July 22nd, 2011:
It was hot. Really hot. So hot that I at one point during the outdoor afternoon photo shoot I tried to talk to Iris and my mouth produced no sounds, only a comical puff of dust and evaporated spit. I had to work for a couple minutes just to produce the saliva to tell Mike and Iris where we wanted them. Yet through it all both our bride and groom maintained their composure and pretended it wasn’t 110 degrees out. In spite of the heat it was an amazing day to get married in Temecula surrounded by greenery and blue skies and through the efficient application of sunscreen I managed to avoid the worst of a 2nd degree sunburn.
Iris was surprised with a brand new pair of matching Ray Bans from Mike while she was getting ready in the morning.
Mike flawlessly executes a double Windsor without even needing to have the tie on him. I expressed my profound admiration for his slick tie-tying moves, to which he coolly replied, “Ah, one of the trappings of corporate America…”
Mike and Iris play in their church worship group together and of course, on their big day, had to rock out to a couple of songs right after she came down the aisle.
I didn’t catch his name, but this guy had stolen a hat from the photo booth and quickly became absolutely awesome in my book.
Iris honored both her Chinese heritage and Mike’s Vietnamese heritage by having two outfit changes at the reception. Felicia was particularly fond of how well Iris carried off the Chinese qi pao (also known as cheongsam).
Kimly, Mike’s sister, showed everyone that despite her petit stature, she sure could muster some propulsion!
Congrats again to you both! Despite the abysmal heat you both made Felicia and I have a wonderful day with you!
P/S: Big shout out to Georlyn and Kimly — it was SO NICE to spend the day with you two! We know you’re out there reading 😉