Verandas Manhattan Beach Wedding Photographer – Jialing & Lenny

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. If you’re interested in seeing more photos, click here to view the entire wedding gallery.

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

Bride and Bridesmaids Getting Ready in Manhattan Beach

The bridesmaids (and Jialing’s mom) help with the dress.

Manhattan Beach Pier in Manhattan Beach, California

Manhattan Beach Pier

Manhattan Beach Pier Wedding Photographer

Jialing and Lenny saw each other before the ceremony. Lenny is about to turn and see his bride in her gown for the first time.

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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.

Bride under Manhattan Beach Pier

The bride and groom. Oh, wait a minute …

Manhattan Beach Bride

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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!

Father at Verandas Manhattan Beach

The groom’s father gazes out a window at the wedding guests.

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

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During the wedding recessional Lenny looked … well he looked kind of apprehensive.

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Everyone

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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 Photographer at Verandas in Manhattan Beach

The bride’s father delivers a humorous and touching speech during the wedding reception.

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

Band at Verandas

The Band

Reception Dancing at Verandas

These girls could dance!

Reception at Verandas

This dance move has a name right?

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