Ariel and Victor’s Wedding was definitely one for the books!
Being of Chinese culture, I always find happiness shooting weddings that follow Chinese cultural traditions, like the tea ceremony! While Chinese weddings have grown more modern over the years, the tea ceremony tradition in Chinese weddings has remained and is still practiced often. Tea is a very important part of Chinese culture, so it’s not surprising that Chinese people incorporate it into their weddings. In a tea ceremony, both the bride and groom serve tea to the parents and family of the bride and groom, representing a special moment where both families join as one.
After the tea ceremony, we traveled to Cafe Pinot for the ceremony and reception. We loved its elegant, urban feel and its intimate outdoor reception area. Its garden patio is romantic with a backdrop of Maguire Gardens and an urban park setting. With such a special venue, the pictures were incredibly unique.
Ariel & Victor had a great time celebrating their love with their loved ones, and it was such a pleasure to be able to capture those special moments.
A special thank you to all of the vendors who made this event happen! Their information is at the bottom of the page.
Please enjoy these photos from Ariel & Victor’s intimate Los Angeles Wedding:
Venue/Caterer: Cafe Pinot – Patina Group Catering
Lighting, Chair Rental, and dance floor: Tmmpro
Videography: FonD Productions
Coordination: A Touch of Lavender
Florist: Flower Mart
String Quartet: Gemni Strings
Live Band: Undercover Live Entertainment
Ice Cream Cart: Mangiamo Gelato
Makeup: Grace Lin Makeup
Dove Release: Romero’s White Dove Release
Emcee: Kate Leung
Photo booth : Mr. Smiley’s Photo Booth