Christine + Richard: A Vietnamese Wedding in the San Francisco Bay Area

I jumped at the chance to shoot Christine and Richard’s colorful Vietnamese and western wedding with the ever talented Noah Hawthorne. He brought along a two-person videography team which will result in a stills and motion “fusion” project that I can’t wait to see. It truly was a gorgeous, cultural mix of cultures and traditions. At the end of the day there was a four person media team with an unbelievable amount of gear, four different dresses worn by the bride, five locations, two hosted meals, and a very fun and loving couple who managed to stay calm and smile for 14 hours straight.

First stop was at Christine’s parents’ house to get dressed in a traditional Vietnamese wedding outfit:
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Firecrackers to ward off unfriendly spirits, followed by a tea ceremony at the bride’s parents’ house:
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I love the way Richard is stealing quick glance at Christine:
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Then it was time to move to the groom’s parents’ house for another tea ceremony:
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Next it was time to change into a wedding gown for the Western ceremony:
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  • phannie (Christine) - Andi!!
    Love your photos – just found your blog 🙂 I’m so glad you were able to be there for my wedding day – made a big difference in the final results I think. Thanks again for your help and unfaltering energy! The pictures were fantastic

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