ao dai

September 23rd, 2010

Back in early April I blogged about the details of the ao dai fabric choosing, making process. Now it’s time to show you how it all turned out on the wedding day.

The first is a fuchsia number with sequins in swirly lines all around. I wore this in the morning for the 2 tea ceremonies that took place at my parents’ home and then at Rob’s mother’s home.

Here’s Anh and Jen helping me get ready.

Detail shot of the headpiece.

My aunt, Paula, leading me out for the 1st tea ceremony. You can see that my sleeves were not double layered so its see-thru where as the rest of the gown is double layered underneath in red.

Here I am being presented as the bride to Rob’s side of the family.

Rob and I are like glued together all day!

Here’s a nice side shot of the entire outfit. Pants are pretty fuchsia too, huh? I was so PINK from head to toe. With it being almost floor length it makes me look even taller.

A couple of portraits with the man I’m about to be married off to.

I love this shot of me and my God daughter, Elise, who was a flowergirl.

My 2nd ao dai was a copper number that I wore during the reception. Unlike the first, this one had sequins in every square millimeter of fabric. It did have a lining layer of thin tulle but it did the trick to prevent it from being completely transparent. It’s fun how you can layer ao dai’s with different color fabrics and it ends up being a totally different piece.

Here I am right after changing, walking across the bridge to the reception area with 3 of my bridesmaids. Very sex and the city eh?

With the ever so beautiful Thy.

With 3 of my co-workers.

The gold earrings are from the line Nadri that I picked up from Nordstrom.

With the string lights at the reception I was a walking glitter machine.

Glad I got to wear a traditional gown b/c it’s probably the only time I will ever wear one in my life. Thanks, Momma, for all your help on it. I loved how they both turned out.

Photos courtesy of Kim Le Photography.

5 Responses to “ao dai”

  1. Tony on September 23, 2010 7:28 pm

    I was hoping Rob was going to rock one…

  2. Rob on September 23, 2010 7:42 pm

    @Tony Yeah, I am boring.

  3. tdang on September 23, 2010 8:14 pm

    great choice on the colors.

    @tony and rob darn I would paid to see that

  4. PAULA on September 24, 2010 3:58 pm

    Thao, I look fat.

  5. Jen on September 24, 2010 6:25 pm

    I like the Sex and the City shot!

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