George and Alyssa met while they were attending CSULA (we had their engagement session there!), they are college sweethearts 🙂  I loved getting to know them when we initially sat down because their different backgrounds represent a blend of my family perfectly!! Their day started early with a traditional tea ceremony…

How beautiful is Alyssa’s dress?!

Shortly after arriving, the boys arrived with lots and lots of gifts

The groomsmen heading up to the house…

To be greeted by the bridesmaids! It was time to ‘test’ George with a series of games..

The bridesmaids asked to see some dance moves. And the groomsmen delivered!

After George successfully passed all the tests, it was time to go to the front door to bargain his way in

Lighting of the candles and incense – let the tea ceremony begin!

After the ceremony, everyone headed over to the venue. Serendipity Gardens is an absolutely stunning venue in Yucaipa, CA. The winding drive up the hills is 100% worth it!

Alyssa changed into yet another beautiful gown and it was time to get the second part of the day started!


Getting ready for the first look…

Me: “Do the backstreet boy”
Groomsmen: “k”

Alyssa and her mom arrived to the ceremony in a carriage lead by white horses! What a dream!


Wedding photographer ultimate happiness = when awesome things are during golden hour. Like the first dance…

Congratulations George and Alyssa!!! I hope your big day was absolutely magical!!!

Venue: Serendipity Gardens
Video: Shawn Zhen
Florals: Flowers, Etc.
DJ: Musical Phunktions
Cake: Michelle’s
Caricature Artist: David Reyes
Photobooth: Superfly Photobooth
Tacos: The Taco Guy