Thuy & Quoc – The Tea Ceremony
January 24, 2009, 6:49 pm
Filed under: Weddings

 I met Thuy and Quoc just a few weeks before their wedding day.  For an event that was planned so last minute, everything went exceptionally smooth!  The day began at Thuy’s parent’s home with a traditional tea ceremony.  Even though I couldn’t understand a single word of it,  you could cut the emotion in the room with a knife in any language!  I have always appreciated the love and respect that is shared during these ceremonies.  Coming from an American culture that has lost it’s respect for family, it is refreshing to be a part of a tradition that still holds it dear.  

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Beautiful Thuy…

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The groom arrives at the bride’s home with his family… I loved this shot taken while waiting for Quoc to arrive…

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This priest, the uncle of the groom, recalls bringing Quoc over to the states as a boy.  A very emotional moment.

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Aunts and uncles and cousins all shared a word & a gift & usually a big hug with the bride and groom!  Really special…

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Next we headed over to Christ Incarnate Word Catholic Church in Sugar Land to get ready for the wedding ceremony.  The little room that Thuy got dressed in was nothing much to speak of, but give us a little window light and we’re happy campers! 

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This was a classic moment.  I thought the congregation were the only ones that fought to stay awake during the message.  Apparently not!

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Up next is their fab session over at the Magnolia!

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3 Comments so far
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Hi Ashley, we love our pictures! There are some great shots where I didn’t even know you were able to capture. It was a pleasure having you and Dianna being a part our special day.

Comment by Thuy

The tea cermonies are so beautiful!!! I went to one of my good friend’s and it was so neat! You know just how to capture the most perfect moments! You are amazing!

Comment by Courteney Miller

Hi Ashley! Great Shots!! I love the one Thuy waiting at the door!

Comment by Cindy Pham




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