The first time I met Cherry, we saved a bee that flew into my chai latte. We stopped our chat frequently to make sure the bee had gotten the sugar off of his wings until he was able to fly. We also bonded on Paris + travel. One of the most memorable meetings I have had + knew that her wedding would be just as special.
The setting for their enchanting outdoor wedding was the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu Canyon. After some bridesmaids games, getting ready and a series of traditional Chinese tea ceremonies we headed over to the Ranch for their first look. Decorations celebrated their Chinese and French cultures. The guests flew in from literally all over the world to celebrate these two. Their pup, Rebel, took part in some of the festivities, including a stroll down the aisle, the couple wrote their own vows to one another + were led back up the aisle newlywed with bubbles all around. The three of us retreated to go visit Stanley the giraffe + spend some quiet portrait time around the vineyards as the sun tucked away behind the mountains. Nighttime festivities continued under the string lights of the oak trees. Dancing happened, laughs echoed through the ranch + cake got everywhere.
This was a delight. I’m sure, somewhere, that bee is smiling, beaming with how lucky he is to be alive. I am beaming with how lucky I was to shoot this one. Look for more shots from their second celebration in Paris this fall.
Second shooting by the unstoppable Daniel V
Venue: Saddlerock Ranch
Hair + Makeup: Jessica Yu
Dress: Bellasposa Wedding + Maggie Sottero
Day of Coordination: Lace and Love Events.
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