Monday, August 27, 2012

Wedding Dress Tradition

James look so handsome. I'm sure he was glad he didn't have to change outfits. He loved his tux! lol
When I was little, I loved seeing all the dresses that my aunts wore for their weddings. Vietnamese/Chinese brides usually change into three different outfits during their wedding day. This was a tradition that I really looked forward to for my own wedding. I love each of my dresses so much. You've already seen my American wedding dress here.  I wore that one for the church ceremony and the beginning of the reception. The dress above is my traditional Vietnamese wedding "áo dài". The colors are so rich and vibrant. I felt so royal wearing it. It was a favorite among many of my relatives and friends. I wore this dress for the morning tea ceremony and also when we walked around to each table to thank our guests during the reception.

The third dress is the party dress. This is the dress you change into so you can party and dance until the end of the night. I wanted something fun and I was so happy when I found this dress. I love the fuschia color and all the beading details. 

It's hard for me to pick a favorite out of the three. I love them all! They each had a special meaning to me. Which one is your favorite? :)