Asian Wedding – Abigail + Son

Abigail reached out to me seven months before her wedding to Son in Stone Mountain. She had a list of events she knew she wanted covered, from engagement photographs at Georgia Tech where these two met. To a Vietnamese Tea Ceremony that would happen in two parts the day before their wedding. To their wedding ceremony at Eastminster Presbyterian Church where she grew up. Followed by a wedding reception at the Canton House on Buford Highway. I had never documented an Asian wedding, but was pumped to be asked and trusted to photograph hers. From the start, Abigail was an absolute delight and I adored her.

Planning an Asian Wedding From a Distance

Planning all of these events was not a simple endeavor as this was love in the time of Covid. Combined with the fact that Abigail and Son lived in Boston. While they were making multiple trips back to Atlanta to plan and visit their families over the coming months, traveling was not easy. Everyone was masking. Social distancing was still in effect everywhere. They weren’t sure how many guests would be able to attend their wedding. Much of our planning took place through Zoom calls and emails. Although I jumped at every opportunity to meet up with them when they were in town, including a pre-wedding walk through of the church.

Lunarosa Events was also part of the planning process as Abigail and Son’s wedding planner. Being able to talk with Gicell during the church walk through and email planning helped make sure the timeline for the wedding day allowed the necessary time to create the images Abigail + Son wanted.

Abigail + Son, and All of Their People, Are Amazing!

All of these conversations and meet ups ensured the start of their marriage was documented just how they wanted. And in the process of me getting to know Abigail and Son, seeing their love and adoration for each other, and then their families…I fell in love with them and their people as they treated me like family and sent me home with boxes of THE most delicious homemade food ever. I could not have been more honored to photograph Abigail and Son’s wedding ceremonies and celebrations.

Black and white photograph of signboard for Abigail and Son's wedding day in Atlanta
Vietnamese parents and aunt of the groom waiting in Eastminster Presbyterian Church lobby wearing masks and waiting
Black and white photo of four young Asian boys in bow ties and suspenders waiting for a wedding to start
Ring bear Asian boys walking down church aisle in Stone Mountain
Looking into Eastminster Presbyterian Church sanctuary as father walks his bride daughter down the aisle
Bride's mom hugging her before sitting down at start of Asian wedding
Officiant talking to bride on altar while groom looks on wearing a mask
Officiant praying over Asian couple during Atlanta wedding ceremony
Officiant handing ring to Asian groom at Eastminster Presbyterian Church during wedding ceremony
Asian wedding couple kissing after being married in Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain
Asian wedding couple exiting Eastminster Presbyterian Church sanctuary and holding hands
Asian wedding ccouple smiling and standing in front of Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain
Laughing Asian wedding couple with the groom squeezing his eyes shut
Ring shot of Asian wedding couple with bride's hand over the groom's hand on his chest
Newlywed Asian couple holding hands and smiling with fall leaves on trees behind them
Smiling Asian bride holding a bouquet by her side while her husband holds her hand and laughs
Exterior night shot of Canton House restaurant on Buford Hwy
Asian bride and groom dancing in front of their wedding party at Canton House
Asian wedding couple dancing and wearing masks at Canton House wedding reception
Asian teenagers cheesing in a photobooth in front of a sequin wall
Asian wedding couple laughing and accepting presents from friends
Asian American boys in black pants, white button down shirts, suspenders, and black bow ties laughing
Laughing Asian groom and bride
Asian brothers with a microphone on stage at Canton House wedding reception
Asian bride's brothers backs are seen while they are toasting their sister and her Asian groom at Canton House wedding reception
Asian wedding couple laughing and touching each other during wedding toasts
Bride's parents touching and giving a speech on stage while Asian American wedding couple sits at their table
Chinese American daughter bride dancing with her white American father at Canton House wedding reception
Father daughter dance at Canton House wedding reception
Asian mother son dance at Canton House wedding reception
Asian groom hugging his mom after the Mother Son dance
Asian wedding couple dancing next to family members at their Canton House wedding reception
Asian dad dancing and having fun with his teenage children on the dance floor at a wedding reception
Woman in a red dress dancing and puckering her lips during a wedding reception at the Canton House
Atlanta Wedding Band performing on stage at Canton House for an Asian wedding reception
Two men in suits dancing and having fun at a wedding reception
Black and white photo of Asian couple dancing at a wedding in Atlanta
Smiling Asian woman in emerald green dress dancing at wedding reception
Asian newlyweds walking out of Canton house at night in Atlanta
Smiling newlywed Asian couple standing in parking lot surrounded by happy family holding sparklers
Black and white photo of newlywed Asian couple holding hands while walking through parking lot at night

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