Wedding Date: December 6, 2008
Photographers: Thurston*, Vince*, Paul*, Hali* and Mariae*
Ceremony: Giáo Xứ Ðức Mẹ Lộ Ðức
Venue: Fung's Kitchen
This set was actually taken back in November as part of their wedding formal session/engagement/bridal session - all in one day. :) By the way, I heart this car - and would anyone like to pay me in vintage car? I accept them as payment. :)
Nephew, you did pretty good for yourself. :oP
My beautiful first cousin, once removed aka niece. :)
I actually only shot a few quick bridal images - just so we can have them avaiable for the wedding if she ended up wanting to use them. After all the "formalwear" stuff, we did a quickie engagement around downtown. :)
This is one of my favorite for their set. :)
Stalkers...welcome to the wedding day. :)
I arrived at BaoViet's house for her getting ready and the first part of the Tea Ceremony.
I love how traditional/cultural they decided to take the tea ceremony. Brides, if you are have to or want to do a traditional/cultural aspect of your wedding - don't be afraid to take it back old school. It looks fabulous on pictures. :)
The tea for the tea ceremony. :)
So, random knowledge time. This gentleman right here is the representative for the groom's side of the family. Before the groom's family is allowed into the bride's family home - the representative will ask for permission for the groom's family to "receive" the bride. He's bringing tea as a bribe. I'm just kidding about the last part.
Sharing tea. :)
And stalkers, we've been shooting a lot of tea ceremonies lately...so you are probably very well versed in the traditions now. What you might not have known is that the bride and groom actually do a ring exchange during the ceremony and is pronounced "husband and wife" - even though they have a ceremony at the church later.
The tea part of the tea ceremony. :)
And after the ceremony is complete at the bride's family home....we start again at the groom's side.
So, stalkers...the first drama of the wedding day. :) We quickly finish up the tea ceremony at the groom's house and head out to the church to get some pre-wedding ceremony pictures done. Well guess what....there was a wedding in progress when we got there. So, literally we stood around outside waiting for about half an hour for the other scheduled wedding to be done - while chomping on MickeyDees. :)
The ceremony part of the ceremony. :oP
So..I know this isn't my usual "color tone"...but it was late when I did this. :oP
After the ceremony, we headed out to a nearby hotel for some wedding party pictures. Here's BaoViet and her lovely girls. :)
And Linh and his boys. :)
Wedding reception eyecandy. :)
The first dance.
And of course...you know I gotta post up embarassing moments at a wedding.......
...and in case you couldn't see what was going on, BaoViet is trying to fill up the bowl with water that's coming from between her hubby's legs. :oP
...and of course it became a nightclub at the end of the night. :) (By the way, can anyone spot my godson - Kaeden?)
Linh+BaoViet, congratulations and we are sooo incredibly happy for you guys....and BaoViet, welcome to the family. :)