Richard Nixon Library Wedding| Min and David | Yorba Linda Wedding Photographer

When we met Min, not only was she the sweetest, laid back, yet excited bride, but she also mentioned to us that she was designing her own wedding dress, something I’d never attempt in my wildest, imaginative dreams. In fact, when frequenting my chic sewing project books, (I like to daydream about what I might be able to make someday), I skip right over the clothing pages because I know that I could not create or much less design, something I had to wear. Thus, it was a give-away from the start that Min was not just cool but notches above cool.

David was also really sweet, when we met him for the first time, first thing in the morning…he was busy taking care of all the morning details, helping set up at the reception, and letting us know a million times over that he would take care of whatever we needed. He made us feel welcomed and right at home in their wedding.

I know Timon loved shooting this wedding as much as I’m loving blogging it!

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Min and David held their wedding at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda.
Photographer: Timon Wang
Post-Production: Liz Wang


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Oops I got ahead of myself. ;) This is how this fairy tale begins…with a gorgeous one-of-a kind wedding dress (literally) and a stunning bride…

Custom designed wedding dress myself


min lee beller wedding portrait: bride

min lee beller wedding portrait: bride

Her friend Yecca Zeng, from the Fashion Institute in Technology at NYC, helped her mold together some of her favorite things she had seen in other wedding dresses. Min gave her some pictures and ideas to go off of, and Yecca produced 25 drawings and narrowed them down to 5. Here’s what Min said:

“We sat together looking at the 5 drawings and then picked out what we liked from each of those and created the gown! Yecca made everything from scratch, and spent hours hand tacking the pleated details and all the draping. It really is a piece of artwork from her, and I plan on trying to preserve it and perhaps some day when she has her own showroom I can give it back as a memory!”

artistic portrait of bride: min lee beller

Can’t have a fairytale without a handsome prince…

david lee getting ready for wedding

david lee getting ready


The anticipation of the first look was oozing from both Min and David. They were glowing with anticipation… so we arranged a rendezvous in an awesome field we found on the way over. Then, we stepped back and let the magic happen…

min coming out for first look

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yorba linda wedding photographer: first look

Then off to the ceremony! Timon found an artistic spot, shooting through the glass window:

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Some more Min and David awesomeness:

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Completely noteworthy was the food, provided by the Richard Nixon Library. It was SO, so good. The meal was seriously as good tasting as it looks, and just look at it!

The tower of crunchy fine candy strings was over the top. How can I describe it? It was like cotton candy on steroids. We came home with a ziplock bag of it! I was honestly eating this while packing our equipment to go, on the way home, the next day, and the day after.

richard nixon library wedding venue food: amazing

A beautiful finish to a magical day:

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Richard Nixon LIbrary Dance Floor

richard nixon library wedding: reception photography

June 15, 2011 - 2:24 pm

Allie - Do you know who the makeup artist was? Gorgeous pics!

June 17, 2011 - 6:23 am

Timon and Liz Wang - Makeup Artisti: Mimi Shanahan ( She’s Mac Certified, and taking free brides until Spring or Winter!

July 6, 2011 - 1:53 pm

Ming - Hi, Do you know what the name of the church that they did their ceremony? its beautiful!

July 19, 2011 - 6:16 pm

Timon and Liz Wang - Their ceremony was at the St. Martin De Porres church in Yorba Linda.

July 30, 2011 - 12:17 pm

captain - Some very nice work there! Could you leave the EXIF data in your photos for those of us who are curious, please? :-)

October 3, 2014 - 5:02 am

David Lee - I am still amazed at these photos.

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