Pasadena Wedding Photos | Los Angeles | Janie & Thomas


On this rainy day, Doug and I had the pleasure of photographing the happy union of Janie & Thomas in Pasadena and San Gabriel. With their strong traditional Chinese backgrounds, the couple were going to celebrate with a tea ceremony before their civil wedding ceremony. A tea ceremony is very common in Chinese and Vietnamese weddings where they pay their respects and give thanks to their grand parents, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and close cousins who helped shape them into the responsible adults that they're proud of. It was pouring rain during the tea ceremony, but luckily, we had a break in the weather and made our way to Pasadena to take wedding party portraits. With our first location compromised by the weather, we saw a fire station nearby that offered their garage for a few moments for us to take some photos with the wedding party. We were so thankful for the fire department for lending us their dry garage for us to use since it was so cold and wet outside. After a few more thanks, we made our way to the ceremony site in Pasadena for the Civil ceremony, where the bride and groom were able to invite more friends, family, and coworkers to witness their union. It was originally supposed to be an outdoor wedding, but since it had been pouring rain, the grass was too wet and the weather was too cold, so Plan B was put into play and indoors everyone went. The celebration continued at the Ocean Star Restaurant in Monterey Park where there was plenty of laughs, drinks, dancing, and even a surprise live performance! A big congratulations to the happy couple and we wish them the best! Thank you for having us on your wedding day! Shoot us an email any time if you're looking for wedding day coverage for your big day at or just give me a call at 626.731.0144! Thanks for stopping by and check back again soon for more wedding and engagement photos from our adventures! Cheers, Danny
Copyright: Danny Nguyen Photography
Location: Pasadena, CA Ocean Star Restaurant 145 N Atlantic Blvd Monterey Park, CA 91754
Models: Janie & Thomas