Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Jocelle and Harry

I walked into Jocelle’s room and found a red Chinese dress lying next to her wedding dress. Surrounding the dresses were typical American wedding accoutrements—like the garter and ‘something blue’—but I was intrigued with the gold coins and the miniature mountain of cotton balls, amongst other things. I discovered that the coins represented future wealth and the cotton balls symbolized a light and carefree marriage.

I love events steeped in culture, so Jocelle and Harry’s wedding was something I looked forward to. Their wedding was a smooth blend of Asian culture (Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, just to name a few), and a twist of Catholicism. With light pouring in the skylights and the priest sprinkling water on their wedding rings, I snapped away. Jocelle paid homage to the Madonna and Son with a bouquet of flowers, only later to be lassoed to Harry with a marriage cord and covered with a purity veil. So much beautiful culture.

At times docile and quiet, Jocelle and Harry relaxed completely after the ceremony. It was as if their loved underwent a metamorphosis after the first kiss. They cuddled and laughed like school children and gazed into each other’s eyes as if it was their first time doing so. Their love is a culture all it’s own and I was happy to be a part of it.

Here are a few from Saturday…



Blogger Holritz Photography said...

How cool is the crop on that first shot! I really like the perspective on some of these! Thanks for sharing!

- Nathan

8:05 PM  
Blogger HarryHHu said...

Hi Jasmine,

Pictures look awesome! Can't wait to see the rest. Thanks for sharing our special day with us.

Harry and Jocelle

12:14 PM  

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