The last time I was in Melbourne, I had the greatest pleasure in photographing Trang & Tung’s pre-wedding engagement photos at Brighton Beach. They are so adorable and sweet together! From our discussions before the wedding, I knew it was going to be a huge event. Family was very important to them – they both come from large families and are very close to them. It was so good to be back in Melbourne to photograph this incredible union!
Trang looked stunning from the very beginning right until the end of the night! She wore a gorgeous bright red Vietnamese bridal attire (ao dai) and hat (khanh vanh) to the traditional tea ceremonies in the morning. Large firecrackers went off at both houses to welcome the families which roused the street to watch the celebrations. I love tea ceremonies because of how meaningful it is for families – it is a time when they can wish the bride & groom their well-wishes.
Trang tied in her yellow wedding colour from her bouquets, to the bridesmaid shoes and traditional Vietnamese dresses, to her getting ready gown, and invitations. Their intimate ceremony was held within Footscray Park in front of a pond which was so beautifully set up by Levian Events. All the guests were surprised by an ice cream cart afterwards and everyone enjoyed a scoop of icecream (probably more like a few scoops because it was THAT good!)
We took a few bridal party portraits at Footscray Park and then headed over to their reception at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington which was to cater for 520 guests! The hall was decorated with florals from Levian Events and a five tier cake from Cakes of Distinction. The dinner consisted of a large seafood banquet by KT Catering which was proceeded with a tonne of dancing and a dessert buffet by Luxe Candy Buffet! Trang had not only one dress – but three! She wore her beautiful white dress from Fairytale Bridal at her ceremony, her pink floral dress for cake cutting, and a shorter white dress for the dance party.
Trang and Tung’s wedding day was pretty darn amazing. Although there was so many different elements, events and people that had to come together, it ran so smoothly. You could definitely tell by the excitement in their guests that Trang and Tung are pretty well loved and their official union as a married couple was a huge celebration. I am so so so honoured to have been a part of their day to capture these significant moments. I wish you both so much happiness together!
Wedding Photographer: Samantha Ong Photography
Ceremony Venue: Footscray Park
Reception Venue: Melbourne Pavilion
Decor: Abracadabra Events (Linda)
Bridal Boutique: Fairytale Bridal
Groom Attire: Calibre
Hair Stylist: Celina Le Hair & Makeup
Make-Up Artist: Kevin Tran Hair & Makeup
Bridesmaid Gowns: Sheike
Florist: Levian Events
Cake Designer: Cakes of Distinction
MC: Bruce Quang Hien
Catering: KT Catering
Dessert Table: Luxe Candy Buffet