Manhattan Beach Verandas Wedding

Jialing and Lenny were married on Memorial Day weekend at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California. Some of my favorite weddings that I’ve photographed over the years have been at Verandas and last Saturday was no exception. We started the day with the girls getting ready at Jialing and Lenny’s home in Manhattan Beach. The boys got ready at the Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo. We had them meet up for the first time at the Manhattan Beach Pier for their first look. And the rest is history.

Getting Ready for Wedding at Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo
One of the groomsmen helps Lenny with his cufflinks.
Getting Ready for Wedding at Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo
These space ship cufflinks were a gift from Jialing.
Wedding Photographer working at Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo
And yes, they look really nice when photographed in pretty window light.
Wedding Photographer working at Hilton Garden Inn in El Segundo
The wedding bands. More action from them later.
Stuart Weitzman shoes in Manhattan Beach, California
Shoes by Stuart Weitzman
Pearls and Diamonds
Pearls and Diamonds
Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California
Manhattan Beach Pier
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The light is so pretty underneath the Manhattan Beach pier. And so are the bridesmaids.
Wedding Photographer in Manhattan Beach
It’s hard to make groomsmen look tough in bare feet.
Manhattan Beach Wedding Photographer
You know he’s whispering something naughty right?
Manhattan Beach Wedding Photographer
Oh goody! She’ll marry me!
Manhattan Beach Wedding Photographer
As you might imagine, since it was Memorial Day weekend, the beach was SUPER crazy. There was no hope of a solitary wedding day walk on Manhattan beach so I went for this look instead.
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Things are better in threes … at Verandas in Manhattan Beach
Wedding Photographer at Verandas Manhattan Beach
Work it!
Wedding Photographer at Verandas Manhattan Beach
The father of the bride walks Jialing down the aisle.
Wedding Photographer at Verandas Manhattan Beach
Lenny looks awfully happy watching Jialing walk down the aisle.
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The wedding ceremony at Verandas in Manhattan Beach, California
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Another view of the wedding ceremony at Verandas
Verandas Photographer
During the wedding recessional Lenny looked … well he looked kind of apprehensive.
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Everyone
Photographer for Verandas in Manhattan Beach
I love it when wedding guests dress to impress!
Photographer for Verandas in Manhattan Beach
The first floor reception tables at Verandas in Manhattan Beach
My Wedding Blooms
Flowers by My Wedding Blooms
Rings, Diamonds, and Flowers
Bling
Let Them Eat Cake Wedding Cake
Cake by “Let them Eat Cake”
Let Them Eat Cake Wedding Cake
I usually only feature a single wedding cake photo on my blog posts, but this cake was so awesome I felt that I had to break my own photography rules!
Let Them Eat Cake Wedding Cake
And another view of the wedding cake.
Let Them Eat Cake Wedding Cake
Last one … I promise.
Bride and Groom Cut Let Them Eat Cake Wedding Cake
Cutting the wedding cake doesn’t count as another cake photo does it?
Reception Meal (Dinner) at Verandas
I don’t often show food on the blog, but since Jialing and Lenny had us served with the same courses as the wedding guests, we took the time to take some nice photographs of the small feast. This particular dish is seared duck salad. Quack, quack!
Reception Meal (Dinner) at Verandas
Pea Shoot Soup (and it was spectacular)
Reception Meal (Dinner) at Verandas
Cold Soba Noodles and Vegetable Tempura (I really liked the Tempura)
Reception Meal (Dinner) at Verandas
Raspberry Sorbet
Reception Meal (Dinner) at Verandas
Mesquite Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Reception Dancing at Verandas
These girls could dance!

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