There's so much I could say about this wedding, and there were so more images I could post. It was absolutely amazing and every bit as epic as it looks. The day started with a morning tea ceremony at Thuy's parents house in Harlow, this included many customs including the swapping of gifts, a wine toasting and lighting of incense. I must admit this was all new to me and I found it so amazing to watch - it was so emotional! Thuy's family were clearly so proud of her.
After all the morning festivities me and Thuy headed to her house for her bridal preps before heading to Bishops Stortford for a catholic ceremony. This was the first catholic ceremony I'd photographed, Thuy warned me it would be long, especially as her family had added some Vietnamese twists to the service (even the bishop - I hope I got that right! - said he had never conducted a service like that before) but I was really pleased for it, it gave me a little time to breathe and just be creative with the ceremony shots.
Stuart, Thuy and me had a little eventful ride through Hatfield forest to do some couples photos on the way from Essex to Docklands! We think they're worth it though.
Their reception was at Yi-Ban, which is a restaurant at Docklands. I was loving watch Stuart get more and more errr... tipsy with each new cognac while they were doing the table toasting! It's a custom for Thuy and Stuart to visit each table and to be given some advice on a successful relationship at each one. Loved it!
As I said, I tried to get the images down to as little as possible, but wanted to give you as much of the story of their day as possible. I want to say a massive thank you to Thuy and Stuart for entrusting me with their day - I know it was an extremely important day for them and t was the first I'd shot like it!