Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Real Wedding Inspiration: Blending Eastern & Western Tradition

A few months ago, I shared a behind-the-scenes sneak peek from high school sweethearts Kim and Francis’ beautiful summer wedding, which elegantly combined Eastern and Western tradition for a day that was fun, meaningful and memorable for all who shared it. From the bride's stunningly intricate ao dai gown to the Vietnamese Catholic ceremony to custom cake toppers symbolizing the Chinese Year of the Pig, Kim and Francis consistently found ways to honor their heritage while also embracing the Western traditions they valued. 

Coordinating a wedding for such a truly gracious couple was in every way an honor, and that’s why I’m especially excited to share a selection of their professional photos, which were artfully captured by James Le Photography and showcase an all-around amazing celebration. I’ve also included just a few extra shots from my own personal library, highlighting even more favorite moments and lovely details. 

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Stephen Walrath
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Thank you, Kim and Francis, for letting me share your day, and many happy wishes for a wonderful future together!

Ceremony Venue
Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Parish in Arlington, Virginia

Reception Venue
Grand Atrium in Vienna, Virginia

Photography:
James Le Photography

Floral Design:
Thao Tong

Cake:
Napoleon Bakery

Makeup:
Amy Ma

Coordination
Heather & Stephen Walrath

8 comments:

  1. What GREAT photos! I love the blues all over and how beautiful is the couple?!

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  2. How cute I love the colors. Congrats to the couple.

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  3. What a gorgeous wedding and couple! Love these pics!

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  4. That dress is a little similar to mine :) And that blue is a truly amazing color!

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  5. Love the shades of turquoise through out the wedding ceremony! Love the gown too! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    NY Style Examiner

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