Jialing and Lenny were married on Memorial Day weekend at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California. Some of my favorite weddings that I’ve photographed over the years have been at Verandas and last Saturday was no exception–including weddings in Houston, Texas.
We started the day with the girls getting ready at Jialing and Lenny’s home in Manhattan Beach. The boys got ready at the Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo. We had them meet up for the first time at the Manhattan Beach Pier for their first look. And the rest is history.
One of the groomsmen helps Lenny with his cufflinks.
These space ship cufflinks were a gift from Jialing.
And yes, they look really nice when photographed in pretty window light.
The wedding bands. More action from them later.
Shoes by Stuart Weitzman
Pearls and Diamonds
Manhattan Beach Pier
The light is so pretty underneath the Manhattan Beach pier. And so are the bridesmaids.
It’s hard to make groomsmen look tough in bare feet.
You know he’s whispering something naughty right?
Oh goody! She’ll marry me!
As you might imagine, since it was Memorial Day weekend, the beach was SUPER crazy. There was no hope of a solitary wedding day walk on Manhattan beach so I went for this look instead.
Things are better in threes … at Verandas in Manhattan Beach
The father of the bride walks Jialing down the aisle.
Lenny looks awfully happy watching Jialing walk down the aisle.
The wedding ceremony at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California
Another view of the wedding ceremony at Verandas
During the wedding recessional Lenny looked … well he looked kind of apprehensive.
I love it when wedding guests dress to impress!
The first floor reception tables at Verandas in Manhattan Beach
Flowers by My Wedding Blooms
Cake by “Let them Eat Cake”
I usually only feature a single wedding cake photo on my blog posts, but this cake was so awesome I felt that I had to break my own photography rules!
And another view of the wedding cake.
Last one … I promise.
Cutting the wedding cake doesn’t count as another cake photo does it?
I don’t often show food on the blog, but since Jialing and Lenny had us served with the same courses as the wedding guests, we took the time to take some nice photographs of the small feast. This particular dish is seared duck salad. Quack, quack!
Pea Shoot Soup (and it was spectacular)
Cold Soba Noodles and Vegetable Tempura (I really liked the Tempura)
Mesquite Grilled Flat Iron Steak
These girls could dance!