One part church + one part Laotian ceremony = a seriously awesome wedding day #Wedding Porn#bearded groom#BIPOC#church#food#kansas#multicultural Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jan 30 2014) Stephanie Kaloi Photos by: Anna Jaye Photography All photos by Anna Jaye Photography. Anna and Brad had two weddings in one day! They began by getting married in the same church Brad's parents were wed in, and rounded out the evening with a traditional Laotian ceremony. The festivities included a customized newspaper wedding announcement, a Laotian string ceremony known as baci, and so much delicious-looking food (look at those fruit kebabs!) you could almost taste it through your screen. Vendors! Wedding Dress: Bridal Extraordinaire • Shoes: BCBG; Veil: Melinda Rose Design • Laos Traditional Wedding Dress: custom made in Laos • Bridesmaids: Mia's Bridal, David's Bridal • Tuxedos: Men's Wearhouse • Flowers/Centerpieces: Good Earth Floral Design • Food: Bride's family • Cake: Kelly Arnold (friend) • Ceremony: Colonial Church • Reception: Shawnee Mission Civic Centre Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Repurpose cassette tapes as place cards NEXT Liquor guess-timation: how to creatively calculate your wedding alcohol Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] OMNOMNOM. I love celebrating multiple cultures with multiple ceremonies. Twice the fun! <3 Reply Oh my goodness, I needed this after my crappy day. All the smiles! Reply OMNOMNOM. I love when cultures collide and couples do two ceremonies. Twice the fun and celebration! Reply LOVE these multi cultural weddings with OBB could gather more about the traditions behind the 'non-western' weddings for the completely ignorant like me! why the sashes? what's up with the gorgeous silver whatchamajigs? are the big silver bowls with silk flower particularly significant? I need to knoooow!? Reply Great photos and beautiful bride. I like Indian (Laos) traditional weddings. Reply I wish I understood ANYTHING that is going on (egg in the hand?!) so I hope there is a full write-up but I GORGEOUS everything none the less. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.