My first wedding of the year. I am proud to say it started off with a big, big bang. I met Anna and Chris for coffee late last year and immediately, it was instant chemistry. During our meeting, Anna only had one photo request. It’s a rather unique one. If I do receive any requests, it would be certain of poses or to be photographed at a certain location, etc. Anna’s request was a photo of Anna and Chris serving tea to their parents during the Chinese tea ceremony. I was a bit blown away. When the bride and groom serve their parents tea during the ceremony, back in the days, it’s when the groom formally introduces the bride to his family. It’s also a huge sign of respect. In the Chinese culture, the tea ceremony is a huge deal. One word kept playing in my head over and over when I thought about Anna’s request. Respect. It told me a LOT about both Anna and Chris’s characters.
Thanks Anna and Chris for allowing me the honor. It was fun getting to know your friends and family!!
I forewarn you all. This is a super loooong blog with LOTS of images. Hehe. Sorry, blame it on the combination of the nice winter break and being super excited with these photos!!!
Check out this awesome Same Day Edit from the talented Chris and Oliver.
Bridal gown-Demetrios Brides
Bridal shoes-Jimmy Choo
Groom’s tux-Formally Modern
Bride’s make-up-Done by Bride
Bride’s hair-Livia Caporale
Floral-Tina and Dollie
Cinematographer-Chris and Oliver
Custom Printing-Sheila Mustari
Ceremony and Reception-Intercontinental Chicago O’hare
Cake Artist-Take the Cake
Second Shooter-Chad Foy