lian + mark: married!

you can’t run from love.

take it away newlyweds!

lian + mark’s absolutely epic celebration marked the end of another year of fantastic weddings and surpassed all my expectations as the perfect grande finale for 2009!  fabulous and exciting, the day was filled with so much love + energy for this incredible couple. guests from around the world honored the union of lian + mark filled with great anticipation and elation.

the day was a fabulous mix of chinese, filipino, and catholic traditions, as well as modern twists that made it perfectly unique! lian is my first bride to ever have FOUR pairs of shoes on her wedding day – one pair for her wedding gown, gold flats for her red + gold chinese gown, black chuck taylors to match mark + the bridal party at the reception, and sassy red cowboy boots to represent her texas roots – yee haw! in fact, the entire day was full of fun details, like lian’s redskins garter and mark’s turntable grooms cake (he’s an awesome DJ!) and of course the entire casino-themed reception!

from the gorgeous catholic mass to the intriguing chinese tea ceremony to the wild filipino money dance and the dance floor/photobooth antics – it was truly an epic wedding. i was so thrilled to have the one and only jessi ringer shooting with me and we had the time of our lives documenting it all! lian + mark rocked our world and totally sent 2009 out with a bang!

looking back on the day, there were so many amazing moments and so much happened that it felt like a whirlwind of happiness, and i still feel like i am reeling from the experience. as always, it was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful celebration and i feel so lucky to have gained two amazing new friends in lian + mark. they are both crazy fun, have huge hearts, and make an outstanding couple. i absolutely love them and couldn’t be happier or more excited for their life together!

CONGRATS to lian + mark and CHEERS to 2009!

*enjoy* this BIGGEST blog post ever with 80 fabulous images – WOOHOO!

*crazy amounts of fun were had by all in the photo booth-o-rama!*

me, ringer + renee with the newlyweds!

HUGE thanks to the ever-amazing chantal rotondo of cherry blossom events for her superb wedding coordination skills!

lian + chantal!

*ridiculous* props to my fave ninja cohort + amazing amiga jessi ringer who trekked up from TN to shoot with me!

ninja photogs in disguise.



Filed under dc, photography, wedding

13 responses to “lian + mark: married!

  1. Totally fab! Love them all!

  2. I love this couple, this day, their photog:) What an AMAZING way to end the year!! Congrats Mark and Lian and well done Himay on an awesome wedding!

  3. lian yuen

    um…WOW! my deepest and most heartfelt gratitude to THE blonde photog and her amazing ninja cohort ringer and renee too! you captured every single moment to perfection. i’m in such awe and totally oozing admiration! i KNEW you were made for us. thank you times infinity + 1!!!

  4. Epic is right! These are awesome – and I love the playing cards table numbers – what a cute idea!

  5. Congratulations… these are definitely some of the best wedding photography I have ever seen! The mix of Chinese, Filipino, catholic and modern traditions were captured in such creative and most beautiful manner. Great Job!

  6. mike ulanday

    absolutely gorgeous photos, jaime! thanks again for helping make my sister’s big day so memorable!

  7. mamasita

    WOW! this wedding is over the top! this is the most amazing wedding ceremony (s) and celebration ever! way to party bride and groom! congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life together!

  8. awoltering

    you did such an amazing job on this wedding! love everything!!

  9. awoltering

    oh and awoltering = astrid :-)

  10. Chantal Rotondo

    I could not love this blog post anymore. Jaime, as always, captured ALL of the amazing details and work that went into the day as well as the feeling and spirit of the entire wedding.
    I’m so happy that the gorgeous couple Lian and Mark can enjoy these amazing pics and I’m wicked psyched that I made it onto the wall!

  11. phong

    it sure was a fun night! awesome pix blond photog!

  12. wow. just incredible. i can’t even pick a favorite…i love them all. you rock, woman!

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