Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Joyce+John=Lavish | China Wedding Photographer



Destination Wedding Photographers

When we photographed our first wedding almost a decade ago, did we ever imagine we would end up in...China?! Not in our wildest dreams. But this year we found ourselves working with a dream couple, John & Joyce, in the ancient imperial city of Xi'an, home of terracotta warriors, huǒ guō, and some pretty epic karaoke bars.

Everything about this couple's wedding was lavish, from the ceremony stage surrounded by Greek sculptures & roses to the abundant wedding day banquet & entertainment. But according to the dictionary, lavish not only means splendid and grand, it also means generous. And that describes John & Joyce perfectly. The attention and love they gave to their friends and family from around the world knew no bounds; they planned site-seeing tours, organized club-hopping, and shared meals with them every night (they even provided us with a personal interpreter!). The week almost seemed like a celebration of all the people they loved in their lives!

And with each other, all they are is giving. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place when John and Joyce said their vows with each other at the ceremony, describing how each of them gives the other encouragement, love and respect every day.

Some of our favorite images...
































The wedding took place at the residential complex built by Joyce's father. I just love the ceremony canopy of ribbons.













Married!


Chinese lunch reception at the modern Xi'an Westin Hotel





The couple's vows on the big (and I mean really big!) screen courtesy of Michael & Randy of Michael Y Wong Cinematography based out of Toronto.







We had such a great time exploring the ancient City Wall of Xi'an with John & Joyce.

















From ancient to modern architecture.



My favorite portrait of the day.




Chris' fav.










And a little bit of nature too.






Back to the ceremony site for the reception celebration catered by the Xi'an Shangri-La Hotel head chef Fabrizio Aceti.








A night of entertainment!






Congratulations!



Thank you John & Joyce for being such wonderful hosts to us in Xi'an, and for sharing your celebrations with us!

14 comments:

myw said...

these photos are incredible!!!!

-myw

Alexander Trinh said...

beautiful photos!

Alexander Trinh said...

beautiful photos!

Joyce ^.^ said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH CHRIS AND LYNN!!! Thank you for letting us re-live the day through the pictures! I cant wait for the rest!! ^___^

John Vi said...

Lovin these pictures, what a great preview........can't wait for the rest.

Aaron said...

Thanks for sharing another great set. It is always a pleasure to see the work you guys are doing.

asapbay said...

Xian is a culture of the ancient city and i like antique there.The wedding has a combination of Chinese and Western elements and the scene is so amazing and stunning.Thanks for sharing.I love the pictures so much!

Alex Farah said...

Wow you guys! These photos are beautiful! I love the shoe and dress shot in the mirror, and the lighting and architecture around the city! I worked alongside you guys in Vancouver, same-day editing as part of RF productions, and I really hope to see you guys again someday! Again, amazing stuff!

Peony Photography said...

I am in awe!!!!! Fabulous capture of the ancient city :)

connie said...

Absolutely epic photos. Always such great eye candy.

chris jericho said...

very nice pics and great destination
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meg said...

Love the photos, esp love the dog in the wedding dress. Really well done.

junago ° photography said...

You two are absolutely fantastic...
You are the reason why I am on photography right now... love your work so much. Cheers from La Paz.

Junago said...

You tow are absolutely Fantastic!...
Love your work... You are the reason why I am on photography now, so thank you for inspiration... hope i can be as good as you are one day :)
Cheers from La Paz!