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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:

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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!

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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.

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We started really early so these monks could come bless our heroes.

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Rocking the suburbs.

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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.

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They literally had to turn around so that everybody could ‘make sure’ it was the real Pisei.

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A short break for some really stellar food.

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Another of the ceremonies involves everyone at the event “cutting” the bride and groom’s hair.

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Finally, in outfit #4, these two were married.

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They kept eating and talking and hosting and I went on home to rest up for the next day at Celebrations at the Bay.

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It was a really beautiful day.

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I do love me some gray and yellow.

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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…

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…before these two got to boogeying.

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Their friends and family put together a flash mob!

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Alex’s grandma was pretty great. She can wobble with the best of ’em.

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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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