Yay! I have been so excited to share these! It was so much fun photographing this traditional pink and gold Vietnamese Tea Ceremony and Engagement Party. It’s much like a wedding event, but it marks the official proposal/engagement of the couple with friends and family. It includes many special rituals that were so interesting to photograph!
The bridesmaids and bride’s family waited for the Groom, his groomsmen and his family to arrive. Once they arrived there was a formal greeting and each groomsmen presented a bridesmaid with special gift, including an entire pig on a tray! Afterwards everyone went inside and completed introductions. Then the bride’s father retrieves the bride and brings her in to give her away to the soon-to-be groom. The groom presented her with a bouquet and then got down on one knee with a ring to ask for her hand in marriage. It was pretty sweet!
They’ll be officially married in a similar sort of ceremony next year and I’m so looking forward to it! Enjoy!