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Pro Pics: Our Bridal Party

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Pictures taken by Mitch Ranger.

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Garter Toss

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

All of the single guys were up next. I’m still shocked by the turnout, but glad they participated because it amazing.

All images were taken by Mitch Ranger.

Boy, were they eager! This one ended up being a talk of the night as Donny’s brother, Kevin, leaped over several men to grab the garter. Someone is itching for an engagement…

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Now, watch this.

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Garter toss

Take a bow, Kevin.

Garter toss

Let’s get this party started.

Bridal Party Pictures

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Our bridal party was awesome. They put up with wearing the traditional outfits, which, I’m sure was fun for the guys. Everyone wore traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai for the tea ceremonies and then changed into chocolate tuxes and cocktail dresses for the reception. (The girls all chose their knee-length dresses in shades from purple to pink.)

On top of that, each groomemen’s boutonniére matched each girl’s respective dress (it’s hard to see here). The girls all picked their own silver shoes and the guys rocked out in white shoes. Props included sunglasses (mainly aviators), fans, and a couple bouquets. It took forever for everyone to get dressed so I made a quick decision to be the only person changing at the reception. Because of the slow dressers, we also had limited time for group photos in downtown Lansing.

These photos were taken by Mitch Ranger.

In the traditional attire…

DonThao's bridal party

DonThao's bridal party

DonThao's bridal party

DonThao's bridal party

DonThao's bridal party

DonThao's bridal party

Us

He bought argyle socks for the guys to wear with their chocolate tuxes, but they also wore them for the traditional dresses.

Boys in their argyle socks

Boys

We told him we wanted shots that didn’t make sense – urban setting with graffiti and trash. I LOVED the location that Mitch chose!

The Men

This photo is badass… I love how he included the wiring above. There is a lot more to look at than just the typical guys staggered in a photo)

The Groom and his Men

The Ladies

(I absolutely loved how the girls’ dress colors ended up in the pictures.)

The Bride and her Ladies

The Bride and her Ladies

The Bride and her Ladies

The Group

The Group

The Group

The Group

The Group

The Group

The Group

I love them! Mitch did a wonderful job.

Guys’ Tuxedos

Monday, September 14th, 2009

The guys had their own flavor too.

Groomsmen in Chocolate Tuxedoes

They wore chocolate brown tuxes from After Six. The tuxes came paired with these brown fugly shoes that didn’t quite match the brown in the tuxes. In fact, they were reddish, so we nixxed the brown shoes and had the guys rockin’ it out in the white shoes.

I LOVED how they popped in the pictures. Their bouttonieres also matched the girl’s dress color of whom they were paired.

Groomsmen in Chocolate Tuxedoes

Groomsmen in Chocolate Tuxedoes

And what a bonus. They could also show off the NKOTB moves in them!


See this video on flickr

We also bought them chocolate argyle socks, but unfortunately never got them pictured in the tuxes. They did, however, get them pictured underneath the traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai:

Groomsmen in chocolate argyle socks underneath traditional ao dai

DIY | Boutonnières

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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Tools:

  • Faux flowers
  • Floral tape
  • Hot glue
  • Colored wire / other embellishments
  • Ribbon
  • Boutonniere pin

I am make just a few faux boutonnieres for my family upon the request of my mom whose favorite color is purple too. I just finished one with a plum-colored orchid.

These are so easy to make that I wish I had time to make many more. I found my main flower, added some other little flowers and tied them together with some floral tape. Then I added leaves and some more floral tape.

I wrapped pink wire around the bout and also secured that with floral tape. Finall, I grabbed some ribbon and wrapped it in an "X" pattern around the stem.

DIY wedding Boutonnieres

DIY wedding Boutonnieres

I plan on make more – all unique.

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Bridal Party BBQ Gallery

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

The bridal party and their spouses were invited over for a barbecue so that they could get to know each other.

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Bridal Party Barbecue

Monday, July 21st, 2008

On July 19, 2008 (almost a year after the engagement), we hosted a barbeque for the members of the bridal party (and their significant others) to meet, greet, and eat! Everyone brought a dish to pass and we all enjoyed a nice summer day in the sun tossing bags and some Wii. Here are some memorable moments. (For all of the pictures, visit Flickr. If prompted for a password, enter the bride’s maiden name in lowercase twices.)

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Yummy food.
Bridal Party BBQ

Hanging out in the back yard.
Bridal Party BBQ

Joe was the center of attention.
Bridal Party BBQ

There was an intense Wii Mario Cart game in process.
Bridal Party BBQ

Me and my MOH!
Bridal Party BBQ

Ryan and Sara with me before they had to jet.
Bridal Party BBQ

Lexi, Karen, Veronica, and I enjoying Sangria!
Bridal Party BBQ

Bridal Party Inspiration

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

I love shades of pink and purple. Since the hall will have purples and pinks, the girls are all wearing various shades of the fabulous hue: hot pink, fuchsia, plum, lavender, and lilac. They’ll choose their own strapless knee-length dresses and the MOH, Karen will get to vary from that a little bit. This way, I didn’t have to worry about everything having the SAME hue of purple in it – it decreased the stress!

hot pink fucshia plum lavender lilac

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I sent them a style board of potential looks with what vendors call the approved colors, etc. (I am an Excel freak. All of my planning has been documented on Excel.)

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They went on their merry way and sent me links to dresses they loved. I gave them my input and the process was pretty smooth! They will most likely carry yellow fans since it matches the colors from the traditional morning ceremonies and the reception.

Yellow Fans

The morning dresses will be a modern version of the traditional Vietnamese dresses, the ao dai. I am designing the girls’ dresses and having them made in Vietnam!

The guys are donning Chocolate tuxes and white shoes by After Six. The girls get to stand out in their dresses… the guys get pimp shoes, haha.

Chocolate TuxedosWhite shoes

Each groomsmen will wear a boutonniere to match the color of the girls dresses.

Fuchsia Madonna Orchid

Hot pink Mokara Orchid

Purple Dendrobium Orchid

Lavender Freesia

Hot pink Freesia

I am in love with how I think the bridal party will look. They should really "pop" in the pictures.