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Kandawgyi Palace Wedding Photographer:

When Khin & Kevin asked me to be their Myanmar wedding photographer at the Kandawgyi Palace I was ecstatic! This gorgeous couple actually tied-the-knot in July 2014 and celebrated at the prestigious Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia. Take a look at their Vancouver wedding here. And if you’ve missed their engagement sessions (yup, we did two because Khin wanted to show off the seasons in Vancouver), you can check them out (1)here and (2)here.

OK. So back to Burma (or what is now called Myanmar). Myanmar is an absolute gem. Truly a photographer’s dream. Untouched. Natural. Pristine. Such a safe country to visit. Kandawgyi Palace Hotel is located in the Burma hub, called Yangon (formerly Rangoon). It seems like the capital, but it actually isn’t. Food carts fill the streets. Pigeons swarm in the sky. The sweet smell of fresh rain fills the air. You must check out my travel post on Myanmar, here.

The Burmese wedding wardrobe is absolutely stunning and full of details. Have a look at how their wedding day unfolded through my eyes as their destination wedding photographer.

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Khin’s jewellery was generously provided by Khin’s mother, who owns a high-end jewellery shop in Yangon. Gold, diamonds & pearls! 

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Khin & Kevin both dressed in traditional Burmese wedding outfits. 

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It is customary in Myanmar to have photos done before and after the traditional Burmese wedding ceremony. 

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Typically, a traditional Myanmar wedding ceremony is not conducted by someone of religious or lawful authority. Rather, it is performed by 1 or 2 commissioned people who are extremely fluent in English & who conduct themselves in a proper & professional manner.

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It was so nice to see one of my photos inside of an ice sculpture! 

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The boardwalk on the amazing Kandawgyi Lake was a perfect backdrop for this set of wedding photos.

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You can’t really tell from the photos above, but it started to rain lightly so we drove away to a nearby temple, the Mahawizaya Pagoda.

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Khin & Kevin rung in their second nuptials with a few bangs on the gong! 

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Michael Drofenik is a Vancouver-based International Wedding Photographer who specializes in Vancouver wedding photography & Destination wedding photography. Each wedding is uniquely crafted with care & creativity that is not found with most Vancouver wedding photographers. We offer wedding photography services in the Vancouver, Lower Mainland areas, as well as Victoria, Tofino, Vancouver Island, Whistler, Kelowna & other destinations such as Hawaii, Maui, Mexico & Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We are located near the New West bridal / New Westminster bridal shops in downtown New Westminster, BC. If you are not looking for a Vancouver wedding photographer, Michael D Photography is also available for Boudoir, Maternity, & Newborn photography in Vancouver. Please be sure to consider us for your wedding photography, boudoir photography, maternity photography & newborn photography needs in the Vancouver-area and abroad!

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Michael Drofenik is a Vancouver-based International Wedding Photographer who specializes in Vancouver wedding photography & Destination wedding photography. Each wedding is uniquely crafted with care & creativity that is not found with most Vancouver wedding photographers. We offer wedding photography services in the Vancouver, Lower Mainland areas, as well as Victoria, Tofino, Vancouver Island, Whistler, Kelowna & other destinations such as Hawaii, Maui, Mexico & Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. We are located near the New West bridal / New Westminster bridal shops in downtown New Westminster, BC. If you are not looking for a Vancouver wedding photographer, Michael D Photography is also available for Boudoir, Maternity, & Newborn photography in Vancouver. Please be sure to consider us for your wedding photography, boudoir photography, maternity photography & newborn photography needs in the Vancouver area!

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