Earlier this month I was honored to photograph the wedding of Caecilia and Tim at Thao Dien Village on the banks of the Saigon River. Caecilia is Indonesian, and though she says she’s a bit camera shy, she’s really a natural beauty in front of the camera. Tim is an Australian music teacher and I’m pretty sure he laughs and smiles more often than he breathes in oxygen. When I first met them, I could see they had an amazing lust for life an for each other, and their big day would be an awesome occasion to capture for them.

The ceremony kicked off with Caecilia walking out to Tim singing and playing John Denver’s “Country Road Take Me Home” which I thought was pretty darn amazing and couldn’t help but sing along a bit too! It really set the tone for all the fun to be had in the next few hours.

Being a cross cultural wedding, we got the best of both worlds, including a traditional Indonesian dance from Caecilia’s sister, and all the raucousness that comes with bringing too many Australians together in the same place!

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the night. I wish you guys Trăm Năm Hạnh Phúc (100 years of happiness in Vietnamese) and however you might say that in Bahasa 🙂

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A few portraits before the festivities started.

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I loved their multi colored ties and musical suspenders!

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The girls were cool and colorful too of course!

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Caecilia’s sister took charge and did a great job getting her all prettied up.

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One of Tim’s groomsmen who flew in all the way from Qatar.

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Country road, take me home, to the place, I belong. West Virginia, mountain mama….(Ok, I loved the song and the moment but not sure of the relevance here, but anyway!)

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I do!

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The furry four-legged ring bearer was trying to steal the show.

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A traditional Indonesian dance by Caecilia’s sister.

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Boys will be boys…

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And the dance party starts!

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When the groom’s suspenders come off and become the limbo bar, you know it’s a good time!

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Throwing the bouquet to the next lucky lady (which I think turned out to be Tim’s brother’s girlfriend) Better get ready to do it all again soon!

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Tim’s mother and Caecilia’s father. Laughter is the language of every culture…

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When the DJ turns up ‘Kung Fu Fighting’, your body is powerless to fight the chop!

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I hope you had as much fun as we did! If you’re getting hitched in the upcoming year, give us a shout and we’d be happy to capture your unforgettable moments as well!