Traditional Vietnamese Wedding

Traditional Vietnamese Wedding

As an award winning wedding photographer working in Australia and Vietnam, I always love photographing traditional Vietnamese weddings.  I first met Tram and Alan when I captured their pre wedding photos in Perth.

They met at an escape room event organised by a mutual friend.  They solved the puzzles, escaped the room, went on to fall in love and got engaged whilst on holiday in New Zealand.  So that’s brought you up to speed!

Tram and Alan chose to have their wedding at the Melbourne Hotel in Perth.  This beautiful hotel is the epitome of old-world charm.  Built in 1897 it’s an iconic building in the city.  Due to extensive internal restoration, it stands today as an uber stylish venue containing several restaurants and spaces perfect for weddings.  Seamlessly blending old world splendour with clean contemporary architecture. 

And it was the blending of old traditions with new that was very much the theme for Tram and Alan’s day.  Their fusion wedding included lots of Vietnamese wedding traditions alongside a western style wedding.  As an experienced Vietnam wedding photographer, I am very experienced at photographing traditional Vietnamese weddings and I’m familiar with all of the wonderful traditions that come with them.

Tram looked amazing in her traditional ‘ao dai’ wedding dress in a striking red.  In Vietnamese culture, red symbolises luck for the young couple. 

The traditional Vietnamese part of their wedding started with a procession of the family members, relatives and friends to Tram and her family with gifts in red boxes.  Gifts are always grouped in odd numbers as odd numbers also symbolise good luck.

The gifts were presented at a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony to celebrate the coming together of the couple.  In the tea ceremony, Tram and Alan poured tea and served them to Tram’s parents which symbolises the honouring of the parents, family and ancestors and is a celebration of the union. 

It was a really special and emotional ceremony and a real honour to be trusted to capture it.  Vietnamese weddings really suits my style of documentary wedding photography as I love to capture the real moments and emotions that tell the story of wedding days as unobtrusively as possible. 

Then everybody raised a toast to the couple before they moved onto the western style wedding ceremony on the rooftop.   

Melbourne Hotel’s Aurora rooftop restaurant made the perfect space for Tram and Alan’s western style wedding ceremony.  It boasts magnificent views across the vibrant city space and as the sun sets the lights go on to create a really magical vibe perfect for a wedding. 

It has sweeping glass bi-folding doors that open out onto the balcony which is where Tram and Alan chose to say their vows. 

Experienced Vietnamese wedding photographer

Tram looked amazing in her bespoke wedding dress with a beautiful fitted shape and Alan looked very smart in traditional black tie.  Tram was walked down the aisle by her parents and the pair were married on the balcony in front of a pretty flowered contemporary wedding arch. 

After a beautiful ceremony, guests enjoyed a sumptuous sit-down wedding meal before the evening celebrations began.  And boy were Tram and Alan’s guests up for a party.  The karaoke was so much fun as Tram and Alan’s guests really got into the spirit of it as you can see in the images below. 

A wonderful fusion wedding in Perth, that included some really special Vietnamese wedding traditions.  Congratulations to Tram and Alan for getting married and creating such a wonderfully personal and fun wedding for yourselves, your family and your friends to remember.

If you’re thinking of having a Vietnamese wedding in Perth, I hope this blog has been useful to you.  And if you’re looking for an experienced traditional Vietnamese wedding photographer then feel free to get in touch.

I’d love to hear about your wedding plans.

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