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Vietnamese style home-based wedding

As you do, this high-powered, high-flying financial couple took the time on the morning of their wedding to read the AFR. Satisfied with the state of the Australian and world markets, they then moved on with the rest of the day’s events.

The couple had originally planned for an April wedding in the City Botanical Gardens. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 outbreak meant they had to post-pone and then downsize their original planned wedding. One of the benefits of the change, however, was the couple were able to have their wedding at their home.

It is a Vietnamese tradition to have your wedding at your home which made the wedding more personally significant and individually tailored to the couple. Having their home for their wedding, also enabled the couple to use the groom’s stunning collection of rare plants as the background for their wedding ceremony.

Having their ceremony at home also enabled the inclusion of elements of personal significance to the couple. This included the bride’s treasured and much travelled teddy bear collection who were witness to the emotional ceremony.

The bride had two dresses for her wedding day. A stunning red ao dai (traditional Vietnamese costume) and a gorgeous ivory lace dress for after the ceremony. Her bridesmaid was beautifully dressed in a peach-pink ao dai.

Many elements of the day were hand-made by the bride. These elements included the bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquet, which provided the perfect background for her stunning ring.

The ceremony was the perfect mix of laughter and emotion.

 

The bride was escorted by her very handsome son

 

Wedding couple photos were taken over two dates. Again, in keeping with a wide-spread Asian tradition, relaxed pre-wedding photos were taken the week before at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. Just a few photos were taken on the wedding day, highlighting the couple’s beautifully appointed home.

The bride’s son is a professional chef. Hence the food served both before and after the ceremony was delicious with the outstanding gourmet flavours  equalled by the food’s perfect presentation.

The day concluded with speeches and the traditional cutting of the delicious (and unbelievably calorific) wedding cake, also made by the bride’s son.

A beautiful day of champagne and roses, and much happiness and joy.

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