Laughter. Culture. Devotion.
There was soooo much laughter during Juin Yi and Steve’s wedding day. Before everyone got ready, there was the gate crashing ceremony which involved groomsmen who were wearing lipstick and tiaras, taking shots of unknown liquids that made them shudder and bridesmaids laughing at them (and with them) the entire time. There was happiness and laughter during the ceremony with lighthearted moments balancing the more serious moments. Finally, there was plenty of laughing at the reception during the cocktail hour, the toasts, and especially on the dance floor.
As for culture, the previously mentioned gate crashing ceremony was only one of the Malaysian traditions that was incorporated into Juin Yi and Steve’s wedding day. Another was a tea ceremony that took place before the wedding ceremony and involved parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins from both families. Friends and family flew in from all over the world, from the midwest to Malaysia, from London to India.
It was evident how much devotion there was between everyone at the wedding. Judging by the number of friends who traveled long distances, even from halfway around the world, Juin Yi and Steve are very special people. Steve’s best man was a friend who might as well have been his brother, as he was practically raised by Steve’s parents and thought of them as his own parents. And of course, there’s the devotion between Steve and Juin Yi.
Ceremony Location: Cheesman Park – Denver, CO
Reception Location: Artwork Netowrk
2nd Photographer: Tess Polivka