Yvette & Djaya at The Ritz-Carlton

One of the best things about being a wedding photographer is seeing how different cultures celebrate the joy of marriage. Yvette & Djaya are Javanese and had a wonderful ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay. They were each escorted to the alter under a bright red umbrella and sat (not looking at each other) throughout the Muslim ceremony (check out their traditional Javanese outfits). After the ceremony (and a quick outfit change), their ballroom reception was fun & upbeat. Their friend, Wendy Chan did a beautiful job with the flowers and Susan at Elegant Cheesecakes created a masterpiece of a cake for them to cut - all captured by the talented videographer Joel Cook.