I lived in Vietnam for ten years, and I love every chance I have to be a Vietnam wedding photographer – it’s simply my favorite country in Southeast Asia. The people, the food, the dramatic natural landscapes, and the chaotic, colorful cities, Vietnam is an incredible place to visit. And, in recent years, its become an amazing country for destination weddings.
DESTINATION WEDDING VIETNAM
There are some great reasons to consider Vietnam for your destination wedding in Southeast Asia.
First, it’s an incredibly fun place to visit, and your guests will jump at the chance to fly over and join you for the adventure of a lifetime.
Second, it’s still affordable. You still get much more bang for your buck by having a Hoi An wedding or Phu Quoc wedding than having a Phuket wedding or Koh Samui wedding.
Third, since it became a more popular destination wedding location in recent years, there are now more and more professional local wedding vendors who can help with your planning and ensure your wedding runs smoothly.
In terms of images, I want to make more than just pretty pictures – I like to focus on the incredible color and culture of the markets and towns outside your resort, so we create memorable images together that uniquely say “Vietnam”.
BEST VIETNAM WEDDING LOCATION – Hoi An or Phu Quoc?
Although there are a lot of options, the two most popular locations for destination weddings in Vietnam are Hoi An (including Danang) and Phu Quoc.
Aside from the two major cities Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An is easily the most touristed spot in all of Vietnam. And for good reason. Its got kilometers of beautiful beaches, absolutely fantastic local cuisine and street food, great accommodation options and a ton of activities to do, from motorbike touring to scuba diving. Because it so well set up for tourism, it also has the infrastructure to support destination weddings, with a great variety of 5star resorts and boutique hotels. But remember: this is one of the most heavily visited spots in Southeast Asia, and some days really feels like it!
If you’re game for a destination wedding location that’s newer, fresher, and a little bit different, consider Phu Quoc. Just a 45-minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, this rapidly growing island is home to some absolutely stunning beaches and brand new 5star resorts (check out this Phu Quoc wedding at the new JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay. And there is a healthy (or unhealthy, depending on your point of view) late-night bar and pub scene so you can keep the party going into the wee hours.
BEST VIETNAM WEDDING PLANNER
I work with a lot of wedding planners in Southeast Asia, and the team at Hoi An Events is the best in Hoi An and Danang. As a Vietnam wedding photographer, I’ve worked with them many times and can vouch for how hard-working and dedicated they are. Whether your wedding is a small affair in Danang or a large party in Phu Quoc, they’ll take great care of your every need.
HOI AN WEDDINGS, PHU QUOC WEDDINGS AND MORE
Have a look below through some of the Vietnam weddings I’ve photographed through the years, from Krystal and Tristan’s epic Halong Bay junk boat wedding to Vivian and Steve’s gorgeous wedding at the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort – one of the most stunning wedding venues in Asia.