The dramatic grand staircase on the west entrance of the Carnegie Institute provides a stunning backdrop with candlelight.
In honor of our client’s anniversary, let’s take a look back at this Spring Vietnamese fusion wedding. We enjoyed weaving in the different cultural traditions while planning this wedding. The day began with the Vietnamese ceremony in the morning held at the couple’s home, including a traditional preparation and exchange of gifts between the families that included a whole roast pig. The bride and bridesmaids wore traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai dress. A second civil ceremony and reception were held at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC in the afternoon. The ceremony included a Scottish handfasting ceremony of 13 ribbons, each symbolizing a different facet of their union, acknowledging the groom’s heritage. All photos: Documentary Associates
Modern yellow calla lily bouquet against the red and gold Vietnamese Ao Dai dress.
What a photo! These are the cutest yellow dresses for the flower girls, perfect for a spring wedding.
While most ceremonies are held in the Rotunda, this wedding ceremony was held in the Ballroom with the drama of the bronze doors behind the bride as she processed.
Beautiful light streamed through the front bronze doors at the Carnegie Institute
Escort cards featuring DC landmarks
The tablescape used a neutral pewter gray tablecloth with pops of yellow napkins and red chopstick wedding favors.
The table numbers featured DC landmarks
The Carnegie Institute’s Rotunda bathed in amber uplighting gives the space a warm glow.
Venue: Carnegie Institute for Science, Washington, DC
Wedding Planning: Vicky Choy, Event Accomplished, Arlington, VA
Photography: Documentary Associates
Videography: A&E Productions
Catering: Main Event Caterers, Arlington, VA
Floral Design & Lighting: Da Vinci’s Florist, Silver Spring, MD
DJ: Artman DJs
Dessert: Georgetown Cupcake
Makeup Artist: Leah Margosis
Officiant: Jeff Maszal
Thank you to United with Love for sharing their ceremony and reception on its blog. Fusion weddings are so much fun to plan and different every time. Check out our blog for more fusion wedding inspirations.