Inspiration for a Personalized Wedding

Every wedding is different. Every wedding should be different because every couple and every love story is unique. You want to throw a wedding that reflects who you are and here are a few potential ways to do so:

1. Celebrate Your Culture

At Alan & Courtney’s wedding, the gentlemen rocked sharp, black suits during the ceremony. However, for the reception, they all changed into Barongs to celebrate their Filipino culture.

Casa Bella Bay Area Wedding Photography Caili Chung

At another wedding, the groom was from England and the bride was Chinese. For dinner, they served cuisine from their respective cultures – fish & chips and dumplings.

2. Include Things You Love

One of my gorgeous brides loved dinosaurs. So they got dozens of miniature dinosaur figurines for their name cards at their reception tables. And on their couple’s center table, they had a rainbow candle to celebrate their LGBT pride with an even bigger dinosaur.

Mills College Oakland Wedding Caili Chung Photography

Alex & Ashley love Japan & they love cats. At each dinner table, for their centerpieces, they included a stuffed animal Pusheen and all their flowers were origami.

Hakone Garden Japanese Saratoga Wedding Caili Chung Photography

3. Unconventional Clothing Details

Super nice picture right? Did you notice the groom’s shoes? He had limited edition Allbirds shipped from New York. Totally worth it because he claims they are the most comfortable shoes ever. And that totally counts as something blue 😉

Muir Beach Wedding Photography Caili Chung

4. Choose Songs That Have Significance to You

Tiffany loves country music, so Logan took her to a country music concert. He kissed her for the first time on the very last song. Guess what their song choice for their first dance was.

Salt Lake Cactus & Tropicals Wedding Caili Chung

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Inspiration for a Personalized Wedding

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