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August 26, 2013 /

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding - Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Day 2 of this amazing Cambodian fusion wedding is on the blog today, hooray! Of course if you missed the first day's events, which consisted of a Western wedding ceremony at the Gwinnett Environmental...
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Day 2 of this amazing Cambodian fusion wedding is on the blog today, hooray! Of course if you missed the first day’s events, which consisted of a Western wedding ceremony at the Gwinnett Environmental Heritage Center followed by the beginning of the Cambodian wedding ceremony which was the blessing of the monks, click this highlighted text link to read it now! The second day of Rosanna and Doug’s wedding started super early… well, for me anyways, anything before 10:00am is early =). Of course it does take a bit of time to put on those amazing traditional Cambodian wedding dresses and outfits for the groom, groomsmen, and bridesmaids! Lots of events happening, so consequently, lots and lots of photos in this blog post! Keep scrolls to see all of the amazing Cambodian wedding rituals such as the hair cutting ceremony, holding the sword, and more before the weddings kicks into even higher gear as the reception runs throughout the night at Canton House in Atlanta! Keep scrolling and thanks for viewing this rather lengthy Cambodian Khmer wedding blog post!

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Traditional Cambodian musical instruments

 

Traditional Cambodian musical instruments

Traditional Cambodian musical instruments

Traditional Cambodian musical instruments

Cambodian bride preparing for her wedding day

Young Cambodian girl dressed in traditional wedding outfit

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Cambodian bride dressing for her wedding day

Cambodian bride dressing for her wedding day

Rosanna & Doug's Wedding Day 2 | Cambodian Ceremony & Canton House Reception | Atlanta Cambodian Wedding Photography

Cambodian bride dressing in traditional wedding dress

Cambodian bride dressing in traditional wedding dress

 

The first part of the Cambodian wedding ceremony involved the groom (Doug) bringing gifts and offerings to the bride’s (Rosanna) house while the elders debated whether the offering was sufficient.

Cambodian wedding processional

Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom and Cambodian wedding processional

American groom offering gifts at Cambodian wedding processional

American groom offering gifts at Cambodian wedding processional

American groom offering gifts at Cambodian wedding processional

American groom offering gifts at Cambodian wedding processional

Cambodian bride places flower wreath on American groom

Cambodian bride places flower wreath on American groom

Cambodian bride places flower wreath on American groom

Cambodian bride and American groom make their entrance

Cambodian bride and American groom make their entrance

 

The wedding party processional moved inside for the first Cambodian Khmer wedding ceremony including the exchanging of rings and other blessing rituals.

Cambodian bride and American groom make their entrance

Wedding offerings

Cambodian bride during first Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and groom during first Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and groom during first Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and groom during first Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and groom during first Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and groom during first Cambodian wedding ceremony

Ring offerings

Ring offerings

Ring offerings

Groom prays

Bride and groom paying respect to parents

Bride and groom paying respect to parents

Bride and groom exchanging rings during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging rings during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging rings during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging rings during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom exchanging rings during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom light candle during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom light candle during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom light candle during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Bride and groom light candle during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Sounding gong to signal end of first ceremony

Thus brought an end to the first traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony, which meant the wedding party was briefly excused to change outfits while the guests in attendance had a quick break as well.

Cambodian Bride and American Groom and wedding party

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the second Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Now it is time for the second Cambodian wedding ritual, the hair cutting ceremony.

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

And the gong symbols the end of the second traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony for the morning! Time for another outfit change and the next sword ceremony!

Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Wedding party group photo after Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Wedding party group photo after Cambodian wedding hair cutting ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Preparing for the third Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Reading the names of family members who are with us in spirit.

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Blessing the couple with smoke

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

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Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Next up was a ritual where the wedding party (bridesmaids and groomsmen) got their chance to “feed” the couple, and I use that term loosely in quotes as you will see =)

Cambodian wedding sword ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom feeding each other during Cambodian wedding ceremony

Rosanna and Doug changed into one more outfit just for a few quick photos, which of course I was happy to oblige!

Cambodian bride and American groom take artistic portraits after Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom take artistic portraits after Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom take artistic portraits after Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom take artistic portraits after Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom take artistic portraits after Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom take artistic portraits after Cambodian wedding ceremony

Cambodian bride and American groom take artistic portraits after Cambodian wedding ceremony

On to Canton House for the reception!

Preparing for wedding reception

Preparing for wedding reception

Preparing for wedding reception

Preparing for wedding reception

The girls practicing for their dance routine later in the evening

Bride and friends practice dance routine for reception

Bride and friends practice dance routine for reception

Bride and friends practice dance routine for reception

While setting up some of the restaurant guests at Canton House thought Rosanna & Doug’s engagement sign-in photo was pretty awesome and wanted their own version =) Too funny!

Guests sign picture as guestbook

Guests sign picture as guestbook

Guests sign picture as guestbook

Guests sign picture as guestbook

Guests sign picture as guestbook

Guests sign picture as guestbook

Guests sign picture as guestbook

Wedding guests

Wedding guests

Wedding guests

Time to kick this reception off and into high gear! Everyone made an epic dance entrance of course =)

Bridesmaids and groomsmen make entrance

Bridesmaids and groomsmen make entrance

Bride and groom enter reception

Bride and groom dance first dance

Bride and groom dance first dance

Bride and groom dance first dance

Bride and groom dance first dance

Bride and groom dance first dance

Bride and groom dance first dance

At the end of the first dance, things switched up to Doug and Rosanna (and the entire wedding party) getting down and dancing flash mob style including an epic dancing/rapping to “Low” by Flo Rida & T-Pain at the end when Doug grabs the mic!

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Cambodian bride and American groom's first dance becomes choreographed routine

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Parents and bride and groom make speeches

Bride and groom cut cake

Bride and groom cut cake

Wedding reception favors

Wedding reception favors

Wedding reception favors

Cambodian bride tosses her bouquet

Cambodian bride tosses her bouquet

Cambodian bride tosses her bouquet

Cambodian bride tosses her bouquet

Groom tosses the garter

Groom tosses the garter

Groom tosses the garter

Groom tosses the garter

Groom tosses the garter

Groom tosses the garter

Bride and groom toast

Bride and groom toast

Bride and groom toast

Bride and groom toast

Bride and groom toast

Bride and groom dance to open the floor

Bride and groom dance to open the floor

Bride and groom dance to open the floor

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Dancing during the wedding reception

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Wedding guests

Wedding DJ

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Bride and groom perform for gifts from guests

Wedding party dancing during reception

Wedding party dancing during reception

Wedding party dancing during reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Partying and dancing during wedding reception

Bride and groom with Zac & Betty FengLong Photography

Thanks for the awesome weekend, we love you guys! Here is a quick list of some of the vendors that worked together to make this Atlanta Cambodian Fusion Wedding amazing in every single way!!

Photography: Zachary Long & Betty Feng – FengLong Photography
Videography: Gustavo – GAR Productions
DJ/Lighting: Daniel Espeute – Espeute Productions
Reception: Canton House Chinese Restaurant

Here is the wedding trailer from GAR Productions who were amazing to work with!!

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