I feel extremely fortunate to have a job where I’m constantly meeting good people. Hung and Trang are selfless and giving. This has been evident throughout the entire wedding planning. I saw the 2 of them talking and really listening to each other’s desires and needs. This wedding itself blends together traditions that honor their heritage as well as their desire for modern style and great taste.
The day was started like any traditional Vietnamese wedding where the groom goes to the bride’s house to win her from her family. There are firecrackers that announces the wedding and a whole roasted pig (along with many other goodies) as a part of the processional. The bride and groom then gives honor to the family’s ancestors. Hung’s beloved father was remembered and honored on the altar with other passed relatives. A tea ceremony then takes place where each family member is invited to give the couple gifts of gold, jewelry, money, and other blessings. This is then repeated at the groom’s family residence with full Vietnamese regalia.
But no modern wedding is complete without the bride in a beautiful white gown walking down the aisle. So they headed over to The Ranch Golf Course where a full western wedding was waiting to happen. Trang changed in and out of a total of 4 outfits throughout the day. But she had on her Valentinos all day long…oh, her Valentinos! Trang from all our meetings and photo shoots is very shy and quiet. But by the end of the wedding, she was rolling around in grass, jumping around, and having the time of her life while Hung and his groomsmen were doing Anchorman impressions. This is what it feels like to be marrying the love of your life…you can’t stop giggling.
Thank you, Hung and Trang for inviting me into your lives with your families for this big day. It was a privilege, and so much fun!