So this happened on Saturday. This pretty little wedding that made it all official for Thien and Joe. And although it seemed at first glance, like any other weddings, with all your usual wedding week ups and downs, the bride told me that she may have had more than the usual share of wedding week hiccups. First she said that her dad suffered a fall during the rehearsal, so he had to be taken to the ER that night. ACK! And before that, one of her church reader was mugged and quite understandably shook up from it. Stalkers, I’ve been shooting weddings for 10 years, and I have heard and seen just about everything…but this, this was my first. And yet how the bride was able to stay so calm and graceful on her wedding day is a skill that is beyond what I could ever have mustered. With every wedding that I shoot, I aim to take away a personality trait that I can benefit and learn from, and Thien has definitely shown me what it is to be so graceful under pressure.
Stalkers, meet Thien, the bride. She’s getting an insane amount of blush (you can thank Tim with TSquared for that) on just her right cheek by her matron of honor, Mimi – who by the way, was also one of my PinkPosh brides a couple of years ago! Mimi is two weeks away from her due date…and I honestly thought with the way the wedding week was going, there was a really good chance that Mimi may go into labor that night. (She didn’t – or at least by 11pm she was still pregnant!)
The flower girl AND the bride’s 3 year old daughter waiting patiently for her mom to get done getting prettied.
Obsessing over the pretty little robes that all the girls are wearing!
Well HELLO there Valentino.
Most Vietnamese weddings start the morning with a tea ceremony. Here are the groomsmen bringing in the gifts to the bride’s house.
Typically a representative from the groom’s side comes to the door first and ask the bride’s family for permission to enter the house.
After the groom’s family enter and introductions are made, the bride is typically escorted out by one of the older females in the household.
One of my favorite capture of the couple during the tea ceremony by Johnny (my second shooter.)
Usually the bride is presented with some sort of jewelry by the groom’s mom, that she’ll keep on for the rest of the tea ceremony. (So, disclaimer…this tea ceremony actually did not have any tea involved. The couple decided to nix the tea part of the ceremony.)
The beautiful bride in her gorgeous white lace ao dai.
These two! The ringer bearer and flower girl. Ya’ll this IS her happy face. That she is EVEN looking at the camera is a HUGE WIN for me!
All the pretty little nieces!
A quick kiss for mommy. LOVING THIS!
And a moment between the bride and her mom.
The bride’s brother stepped in at the last moment to walk her down the aisle.
Hali (my sister) told me that she loves the photos at church with the cross in the reflection somewhere. This is now a goal for me.
Okay. I’m going to complain right here. This first kiss was soooo quick, I’m not even sure it happened. Next time, please count to 3 Mississippis. Thanks.
When bouquets start flying, it’s about to get real. But really, that groomsmen expression is everything.
I heart these two.
Lien over at Prestige Events always does such an amazing job on florals.
The levitating wedding cake. Because, table legs are sooooo 2015.
I love how romantic the head table looks. Gorgeous work.
I love all the little details that HoneyDew Events and Prestige Events does for the decor.
That moment right before they walk into their reception.
First dance as husband and wife.
So I noticed that the challenge with a levitating cake is that it swings back and forth as the couple try to cut it. Yeah, pretty sure if it was me, that cake would have toppled over and I would have had to ask the guests to grab a piece of cake from the floor.
This. picture. tho.
Congratulations Thien and Joe!
Coordinator: HONEYDEW EVENTS
Hair and Makeup: PINK PALETTE | Videographer: TSQUARED PRODUCTIONS
Florist and Lighting: PRESTIGE EVENTS | Church: CHRIST THE REDEEMER
DJ Entertainment: TRAXION MUSIC | Photobooth: FABYOUBOOTH
Reception: KIM SON BALLROOM (Jefferson Location) | Transportation: HOUSTON LIMOUSINE
Wedding Cake: CO KHANH