James and Angie’s Exotic Myanmar Wedding
Australian couple James Finnigan and Angela (Angie) Minn returned to the brides birth place; Myanmar, to celebrate their union this January.
For this exotic Myanmar wedding, we flew all the way to Yangon. It was an amazing experience and a fantastic place for a wedding with authentic streets unspoilt by western influences.
The lovely pair first met in Canberra, Australia and chose to hold their wedding in Yangon, Myanmar where Angie’s parents reside and where James also has some family. This was a popular decisions amongst their guests, many of whom had expressed interest in visiting the country.
“It was like any other date night – we went to dinner and watched Maleficent. After the movie, James insisted on finding a ‘lookout’ – very odd given it was 11pm and raining! We drove around a few streets but didn’t find one so we went home. When we got home, we found the house elaborately decorated with flowers, candles, balloons, and even champagne! He knelt down on one knee and I said ‘yes’!” – Angie
The Ceremony was held at Holy Trinity Cathedral which was chosen for its proximity to their reception venue; Sule Shangri-La Hotel. These beautiful venues held an impressive 500 guests which included a 6+ person bridal party.
It was very enjoyable to walk about the city with James and Angie after the ceremony and mix some classic street photography with some wedding photography, making the day and it’s photographs particularly unique.
Both venues were decorated in a contemporary and creative style with flowers by Eternal Flowers and Sule Shangri-La.
The reception was a wonderful couple of hours of dancing and partying that really allowed everyone to let their hair down after the formalities were over.
The blissful newly-weds favourite photograph from the day was the black and white shot of them walking back up the aisle together.
“When we walked back up the aisle to exit the church. It was like a huge weight was lifted off our shoulders and we could now look forward to a big party.” – Angie
James and Angie were such a relaxed and fun couple to work with and we were delighted to be asked to join them at such a special wedding in one of the most authentic places in South East Asia.