This wedding was equally parts amazing and overwhelming for me. When Sandy and Phirith told me that Cambodian weddings were intense and party-heavy… they really, really meant it. Oh, and then they tell me that traditional weddings typically last a few days – wow. All I have to say to that is, I wish I had that kind of energy!
Sandy and Phirith‘s wedding was full of color, smiling people, kindness, and dancing. Definitely my type of people. We had an amazingly beautiful day for their ceremony, and I got to take them to areas I’ve been wanting to use for a long time. The evening’s celebrations included a traditional red envelope ceremony (some of which the bride and groom had to ‘earn’!), as well as an epic dance-off between the kids and adults towards the end of the night. And lots more dancing after that! I can’t tell you just how difficult it was to narrow down these photos for this blog post. Seriously.
When I asked Sandy and Phirith about their wedding day, they said, “The planning process went smoothly and all taken care by Sandy. The ceremony location was picked as it was convenient for guest and the rustic elegant setting describes us as a couple. The location of the reception was chosen as we have always enjoyed the food the restaurant offers and wanted to share that with our friends and family.”
Phirith mentions that the thing that really stood out the most about the wedding day was the dance off during the reception, seeing how much fun everyone was having, especially their son, Jaydon. Sandy’s favorite part was the bride and groom’s introduction during the reception by the master of ceremonies and seeing the shock and excitement in our guest’s faces when Phirith and I walked in with their boxing gear. :D
Their greatest advice for wedding planning is to be patient, do what you can and do sweat the small stuff. “At the end of the end when you look into each others eyes and say “I do” it will all be worth it.”
Thank you so much to Glen of Glen Co Photography for your awesome second shooting and assisting during the big day!
Ceremony venue: Cranston Community Center / Reception venue: Forbidden City / Hair salon and makeup: Maddpretty / Officiant: Soleiha Mahrcell / Bridal attire: David’s Bridal / Groom’s attire: Moore’s Clothing / Ceremony guitarist: Darren Young / Reception DJ: Wrath of Khan / Florist: Tash of Funky Petals Flower Shop / Stationary: Kimberly of Paper Panache / Decor: Liya of Creative Decor Events