Kim and Alex are high school sweethearts and have been dating for over 10 years before getting tying the knot. Throughout the entire day we spent with them and their families, it was evident how well these two know each other and how ready they were to take this next step in their lives together. During the tea ceremony, we caught them whispering to each other, exchanging quick smiles and holding hands through what was a very important and special moment for both families. It’s honor to be a part of a tradition that goes back many generations and we relished the opportunity to document it.
After the tea ceremony at the bride’s home and a full wedding at Holy Redeemer, the reception got rocking at the Hilton in downtown Portland. Complete with a candy table, photobooth and a karaoke machine, it was obvious that Kim and Alex really know how to throw a party. Kim changed from her beautiful ball gown style wedding dress to the traditional Vietnamese attire for a bride as they greeted guests and friends who had some surprise games for the newlyweds. Then Kim did another quick wardrobe change and when we saw her hot pink party dress with gold stilettos, we knew it was going to be a true dance party.
We had a blast with Kim, Alex and their entire family, who treated us like family.