Vietnamese Wedding and Tea Ceremony

Captured & submitted by Rachel Monteagudo Photography

Red for good luck. A money tree made of dogwood branches. A traditional 10-course meal.

We blended old and new to inspire the multicultural couple who wants to showcase their personality while honoring family history.

As a photographer from a Cuban background, I was searching for visuals that would be different from the classic white, blue and green decor. That’s when I reached out to Vietnamese-American planner Thao Nguyen, half of the duo at CT Events, and we designed the mood board for this colorful styled shoot.

We were intentional about creating a vendor roster that was majority Asian. Over 75% of the team is Asian-heritage, many with direct family connections to Vietnam. They drew on industry experience and family memories to add personal touches to each vignette of the shoot.

Small details like the handmade money envelopes, the candies in the invitation suite and the modern dowry offering are sure to capture the attention of young Asian audiences.

In luxurious shades of red and pink, our color palette is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Lunar New Year, or any wedding — Vietnamese or Western.

Bridesmaid Dresses:Phuc Ao Dai//Bakery: Mac Lab Bakery & Cafe//Bakery:Bittersweet Treats//DIY or Handmade Goods Designer:Bethies Boutique//Calligrapher: Olive Saint Lily//Design and Decor:La Joie Flower//Equipment Rentals: The Rental Place//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Menguin//Shoes: Manolo Blahnik//Veils and headpieces:Twigs and Honey//Jewelry: Hushed Commotion//Dress Store: The Sentimentalist//Beauty:Mimi Kuang Bridal Artistry//Beauty:Beauty by Anh//Floral Designer: Moss and Clay Floral Design//Event Planner: CT Events//Ceremony Location: Studio Noir//Photographer: Rachel Monteagudo Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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