Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Crystal + Chris, Private Residence and the Villa at Lifetime Weddings & Events

Crystal and Chris' wedding was a union of two strong cultures- Vietnamese and Greek. This made for an unforgettable day filled with new family, old traditions, and even a little 'opah' here and there! We started off the day at Crystal's parents house for a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony. I still get goosebumps thinking about it; usually the Bride's side has more family members in attendance. But this time, many of Chris' close relatives came to be a part of a tradition that they had never witnessed before. Such a strong show of support was very moving! When Crystal first walked in wearing her Ao Dai, everyone gasped- she was so beautiful, and it was amazing to hear both fathers pass along heartfelt blessings to the couple.

The day only got better from there, as we headed out (despite the heat) to Crystal's co-MOH's house for an intimate and personal ceremony. Crystal did an amazing job planning out the many details that go into having a private residence ceremony; everything looked beautiful! Then finally we were off to the Villa at Lifetime Weddings and Events for an 8-course Vietnamese lunch reception (and a little A/C). The day wouldn't have been complete without some spontaneous Greek dancing which started out with just a few men. Soon enough, even Crystal's dad was on the dance floor joining in the merriment.

Here are my favorite images from the lovely couple's special day, courtesy of Sarah K. Chen's blog:

A special thanks to the following fabulous team:

Sarah K. Chen, Photographer
Zack with Frequent Flyer Productions
DJ's Mike Tang and Steve Mendoza
Kim Chi Flowers
Lily's Bakery
Natalie Buketov who beautified all the girls
Nikki at The Villa at Lifetime Weddings and Events


Mrs. L said...

one word: STUNNING!!!!!!
such a beautiful couple!!!!

I'm soo excited you're doing my sis' wedding!! :)

christine said...

hi there!

any idea where the bridesmaids dresses are bought from? I love it and I would like try it on myself. thanks!

Platinum Weddings by Kerrie said...

Hi Christine! I think the dresses are BCBG. And I am pretty sure they were purchased in the fall, so they may or may not still be around. Hope this helps:)