Monthly archives: November 2009

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Jenny & Lawrence
October 25th 2009
KTN Ballroom
Atlanta Georgia

The day continued on and what an epic it became. Jenny became more and more radiant with every dress she put on, from the traditional Chinese red dress, to her beautiful wedding gown and then finally her finale of a dress, a stunning Nicole Miller!

The wedding was perfect! It was fun, full of crazy games, a great group of vendors, and so much passion. I loved every minute! I was so happy that Jenny and Lawrence trusted me to get into some tall grass for my favorite picture of the night (the one at the top of this post). Perfect!

A big thanks to both my wonderful assistants of the night. The ever so talented Thu Tran, and photog-extraordinaire Sharon Wheaton.

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Jenny & Lawrence
October 25th 2009
Chinese Tea Ceremony

Wow what a wedding! Such a wedding that I will need 2 posts to cover it. This post is for the morning Chinese festivites.

Right when I arrived at Jenny’s families house I was greeted by Jenny in a stunning red traditional dress. Right away, she said to me and my assistant, let me get you some tea. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love tea, and to be greeted with the bride offering me tea, I knew that this was going to be a great day! Have I ever said how much I LOVE my clients? Jenny and Lawrence are truly some of the most giving people I have ever met (I still remember the amazing steak dinner after the engagement shoot). The whole family was warm and welcoming. We truly did feel like part of the family!

Now back to the festivities. It is customary for the groom to show up to the brides house and try and “buy” the bride. If the price isn’t right the bridesmaids or family will have games and challenges to reduce the price. Lawrence did one armed push ups, had to sign documents, search the house for a hidden shoe (in which he could buy clues), and finally get past the men on the staircase. When attempting the staircase, Lawrence actually broke the railing trying to jump past the blockers! I love the picture below of Lawrence grabbing the railing while Jenny’s family grabbed his legs. Finally with Lawrence’s persistence, some sweet and lots of money, Lawrence was then allowed to get his bride to be. After the couple was united, they offered tea to Jenny’s mom as a symbol of coming together as family. Then we went off to Lawrence’s house in which they offered tea to Lawrence’s family. Lawrence had warned me about his families tendency to party down, but he never told me how amazing a cook his father was! When we made it to Lawrence’s house, his family gave us plates and told us to eat. Oh my goodness, they had the best dumplings I have ever had (along with an awesome noodle dish) and I have been to China, twice!

So a big thank you to Lawrence’s dad for the memorable food and a big thank you to my wonderful associate for the morning, Sharon with Alternative Life Photography . Make sure to check out her pictures from the day on her blog. It was great having you there!

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  1. so awesome!!!!! I LOVE that one of Jenny in the car.. oh man it is amazing. I can't wait to see the rest of her dresses! I had such a great time with you guys.. I am curious to see the partying at the reception! Can't wait to see more :) S
    November 2, 2009  11:38 am
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