We’re so happy that we’re preferred wedding photographers at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, because it means we get to photograph weddings like Josh and Chanda’s. What a fun couple, and a thoughtful wedding! We interviewed Josh and Chanda about their wedding, and here is what they told us:
What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
Josh– My favorite moment was minutes before I walked down the aisle. We were all in formation in a room ready to walk onto the field when I realized it was over. The planning, the details, the stress. All that was left was to walk out, explain how I love my fiancée, and enjoy the company. I finally remembered that she had already said yes when I proposed, and that is really all that mattered.
Chanda– We decided to incorporate the Jewish tradition of Yichud into our wedding, where the bride and groom have a few moments of seclusion away from the guests directly after the ceremony. It was wonderful to sit with my husband and reflect on our journey together.
What was the funniest thing that happened at your wedding?
Josh– For Christmas I thought it would be funny to get my brother in law and father in law samurai swords. They were a cheap find online. I would never have imagined that those swords would be making an appearance in our wedding pictures.
Chanda– We had forgotten that we picked a song from Star Wars as our recessional- it caught us off guard and we giggled the whole way back down the aisle.
What was your favorite detail from your wedding?
Josh– “As long as I can dance at your wedding” became a common saying for my ailing grandmother. Unfortunately she passed in 2010 and was never able to attend my wedding, so we brought a photograph of her and gave it a space near the dance floor.
Also my wife’s train kept falling down. Her sister/ bridesmaid kept trying to pin it up to no avail, so I just held it for much of the night. It was a nice excuse to be close to my wife.
Chanda– We had a longtime friend of ours perform our ceremony. He knew us both well and did an incredible job with the ceremony and added the perfect amount of personalization.
Where did you find your wedding attire?
Josh– I wore a custom three piece suit and shirt from The Duchess Clothier in Portland.
Chanda– I found my dress at Bridal Exclusives, and my veil was the same veil that my mother-in-law wore at her wedding.
Can you give us a list of your wedding vendors?
Our wedding was at the Jenkins Estate.
Cake- Beaverton Bakery
Flowers- Portland Wholesale Florist
Wedding Photographers- Fritz Photography