Another great wedding in downtown San Jose! I love shooting in my backyard (my studio is just a block down the street from the Fairmont). Sarah and I had another long day ahead of us with two tea ceremonies at their parents’ homes before the main ceremony at the Fairmont.
Katy’s father walked her to the car that would take her to John’s parent’s home for the tea ceremony. In the Chinese tradition her parents will remain at their home while she travels with her bridegroom to his parent’s home for a tea ceremony.
Then it was off to John and Katy’s new home where they had some time to relax and get ready for the upcoming traditional ceremony.
We had a a bit of time before the ceremony to do a photoshoot. It was beautiful in Saratoga, so I took them to a nice spot I had noticed earlier that morning for some pictures.
Everyone were seated to watch the ceremony. The ceremony took place in the same ballroom as the reception. I have to say, I rarely see this done. The advantage to having the ceremony and reception take place in the same room is that everyone is already seated for the reception!
The rest of the evening was full of fun, laughter, and even a bit of dancing.