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I’m a pretty big fan of DIY. I think anything that’s created/crafted with your bare hands places more value than something that’s bought. Agree? Maybe, maybe not. Now, I’ve known Alli (the bride) for quite some time now, but I don’t think I realized how creative she was, until I saw all the handmade things that she created for this wedding.  The flowers that were placed hung on the pews down the aisle, the cake topper, the sign-in stuff? All her. I’m probably missing a few things in that list, but still pretty impressive. I think Alli can be considered a “Jill of all trades.”

A couple summers ago, Alli started this short-term culinary business just for the summer. I thought her concept was pretty novel. For around 40 bucks or so, she would create dinner from scratch and then deliver it to her local friends [families.] So she makes money, and her families get a nice home cooked meal without cooking. It’s as simple and awesome as that, and that’s Alli for you.

I think her wedding is a pretty good reflection of her personality – handmade without sacrificing aesthetics. In fact her reception was pretty awesome. The Chaffey College Chino Community Center had some of the coolest ceilings I’ve ever seen in my entire life, I think I spent a solid five minutes just staring at it.

Let me tell you about the food with three syllables. DE-LISH-US. And three words: Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Some of my salivary glands just spit as I typed that. Plus, a super awesome chicken with a crispy outside that was incredibly juicy on the inside, which is rare for chicken to be like that at a wedding (especially one the size of this one.) I didn’t eat any of the cupcakes which were also homemade by Nancy Lim, but they certainly passed the aroma and visual test. I heard they were also delightful.

Good job with all the planning, Alli and Alex, and congratulations!

Make up/Hair for Bride: Yvonne Thai
Make up/Hair for Bridesmaids: Nancy Lim
Ceremony: EFC Hacienda Heights
Reception: Chaffey College Chino Community Center
Caterer: Country Garden Caterers (really, really good food)
Cupcakes: Nancy Lim
DJ: William Tseng
Coordinator: Elizabeth McSwain

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This is a continuation from, well Part I of course.

Moving on to the bridal party photos, couple photos, and finally the reception photos! I don’t even know where to begin with the reception photos. There were a LOT of people and not a drip of alcohol. For most weddings that would be a recipe for a really bland reception. Contrarily, this is the most EXCITING reception I have ever witnessed. I have never in my life seen such craziness (in a good way.) Now, I’ve been to a number of weddings at this point of my life, but there was no way I was ready for what happened at the reception!

They had dances called “Baile del guagolote” “La vivora de la mar” and “Xochipitzahualt.” These dances are in fact as crazy as they sound. At one point they had rubber chickens and broom sticks and half of the reception attendees on the dance floor. The bride and groom were also tossed REALLY high in the air. I can’t even fully explain to you what was going on even though I was there for hours. But I can tell you that it was a LOT of fun. Congratulations again Diana and Alex!

I’ll let you enjoy the photos now. icon smile Diana and Alex Part II (Wedding)

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Okay, okay, okay! I’m very excited to present to you the engagement photos of Alli and Alex. Alli and I go wayyyyy back. I’d say we were both the few crazy, energetic, funny, outgoing types at the church that we both used to attend. It was truly good seeing her again, and it’s good to know that she’s still the same. This is only my second time meeting Alex, but I like him! He’s a lot more silly than I originally thought, and I told him that. This engagement shoot was a whole lot of fun, and I’m sure you’ll be able to see that from these photos. I was really trying to push for fun, interesting, and out there. We had a lot of laughs just like old times. I loved it.

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So Alex teaches chemistry…AND they have chemistry! OHhhhhhh. Haha.

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Peek….

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Boo! (yeah i know that was kinda cheesy huh? but it was fun)

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Some of my favorite, of all time are right here.

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I didn’t tell Alex to look away. I think he was zoning out, since this was the end of the shoot. But I loved the way it came out.

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And thats a wrap!

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January 4, 2010 Furniture.

In case you were wondering, I can photograph furniture. I am pretty proud because furniture’s big and its harder to shoot, and I think I made this look pretty darn good.

Diana and Alex if you’re reading this, which you probably are, I look forward to photographing you’re wedding. It was good meeting with you guys today. icon smile Furniture. Haha.

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This is a high-end bed for a dog. Yup for a dog. It’s better than my own bed.

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