If you’ve been following along with me, then you know that I really enjoy photographing Vietnamese tea ceremonies. I love the cultural significance behind it. It is a special tradition that I hope will carry on to the future generations. I didn’t always value the meaning behind it. It wasn’t until my own wedding that I finally got it. My dad explained to me the importance of it and why it meant so much to him that we carry on with this tradition. It is a ceremony that really ties the two families together. The family members on either side are all introduced to one another as well as to the bride and the groom. I think this is a great starting point for the two families to connect. Here are some highlights from a recent Dallas Vietnamese tea ceremony that I photographed.
Toan and Joanna’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful. The sky was clear and the sun was out with just a touch of a cool breeze. The bride and the groom were both dressed in beautiful red ao dais for the tea ceremony. During the ceremony all the family members were introduced to one another and the bride was presented to the groom. She was gifted with her engagement ring as well as a few other pieces of lovely jewelry. They then proceeded to present tea to all the elders. In exchange, the elders gave them their red envelopes as well as words of wisdom for a healthy marriage. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great start for the wedding day.
I hope you enjoy the highlights from this Dallas Vietnamese tea ceremony from Toan and Joanna’s wedding day. Stay tuned for highlights from the second part of the day from the reception at Zander House!