You would think that planning not one but two separate wedding celebrations would make a bride and groom complete stress cases, but not Nathalie and Ryan. These two had their priorities all straightened out. They were excited to get married, eat good food, and party... and that's exactly what they did. Their two-day event began at Nathalie's parents' house, where they had their traditional Cambodian ceremony. Daniel and I love Cambodian traditions and we even incorporated one, the string ceremony, into our own wedding. I just love how the ceremony includes all of the most important people in the couple's life, from having them primp and prep them (and "cut" Ryan's non-existant hair), to whispering their wishes and advice. I also enjoy the several outfit changes that are involved, but that's a different matter!
The second day honoured Ryan's Filipino background with a church ceremony, followed by portraits in an enchanted forest, and, as promised, a rocking reception. With an exclusive menu, late night McDonald's buffet, and Krispy Kreme donut spread on top of a dance party so good that even we eventually had to join in, we were truly spoiled with these guys. So spoiled, in fact, that even the next day they treated us to Montreal's Oyster Fest where we feasted some more.
Nat and Ryan, thank you for an incredible weekend. You were a joy to photograph... and to dine with!