A Vietnamese Wedding in Pink and Ivory

I don't know much about the Vietnamese culture so when I got this wedding from Jalapeño Photography, I was super happy! Natalie, the bride, included so much information about the wedding and it's cultural influences – it's just an awesome read. From the Ao Dais, the tea ceremony, to the blessings – this was a lovely intercultural celebration!

I don't know much about the Vietnamese culture so when I got this wedding from Jalapeño Photography, I was super happy! Natalie, the bride, included so much information about the wedding and it's cultural influences – it's just an awesome read. From the Ao Dais, the tea ceremony, to the blessings – this was a lovely intercultural celebration!

A Vietnamese Wedding in Pink and Ivory
Image Courtesy of: Jalapeño Photography

From Natalie, "We knew each other in high school, and only started dating years later.
After many years of boy likes girl, then girl likes boy, we were engaged
on the balcony at the beautiful Dupont hotel overlooking DC at sunset.

For our wedding, all the bridesmaids wore traditional Vietnamese
dresses, known in Vietnamese as Ao Dai. I wore an ivory lace dress and
long hand-sewn veil that was made in Vietnam by the same designer of the
bridesmaids' dresses.

After the church ceremony we headed to my grandmother's house for
traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. I changed into a dark pink Ao Dai,
and my husband put on a traditional Vietnamese wedding garment as well.
We followed traditional practice: the groom's family came to the bride's
family's home with gifts, and the bridesmaids receive the gifts while I
watched from a window. Inside, the family altar was decorated in red
covered with sweets, foods and photos of our ancestors. My father guided
us in the blessing and helped us light the incense as we bow in honor
of our ancestors asking for their blessings."

A Vietnamese Wedding in Pink and Ivory
A Vietnamese Wedding in Pink and Ivory
A Vietnamese Wedding in Pink and Ivory
A Vietnamese Wedding in Pink and Ivory
A Vietnamese Wedding in Pink and Ivory
Images Courtesy of: Jalapeño Photography

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Vendors:

Photographer:  Jalapeño Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG
DJ: MAXIMUM VOLUME PRODUCTIONS
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men's Warehouse
Jewelry: Neiman Marcus
Floral Designer:The Grower's Box
Makeup Artist: The Studeo
Hair Stylist: thestudeo
Floral Designer: Wegmans Flowers
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: 2chicsthatbelieve
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ao Dai Vinh
Shoes:Bagdley Mischka
Dress Store: David's Bridal
Lighting: DJ MAX POWERS
DJ: DJ MiggL
Paper Props: Just Artifacts
Favors and Gifts: LCI Paper Company
Event Designer: Local Sixteen
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: NoviaArtesana
Ceremony Location:Queen of Apostles
Hair Stylist: Sadira Vintage Do's & Make-up
Invitation Designer: Song Viet Invitations
Bakery: The Bakeshop

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