Crystal and Jason celebrated their wedding spanning to two Saturdays in March. This was the last wedding that we photographed in Pasadena before all the stay-at-home order in California.
According to the Bride: “Our wedding in Pasadena was a beautiful blend of three cultures. We wanted to embrace both our Chinese and Cambodian worlds with a modern twist. The color theme was a spring palette of mauve, ivory, and gold. We decided to split our wedding into two separate days, which would have been over 14 hours long. A traditional Cambodian wedding is also 3 days long. We planned our traditional Chinese tea ceremony on March 1st and the western ceremony and reception, incorporating a Cambodian Blessing Dance the following weekend on March 7th. The Blessing Dance is very popular in the modern world. The Blessing Dance is performed to bless the bride and groom to live happily together as husband and wife. The dancers depict angels descending from heaven, gracefully casting flowers to the bride and groom to give blessings for good health, love & prosperity.”
Furthermore, she said: “Finding the perfect white wedding dress was the hardest part of wedding planning. I almost gave up on my white wedding dress after tirelessly going through over 30 dresses. I found a dress I settled with and the wedding shop’s seamstress was able to cover up some areas with laces and added pearl buttons turning it into an almost brand new dress that I instantly fell in love with. I wore a red laced qipao ( traditional Chinese dress) for the tea ceremony my mother in law picked out for me. As for the Cambodian outfits, hubby and I picked out an ivory suit decked out with a traditional gold chain for him and a rose gold with ivory skirt set “Sompot Sabum” made out of silk. It was paired with a gold crown, bracelets, belt, and earrings to go with it. Last outfit change was a simple white classy high mock neck dress with a slit by my legs.”
Venue: Imperial Palace Banquet Hall
Coordination: Brick and Belle Events
Florals: JL Floral Boutique
Photography + Videography + Photobooth: Let’s Make a Memory
Catering: Capital Seafood + #ImperialPalaceBanquetHall
Dessert: @The Buttery Whisk
DJ: DJ YOBO
Emcee: Kate Leung Events
Apsara Dancers: Sandy Envisions
HMUA: Luna Bella Beauty
Let’s Make a Memory is a wedding photography and videography studio in Los Angeles. We photograph and film weddings in Orange County and San Diego County. As destination wedding photographers and videographers, we also travel to Las Vegas, Manila, and anywhere in the world to document your wedding.