On Sunday, Suzy, Sarah, and I continued our busy yet fun weekend! We arrived at the to find Vivian and her bridesmaids waiting for Phong to come by to pick her up.
Vivian’s Mother had flown all the way from China to be with her daughter on her wedding day.
The two girls proceeded to test Phong. They asked him questions about Vivian before they let him through. They asked questions such as: “When was your first kiss?” “When is Vivian’s Mother’s birthday?” and “What was Vivian wearing the first day you met?” To which he replied, “Well she says she was wearing a pink top, but I think it was red!”
Phong was finally allowed to see his bride. After he opened the door, he was rendered speechless.
The couple then headed to the next stop, which was Phong’s Mother’s house, for the traditional tea ceremony.
After the ceremony, the bridal party headed for the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club where we had a couple of hours free before the ceremony and reception began. Once Vivian had got into her white dress, we suggested they have the ‘reveal moment’ between the two of them since we were going to do the portraits prior to the ceremony. This is something I suggest to couples who wish to get the portraits before the ceremony. This way, it’s still a special moment the first time he sees her in her white gown. Plus, I get the opportunity to capture it!
Vivian had tried on several dresses when shopping for her wedding dress but it was the first one she tried on that she reverted to as her dress of choice in the end! She looked elegant and truly stunning in her beautiful, flowing wedding gown.
We managed to get two golf carts and rode around and around and up and down the gorgeous rolling hills of Cinnabar. Of course we had to stop a few times to do some portraits! We had quite a bit of fun doing this!
After the guests had all eaten the delicious dinner, the couple proceeded to the first dance. The cake cutting, garter toss, and bouquet toss soon followed.
This venue is one of my favorites due to the beautiful scenery the golf course has to offer. Of course I couldn’t resist heading out with the couple at sunset to get some final shots of the two of them
Vivian and Phong’s wedding was a perfect way to end our weekend but Suzy, Sarah, and I weren’t done yet. Since we missed out on Pho Saturday morning, we made a beeline to a noodle shop and had a bowl of Pho before heading home. We are all looking forward to our next wedding, so stayed tuned for Kristin and Kenneth’s wedding!