Getting Ready

When I first talked to Min Yao and Eric, I knew I wanted to be part of their special day. The way they talked about their story and how they met at a swing dance at church, I knew my team was going to be a great fit! They were so sweet and valued faith and family. Their ceremony showed that perfectly!

detail shot with red shoes
ring in veil detail shot the oaks in ponchatoula
bride's bouquet
groom putting on jacket
bride with veil

Prayers before the ceremony

Before the ceremony, Eric and Min Yao prayed together and separately along with friends and family. The moment was just beautiful!

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groom prays with groomsmen before wedding ceremony
bride's hands praying with bridesmaids
bride prays with mom before ceremony


Since Min Yao and Eric live in California and many of Min Yao's family lives outside the United States, many friends and family traveled from far away to be here for such a momentous occasion. Family was here and so truly excited for Min Yao and Eric. The day they had planned and prayed for for so long was finally here!

During the ceremony, Min Yao and Eric had planned several things to make sure that God was foundational in their marriage from the very beginning. A cross was at the center of their ceremony. They wanted Christ to be magnified in their ceremony and they did a great job at that! The "Goodness of God" was one of the songs that they chose to play during the ceremony. It was perfection! I couldn't help but cry at how good God has been to me personally! Ah! It was amazing!

groom's first look during ceremony
bride smiling at groom
bride and groom holding hands
dad reading the bible
bride and groom
groom smiles at bride
bride and groom in front of the cross
bride and groom sing to the Lord
bride and groom sing
bride and groom holds hands
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bride and groom kiss
bride and groom dip and kiss under the oaks in ponchatoula


The reception consisted of first dances along with fun speeches, second line dances, dancing to college fight songs, special songs with those special to the bride and groom, unique bouquet tosses, etc. The night was one to remember and so sweet! Everyone had a BLAST!

bride and groom come down the stairs
bride and groom first dance
bride and groom dance
bride and groom dance
bride and groom dance
groom picks up groomsmen
bride and groom bouquet toss
bride and groom listen to speeches
bride hugs parents
groom dances with mom

Eric and Min Yao,

Thank you so much for allowing AlesiaKim and Co. to capture your wedding day! We absolutely loved being a part of such a huge day and Bailey and I had an absolute blast! I loved how God was honored in your day. I know God has big plans for your life together!



AlesiaKim and Co. photographing a wedding at the Oaks in Ponchatoula

I'm always forgetting to get a photo with the bride and groom so this is the closest I've got! haha!


Venue - The Oaks on 22

Photography - AlesiaKim and Co.

Videography - Heartbeat Films

Hair Stylist - Glow on the Go NOLA

Dress - David's Bridal

Bridesmaids' Dresses - Azazie

Men's Clothing - John's Tuxedos

Florist - Something Borrowed Blooms

Caterer - The Oaks on 22

DJ - The Oaks on 22 - Rusty

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