Almost 7 years ago, I worked at Qzina Specialty Foods. It was the best. Every morning I arrived to the smell of chocolate and left home smelling like chocolate! We distributed chocolate to many great bakeries, hotels, restaurants, and chocolate shops all over BC. When Jimin was hired, I didn't like her. It took a while, but eventually we spoke and once we passed that hurdle, it was allll goooood. We have been friends ever since, staying in touch over social media.
I did not invite her to my wedding and I will never stop feeling bad about it. I told her that it would only be fair for her to not invite me to hers. That was our deal. I was not invited to her wedding. I was hired to take the photos!
Their wedding was a two day celebration. The first day was celebrated at Dara's parents' home with the traditional Cambodian ceremonies condensed into one very full day. Each ceremony meant a different dress for the bride. So hold your breath and get prepare yourself for some mega bling and waves of colour.
The families had covered every available space with food for guests to fill their plates and bowls throughout the afternoon. THE FOOD WAS INCREDIBLE. Nothing like traditional home cooked food... nothing. There was a relaxed atmosphere and it felt like the whole town had showed up. It wasn't just okay, it was expected that everyone mill about, feeling free to take a little food and social break between the ceremonies. It felt a lot more relaxed than any church wedding I have been to. Definitely not as laid back as some of the small outdoor weddings. It was a great mix. Super comfortable and I certainly felt like a part of the family. Needless to say, it was amazing, like no other wedding I have ever experienced.
Congratulations guys! Thank you for "inviting" me and the family to celebrate with you and all your loved ones!
Truly one of the most memorable weddings to this date!
Love you guys!