virginia & brian: wedding

“lovely”

When I meet people who have visited my blog, the first thing they say is “I love the girl in the red dress!Virginia & Brian’s stylish shoot at the Bradbury Building will forever be remembered on my blog and their wedding on November 1, 2008 left many more lasting impressions. Virginia & Brian made sure they were not only having a wedding to celebrate their union, but also the party of a lifetime! Virginia & Brian treated their 300+ guests at The Villa in Westminster, CA with countless surprises, entertainment and endless good times! I soon found myself surrounded by happy faces, constant laughter and many cries of “this is the best wedding ever!

**Virginia & Brian – I have had the great pleasure of getting to know you both over the last few months. Your style, sweetness, and sophistication are inspirations to us all. Thank you for having me there to share in your special day. Have a good time on your honeymoon tomorrow!!! =) xoxo, Kim Le**

**Special thanks to Wayne Toshikazu for shooting with me. Be sure to check out his blog for more photos from Virginia & Brian’s big day!

We start off with the traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony at the beginning of the wedding day. I just love the traditional Vietnamese gowns that the bride and bridesmaids wore!

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

Our next stop was the beautiful First Presbyterian church in Santa Ana, CA for the lovely ceremony.

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

I fell in love with the bridesmaids’ dresses!

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

After the ceremony, we ventured to the nearby courthouse for some portraits.

virginia & brian wedding

One of my favorite shots of the day! Virginia & Brian’s idea too! I just love it when my clients give creative input! =)

virginia & brian wedding

Don’t they just look like Asian Ken & Barbie?! =)

virginia & brian wedding

Some more favorites:

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

The ring shot:

virginia & brian wedding

I’m just loving the yellow & brown combo!

virginia & brian wedding

Finally we were off to The Villa, where the night was just beginning! Here’s some of the gorgeous decor, out & in:

virginia & brian wedding

The first agenda of the evening? A surprise of course! Brian surprised everyone including his beautiful bride with a song he wrote and sang especially for her. Brian announced he couldn’t sing, but Virginia and everyone in the room was completely touched by his sweet song. I had to fight back tears myself! I know I’m so sappy.

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

Virginia & Brian’s sweet slow dance was followed by a surprising rendition of Grease’s “You’re the One that I Want” with the whole bridal party. Check out Virginia’s kicks!

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

What was the next surprise?! How about the maid of honor surprising the bride & groom with the UCLA cheer squad! During their UCLA days, Virginia told her maid of honor that when she got married she wanted the UCLA cheer squad there and there they were! You know I just had to post a pic of my alma mater! =)

virginia & brian wedding

And the surprises kept on coming! There was a traditional lion dance that entertained all guests followed by a kick-a$$ surprise performance by Kaba Modern of America’s Best Dance Crew!!! I never been so entertained in my life!!!

virginia & brian wedding

virginia & brian wedding

Many kudos to Virginia & Brian for such a wonderful wedding. To see their fabulous slideshow and more photographs of all the great times, click HERE!!!

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  1. I really love your style of photography. The images are always so sharp and the colors are so vibrant. A friend of mine was a guest at the wedding and sent me a video of Kaba Modern performing since she knows I’m a big fan. πŸ™‚

  2. DANG I cannot believe it!! The cheer squad, Kabba Modern.. you’re KILLING me. I love it all. Yay that you got to be there and capture it all!!

  3. Valerie

    Wow your photography is stunning, I love especially the shot of the two rings together and her dress!

    Ever since my fiance proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from http://www.idonowidont.com we have been thinking about engagement photos to capture our special moment.

    You do such a great job and we would love to have engagement photos done possibly!

  4. anonymous

    wow!! a very elegant wedding… i also like the soundtrack.. what’s that song if you dont mind!!…photo shots were really nice this is the best wedding i like in the whole blog!!

  5. Hi everyone!!!! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments! The song from Virginia & Brian’s slideshow was their first dance song “Lovely” by Michelle Tumes. Enjoy!

  6. Kim, we would like to thank you for capturing one of the most memorable days of our lives. Your talent and professionalism certainly shows through your work. Again, we truly thank you. Cheers!!

  7. Christa

    Wow, Beautiful wedding, bride, captures and all. I love all the amazing photographs. And do you happened to know the make of the bridesmaid’s dress…Love, love, love it!!

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  9. Mei

    Love how you captured this beautiful wedding!!! Would you happen to know the designer and/or make of their yellow bridesmaid dresses?

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