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Stunning Yale University Wedding

A one of a kind wedding day

Here we have a small collection of Anna and Perry’s wedding photos. You can find their engagement photos HERE. For their wedding day in New Haven, CT, we started the photography at a nearby hotel where Anna and her bridesmaids got ready. Then we stopped at one of the beautiful, stately, old buildings on campus to capture Bridal Portraits of Anna in her gown.

I absolutely loved Anna’s wedding gown by the ultimate wedding gown designer Vera Wang. I loved the architectural, yet feminine quality about it. Vera Wang gowns always have some unique, unexpected element and are super flattering. Her wedding dress designs constantly leave me more than a little bit amazed.

Then Anna and Perry had a lovely church service for their ceremony at their church in New Haven. We quickly did all the family portraits and then wandered around the Yale University campus (where they met) to capture photos of the wedding party and then just the two of them. After our fun campus photo shoot, we went to the Union League Cafe for a joyous celebration. We started with a Hong Kong style Tea Ceremony and then moved into the reception.

You may be wondering what a Tea Ceremony is and how that fits into a wedding day. There are different types of Tea Ceremonies throughout Asia. In each culture, it’s an opportunity to honor your parents and older relatives for all that they’ve done for you. And during the Hong Kong style Tea Ceremony, after the parents and others are served tea, the relatives like to give beautiful envelopes with gifts inside. I found some really helpful information on the Bride and Breakfast HK website about a Chinese Tea Ceremony. I really enjoy being able to document the cultural traditions and blending of traditions for multi-cultural weddings.

Such an amazing wedding at Yale!

For those of you from Yale, you probably have seen the Union League. It has a stately, traditional feel but it also has lots of great light and architectural details. There are also multiple spaces and rooms where guests can mingle and flow. They’ve consistently done a great job with the weddings I’ve photographed there.

PS: If Perry looks familiar, I’m not surprised. From all over the the world, he’s a highly sought after Orchestral Conductor. You can follow his upcoming schedule and read more about him on his website, Perry So.

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