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Pisei & Alex | Cambodian wedding ceremony | Celebrations at the Bay | Rockville and Pasadena

Pisei and Alex rocked out two busy wedding days - one a traditional Cambodian ceremony held in Pisei's family home and the other a boisterous outdoor bayside ceremony and reception at Celebrations at the Bay. They demonstrated remarkable going-with-the-flowness (one of my favorite traits) during all the commotions, making both days joyful, relaxed and personal. Pisei and Alex: Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-51Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-17 One of the best things about photographing weddings in DC is the remarkable variety and diversity of the events I witness - between venues and cultures and family traditions, more likely than not each wedding shows me something new. I had never seen any element of a traditional Cambodian wedding before. It was fun and a little crazy! Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-1 There are a number of different ceremonies that can all take place on the same day (as here). Pisei and Alex had four separate beautiful outfits to wear. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-2Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-3Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-4Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-5Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-7 We started really early so these monks could come bless our heroes. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-8Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-10Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-11 Rocking the suburbs. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-12Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-13 In one of the ceremonies, Alex's family had to come with a bunch of presents for Pisei's family. They bargained over what the price would be to let them marry. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-14Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-15Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-16Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-17Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-18Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-19Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-20 They literally had to turn around so that everybody could 'make sure' it was the real Pisei. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-21Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-22Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-23Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-24Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-25Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-26Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-27Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-28 A short break for some really stellar food. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-29Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-30 Another of the ceremonies involves everyone at the event "cutting" the bride and groom's hair. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-31Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-32Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-33Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-35Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-36 Finally, in outfit #4, these two were married. Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-38Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-39Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-40Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-41Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-43Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-44Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-45Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-47Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-48Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-49Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-50Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-52Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-53Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-54Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-55Cambodian-wedding-ceremony-photography-57 They kept eating and talking and hosting and I went on home to rest up for the next day at Celebrations at the Bay. Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-1Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-3Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-4 It was a really beautiful day. Bride-walking-into-ceremony-1Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-5Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-6Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-7Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-8Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-9Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-10Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-11Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-12 I do love me some gray and yellow. Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-13Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-14 We had to scoot to the next dock over, but we win in the end because it was a way better dock. We stole the very last rays of evening light... Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-16 ...before these two got to boogeying. Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-18Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-19 Their friends and family put together a flash mob! Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-20Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-21Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-22Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-23Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-24Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-25Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-26Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-27Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-29Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-36-copyCelebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-30Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-32Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-33 Alex's grandma was pretty great. She can wobble with the best of 'em. Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-37Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-38Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-39Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-40Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-41Celebrations-on-the-Bay-wedding-photographers-42 Congratulations, you guys! Pisei and Alex's vendor team: Cambodian wedding ceremony: At Pisei's family home with so much work from family and friends Western wedding ceremony and reception: Celebrations at the Bay DJ: Gavin, Marquee Artists Caterer: Catering by Uptown Florist: Pisei's aunt!

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Myrtus FotografoOctober 19, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Beautiful photographs! I really dig your style, great work!

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