[Wedding] May & Lee – Mudan in Flushing, NY

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.  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.  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.

Bride laughs on the morning of her wedding in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

So when my cousin May reached out to ask if I would like to document her wedding day, it was an absolute no-brainer.

Bride gets ready for her wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Haley on the morning of her mom's wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Wedding shoes in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Bride gets ready for her wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Groom gets ready for his wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Groom and future daughter share a hug on the morning of their wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Bridal portraits on her wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Bride poses with her daughter during portraits on her wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Bride gets ready on her wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Bride gets ready on her wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Bride descends the stairs on her wedding day in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Bride on her way to her wedding in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Bride and groom portraits at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Bride and groom portraits in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Bride and groom portraits in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

Wedding cake at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Groom taps his glass during his wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

The first groom I’ve ever encountered who tapped his own glass! Folks, we have a winner here!

Entire bridal party taps their glasses during a wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Speeches during a wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Dancing during a wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Dancing during a wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Dancing during a wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Dancing during a wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.Dancing during a wedding reception at Mudan's in Flushing, NY. Captured by Ben Lau Photography.

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 : : Mudan’s Banquet Hall
Cake : : Fanny Tsui
Floral : : Flowers by Andie
Favors : : favorwarehouse.com
Stationery: : DIY
Secondary Photography : : Benson Lau Photography
  May and Lee (and Haley!), thank you so much for sharing your day with us. It was a beautiful celebration of love and family, and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect day than this! We wish you guys many, many years of bliss and we truly hope you enjoyed these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them. As for us here, we’re still rock’n and roll’n with our Fall weddings! The Lil Monsters are feeling a little better from some nasty virus they contracted earlier this week (only heaven knows where/how they got sick). We’ve still got more coming your way, so please stay tuned for more! Ben & Karis

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