Catching the bride and groom while they’re getting ready for their big day and before they say their vows can be exciting for them and us!
In these candid, and very moving photos of Liem and Leila’s wedding day, you can see how much love and happiness they feel for one another through their big smiles.
The shots of Leila getting her make-up done and her hair styled are all truly special. We also took a few shots of the bride’s wedding shoes, her mom buttoning up her wedding dress, and a great shot of the back of her dress with its large mauve-colored satin bow that made for a great close-up shot to show is detail.
Not to be out done, we took some photos of the groom as he, too, got ready for his big day many while getting help from his best man. He also looked at ease when he took a quick stroll with his buddies around the grounds, and we love the first-look shot of Leila before the ceremony began. It’s a nice way to spend a moment together and also for us to photograph those intimate moments they share when they first see each other. From a photography stand-point, it alleviates bottlenecks in the work flow post ceremony by allowing us to do portraits that involve the bride and groom, and family/wedding party prior to the post ceremony time.
The church was quaint, colorful, and everyone who was gathered inside seemed to feel the love that this couple brought when they appeared in front of the priest.
After all the pomp and circumstance, it was time for everyone to kick up their heels, and head over to the reception at the Devon Estate in Long Beach where much more fun ensued!
After the groom kissed his bride, it was time to head over to the reception at the Devon Estate in Long Beach where even more fun took place. From a colorful Chinese Dragon dance to enjoying a unusual cake with a different kind of bride and groom sitting atop, both ceremony and reception were both events Liem and Leila will long remember!
P.S. Make sure you check back in the near future – we were also shooting their wedding film & you’ll definitely want to check that out in all its goodness as soon as we post it!