Soyan + Brando’s Calgary Wedding

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One of the perks of being a wedding photographer is the chance to meet so many different and interesting people.  For example: meet Soyan & Brando.  Brando is a race car driver.  Legit.  Soyan comes from an extremely artistic family and walking into her house was like walking into an art gallery.  It was so awesome to hang out with two people so far beyond the Asian stereotype of being a doctor/lawyer/dentist/accountant, yet on their wedding day they honored their Asian roots with multiple tea ceremonies and lots of Chinese games.  Chinese games, you say?  A very popular Chinese wedding custom is the door games.  For Soyan & Brando, it played out like this: As soon as Brando and his entourage arrived at Soyan’s house, the bridesmaids blocked the door and made him play games and bargain for red pockets containing “money in exchange for his bride”.  The games were some of the most hilarious we have ever witnessed.  One particular game had Brando slip on a pair of spiked underwear over his suit pants.  All his boys had to sit with a balloon on his lap while Brando’s task was to run around and pop each balloon in turn by… well, I’ll leave that to your imagination.  Or if you prefer, scroll down to see the images below.  :)

Thanks Soyan and Brando for such an amazing day. Brando you’re a champ and a fantastic sport.  Soyan you are a genius for thinking up these games.  We had an absolute blast!!

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