The warm sunshine glimmered off the river as Yen and Jason were married under the arch at Scott’s Seafood on the River in Sacramento, CA in front of family and friends. September in Sacramento is known for being hot and today was no different, but the Sacramento River provided the perfect backdrop for this happy couple who handed out parasols to their guests to combat the summer sun.
Dee and Kris Photography came to know Yen and Jason through a referral from Yen’s friends Tu-Anh and Donovan. They had the honor of photographing their wedding a while back and now were honored to capture Yen and Jason as well.
Yen and her bridesmaids prepared for her day at The Citizen Hotel, built in 1925, in beautiful Downtown Sacramento. The gorgeous Governor’s Suite of The Citizen Hotel was the perfect setting for the bride to just enjoy her moments before her big day and all that goes into it. Make-up artist Preston Tran helped add to the bride’s own natural beauty.
Yen chose two gorgeous wedding dresses for this day; the first of which was a lace mermaid dress accented with a beaded belt. She kept her jewelry selection simple and classic with diamond drop earrings. Her bridesmaids, dressed in blue, all toast their friend with nothing but laughter and happiness.
While Yen got ready upstairs in the hotel, Jason and his groomsmen waited and toasted downstairs in The Grange Restaurant located within The Citizen Hotel. The groom looked confident and debonair in his tux.
The adorable Ring Security detail carried the assets (aka the rings) to their destination. Clad in suits and earpieces, Yen’s nephews took their job very seriously.
Yen and Jason chose Scott’s Seafood On The River as their venue for this picturesque backdrop along the Sacramento River. They chose to go with tradition, opting to not have a First Look before the ceremony. As Yen stood at the top of the dramatic staircase leading down to the riverfront, Jason saw her and they both felt like this was their moment; as if everyone else just faded away and it was just the two of them. This was, by far, Jason’s favorite moment of their day.
The happy couple wanted to make sure they got images of all their guests. They opted for a Dee and Kris specialty; the Tableside with the Bride and Groom shots. Friends and family had the opportunity to greet Yen and Jason at their table and pose for a photo. Take a peek at just a few of these images below.
The couple’s beautiful cake was created by The Wedding Center. Yen’s good friend Nhu Le, a baker in the Greater Sacramento area, created the adorable cake topper for her dear friend.
Just like in Dirty Dancing, Yen and Jason had the time of their lives doing their choreographed first dance to “I’ve Had The Time of My Life” by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warrens. Yen giggled as she explained that they did a modified version of the last dance from Dirty Dancing for safety’s sake.
And then everybody partied to the music of DJ Jukebox Chris…and nobody carried a watermelon.
As the sun set on their big day, Yen and Jason took a moment to steal away and be together.