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        One of the most beautiful parts of weddings is to see culture and families come together and celebrate in their own way. I love walking into a bridal suite and hearing multiple languages being spoken, but even if I don’t understand the words, the universal language of laughter and expectant energy is still present. From the moment that I stepped foot on the property for Alex and Khuyen’s Green Gates at Flowing Lake wedding, it that joyous tension was palpable. I loved seeing the care that every member of the family held as they dove into the day.

        My favorite moment of the day was just after Alex and Khuyen walked away from the ceremony and began hugging their wedding party. Alex’ grandma came up and wanted to give them a hug. It was just wonderful to see the depth of her love to the couple and as she held her new granddaughter’s hand and the walked off she said: “I’m just crying because I’m happy.” Yea, I’m totally tearing up right now writing this. It was a wonderful moment.

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        These guys were just a blast. Also, I loved getting to photograph Khuyen in her traditional Vietnamese wedding gown. Then, Alex blew us all away with by playing his violin for everyone at the ceremony (which, as legend has it, is what drew in Khuyen when they were neighbors in college).

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        Thanks again to Alex and Khuyen for letting me be a part of this day. Huge props to the teams at Green Gates at Flowing Lake, Silver Screen Weddings videography, Blue Beats DJ and my second photographer Char Beck.

        Joe Tobiason | Green Gates at Flowing Lake | Wedding Photographer Seattle | Snohomish Wedding

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