Traditional Cambodian Wedding

They came to us wanting an intimate event in the woods, around a campfire, probably un-showered. However, sometimes, weddings evolve into more than what two people want. The marriage – that’s two people. Their own, freshly minted family, which may include a dog named Beaker. This is a complete contrast to other maverick-esk days we’ve been a part of, but there is so much between them, that it’s still beautifully unique and them. (Even though they are surrounded by generations of Cambodian traditions, and 500 people for the 18-hour day.) It’s like they almost took it as a challenge to still be themselves, under the adorned fabrics, jewelry, and customs.

People can be their most beautiful in tight-fitting boxes, and Lyna & Bunson are the kind of beautiful that still make us tear up going through these. We would’ve loved that hippie day in the woods, but not if we would’ve had to trade out everything that happened this day. Sounds very possessive, like it’s our own wedding, but we almost put ourselves in that mindset to really “be there.” We might cry, because that time when they seem like they’re the only people around, is what we always want in our daily life. It’s a feeling that can get crushed by trips to the DMV, long work hours, cereal for dinner, and rolling over to check email in the morning. But we make images like these, so people can remember what a good day felt like, and we always hope it’s not the best day of their marriage. That it was a good celebration, and look at the images as a reminder to always make time to be the only two people in the room, again.

Wanted to share just a few snippets of the day, but more can be seen in their gallery.

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