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San Francisco Ed Pingol - Bay Area Wedding Photography: California Wedding Photographer: quyen & steven's wedding - santa maria parish - orinda | bridges golf club - san ramon, california

May 18, 2009

quyen & steven's wedding - santa maria parish - orinda | bridges golf club - san ramon, california

commentator: ed

what a jam-packed and eventful day quyen & steve enjoyed for their wedding day! if wedding planning and a busy work schedule wouldn't keep anyone busy enough, the lovely twosome also just purchased a new home together. =) the wedding celebration commenced with a traditional chinese tea ceremony to honor steve's chinese background at their brand spankin' new pad before heading to santa maria parish in orinda. their beautiful ceremony included many tender and emotional moments.

just before their reception, we took advantage of the sunny skies and made a stop at the bollinger canyon waterfall for photos with their bridal party. we had some time just before their cocktail hour to photograph the couple and their entourage at the reception at bridges golf club before they were swept away to their receiving line to take same-day printed photo favors with each guest, which is a tradition of quyen's vietnamese heritage.

everyone enjoyed a fabulous party at their reception, which included heartfelt speeches from each of their attendants and of their fathers. this entire day was captured so beautifully by their awesome videographers, the famous canadian-based cinematographers of stillmotion. you can even catch their surprise same-day edited video debuted at the reception at the end of this entry. (try to find the ed pingol photography team in a couple of the clips! )

congratulations on your wedding, quyen & steve! hope you had a terrific time in thailand. =)

//ed pingol
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church ceremony: santa maria parish
reception venue: the bridges golf club
officiant: father padraig greene
coordinators: elegant soiree
videographer: stillmotion
floral design: valerie figuroa of prime source floral
cake design: bev tanaka
make-up artist/hair stylist: diane gendel/laura carson
chair covers: blanca samano of "a touch of elegance"
entertainment: denon & doyle
transportation: bay area racing limos
groom and groomsmen attire: men's wearhouse

we started the day with the first glance...

steve's reaction is priceless, you can really feel the love he has for quyen

the bridal party witnessing the first glance

on with the tea ceremony!

the parents of the bride

groom's mom

a shot from underneath the scene

after the tea ceremony, quyen proceeded to put on her wedding dress

final check of her make-up

first glance with the wedding dress

the dashing groom


the church

walking the bride down the aisle


exhanging vows

tissue in hand for just in case ;)

it was a very emotional ceremony...

just before communion


the entourage walking over to the waterfalls for some photos

 a little gq & vogue attitude...

shades, perfect for a bright sunny day

the bride, groom, and bridal party

goofing around

huddle shot!

alone, at last

the men

the groom and groomsmen

the ladies

taking a stroll, just before they're announced into their reception

the reception started with a very energetic intro, thanks to our bridal party!

first dance

i love how the sunset lit our couple during their first dance

plenty of details, plenty of food

wine and candle light

more details...

this has got to be my most fave shots of quyen... =)

father speeches

a funny game of who is what, via shoes

parents showing steve how to passionately kiss his wife... steve needs more practice ;)

i love how this tissue box is part of the wedding story

such beautiful words expressed for the happy couple

and more tears...

the guys' speeches

even they were teary...

dance with parents

cake cutting time!!!

quyen changed into her beautiful ao dai, to honor her vietnamese heritage

stealing a sweet kiss

bouquet toss!!!

during the dance portion of the wedding, there were plenty of moves happening begging to be caught on-camera

steve and his crew with their new 'fits. woot woot!!!

time to party!

dancing the night away!

ed pingol photography and stillmotion with our AWESOME clients!!!

the awesome stillmotion put together this same day edit for quyen and steve. sweet!

steve + quyen // surprise sde, san jose CA from StillMotion on Vimeo.

behind the scenes


Blogger Brian Gross said...

Dude, SO AWESOME! Ironically, I saw this video yesterday and saw that you guys shot this one..I couldn't wait to see the pictures. One of the best I've seen. The video, OH MY GOD. You guys killed it.

Anonymous quyen said...

EEK!! We LOVE LOVE THEM! Thank you so much. You're unbelievably talented and such nice and cool people to be around as well. You really made our day all the more special!!

Anonymous BaliRani said...

it's very beautiful wedding photo

Anonymous RubyJuieQuynh said...

Wow! So surprised !

Anonymous RubyJulieQuynh said...

Very nice to see your wedding !
It's a so sweet and romantic wedding ! You are as beautiful as a princess in a love story film ! Be happy always ang forever !

Blogger Unknown said...

Awesome shots.. You should get in touch with the bizymoms Santa-maria community to feature these on their page. It’s free and the moms will love them


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