Between my dad and his 2nd sister, they have 8 kids altogether. This is not even counting his brother and his other two sister’s kids (don’t even get me started on my mom’s side!). When all of us cousins became of marrying age, there was essentially a Big Fat Chinese Wedding EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND for a good 5 years. Â When we were young, our two families used to live across the hall from each other. So to say that we’re close would be the understatement of the century. Our two families celebrated many birthdays and life’s milestones together. Even though we disappeared to Maryland for a number of years, we never lost touch. Â Every time there was an outstretched hand, it was almost certain there would be another one just eagerly waiting to receive it. This, I learned, is exactly what being a family is about :).
ca. 1986(ish) I’m the hammy older boy. May’s the one standing right behind me. Benson (brother), Kitty (aunt) and Chun (cousin) were also squeezed into that roomy Datsun that day.
So when my cousin May reached out to ask if I would like to document her wedding day, it was an absolute no-brainer.
The first groom I’ve ever encountered who tapped his own glass! Folks, we have a winner here!
|Ceremony :||: New York City Hall|
|Reception :||: Mudan’s Banquet Hall|
|Gown :||: Vera Wang|
|Shoes :||: Nina|
|Jewelry :||: Yvonne|
|Hair :||: Helen Jin|
|Make-up :||: Helin Jin|
|Grooms Attire :||: Vera Wang|
|Entertainment :||: DJ Danny|
|Catering :||:Â Mudan’s Banquet Hall|
|Cake :||: Fanny Tsui|
|Floral :||: Flowers by Andie|
|Favors :||: favorwarehouse.com|
|Secondary Photography :||: Benson Lau Photography|