Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wedding Crashers

Although the bride and groom are both Catholic, the wedding ceremony we witnessed was a traditional one held at the groom's house. The Church wedding happened weeks prior at the bride's hometown. I will not tell you every last detail of the ceremony for I honestly drew a blank through most of it. It was in Vietnamese after all. To learn about a traditional Vietnamese wedding, you can read about it here.

The gate of the groom's house is decorated for this special occasion

The couple serves tea to their parents

 Candle ceremony to symbolize the joining of the two families

Speeches by relatives and family follow

Nice mustache, sir!

Gifts from the groom's family

At the reception

Guests drop their gift (money in an envelope)
at the sign-in table at the entrance of the reception

The couple up on the stage

The wedding cake. Only the top one is real.

Pouring the wine

 While guests eat, there are dance and song presentations

During the meal, the couple visits each table for a toast

 The couple with the groom's family

Veni, Vidi, (South) Vietnam:
Do You...?
What's in a (Business) Name? Vietnam
Bed Hopping
Adopting a Fellow Traveler
Strolling Saigon
From Concrete City to Sand Town
From Sand Town to the Highlands
Would You Call Us Lucky or Unlucky?
Wedding Crashers (you're here!)
Vietnom Nom Nom
Ding Dong, Dong's All Gone

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