Truc + Jason | Ho Chi Minh City wedding
Julian: Man, did Aidan and I have fun at this wedding. Truc and Jason came over from Australia for their nuptials in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), and brought an amazing group of family and friends along with them. The day was split into two, with a traditional Vietnamese ceremony at Truc’s mother’s home in Phu My Hung (District 7), and then a western reception at the always lovely Park Hyatt in downtown Saigon. Quite a contrast between the two settings.
Image by Julian
The morning was filled with hijinx as Jason and his entourage donned their ao dai, boarded cyclos and headed over to Truc’s bearing gifts. In a fitting tribute to the culture clash of foreigners partaking in a traditional Vietnamese wedding procession along the busy streets of modern Vietnamese suburbia, there was, of course, a motorcycle crash en route. No one seriously injured, save perhaps the drivers’ egos. On arrival, Jason had to pass the bridesmaid’s tests before entering the house, answering a set of questions about his bride to be. Considering the heat and the pressure of the moment, he did very well.
It’s always nice to shoot an event where the bride changes outfits – it’s often like photographing two different, beautiful women on their wedding day. And Truc’s transformation from traditional red robes to elegant white evening gown (complete with beehive and tattoos, of course) was stunning. She was radiant all day long, and it shows.
Thanks to both the bride and groom for having us document their very special day, and for being so warm, relaxed, and good humored throughout the festivities.