Jennie & Ryan’s Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club wedding kicked off with an intimate Vietnamese tea ceremony. After Jennie got ready in the bridal room, Ryan arrived with his family to present gifts & offerings to Jennie’s family. Jennie and her mother then entered and accepted the gifts. Following this opening tradition, both Jennie & Ryan paid respect to their elder family members by pouring tea, and receiving jewelry, red envelopes, and kind words in exchange.
After the tea ceremony, Jennie & Ryan parted ways for a little while as they got dressed in their western wedding attire. They decided they wanted to do a first look at the nearby Old Mill Park before the western ceremony. So we found a little spot where they could share that precious moment. Family & friends gathered for some formal portraits in the park before we headed back to the Outdoor Art Club for the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, we took care of the ever-important family formals and stole some time to get some more portraits of Jennie and Ryan by themselves–now officially husband and wife.
And a couple performances by Jennie’s niece and nephew on the grand piano on the stage.
Later in the evening, Jennie and Ryan changed back into their traditional outfits for a first dance, finishing the night of their Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club wedding on the dance floor.