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On July 11th, I was invited to capture the wedding between Ra and David. Every wedding is unique and unpredictable, but this wedding was going to be a little different for me; the morning would consist of a traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony held in Ra and Dave’s backyard in Victoria, followed by a traditional Canadian wedding ceremony at the English Inn.

One of my favourite things to do while I am travelling is immersing myself into other cultures and experiencing them first hand. I had journeyed through Cambodia a few years ago, so I had a general idea of what to expect, but actually being involved in a Cambodian wedding ceremony, now that was something I’ve never got to do. There were bright coloured outfits, a street parade, lots of ethnic food and rituals I had never witnessed before. Although Ra and Dave knew this was going to be a bit different from my usual weddings, they trusted that I would be on my toes and ready to photograph whatever would come my way.

Thank you both for this opportunity. I cannot express how much fun it’s been meeting you two. Ra, you looked absolutely amazing all day. Even after changing into various different dresses, you still managed to look flawless and keep your hair in tact. Dave, like many of us, you weren’t exactly sure what was going on or what was going to happen next, but you were so patient and devoted to your new wife and Ra loves you for that.   -KBxox

 

Stay tuned for Ra and Dave’s slideshow as well as the traditional Canadian ceremony… I will be posting it soon icon smile Backyard Cambodian Wedding Ceremony, Victoria BC  Ra & David

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Ra and David changed into many beautiful outfits throughout the ceremony… the colours in these ones were definitely my fav.RaDavid WED 1449 Backyard Cambodian Wedding Ceremony, Victoria BC  Ra & David

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The street was flooded with Ra and David’s family and friends. Delivering fruit to the couple is one of the many Cambodian traditions that took place that morning.RaDavid WED 0187 Backyard Cambodian Wedding Ceremony, Victoria BC  Ra & David RaDavid WED 0228 Backyard Cambodian Wedding Ceremony, Victoria BC  Ra & David RaDavid WED 0297 Backyard Cambodian Wedding Ceremony, Victoria BC  Ra & David

There’s nothing like losing your wedding ring on the ground somewhere. Ra’s reaction was priceless…
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A hair cutting ceremony took place. This Cambodian tradition symbolizes a fresh start for the couple as husband and wife.
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To conclude the celebrations, family members and friends tie the bride and groom’s wrists with a blessing string. RaDavid WED 1254 Backyard Cambodian Wedding Ceremony, Victoria BC  Ra & David

The moments shared between Ra and David reassured us all that nothing would ever break them apart.
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