Attending a Family Wedding

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Yesterday I saw my cousin, who I used to babysit when she was just 4 years old, get married. It was a beautiful ceremony held at Queen Elizabeth Park. I love family weddings because it brings people together. Family members flew in from Toronto, New York, Hong Kong and China to attend.

The weather could not have been better. However, I have to admit, wearing a suit in the dead of summer isn’t my idea of fun. Sally had a great time with all the attention showered on her by out of town family members seeing her for the first time.

Irene, the bride, is the first child of my uncle’s family to get married. She is the oldest of four siblings. The ceremony lasted about an hour and was attended by 100 friends and family. There was another hour of taking pictures in the park. Then we went home to get ready for the evening reception, which would be attended by 320 people.

Here are some photos from the wedding. It was really hard to get good pictures because the sun was behind the bride and groom. I really need to take a photography course.

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85 thoughts on “Attending a Family Wedding”

  1. shaun says:

    looks like a beautiful wedding 🙂

    1. Yes! And a beautiful couple! Their kids are going to be adorable. Congrats! *=)

      1. Steven says:

        LOL I am sure if and when they have kids, John might post it as well.

        1. Jack Book says:

          i don’t see john there anyway

          1. Steven says:

            He’s taking the pictures.

    2. Congratulations! It looked like a beautiful wedding.
      😀 😀
      – Raymond (MONEY BLUE BOOK)

  2. David Savage says:

    They both look young, hopefully it works out. Also, amazing quality on those pics John. Sally looks like she wants some shade lol.

    1. John Chow says:

      They look young because they’re Asian. We all look young! 😈

      1. Thats true, asians seem never to get old. But what i most like of asians is the black and shiny hair.

        Congrats for your niece Mr. Babysitter 😆

      2. What happened to you 😈 , kidding.

        Simon

        1. Geedos says:

          Evil money making takes its toll! 😆

      3. DeboHobo says:

        Yeah and Black don’t crack, babe!

  3. Very nice and bif family… looks everyone was happy there 🙂

  4. The family and friends look great. Beautiful work on the pictures. 🙂

    1. Geedos says:

      Hopefully they don’t put the professional photographer to shame too much!

  5. Pranjal says:

    great wedding, this is called the “The Miscellaneous Ramblings of a Dot Com Mogul” 😳 😳 😳 hope i one day get married 2 some1, this gal thingy is real tough for a geek like me. 😳 😳

    1. Steven says:

      That reminds me, if you’re bad at photography and this is the quality of your pictures John, you can take pictures at my wedding when I have mine anyday. Just make sure you bring your new camera 😈

  6. Your cousin is absolutely beautiful. I am jealous.

  7. Great pictures! The bride looks stunning and when it comes to weddings that seems to be the main thing. Hope you managed to cool down at the night do and have a few beers.

  8. DeboHobo says:

    Stunning Photos. The bride is beautiful and the groom looks like he may have his act together.

    You look handsome all dressed up as well 😳

  9. Tony says:

    John, did you take those pictures? If you did, you just found yourself a job after retiring from blogging. Those pictures look professional.

    1. John Chow says:

      I took those pics with my Canon S3 compact camera. Imagine what I can do with a DSLR? 🙂

      1. DeboHobo says:

        Great quality. Was it an expensive piece of eqipment?

        1. Sergio says:

          Probably not that much since it’s not a dslr. I’m just assuming though since I have a dslr and it was a lot of money.

          Great pictures though, I was going to ask the same question.

        2. Congrats 🙂


          AFAIK the S3 isn’t available anymore, it was replaced by the PowerShot S5. This camera can be found for about $365.

      2. Geedos says:

        With earnings at August figures it won’t be long before a DSLR arrives I reckon! 😆

        1. Steven says:

          Maybe John can get one for free from a sponsor or something to do a review on the product itself (and then keep it for personal use lol).

    2. Click Input says:

      Yeah nothing wrong with the photos at all

      1. Steven says:

        I agree. Don’t see any glares.

  10. Casey says:

    They look like a really cute couple.
    What type of camera do you have? I love the quality of those photos!

    1. Casey says:

      Well I guess I spoke too soon. 😛 You’ve got a really good camera.

  11. Not a Square says:

    Looked like it was a beautiful cerimony. How does your family feel about posting pics like that on your blog? Do they care? I sometimes wonder if mine would.

    1. John Chow says:

      I would imagine if I post bad pictures or the comments were very negative, they would care. But that’s not the case here so I think they will like it. I will show them these post later.

      1. Steven says:

        Haha, you don’t have to. I’d expect that with any camera, no matter how good it is, would produce some bad pictures at times.

        1. pkchukiss says:

          Well, a simple trick I learnt for these kind of lighting situations would be to turn on the flash. It would be even better if your camera has a “flash-assist” function. It would light the fore-ground, so that their sillouhettes don’t appear instead.

  12. Word Hugger says:

    How was the after party? 😈

    1. Steven says:

      Yeah, where’s all the pictures for that.

    2. Geedos says:

      And we want to see pictures of the food too – although no more disturbing lobster clips please. 😆

  13. Great pics 🙂 I’ve got a Canon S2 myself and it rocks!

  14. kimberlycun says:

    congratulations to the couple. bride looks absolutely stunning!

  15. GettyCash says:

    They look great 🙂

    Congratulations

  16. GettyCash says:

    The photos look really great..

    Canon S3 compact is a great camera..

    1. Steven says:

      From the looks of it, yeah… My shitty Canon Powershot SD700 sucks 🙁

  17. Frank says:

    Great looking pictures.

    Long live this new wedding, both of them were looking great and very happy. Congratulations.

  18. I also think the pictures look great

  19. Anastasia says:

    Awww that’s so sweet and lovely! Your pics are great 🙂 They look like stills from a movie 🙂

  20. Photo quality is pretty, hope you had a nice day and enjoy seeing all your family for this special occasion. Wedding can be a lot of fun and they indeed look like a very young couple. Good luck to them and all the best for the years to come.

  21. Hip Hop says:

    aww she is very beautiful

  22. Geedos says:

    Congratulations! Looks like it was a great day with great weather. The bride and groom make a very nice couple.

  23. Rex says:

    Me love you long time??

    1. Steven says:

      I think you have to pay John the $5 first LOL 😆

  24. Tim Spangler says:

    Like everyone else has said, the photos looked awesome and I would never have guessed they came from a point-and-shoot camera upon first glance. It looks like it was a wonderful occasion and you got some great pictures.

    1. Geedos says:

      And so much for the bad light – you’re right, the pictures are fantastic.

  25. She is very attractive lady.
    Lucky man marrying her.

    😀
    Francesco

  26. Bent says:

    nice shoot actually..love to heard it from you. 🙂

  27. Tomos says:

    Congratulations, The pictures look good – much better than what I could take

  28. Steven says:

    Congratulations to the couple.

  29. Alex says:

    Did you get to speak and tell them how to make money online? Jk 😆

    1. Steven says:

      Oh man, I wondering if John is a celebrity amongst his family members too

    2. Geedos says:

      Maybe you bought them a website as a wedding present?!? 😀

      1. Steven says:

        LOL, that would be wrong in so many ways haha

  30. NothingMan says:

    I realize this has probably been said a hundred times, but that is a beautiful couple.

    Are you sure you’re related? 😛 Just kidding.

    1. Steven says:

      Got any other hot ‘single’ cousins you’d like to let us know about John 😉

  31. Michael says:

    The bride is so beautiful, I’m falling in love and now falling out, too bad I don’t have a chance since she’s married now.

    1. Steven says:

      I noticed that everyone is giving compliments on how hot the bride is but none of the girls on here seem to compliment just the groom =]

      1. Geedos says:

        It’s always the way! The girls take the limelite – the men just pay the bill!

        1. Steven says:

          HAHAHAHAHA, that’s so true it’s not even funny (yet it’s laughable – if that makes any sense)

  32. Congrats to the Bride and Groom. The photos are great, you have a good eye.

    1. Geedos says:

      Yeah it makes you sick doesn’t it!

      Not only is John an evil money making genius but he’s also a great photographer – there’s got to be something he’s not good at! 😆

  33. MyBlogCotest says:

    Congrats to the Bride and Groom.

  34. Geedos says:

    Did you make a dot com mogul speech afterwards John – giving advice to the newlyweds on how to achieve the best rates for advertising??

  35. Steven says:

    No videos?! You should post one, knowing you, I am sure you probably did make a short video somewhere along the way.

  36. maurizio says:

    Gratz to the couple. They both looks very nice. (She is nicer of course 😉 )

  37. great pics, did all your family understand how did you make a living through the internet? 😯

    1. Steven says:

      This isn’t the first year he’s made his living through the internet, I am sure everyone should of known by now.

  38. starboykb says:

    Nice shot on the wedding

  39. Asians only says:

    I guess my comment is too late for anyone to notice, but:

    Have anyone else noticed how there’s amost always only asians in events like these? Even the priest is asian.

    It makes me wonder if it is intentional or not (since this is by far the first example of such segregation on john chow).

  40. The autofocus of the S3 isn’t very fast or precise, but you did good.

  41. Awesome pictures… the bride is really gorgeous and the groom looks really smart. The group photographs are also very nice (specially the bridesmaid 😉

    All the very best to the couple. 🙂

  42. Dora says:

    John, you took some AMAZING pictures! Do send please!

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