Michelle & Stan’s Pacific Lighthouse Wedding Photos
Here is a photographer curated collection of photos from Michelle & Stan’s Pacific Lighthouse wedding. It was such an amazing day and we were so happy we were able to be there for this awesome couple!
“Be prepared to improvise and be flexible, it’ll make things a lot less stressful.”
From the couple:
What inspired our wedding, was to be as cheesy and adorable as possible. Unexpected circumstances were opportunities to just be ourselves. Theme was Asian mixed with Western, with a touch of Digimon. There were cultural traditions of the Chinese Tea Ceremony, Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional robes), and table by table greetings.
The pink florals were put together by the Bride’s mother and her friends. They were used in the backdrops, bouquets, boutonnieres, and decorations as you can see in these Pacific Lighthouse Wedding Photos. They played a minor part of the style of the wedding and ceremony. We designed the stickers on the party favor eggs, the table markers, and personalized the cake toppers.
The best part of the wedding was improvising the entire ceremony after the MC went completely off script and the DJ playing the wrong songs at the wrong time in the wrong order. The Bride especially enjoyed all of the romantic moments she shared with the Groom. It was also very nice to see all the friends and family come together and make the day even more special. The Bride’s favorite part of the day was the Groom’s Vows. The Groom was very touched by the Father and Daughter dance, it was his favorite part of the day.
The looks were traditional Asian themes where the tables and backdrops were red, as that is considered a lucky color. We chose the color Blue Jay for the Bridesmaids dresses and Groomsmen ties because it was a nice contrast to the red and blue is also our shared favorite color. We wanted a Western theme of suits and ties, with the white wedding dress. Our goal was to represent the culmination both our traditional Asian cultures and the American culture we live in now.
Stan and Mich met each other dancing in San Francisco. We shared our life stories with each other and ended up making a strong connection. At first, Stan only requested a lunch hangout with Mich when we first met. As the conversation got deeper, he then asked to change the lunch hangout to a dinner date. She instantly agreed and the next day she was so excited to see him that she accidentally got a speeding ticket. We ended up falling for each other really hard and we were smiling ear to ear for the next few weeks.
On the day of the proposal, it was a complete surprise to everybody (except Stan). We went hiking with our friends down at Muir Beach on a beautiful day with clear blue skies. We walked along a hiking path and came to a cove where there were two giant rocks on the beach, one 20 feet high and the smaller one 15 feet high, with a 5 foot wooden beam connecting the two at the top.
Mich climbed to the top of the bigger rock while Stan climbed smaller rock, where he pulled out the engagement ring from his backpack and hid it in his pocket. Nobody noticed because everybody was still taking pictures of the beach. Stan then walked across the narrow beam and while atop the big rock, went down on one knee and proposed while all of our friends slowly started to realize what was happening.
This caught Mich so off-guard that her first response was a resounding “WHAT?!” Our friends immediately started taking photos before Mich responded with a loud Yes!
Wedding day highlights:
Mich’s most anticipated moment was being the center of attention after placing rings on each other’s fingers and kissing in front of the crowd.
Stan’s most anticipated moment was when the ceremony ended and the dancing began, because that’s when all the stress was gone and we could just have fun with our friends and family.
It’s okay if things don’t go according to plan. Nothing goes perfectly. A lot of things will go wrong, but that’s what makes the moments memorable. Be prepared to improvise and be flexible, it’ll make things a lot less stressful.
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From the photographer:
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