Beautiful Egyptian Wedding Pictures taken at Rio Hondo by Wedgewood, Downey, CA.


The COVID restrictions were lifted here in Southern California at the end of 2021. It was nice to get out and take some photos again after a long hiatus. Sara and David reached out to book me for their engagement photos. Shortly after our session, they asked me to be their wedding photographer! I was thrilled to capture their love story; they seemed so genuinely happy together. Sara comes from a large Egyptian family, and David comes from a more traditional American background. It was heartwarming to see how well the families blended during the ceremony and reception.


They chose the beautiful Rio Hondo by Wedgewood in Downey, California, as their wedding venue. The grounds were spacious, and the ceremony's timing was perfect. As David and Sara read their vows, the iconic California sunset bathed them in a warm, orange glow. The two little flower girls were absolute stars, stealing the show with their charm. I had so much fun spending a little time with them before the ceremony.


Soon after the ceremony, the lively reception began inside the ballroom. Delicious food and drinks were plentiful, followed by lots of dancing. By the end of the night, I was so happy to have witnessed such a beautiful celebration. I captured some amazing images – here are a few of my favorites!

Engagement photo in a gold frame sitting on a table at a Egyptian wedding in Downey.
Two flower girls holding hands posing for their portrait before the wedding ceremony began.
Portrait of a young flower girl peeking from behind a white curtain at a Orange County Wedding.
Portrait of an Egyptian Flower girl smiling from behind a white curtain at a Rio Hondo by Edgewood wedding.
Flower girl in a white dress walking in-between a row of chairs at a wedding venue in Los Angles County.
Groom patiently staring out the window waiting for the bride to show up to the wedding in Downey, Ca.
Intimate moment between a father and the bride captured by Orange County Wedding Photographer, Venya Manzyuk.
Bride and her father walking into the Los Angeles wedding venue holding hands.
Father of the bride is walking his daughter into Rio Hondo Wedding Venue in Downey, Ca.