This is the moment Renrick and I have been waiting for a long long time. After all the things we have gone through, we were finally going to be united as husband and wife.
St. Callistus Catholic Church was the perfect church for us to get married at.
Our ceremony was scheduled for 2:30PM. While our guests were entering the church, I hid in a little room, which really didn’t hide me since people could still see me through the glass :)
I wanted to spend a little bit of time with my parents and finishing pinning the flowers on family members. Here is my mom putting some jewelry on me.
Pinning boutonniere on my sister in law.
My parents and I…
Putting the finishing touches on my dad…
The back of the flower girl dresses. I wanted to keep their dresses appropriate for their age :) I think some of them still wear their dress once in a while when they go out.
The church floral decorations…
Start of the Procession with the Priest walking in first.
Line up of the bridal party…
Renrick is being walked down the aisle by his parents.
The children did great walking down the aisle :)
My poor nephews were jet lagged and they probably didn’t understand why they had to walk holding Hello Kitty!
Here we go!!! Getting ready to walk down the aisle!
I wanted to include both my parents walking me down the aisle because they both had a hand in raising me and it’s NOT just my dad giving me away but my mom as well.
I was feeling very nervous, anxious and elated at the same time…
For the bridal entrance, I walked down to “Just the way you are” by Bruno Mars
I knew Renrick was going to be emotional…got me all choked up when I saw him but I held it in…I wanted to take everything in.
Breathe in…Breathe out…This is what I kept telling myself or I would’ve broken down in tears.
Our mothers lighting our candles.
We forgot our readings in the limo so I told the church coordinator to just pick any readings for us….I really don’t remember what we ended up reading
Tweena, Vivian and the girls did sooo good at all the singing!
We love Fr. Tuyen’s homily. It was so full of joy, humor and very inspiring for newlywed couples.
Nephew, Ludo, is hungry :(
Time to take our vows
Uniting our lives by lighting our Unity Candle
Our first kiss as husband and wife!
Our good friend Annh read the Prayer of the Faithful
For the Presentation of the Gifts, Tweena and the girls sang “Little Wonders” by Rob Thomas.
Renrick’s sister and niece were assigned to this task.
This is why you have bridesmaids :)
Always holding my dress because I felt it was slipping…
“Bless the broken road” by Rascal Flatts was sung during Communion
We DID it!! Woohoo!!
For the Recession, we all walked out to “Marry Me” by Bruno Mars/Glee
Our ride for the whole day…
And we are done with the ceremony! Next stop, reception to finish setting up and party!
TO BE CONTINUED….
The wedding wouldn’t have been possible without our amazing team of vendors. This is probably the longest list of vendors ever! I just want to make sure everyone gets the credit that they deserve :)
Ceremony: St. Callistus Catholic Church
Reception: Mon Cheri Restaurant
Florals: Cyndie Style
Videography: Alumiq Production
Photography: Thao Vu Photography
Photobooth: Instant Party Pix
DJ: DJZ Productions
Bride Hair & Makeup: Katie B
Bridesmaids Hair & Makeup: Anha Does Makeup
Mother of the bride hair and makeup: Gordon Banh
Ao Dai: Silk Image
Bride custom 3rd dress: Bride Culture
Transportation: American Parking & Limousine Services
Invitation, program, menu, table number: Beautiful & Creative Weddings
Photo album, sign-in scroll, crystal cube: Unique Photography
Monogram Lighting: AVM Entertainment
Chocolate Fountain: Chocolate Fountain 4 You
Cream puffs: Sweet Nothings
Wedding Coordinator: Christine Luong