Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ceremony at New Community Baptist Church in Mountain View and reception at Dynasty Seafood Restaurant in Cupertino.
Ring and John (BTW, don't they look great?!!!) started the morning at the Cypress Hotel. (No doubt a few of you will recognize the wallpaper and lounge areas.) As the ladies applied their finishing touches, the guys went on a McDonald's run. With everyone now ready, we filed into the elevator along with John's special accessory, a football. More on that later. Sweet! I love it when we have a generous amount of time and rarely run out of interesting photography ideas. Downstairs we took advantage.
The large church was packed, I mean packed. It was amazing! More people just kept coming. Highlights included a pre-ceremony ballet performance, plenty of live music and singing, and the pastor's creative references to football which is one of John's favorite sports. That explains the ring pillow that I got a shot of below.
After a brief stop with Ring and John at Cuesta Park for a few fun shots, we hightailed it to Cupertino Square for the reception. But not before squeezing in another 5 minutes of portraits in the mall with the entire wedding party for a special page I have planned for the album. :D
Dynasty Seafood's large banquet room was bursting at the seams with nearly 400 guests. A variety of pink and brown paper lanterns were hung from the ceiling which dressed up the room nicely. After the tasty banquet, there were no shortage of games, activities, and challenges to keep the crowd entertained. Mr. DJ also played plenty of Asian anthems to keep the youngin's satisfied. New Order, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Anything Box... c'mon you know what I'm talking about! Something worth noting are the wedding cupcakes. They were made by a business that John's sister (Jessica) co-owns!
Floral Arrangements: Tanjeeryn Designs
Cupcakes: Cupcakes by Andrea and Jessica
Music: Jeff Lee