Professional Photographer Mai Duong, the most enthusiastic photographer you will ever meet.

Jesse and Emily Wedding

Jesse is a friend, yeah, I know he’s been a good friend of mine.  Jesse is a good friend from college, and I was so (SO) excited to attend his wedding.  (I may have mentioned it a zillion times to him)   I met Emily in May 2010, after Jesse, insisted (demanded) that I meet his future wife.  A few months later, I bugged him about getting engaged so he could invite me to his wedding, and he laughed it off.  That weekend, he proposed.  Yeah, I have that effect on people.  Just kidding, it was a proposal long in the making.  A year later, I got to watch them promise to love each other and cheer each other on  (Emily is a cheerleader) for the rest of their lives.  And yeah, I was super excited.  The wedding was a blast filed with old friends, silly photo booths, and dancing (thanks to the open bar).  Oh, and we definitely rocked out to Jesse’s Girl.

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

These are my favorite memories from the wedding. First up: after their vows, they lit their family unity candle.  In the left photo, they had to relight the candle because it had blown out when they blew out their family candles (thus the laughing).  In the right photo, first family prayer!

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

Hugging the parents.

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

The party favors/seat assignments were lollipops!  Sadly, my lollipop was cleared off with the dinner plates.

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

For the cocktail hour, Jesse and Emily had his and her drinks.  Jesse, for his cuban background, had mojitos, and Emily, for her Chinese background, had lychee martinis.  I fueled up on the lychee martinis, gotta represent Asians, right?

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

And the appetizers!  My (obvious) favorites were the french fries with his & her dipping sauces (again, one Cuban spiced and another Asian spiced) and Emily’s request… oysters!!

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA <Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

They had a fun entrance where they danced in and walked through an “archway” made by the wedding party.

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

Late into the night, after dessert, they brought out Klondike bars!  There were so many options, I wanted them all.

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

We bid farewell (sorta, we hung around long enough to see the couple return from their getaway) with a sparkler exit.

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

Lastly, before all the sparklers were used up, we tried our hand at spelling out Jesse and Emily’s name.

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

Jesse and Emily's Wedding in Fairfax, VA

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One response

  1. Love this! You guys look amazing together! Good luck with everything
    Keep up the good work and ill keep visiting your blog 🙂

    -Chris Styles
    http://www.idolizejournal.com

    October 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

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