Stunning Catholic Ceremony at this Unique Pasadena Wedding

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When you unite a couple in love at their wedding, it is a joining of their families. For Richard and Bella, this was no exception. Their Catholic ceremony pairs nicely with the traditional Chinese tea ceremony honoring their heritage. Following these traditions, the couple is all about fun and lightheartedness. A surprise of a day, including the couple performing songs and the bridal party going Gangdam Style!

Stunning Catholic Ceremony at Holy Family in Pasadena California. A Chinese Tea Ceremony Too.

Traditional Tea Ceremony

Starting off the day, Richard and Bella had a traditional tea ceremony at their home in Pomona. Bella is originally from Indonesia, where her family still resides. Many made a 20 plus hour flight from Jakarta to celebrate the special day.

You are able to feel the culture and energy throughout the day. Indonesian food is one of the most vibrant and colorful cuisines in the world. It’s full of intense flavor featuring spicy curried meat and vegetables, like gulai along with a plate full of rice. Before the wedding activities start, the family is able to share a meal and talk about their origins.

Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Groom Getting Ready.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Bride and Bridesmaids.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Bride and Bridesmaids.
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Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Chinese Tea Ceremony.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Chinese Tea Ceremony.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Chinese Tea Ceremony.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Chinese Tea Ceremony.

Catholic Ceremony

Next, the couple and their guests head to Holy Family Church in Pasadena. They will say their I do’s in front of family and friends at their local parish. After the ceremony, pictures are taken inside and outside of the church. Cars honk and random strangers shout their congratulations at the newlyweds.

Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Invites, Bouquet, and Shoes.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Holy Family Church.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Holy Family Church.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Holy Family Church.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Holy Family Church.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Holy Family Church.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Holy Family Church.

Anaheim Packing House

From Pasadena, Bella and Richard’s family fill a caravan of cars to make their way to the Anaheim Packing District. The renovated historic citrus-packing house is now one of the most vibrant event venues for the city of Anaheim. It’s perfect for intimate weddings in the heart of Anaheim.

The room is filled with hanging bistro lights, urban light wood tables, and stunning flowers from table to table. The food hall encompasses a variety of food vendors. The couple chose Kettlebar for catering and Carmela Ice Cream Cart for dessert. The bride takes on an adventure of her own and makes the wedding cake guest enjoy!

Pasadena Catholic Ceremony Anaheim Packing District.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony Tablescape.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony Favors and Centerpieces.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony Favors.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony Sweetheart Table.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony Ice Cream Cart.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony Wedding Cake.

Surprise Entertainment

After a few toasts and a meal, Bella and Richard chose to sing and play keyboard in front of their guests. A combination of 5 songs tying into one another with perfect pitch harmony.

Shortly after surprising their guests, the bridal party had a surprise of their own. They sat the newlyweds down and danced for them to Psy – Gangdam Style.

Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Bride and Groom Singing.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Groom singing and playing keyboard.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Bride and Groom with Groomsmen.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Groom with Groomsmen.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Bride and Groom Wedding Shot.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Gangdam Style.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Gangdam Style.

Cheers

It’s a day to remember with multiple fun locations. From the tea ceremony to the stunning Catholic ceremony, the modern venue and the bar cart food it was lovely. Certainly, a wedding that was highly personalized to the lovely couple it united.

Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Bride and Groom.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Bride and bouquet.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Wedding Bouquet.
Pasadena Catholic Ceremony. Anaheim Packing District.

Photographer Astray Photography  |  Videographer Milan Pepper Films  |  Venue Anaheim Packing District  |  Ceremony Holy Family Church  | Dress Kleinfeld Bridal  |  Jewelry Kenneth Cole  |  Tuxedos Friar Tux  |  Catering Kettlebar  |  Dessert Carmela Ice Cream Cart  |  Planner Burgundy Events

What do you think of this Catholic ceremony wedding? Share with us in the comments.

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  • Edyta
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    I love these pictures. What a nice family… The venue looks spectacular, I also love her bouquet.

  • Cassie
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    Such a beautiful wedding! I love the pictures. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Paige
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    I love when rich cultures are celebrated! Stunning photos of an amazing day!

  • Sara | mshealthesteem.com
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    Such a gorgeous wedding! And the brides dress is AMAZING ^^. Thanks for sharing these beautiful moments with us.

  • Jen
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    I’m obsessed with the table setting and those beautiful legged tables! What a lovely day!

  • Andrea
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    Such a romantic wedding! I loved the flower choice! So romantic and delicate! (Oh, and the ice cream cart, too! What a great idea!)

  • Jen Morrow
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    Gorgeous Wedding! I love the traditional tea ceremony included in the wedding. Beautiful Bride, Bridesmaids, and decor all around.

  • Jessica Wagner
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    WOW! These images are gorgeous! Will be treasured for years to come! I lived in Pasadena for a year! Such a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing with us! XO

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  • Jereann Zann
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    What a beautiful and fun wedding! Love the tea ceremony and that they chose to sing and play the keyboard together!

  • Catherine DCruz
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    Gorgeous wedding. I love how they wove in different cultural and religious traditions into the special day with some fun of their own. And, both of Bella’s dresses were beautiful.

  • Rachel
    Reply

    This wedding looked beautiful. I liked the tea ceremony and nothing can beat the cathedrals for a beautiful back drop.

  • Gabrielle Reese
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    This is one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever seen! They look so happy to be together! AND their cake was stunning! The ice cream stand idea was super cute too! I may have to steal that idea for when I get married. Anyway, great post! Keep them coming!

  • Nicole Hood
    Reply

    This wedding was soooo gorgeous! I love all the elegant touches and the location is perfection.

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