Pacific Asia Museum Wedding

Vicky and Mike’s wedding day was kind of hot (as in temperature) for a fall wedding, but that didn’t stop anyone from having a great time. They both got ready at the Westin; Vicky had a huge suite for the girls (the Rose Suite) while Mike got ready with the groomsmen down the hall.

After everyone was ready, they met at City Hall for their creative session. And that was just super as it’s one of my favorite photo locations in all of the area.

After we finished making a few cool photos, we went across the street to the Pacific Asia Museum for Vicky and Mike’s wedding ceremony and reception.

Catering: Eco Caters
DJ: Brian Adriano (aka Dj BSTANG)
Flowers: The Enchanted Florist (Burbank)
Rentals: Town and Country
Hair: Glendale Salon Spa
Dress: Mary Linn’s Bridal
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Mary Linn's Bridal in Pasadena
From Mary Linn’s Fall 2008 Lux Line
Manolo Blahnik Wedding Shoes
Manolo Blahnik — there is no substitute.
Wedding Rings
You’ve gotta love sparklies like these!
At the Westin in Pasadena, the bridesmaids help the bride.
The girls help Vicky don her dress.
Groom helps groomsman with tie at the Westin in Pasadena
For some reason, none of the groomsmen could tie a tie. So Mike became the man of the hour — in more ways than one!
Groom's Gift at Westin Pasadena
Vicky’s groom’s gift was a Leica digital camera! She wrapped it in a Rob Greer Photography proof box that was a leftover from their engagement session printed photos. I thought that the wrapping choice was kind of funny!
Pasadena Wedding Photographer First look
Vicky and Mike wanted to see each other before the ceremony. Here’s what happened.
Wedding Bouquet
I loved that Vicky’s flowers mirrored the decoration on her wedding dress.
Wedding Photographer for Pasadena City Hall
Here are the girls walking near the courtyard at Pasadena City Hall — dishing gossip no doubt!
Pasadena City Hall
And the boys weren’t to be left out; they were probably telling dirty jokes.
American Gothic - Wedding Style
Mike’s “must have” shot was my stylized tribute American Gothic.
Wedding Photography Animation
And that led me to this short animation. I’ve never posted this kind of animation on my blog. What do you think?
Four Wedding Frames
If you’re more of a “still photography” kind of person, here are the four photos that made up the animation.
Pasadena City Hall 100 N. Garfield Ave. Pasadena, CA 91109
Mike sure does walk fast!
Wedding Portraits
I can’t say why, but I love, love, love this photo.
Wedding Portrait at Pasadena City Hall in Pasadena, California
I wanted to post a cool quote here — but I seem to have forgotten it.
Pasadena City Hall
Pacific Asia Museum - 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California
Flowers for Wedding Reception
These flowers were used as wedding ceremony decorations and were later transitioned to table centerpieces at the reception!
Wedding Flowers in Pasadena
Pretty wedding altar flowers.
Wedding Ceremony Paper Lanterns in Pasadena
These paper lanterns were everywhere!
Seating Place Cards at Wedding Ceremony
These seating place cards were arranged in a bed of brown rice! Very clever!
Wedding Ceremony Details
Flower petals and natural rice for the recessional throws!
Wedding Details
Instead of a guestbook, guests were presented with these postcards. One of their friends planned on mailing Vicky and Mike the cards periodically.
Pacific Asia Museum Gardens
Smack, smack, kissy, kissy.
Location Detail at the Pacific Asia Museum
Dad at the top of the stairs waiting for Vicky to emerge from the bridal room. He mentioned me during his reception speech. That totally freaked me out.
Wedding Ceremony at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena
The Ceremony
Table Settings and Centerpiece in Pasadena
Vibrant colors rock!
Paper Lanterns at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena
Paper lanterns at twilight at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.
Pie was served at this wedding reception in Pasadena, California
Vicky and Mike served pie instead of cake. It was super yummy!
Pasadena Pacific Asia Museum Wedding Reception Dancing
These guys were dancing like crazy. You wouldn’t know that she had just dealt with two flat tires! But that’s another story.
"Fashioning Domesticity, Weaving Desire: Visions of the Filipina" exhibit at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California
I’ll give a cool prize to the person who posts the best caption for this photo in the Comments section of this blog post. The photos in this photo are part of the “Fashioning Domesticity, Weaving Desire: Visions of the Filipina” exhibit at the Pacific Asia Museum.
Wedding portrait in front of "Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art" exhibit at the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena
Graffiti Art at the Pacific Asia Museum. Part of the “Calligraffiti: Writing in Contemporary Chinese and Latino Art” exhibit.

4 thoughts on “Pacific Asia Museum Wedding”

  1. Hi Rob,
    I was cruising on the internet and through Joe Buissinks website I found a web hosting company featuring your site.
    Cool stuff – may I submit a title suggestion for the above image: “Bosom Buddies”
    Rinske Wagenaar, Hampton ON Canada

  2. Hey There,

    I’m currently scoping out venues for my best friend’s wedding. The Pacific Asia Museum looks really great! Your pictures were/are amazing btw. :)

    Photo Caption: Things are looking up!

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