The Best of Wedding Fun–A Bonanza! [Photos]

I am now married. What seemed to be an impossibility for many years has somehow happened and I have the photos to prove it!

The event took place in the Binh Quoi Tourist Village in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, a venue run by SaigonTourist. It’s a big tourist venue (trap), though I had never heard of it until the wedding. It was a big of a rarity for Vietnamese weddings in two ways. The first was that we only had 80 people attend (Vietnamese weddings typically have 200+), so it was a small reception (technically, Ha and I had been married two months earlier according to the government paperwork). We had to plan the wedding on very short notice, so I could not invite people from the US, where I am originally from. The second was that the wedding took place outside – we were able to get a small grassy area by the river, with a cool breeze coming in at sunset.

Overall, I felt that the party was intimate, comfortable, and relaxed.  I hope that the friends and family that were able to attend enjoyed it too!

After the wedding, a small group went to McDonald’s. McDonalds just opened its first franchise in Vietnam two months ago, so Ha and I thought it would be interesting to visit in full wedding garb and check it out. Thankfully, we have a couple of friends who work there who were able to make sure we got through with no problem – it’s stupendously busy as people often have to wait in line outside the doors – going through Vietnam’s first and only motorbike drive-through.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the “Wedding Photos”, the actual wedding, and the McDonald’s trip:

Wedding Photos:

The Actual Wedding:

McDonald’s:

To see all the photos from the various events, please see:

Pre-Wedding “Wedding Photos”, including the fun Thor shots:

http://ispithotfire.smugmug.com/2014/Wedding-photos/

Actual Wedding:

http://ispithotfire.smugmug.com/2014/The-Wedding/

Post-Wedding McDonald’s Vietnam Bonanza:

http://ispithotfire.smugmug.com/2014/A-McDonalds-Vietnam-Wedding-Su/

The Wedding Invite

Huy and Ha Wedding

This was for our (me and Ha) wedding reception a couple of days ago. As it was booked on very short notice (several weeks), we were unable to invite friends from outside Vietnam, or even all of our friends in Vietnam, but it was still a good time.