Nini and Jeffrey had two gorgeous ceremony’s for their traditional Vietnamese wedding this summer here in Los Angeles. First was the Vietnamese Dam Hoi and Tea Ceremony. Next was their traditional Catholic ceremony at Our Lady of the Angels.
For the Vietnamese wedding, traditionally, the groom’s parents will lead a procession to the bride’s family home where the groom and his family will ask for the bride’s hand in marriage while carrying gifts that are stored in red tin baskets. The brides family allows the groom and his family in, and they exchange gifts.
Before the wedding started, Nini got ready with her bridal party, and sweet flower girls. She chose a soft updo, with bright red lipstick. Her traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai was covered in pearls and delicate embroidery. She also wore a coordinating white headdress, which matched Jeffrey’s Ao Dai.
After Jeffrey arrived, and the Dam Hoi was complete, they had a traditional tea and candle ceremony. This combines the celebration of marriage, while also honoring the family’s ancestors. During this ceremony, the couple exchange vows and exchanged rings, and was a beautiful moment! After the ceremony, we captured a few portraits of the couple in their traditional outfits, before they changed for the Catholic ceremony! Nini’s bouquet was filled with hot pinks, reds, and lots of creams.
Next was their Catholic Ceremony at Our Lady of the Angles in Los Angeles. The bride changed into a lace gown, with long sleeves, and sheer details. Jeffrey changed into a black tuxedo, with a burgundy bow tie. We did a second first look, and the look on Nini’s face is priceless! Her bridal party changed into burgundy convertible dresses, with the flower girls in matching white gowns with tiaras. Both of their ceremonies were so beautiful! Thank you, Jeffrey and Nini, for allowing me to be your wedding photographer!