery only! Once everyone were prepped up and ready to rock, we all caravan our way to Strawberry Farms to get their show on the road. Since this was an extra special wedding feature with friends I can confidently call family, Danny, Wilson, and Phebe were all armed with their own cameras for the extra coverage. Enjoy!
11 Strawberry Farm Rd,
Irvine, California 9261
Pretty wedding dress! The bow on the wedding dress was a nice compliment to the lacing.
…I just had to. I suppose this was one way to getting rid of those annoying wedgies. This wedding photo was too good to not share.
Some final ties and touches for Tina’s gorgeous wedding dress!
Next wedding photo is a little something for Joephy.
Once the entire wedding party arrived at Strawberry Farms, Tina and Joephy had their “first look” and by the look of Joephy’s face, well, I cannot really tell if he is scared or excited. Nonetheless, Joephy was pleasantly surprised when he saw Tina for the first time in her wedding dress. With the extra time before their wedding ceremony at the lawn, we ran around the golf course and made the most of the blue skies and green grass for their following wedding photos.
Their sign to direct wedding guests to their ceremony was definitely a nice detail. I remembered when Tina told me how many layers she had to put on to lacquer that post. Good job, Tina! Your wedding sign got plenty of compliments, so your efforts were well not overlooked.
That is right! Happily ever after begins here!
Like what Danny loves saying,”Seal the deal!”
During cocktail hour, their wedding guests all hovered around the delicious hors d’oeuvre and mingled while my two newly weds and I took a short trip up the hill for some more wedding photos of just them. Maybe it is because I grew up with them, I felt odd whenever they kissed. ^_^
Here is one last wedding photo of the gang lounging about before their grand entrance where all the wedding guests patiently waited on the other side of the barn door.
I suppose some of us are more friendly than others (see wedding photo below). After all the speeches, dances, and wedding cakes, we had to take one group photo of all the bros. I was not in it since I had to take the photo, but I made sure to squeeze myself in a few with just Tina and Joephy!
Funny side note: That tie over the head photo with the bros all started with Wilson’s wedding. The tradition shall continue with everyone else’s weddings, hopefully in the near future!
Congratulations again to the both of you, Tina and Joephy. It was definitely and honor to be your wedding photographer here at Strawberry Farms. You two definitely knew how to throw one heck of a party!
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p.s. – Keep on following! I will post their engagement photography session from Venice Beach up soon. Yes, their engagement photos should have come first, but I mixed up the order.