Not all marriages are made in heaven, but it’s hard not to think so when your wedding is greeted by a day that could well be what it’s like. It was one of those when Cassandra and Leon got married. Sunny, warm, with a bit of a breeze, but not too much, with bees buzzing peacefully around the fountain in St George’s College, where the ceremony was held. A perfect summer’s day. A perfect wedding day.
Their ceremony was held in the beautiful chapel at the St George’s College ground. Bridal portraits were taken at both the college ground and University of Western Australia (UWA)across the road. The entire bridal party was up to the challenges we gave them as we filled the afternoon shoot with lots of laughters and fun.
A quick trip to the iconic Matilda Bay Boatshed for some photos was done before we headed down to Red Herring Restaurant in East Fremantle for the reception.
The evening was completed when Cassy and Leon performed their magnificent bridal waltz to the tune of “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. There were lots of “wows” and “oohs” as the newly wed couple put up some stunning dance moves and the guests were treated to a superbly choreographed routine.
Here are some of the highlights of their day…
Ceremony: St George’s College
Reception: Red Herring Restaurant
Cassy and Leon, thank you for choosing us to document your special day.
Serene is a long time good friend of mine. I got to know Serene when she came to Perth from Malaysia to study at University of Western Australia (UWA). We have known each other for more than 10 years. Wow, how time flies….
Benny is a good friend of my other friend, Peter. In fact Benny was Peter’s best man. I came to know Benny then as I was the wedding photographer for Peter. What a small world huh. I would never have dreamed that after 1 year and a half, Peter and Benny would swap roles. Benny became the groom while Peter, his best man, and I, still the wedding photographer.
The wedding was held on the first day of November, a beautiful day. The weather was perfect.
We started off early in the morning. Benny, Peter and another groomsman, Joseph started their day at Benny’s place getting prepared while I was with Serene doing some prep shoot.
Benny and his entourage of eager boys got ready before setting of to “pick up the bride”.
It is a Chinese tradition for the groom to “fetch” the bride from her home to the place where the wedding ceremony is to be held. Fetching the bride was a non-trival process. Obstacles were placed by Serene’s sisters and girlfriends to stop the boys from entering the house until Benny and his troops passed a series of tests. This practice is also commonly called the “door crashing”.
(You can read more about the “Fetching the Bride” practice here.)
(You can view more photos by following this link.)
Congratulations to your both. You make such a wonderful pair. Thank you for asking me to be your wedding photographer. It was such a great pleasure to be part of your wedding.