January 15, 2011 – I would like to introduce you to the wedding of Jennifer & Khanh at the beautiful Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach, CA. I started the day early driving to Redondo Beach on a nice sunny Saturday morning to meet up Henry Chen (www.henrychenphotography.com), whom I would be second shooting for this day. We discussed our game plan and went our separate ways to cover the wedding. He headed over to Jennifer’s suite to cover her getting ready, while I went over to Khanh’s room to capture Khanh and his groomsmen getting ready.
Everyone in the hotel room was busy getting dressed so they can attend the Tea Ceremony that was going to start in a couple of hours. Khanh and his groomsmen were calm and cool and just having a good time getting prepared for the fun day ahead of them. After getting ready, we headed over to the Jennifer’s suite for the tea ceremony. Before Khanh was able to see Jennifer, they played a little game that involved groomsmen doing pushups and Khanh rapping to Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours”.
We were then treated to a delicious lunch at Phuket Thai, which is a rarity when doing weddings. Most of the time, we are busy taking photos but Khanh and Jennifer were very sweet and wanted to make sure we ate a full lunch. Thanks again for the delicious food. After lunch, it was showtime. Guests started to arrive and the bridal party were making their last touch-ups. The ceremony went on like a fairy tale, two beautiful people getting married in front of family and friends. It was followed by an awesome reception that included an open bar all night long with a lot of happy dancers on the dance floor. Congratulations once again Jennifer & Khanh.
To see a full recap, check out Henry Chen’s site: http://www.henrychenphoto.com/blog/jennifer-khanh-portofino-hotel-wedding-photos/