Tri and Wanida were married on a beautiful day in April. One of the things that made their wedding so interesting and fun to photograph was the combination of Chinese, Thai, and American traditions that they incorporated into their wedding day. He has Chinese heritage; she has Thai heritage, and they both now share a good deal of American heritage. Their day started early in the morning with some events in the Chinese tradition. That part of the day was for close family and friends only, so I did not get to see it, but I did get to see their three-part ceremony in the afternoon and evening. This chameleon couple changed their look throughout the evening to make sure to cover as many elements from the three cultures as they could.
Part 1 was the Thai water ceremony, during which the couple dressed in traditional Thai outfits.
Part 2 was the American portion, and they changed into a traditional white wedding gown and tuxedo to greet guests as they entered.
For part 3, the bride changed into a red wedding gown, to conform with the Chinese custom.