such an amazing day we had in late spring to celebrate lina and xavierโ€™s nuptials! we had already had an incredible engagement session a few months earlier, so had a chance to get to know each other a bit, which always makes things go more smoothly. this is why i always include an engagement session with all of my wedding packages! anyway, back to the lovely couple at handโ€ฆ

the morning started off at the brideโ€™s house with a traditional vietnamese tea ceremony. it was so beautiful! it is such a privilege for me to witness and document cultural traditions like this. after that we headed over to the beautful washinton arboretum for the first look and bridal portraits and had a fun time horsing around, which is my favorite way to attain authentic and joyous group photos! the last stop was the gorgeous lake union cafe for the ceremony and reception. everything was so beautiful and fun and i was able to capture some of my very favorite dance shots i have ever taken. what an amazing group of friends and family, which is no surprise as lina and xavier are just the sweetest! many blessing to the happy couple1