I’ve known Angela since she was a teenager because I LOVE her family’s amazing vegan restaurant in Edmonton, Padmanadi. Every single thing on the menu is delicious (a blend of Indonesian, Chinese, Thai, and Indian veggie cuisine, please go there if you’ve never been) But more importantly, Angela’s family is amazing – the most friendly, big hearted, loving people you will ever meet. I’ve spent hours chatting with Angela’s father Kasim about everything under the sun, they treat all the people who have dined at their restaurant as family.
Wandy met Angela when he began working at the restaurant years ago, and their love blossomed over time, much like the lotus that grace their beautiful restaurant. If you’ve eaten at Padmanadi, you’ve been a witness to this special relationship. I was SO thrilled when they were engaged and beyond honored to photograph their wedding. It was also my first traditional Buddhist temple ceremony. I had a hard time making this post a reasonable length because this day was so emotional and special, but here are some of my very favorites !