Category Archives: California Weddings

Cupertino Weddings at Cypress Hotel – Jackie + Tosh

Ceremony Venue: Cypress Hotel, Cupertino
Reception: Dynasty Seafood Restaurant, Cupertino
Wedding Planner: Amy’s Weddings & Events
Jackie transformed into this beauty, on her wedding. No wonder, Tosh, the lucky groom, couldn’t contain his joy upon seeing Jackie for the first time that day. Thanks guys for making us a part of your wedding. Here are a few of their photos.

Jackie used this heirloom, the veil which her mom wore on her own wedding decades ago. It’s fresh and white as new.

Jackie’s mom performing the sand ceremony.

A week after the wedding, we completed a slideshow to highlight the newlyweds wedding, and we were as glad to receive Jackie’s reply, “Tosh and I just got back this past Thursday from our honeymoon and we just saw our slideshow and we really love it! ”

Walnut Creek Traditional Korean Wedding by This is it Photography

Aside from the usual western weddings, we are blessed to have witnessed various traditional weddings as well, such as a traditional Indian wedding, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, and this time – a traditional Korean wedding! Our bride and groom is Jihyun & Lloyd, another cute couple who we couldn’t stop taking pictures of.

A little note about The Wedding Outfits, quoted from Weddings at Work (W@W) website taken from an article by Shu Shu Costa from the feature entitled: “Rituals of Bliss”

The two dresses worn by the bride were once the costume of the noble class. The simple lime-green wonsam and the more elaborate hwarrot, or “flower robe,” are embroidered with flowers and butterflies. Underneath, she wears the hanbok, the doll-like traditional dress of Korea. On the bride’s head is a black cap studded with gems. On her feet are white socks and embroidered shoes. Her makeup is simple, except for three red circles, yonji konji, the size of nickels. These circles, traditionally made of red peppers, but now often drawn on, are supposed to ward off evil spirits. The groom’s faruotsu is also the dress of the nobility. It is made of dark green damask with auspicious symbols woven in gold. The headdress is the tall black cap of high-ranking officials made of silk.

For their photos, we wanted it to be cinematic in color to match the antiquity of the culture.
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Quoted from Shu Shu Costa (Riturals of Bliss)
The highlight of the ceremony is the sharing of a special white wine called jung jong. Traditionally, this wine was poured into cups made from two halves of a gourd grown by the bride’s mother. The bride and groom sip from their separate cups and then the wine is mixed together, poured once more into the gourd cups and sipped again. This is kunbere, the wedding vow. One ritual often seen at Korean American weddings is the peh beck ceremony. At this ceremony, usually only attended by family and close friends, the new wife offers her new in-laws gifts of dried dates and jujubes, symbols of children. They in turn offer her tea, a subtle but significant gift. At the ceremony’s conclusion, they toss the dates and chestnuts at the bride, and she tries to catch them in her large skirt.


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Aside from this traditional wedding ceremony, the couple also has a western ceremony which I’ll share with you in the next blog. 🙂

Mexican Wedding at St Anthony’s Church San Jose – Jessica & Carlos

Jessica & Carlos’ Mexican wedding was festive, colorful, and the music at the reception kept us energized the whole night.

Let’s start with the details of their wedding. First their cake, nicely embellished with torquoise and orange, which are the colors used in the wedding.

With utmost care, we displayed the wedding gown right outside the house where our bride is getting ready, and took this photo.

A series of shots of our lovely bride in black and white…

Their classic car, a unique antique 1948 New Yorker, by Pearl White Limo
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They got married in St. Anthony’s Church.
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The aisle is adorn with orange flowers.
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And the father of the bride(right) plays the music during the church ceremony.

While the mother of the bride is teary-eyed (with Grandma beside her)

Reception follows at Cabrito’s Bistro at Sunnyvale,
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(Quick note: some of the photos were resized to smaller file size for faster loading )
To view more of Jessica & Carlos’ wedding, see the slideshow (it takes approximately 30 seconds to load)
Jessica & Carlos, we had a great time at your wedding, and we wish you all the best!
We are so happy to get this email from Jessica!

Hi Mark and Phoebe,
The pictures turned out so beautiful, they’re amazing. When I was looking at the slideshow I got teared eye all over again. Everyone that I’ve showed them to love them.

San Jose Chinese Wedding of Juddy + Eddie at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club by This is it Photography

Wishing Judy & Eddy double loads of happiness, what a sweet couple and they deserve all the love in the world. The day started with a traditional Chinese wedding which was so much fun (door games hosted by the bridesmaids, and Eddy had to prove his love before he can enter the house). A heart full ceremony followed at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, the sky was bluer and the place romantic.

We had another exhilirating time covering this wedding. Emotions filled the air when the bride walked down the aisle, she started sobbing halfway through, and everybody wanted to sob with her, sobs of joy. Who wouldn’t? She’s marrying her bestfriend boyfriend since their college days.

The party that followed was hot. The couple’s selection of music was groovin, and the DJ’s mixes bring everybody to the dance floor. At one point, the groom had to….well, we won’t rob you the fun, so watch the slideshow we prepared for them.

Contact us if you are looking for a photographer on your San Jose Wedding.
This is it Photography photographs wedding in Silicon Valley and Beyond.

Here are some of the photos (click photos to enlarge).
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The lovely and sweet Judy
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Bridesmaids welcoming Eddy and the groomsmen.
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But not so fast. Some hurdles along the way.
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Feel the breeze…
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Open bar, here we come!
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Thank you for hiring us for as your wedding photographer.