On Sunday afternoon we drove an hour east from Los Angeles through the beautiful hill country of Ventura County,
We turned off the highway into the Tierra Rejada Farms, then drove back through farmland until we reached the Walnut Grove,
In the Lao culture, each person has 32 souls. When these 32 souls are united in one's body they help with the proper functioning of body and mind. During important life events, such as a marriage, the Sukouan is the ritual performed to invoke the 32 souls.
The ceremony began with the bride's family and friends gathering together, symbolizing the bride's house, where we waited for the groom to arrive.
Then the Officiant tied white cotton threads around Annie and Sean's wrists as a wish for a long and happy union for them.