A dear friend asked me to photograph her daughter’s engagement party.
I happily agreed to the date and time– then she replied…
“You do know that Vietnamese Engagement not like American?”
(no I didn’t know)
So I hoped on Google the night before…OOOOOOOOOOH my!
Often the Engagement is grander than the wedding itself.. I was in for a surprise.
The Bride-to-be’s family waits in the home, while the Groom-to-be family lines up in a processional and makes a grand entrance with gifts in hand.
An alter was set up on the living room awaiting the ceremony.
After the gift’s are presented …
the Bride-to-be is brought into the room by her mother. (isn’t she stunning?)
In front of both families, the Groom-to-be, asks for her hand in marriage…
(I am assuming this, as all of the ceremony was conducted in Vietnamese) I just did what I was told–
“stand here and take picture!” so I did.
A family of 8 girls! 8 gorgeous women!
American tradition is for the family of the Bride to put on the wedding… however, I am told, that Vietnamese tradition is the opposite.
This Dad got off easy!
What a delightful event this was for ME! What a privilege to participate and I learned so much! I found myself just watching and sometimes forgetting to get the camera up and snap away.
Everyone seemed to have such a wonderful time… I hope they enjoy their engagement.
See you at the wedding NEXT year! Thank you for asking me.
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I found this video and HAVE to share– Can you believe what a great example she must have in her lil life? Every woman should start her day off like this!
Heck EVERY person should!
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