You may remember Ha + Sy from their most excellent engagement session on the Berkeley campus back in the Fall. We also remember them from Tuyet and Duy’s wedding a little over a year ago, where we first met when they were part of the bridal party. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago, Tuyet and Duy have a beautiful new child, and it’s Ha + Sy’s turn to be wed. It was a really amazing day. Vietnamese weddings have so much color, tradition, and pride in the faces of the families of the couple. The families are extremely warm and friendly, and always sought to insure we were well fed! It was also a new record for the amount of time we’ve spent on a wedding day (14 hours) and how many images we’d shot (well over 3000). Don’t worry Ha and Sy, you won’t have to go through that many, I’ll narrow it way down.If I’m not mistaken, this is my largest wedding blog post ever as well!
We start with Ha’s preparation for the tea ceremony, where she puts on her beautiful traditional outfit.
I love this last look in the mirror before heading out:
Sy is prepping for the tea ceremony, but I don’t think that’s tea!
Some amazing details from the ceremony:
Some moments during the ceremony:
Some details from the prep for the church wedding at the beautiful St Joseph’s Cathedral :
Sy getting prepped using the video guy’s light for a little drama.
Ha getting into the gown by Sottero & Midgley:
Sy, you’re a lucky guy!
Love this shot by Malarie of the flowergirls going down the aisle.
One of my favorite parts of a big mass ceremony is how the kids pass the time, so I always keep my eyes peeled for them. Seriously, how freaking cute are these kids?
On to the portraits!
There were some gorgeous trees in bloom nearby that I couldn’t resist.
These next couple are from their reception venue, the Corinthian Center. It was a really great classic feeling space.
I think this one is my favorite.
Here’s a bunch of details from the reception, it was a pretty awesome space and setup! That super cool cake was from Bijan Bakery. :
Ha + Sy sang a song to each other on stage, it was great!
A series from the first dance.
Fun on the dance floor!
A parting shot of the venue. I’m digging the spotlight!
Ha + Sy, thank you so much for choosing us to share this amazing day with you, it’s been a lot of fun getting to know you and your families! We hope you’re enjoying Hawaii!