Lisa & Patrick’s River Rock Wedding

What a day we had with Lisa & Patrick on their wedding day. Pat has one of the BEST giggles we’ve ever heard and you can’t help start giggling too when you hear it. We had crazy rain in the morning of their wedding day. When I got to Patrick’s house I told him not to worry, that the rain was coming down so hard so that it got it out of it’s system. You know what? It worked. The rained stopped and the rest of the day was beautiful. Lisa looked absolutely gorgeous and we loved how big she was smiling during the wedding ceremony. These high school sweethearts are so happy together and very much in love.  Lisa & Patrick had their wedding ceremony at their church, the Fujian Evangelical Church. One of the many things that we love about weddings is seeing a couple’s community come together to help make their wedding day something very special and we could really see this with Lisa & Patrick. When we suggested to  Lisa & Patrick that we do their portrait session around the Richmond Olympic Oval, they loved the idea because Pat proposed to Lisa on the opening night of the Olympics. Before their reception in the ballroom at the River Rock Casino Resort, we headed up to one of the River Rock’s hotel suites for an emotional & intimate tea ceremony with their immediate family. Their reception was lots of fun with some hilarious games that had everyone laughing. During the reception Pat had an awesome surprise  for Lisa when he jumped up and sang her  a song by the Temptations complete with choreographed backup dancers!

All in all, it was a day that was filled with oodles of joy. Congratulations, Lisa & Patrick! Thank you so much for having us along on your incredible wedding day!

Holly & Roger

Lisa’s bridesmaids made the bride and groom outfits for the Olympic mascots, Quatchi  & Miga, that they tied to the front of the car. Aren’t they cute?

Officially married!

Patrick’s Grandma on the right was so cute, drinking up all of her tea.

We thought it was a great idea & super funny to have Patrick do some games while Lisa was getting changed into her evening gown.

I love the photo on the right of Lisa’s Dad trying to get the little ones off the dance floor during Lisa & Patrick’s first dance

One of the messy games that Lisa & Patrick had to do. At least they gave the ponchos to wear!

During a game Patrick jumped up and surprised Lisa and sang her a song by the Temptations. It was so great!

It was hilarious how the guys all ganged up on this guy and forced him to pick up the garter.