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Loan and Tot opened our 2012 Wedding Season with a spectacular day on January 7, 2012 in Baton Rouge.  I loved everything about Loan and Tot’s wedding day.  It started early in the morning with Loan’s Bridal Prep and went straight into the traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony at her parents home.

 

 

I really enjoy the tradition of the tea ceremony with the groom’s family coming to the bride’s home with food, gifts, and drinks.  It was a great sight especially with Loan becoming really emotional when she heard her brother and father talk about their love for her.

Following the ceremony at St. Anthony, they had a mini break in-between the start of the reception. Loan and Tot had close family and friends come back to their house for a family style lunch.  This was a great idea.  We’ve often rushing from the church to the reception hall, but this allowed us to take our time and take a breathe following the ceremony.

After lunch, we headed to the reception hall to get ready.  One of my favorite aspects of Vietnamese weddings is having the Bride and Groom greet every guest at the reception and take a photo with them.  This is wonderful idea and it allows the couple to see everyone at their reception.

Following the greeting of the guests, we have the introductions of both families by the MC and dinner.  The food was delicious and it prepared for the favorite part of Asian weddings that I love to film and photo.

With over 700 guests, Loan and Tot walked to each table to receive the gifts and hear table speeches for someone at the table.  Filming this is always a challenge and with over 45 tables, it was wild.  Along with the speech, the table also toast the couple with glasses of wine or shots of alcohol.  It’s a sight that you have to experience.  This was my third Vietnamese wedding and the thrill of filming and shooting the table speeches is a great one.

I enjoyed every aspect of this wedding and this was a great start to our 2012 Wedding Season

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The first time I met Kellie and Christi I knew that they were good people.  We sat there and talked about everything from their favorite band going up the New Kids on the Block, them knowing each other since they were 6 years old and everything else including their wedding day this November 16.

A few weeks ago Janell and I took their engagement photos at their home, Lafreniere Park, and Audubon Park.  It was a great day to shoot and I always enjoy introducing my assistants to our clients.  Janell took control of the shoot and Kellie and Christi were very comfortable with her direction behind the camera.

Everything was great from the start and I can’t wait to get started on their love story to be shown at the rehearsal dinner.

Kendle and Hunter was my last wedding of 2011 and it was a great way to end the year.  They were married at the Mater Dolorosa Church uptown and held a great reception at the Pavilion of Two Sisters in City Park on December 10, 2011.

One of the cool aspects of Kendle’s wedding was that she was a bridesmaid for one of my past brides.  During my consult with her mother, she quickly spotted Kendle in one of my video samples and once she saw Kendle, she booked me on the spot.  That was one of my easiest pitches and it was absolute pleasure working with Kendle and Hunter on their wedding day.