I am so excited to share the scoop on Elsa and Tim’s wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a raucus good time. All was just as it should be!
elsa-and-tim-wedding-bride and groom in foster city- gazebo overlooking water- san francisco bay area, california

You may recall the ceremony was held at Palmdale Estates in Fremont. We started the portrait session there. The surroundings were beautiful and filled with color. And Elsa and Tim were very much in celebration mode- so happy!

bride smiles at groom during their portrait session at palmdale estates in fremont california- east bay estate wedding

Elsa, Tim and the gang then went off to relax for a bit and grab a bite to eat.

We met up again in Foster City. The gazebo and surrounding gardens are a perfect place to take pictures- there’s great color and great architecture. We started with a few of the bridal party.

bridal party- bride, groom and attendants pose for wedding portraits at the foster city gazebo on the peninsula

bridal party reflection at the foster city gazebo

Then we took a few with Elsa and Tim alone.

bride and groom gaze at each other during their wedding photography session at the foster city gazebo and gardens on the peninsula- bay area california

Then we headed across the street for the party. Elsa and Tim celebrated with a traditional Chinese Wedding Banquet at ABC Seafood Restaurant. The banquet room had been re-decorated since we last shot a wedding there and it looks great. Elsa and Tim added to the decor with their gorgeous flowers and other special touches.

bride's bouquet and table listing at ABC restaurant in foster city- chinese wedding banquet

The party really got started with the speeches. Best-Maid-of-Honor-Ever Judy gave a killer speech and had everyone, including Elsa, in stitches of laughter.

bride's tears during her maid of honor's speech at her wedding banquet- reception at the ABC Seafood Restaurant in Foster City California

Elsa changed her dress and then she, Tim, and their parents went around and toasted the tables. This is always such fun.

bridal party toasts guests at chinese banquet in foster city california

Everyone was in good spirits throughout the night.

sf bay area couple enjoys wedding banquet on the peninsula

Elsa’s dad shares some familial love with Tim’s dad.

celebrations by father of the bride at her chinese wedding banquet

The cake cutting followed soon after the last course. Everyone gathered around to get a peak. This young lady snuck her way to the front.

young guest enjoys the wedding celebration

We concluded the evening with the bouquet and garter toss. Elsa threw the bouquet with gusto. Best-MOH-Ever Judy was ready with a baseball glove, but unfortunately she was no match for the basketball star behind her. Sorry, Judy, the pictures don’t lie. (Don’t worry we did get the shot of you touching the ceiling- check out the full set of images.)

maid of honor misses the bouquet by a hair- chinese wedding banquet at ABC Seafood in Foster City, Bay Area, California

All in all, a very awesome day!

Elsa and Tim, thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your wedding. And thank you to the ladies and gents of your wedding party; they were so much fun and so easy to work with.

Ready for more? Check out their wedding slideshow & gallery plus Elsa and Tim’s engagement session, their sneak preview.