Arte by CheyAnne & Vanessa
My-Hanh and Patrick were originally scheduled to wed later this year, but due to career changes, they had to bump the wedding up to this February, which meant not a lot of time for planning. Luckily, My-Hanh’s family was very involved and aided in their wedding being a smashing success. My-Hanh’s aunt owns Ba Mien Restaurant in New Orleans East – the perfect setting for the evening. And her other aunt is a florist. This all certainly helps when it comes to crunch time. Unfortunately, the couple did have some hiccups the week leading up to the wedding, but it was nothing they couldn’t overcome. I kept reminding them that as long as they were married at the end of the day Saturday, then it was a success.
When we got to the wedding day the skies were blue and the temperatures were mild. I arrived at her parents house in time to prepare for the traditional tea ceremony. It was my first tea ceremony. I was touched by the tradition of it all. I love special customs. As soon as that wrapped up though it was time to get My-Hanh in her wedding gown, and off to the church. There were a lot of moving parts in the day, but it truly went off without a hitch. I was so pleased with this since the couple had had a stressful week. They deserved for things to run smoothly.
It’s unusual to get non-rushed photo time during a wedding day, but after the ceremony we had just that. The couple had planned to go out to City Park for the wedding party formals, and the photos of the two of them. We had an hour out at the park, took a little break, and then headed to the reception at Ba Mien. Knowing that Wink Event & Design had helped with the decor, I had no doubt it would be stunning when I walked in the doors. Just as I suspected it was a wedding wonderland inside. Everything looked beautiful!
Once the night was underway there wasn’t a dull moment to be had. The customary toasts at all of the tables were entertaining, full of laughter, love and jokes. And once the formalities were complete, the couple and their friends danced the night away on the dance floor. We had a wonderful time capturing the entire day. Thanks for allowing us to tell your story. Enjoy!!
Hair/Makeup: Joann (Make Me Pretty Please)
DJ/Band: Countdown Sound
Catering: Ba Mien Restaurant
Event Design/Coordination: Wink Event & Design
Cakes: A Cake Thing & More
Bride’s Gown Designer: Mori Lee
Bride’s Gown Store: Pearl’s Place
Bridesmaids’ Attire Designer: Alfred Sung
Bridesmaids’ Attire Store: Pearl’s Place
Groom’s Attire: Army Dress Blues (church)/ Tuxedo (reception)
Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse Tuxedo