Mia and Paul

Mia and Paul’s wedding was a stunningly grand event! What a DREAM for a photographer, so much culture, color and energy to capture!  Complete with Fire-eating belly dancers, gorgeous San Diego skyline, traditional lion dance performance and much more! The cherry on top for me was definitely the sweetness of the bride and groom. Despite the grandeur nature of their wedding, Mia and Paul are both extremely simple and down to earth people. It was such a treat to work with them both!  Mia having some experience in wedding photography as well, knew all the hardships vendors stumble upon and made sure our job was as easy as possible. I felt so incredibly lucky and honored that she ended up picking me to capture her event. 🙂

I hope you guys enjoy this set! I had such a hard time narrow down the photos to share–This is my largest post to date!  😀 😀 Special thank you to Courtney for 2nd shooting with me!

Mia had such a lovely áo dài (Vietnamese Traditional Dress)

Isn’t Mia stunningly beautiful?

Cutest granny ever.

Isn’t that such a cute hanger?

beautiful wide shot (right side) by courtney showcasing Mia’s gorgeous dress!!

Very sweet first look 😀

Could the view get any better??

I was lucky enough to get to take one of these delicious favors home!

Very adorable entrance choreographed to Glee’s version of “marry you”


I LOVE this photo and the lens flare, definitely my favorite first dance photo

The shimmy sisters were amazing, beautiful and a definite crowd pleaser!

YES omg she ate fire!! O___O

I love these shots Courtney got showcasing the snake! YES a live snake! 😀

The energy on the dance floor was off the charts!

Mia and Paul-Thank you for letting us share in your glorious day!! 😀 Hope we can keep in touch for a long time.


Photography: Michelle & Courtney; Michelle Chiu Photography

Videography: Danielle & Jared; Side by Side Cinema

Ceremony: Centennial Park

Reception: Luck Star

Make up: Duy Ly Make up

Flowers: Tessilk Flowers

Belly Dancers: Shimmy Sisters

Jennifer Goodman - February 19, 2012 - 10:09 pm

Beautiful pictures you got from Coronado!! Loved it all 🙂

Erin Burke - February 19, 2012 - 10:10 pm

What a gorgeous wedding!!!! Beautiful pictures!

Angel Legna - February 19, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Gorgeous work as usual!!!

Eugene Kim - February 20, 2012 - 12:39 am

You’re awesome, Michelle!!!

Megan Medley - February 20, 2012 - 12:40 am

Wow, I’d love to be a guest at a wedding like that! How gorgeous!

Carol Chan - February 20, 2012 - 12:41 am

Wow beautiful pictures, Michelle! great job as always =)

Jeanna Kim - February 23, 2012 - 2:03 pm

stunning =D

Keri Lam - February 23, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Very beautiful.

Phebe Yip - February 23, 2012 - 2:04 pm

love the lion photos! ♥

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