Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Married | Boise ID Wedding Photographer

Blue skies canopied Nhi and Truong's church ceremony:


Signs of matrimonial celebration quietly dotted the stately sanctuary:


Together with their bridal party, Nhi and Truong swept toward the pulpit:


and took their place facing their guests

to worship together:

Raised hands blessed this couple:

and a sermon of encouragement and advice was offered as the congregation soaked it in:

Rings and promises were exchanged

and even the tiniest of attendants partook in communion:

The final prayer for guidance on this new journey together:
and they're married!
Some of Truong's closest friends gathered around the married man (!)- you may remember Cassie and Mandy and Kevin too? Good friends are worth more than gold...


Jubilant family members surrounded the newly minted couple:

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. H! :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Tea Ceremony | Boise ID Wedding Photographer

7am - all was serene in the house, except for some bleary-eyed people padding about. "We only slept three hours," Nhi admitted.  photo ngha1_zpsdafc7774.jpg
It was the day for which she and Truong worked so diligently the last few months. It was THE DAY. Yet if Nhi was nervous or stressed, she really didn't show it- she was as elegant as the strand of pearls atop her dresser:  photo ngha2_zpsc8ee66c1.jpg
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I left her home to let her get ready, and headed over to the groom's home, where the excitement was palpable. Everyone was ready to receive the bride at her home, a tradition in the Vietnamese custom. This would involve a procession of the groom's family and friends bearing all kinds of gifts, including a roast pig:  photo ngha4_zpsa6ded549.jpg
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Truong rallied his troops into the stretch limo - the man has style!  photo ngha6_zpse1ef9f86.jpg
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The groom's procession arrived at the bride's home, where her family and friends met Truong and his group outside:  photo ngha8_zps8c8f26f5.jpg
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and they quickly gathered around for the tea ceremony.  photo ngha10_zpsa49ea0c3.jpg
In the meantime, Nhi slipped on her traditional dress:  photo ngha11_zps833f25d3.jpg
The details on the dress are exquisite!  photo ngha12_zps4a6ee5e9.jpg
Truong patiently awaited his bride, and when she made her grand entrance, he could not take his eyes off her:  photo ngha13_zps072608b0.jpg
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The ceremony proceeded to the bride's ancestral altar for blessings, followed by the tea and candle ceremony, and many heartfelt speeches:  photo ngha17_zpsca0fc668.jpg
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Then off to the groom's home, where Nhi was introduced to the rest of Truong's family:  photo ngha24_zps13dee180.jpg
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Nhi's gorgeous Vera Wang dress awaited her for the next leg of their wedding day festivities:  photo ngha33_zps058ea76f.jpg
Church ceremony photos to follow-

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