Angela and Howard were married last Saturday at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California. But before that event came to pass, I met the happy couple in their suite at the Manhattan Beach Marriott for a traditional Chinese tea ceremony (with the bride’s parents). After the tea ceremony, we spent just a couple of minutes in the lobby of the Marriott for a few creative photos and then we were off to Verandas.
When we arrived, Angela and Howard arranged for an extended tea ceremony for the rest of their family in the upstairs area of Verandas. It was a beautiful ceremony and as you can see from a few of the photos below, you couldn’t have asked for a nicer setting. The garden wedding ceremony was officiated by a family friend and it was a packed house! It was a perfect setting on a perfect day and as I photographed their ceremony, I felt fortunate that they selected me as their wedding photographer.
After the ceremony, we took 187 family portraits (well — maybe not that many) and then it was time for the grand entrance. After the grand entrance and a few toasts (one of which was by Alice–one of last year’s brides), the New York Food Company served up a spectacular meal. The night was topped off by cake, bouquet tossing, and some dancing. Speaking of dancing, I wanted to give a shout out to Akira Funahashi of Zuno Productions–the DJ for the evening. As you might imagine I work with quite a few DJs but I was really impressed with these guys. If you’re looking for a DJ, I’d certainly give them a call! Anyway, here are a few favorite photos.