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Hilton Los Angeles Wedding Photography | Christina and Jeff Part II

hilton los angeles, Chinese wedding, lion dance, reception

Most of you will remember part one of Christina and Jeff's wedding on the beautiful island of Oahu (if you haven't had an opportunity to see their amazing day, please do so here, you'll be happy you did). Part two of their wedding was held here, in Los Angeles at the Universal Hilton and was nothing short of amazing.  

They began their day with a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony with only the couples closest friends and relatives.  So wonderful to be able to capture just how happy and excited everybody was for Christina & Jeff.  We then proceeded into their wedding reception, which featured so many unique and fun details, showcasing a traditional Chinese Lion Dance, a surprise "history of rap" performance by Christina's brother and 2 cousins, traditional multi-course meal for their guests, photobooth fun, dancing and they even brought a little of Hawaii for their guest with some shaved ice.  

Jeff & Christina, again, we can't thank you enough for allowing us to be part of this next chapter in your lives.  We are grateful to continue to see your love grow and look forward to what the future holds for you.  

Much love and Congrats!


Pasadena CA Wedding & Reception Venue | Storrier-Stearns Japanese Garden


A few weeks ago we had the honor of shooting an event for ABC-GLA which was held at the beautiful and serene Storrier Stearns - Japanese Gardens in Pasadena. 

The garden is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of South Pasadena, and has recently been reopened after its restoration by the famed Takeo Uesugi, professor emeritus of landscape design at Cal-Poly Pomona and one of the leading experts on Japanese garden design which included rebuilding the teahouse. 

The gardens are now available for events such as wedding ceremony locations and receptions. 

You can contact Deanie at the garden as she would love to give you more info on holding your wedding here. You can email her at:

**As always, click on any image to view the full size!** 

During the event we were able to listen to the beautiful taiko drums played by Kogenkai, Nanka Fukuoka Kenjinkai Taiko Club based in West Los Angeles. Food was provided by Huntington Caterers and the most awesome sweets were made by Top Chef Desserts Finalist Danielle Keene from Bittersweet Treats! Check out the images below.

That last image must've snuck in there, Gina caught me resting on the job!! haha! 

Also, be on the lookout for a future blog post featuring Danielle Kene and her shop Bittersweet Treats. 

It just might pop up on our family site: Check it out to keep up with our families if you haven't already! 

Many thanks to all of the awesome partners we are able to work with:


Storrier-Stearns Japanese Garden

Event Planning: 

A Private Affair

Event Professionals

Red Carpet Systems 

Food and Cake:

Bittersweet Treats 

Huntington Caterers


GBS Linens


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