In the end of June, Angie and Ian were wed oceanside at the charming and rustic Bates Ranch House in a sunny small town called Carpinteria, just an hour and a half drive north of Los Angeles along the coast toward Santa Barbara.
As we arrived, we found luscious neon succulents and white paper umbrellas for guests, and handmade seating tags for family members.
As the bridesmaids and groomsmen were getting ready, Rockrose arrived with these gorgeous and vibrant bouquets, boutonnières, and rose petals for the ceremony.
Then, Angie headed out through the garden to see Ian for a first look...
We headed out to the front lawn of the house, where everything was set up for the ceremony.
The officiants, Angie's Akon and Ama who flew in from Taiwan, wedding party, Ian with his mother and oldest brother, flower girls and ring bearer, and Angie with her mother and brother made their way down the lawn.
After the ceremony, family members and relatives gathered in the living room for a Taiwanese tea ceremony.
As the tea was being prepared, Ian and Angie lit incense and did bàibài, or prayer, to honor Angie's father and their ancestors.
Then, the couple and family served tea and gifts to both sides of the families.
After a short rest, we snuck out to document the newlyweds together before the reception.
DJ Gumsoul kicked off some beats as the family and wedding party made their grand entrance.
There were toasts by all members of the wedding party, a first dance, fresh, mouthwatering dinner prepared by local caterers, Pure Joy, and scrumptious cupcakes and cake by Enjoy Cupcakes.
We snuck in another mini photo shoot with the couple, here with Ian's family, and later just the two of them on the front lawn as the sun came down...
Pure Joy topped the night off with a bar serving mouthwatering ice cream sandwiches...
Congratulations to Ian, Angie, and your families! Thank you for making us feel so welcome on your big day.
The Creative Team:
Coordinators: Veronica Kelley, Jenny Cota
Venue: Bates Ranch House
Makeup: Leah Washuta
Hair: Katie Lee Hair
Catering: Pure Joy Catering
Cake + Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes
Guitarist: Chris Judge
DJ: Alex Trumbo, DJ Gumsoul
Photo Booth: Outrageous Booths
Photographer: Erica Kawamoto Hsu Photography