Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Our Vietnamese wedding photos

Last weekend, Nathan and I held a Vietnamese pre-wedding celebration on our street. It was unspeakably awesome, and you'll hear all about it in good time, but to keep things chronological, you'll have to hear about our wedding photos first. 

That's right, wedding photos first. Here in Vietnam, couples get the business of photos out of the way several weeks before the actual wedding takes place. It's a genius move which means you don't have that weird, disruptive gap in the wedding day where the bride and groom disappear with the photographer, and it also means you can display the wedding photos and wedding album to your guests on the day. What better place to show your wedding photos than at your wedding.

Vietnam is a nuptials-loving nation, with more wedding-dress shops per capita than any other country (probably). What I didn't know until I went into one of these shops myself is that they're not actually wedding-dress shops, they're Bride Factories. You don't go in there to buy a wedding dress, you go in there to come out a perfectly-packaged bride. The dresses are only the piped, meringue icing on the enormous multi-tiered cake. 

For example, I was a Golden Package II bride. This was the second-to-cheapest bride I could be, which we figured was like the tried-and-tested method of ordering the second-to-cheapest wine on the menu. For Golden Package II we paid $193 and got:

- Two photo sessions in the studio
- One outdoor photo session at one of Hanoi's second-most-romantic locations
- Three dresses 
- Two suits
- Two hair-dos
- Make-up
- One 25 x 25 photo album with 45 photos
- Two huge block-mounted prints
- 2 DVD slideshows of all our photos set to the accompaniment of Westlife's second-most-romantic songs
- The journey of a lifetime. 

The journey of a lifetime started at 8:30am on a Saturday, with our long-suffering friend Huong (who took almost all of these photos), and about three bazillion other couples:
While waiting to begin our transformation from Normal People into Bride and Groom, we practiced some of the romantic poses we'd seen in the sample photo albums, like Fingers of Love:
And The Sniff, where you appear to lovingly smell your odorous partner:
Looking at that photo, you might think we needed more work than Golden Package II could provide. How could we ever compete with this, for example:
 
Aww! Maybe they were one of the couples who, judging by this schedule, had arrived at five o'clock in the morning:
The next stage of the journey for me - and three bazillion other brides - was make-up:
 
This guy was an absolute artiste. He didn't even charge extra for the foundation required to spack-fill my schnoz which is approximately twenty-eight times the size of a Vietnamese nose:
Next step, the dress:
Continuing the alcohol-shopping theme, I decided to run with the same method I employ when choosing cocktails: value for money. I was looking for the Long Island iced tea of wedding dresses, and I found it:
It had a three-metre train. Hells yeah:
Nathan then found the perfect suit to match:
 Next step, hair (but sadly, not for Nathan):
 
These women were scarily good at their job. They were turning out approximately one perfectly-coiffed bride per seven minutes:
 
 
Hands came out of nowhere to sprinkle me with accessories and then, I was ready to cross the most important threshold of my life. I was ready to be spat out of the Bride Factory as... 
A Bride:
For our "on location" shoot we chose the Metropole, which was excellent value as it included the little park next to the hotel and Hoan Kiem Lake nearby.

Something told me that we weren't the only couple to have made this decision:
 
There was actually a poor beleaguered security guard stationed near the hotel's entrance, trying to shoo the brides away like pigeons:
That couple sitting at the hotel's cafe there had obviously paid extra for the privilege. Maybe that came with Golden Package III.

It turns out that a white dress with a three-metre train isn't a very practical fashion choice for Hanoi. As we moved from photo-op to photo-op, my dress dragged along the ground, collecting more and more of Hanoi with it along the way. At one point it had accumulated - along with a not inconsiderable amount of dirt - an old lottery ticket, some chicken feathers and the plastic wrapper from a straw. I half expected to turn around and see I was dragging along a family having hotpot.
The state of the dress wasn't helped by the fact the photographer's assistant actually submerged it in the fountain to hold it in place for the first photo:
And then he and Nathan trampled all over it, like I was some kind of human picnic blanket:
Now, what's that you can see there? Is that maybe Nathan wearing the sexiest shoes you have ever seen? Only five sizes too small? Let's have a closer look:
 
Get me to the conjugal bed immediately!

With shoes like that, we were obviously going to attract a bit of attention:
 
This poor old guy was just sitting by the lake, eating his sandwich, when we turned up:
Nathan and I, and Sandwich Guy, are in there somewhere:
The strain of being beautiful and famous was taking its toll, so we paused for a break at this point. Just like they say on Next Top Model, modeling is really hard, you know? 

Here are some of the fruits of our labours from this part of the day:
I'll have you know that some Vietnamese friends who saw these photos said I looked "very Korean", which, you'll recall, is the highest compliment a bride could receive.

After our break came our first costume change. Right there. Beside the lake. A special lady from the wedding shop turned up to Make This Happen, and even though I was one of those girls in high school who could get changed for PE without revealing any part of my body, she took this skill to a whole new level:
And then, job done, she vanished, presumably to assist another bride in a state of undress elsewhere. Let me tell you, if you need to put a bra on without removing your clothes, this woman is your man. 

Our next look was traditional Vietnamese bride and groom, the outfits for which we had tailor-made for the wedding:
 
The onlookers went mental for it, with Vietnamese teenage girls literally queuing up to shove me aside and have their photo taken with Nathan. Who can blame them? It's quite rare to see a guy - even a Vietnamese guy - in the man version of the ao dai these days, whereas I just looked like the Vietnamese Airlines cardboard cut-out lady who lurks around travel agents and airports all over Vietnam:
At one point a young Vietnamese man came up to us and said "Wow! You look... you look... I don't know what to say!" which completely sums up the whole experience of being a Tay in an ao dai. People love it in the way that they love seeing a monkey wearing a waistcoat and little pants.
See that photo there where I'm holding my ear? This was a pose which was requested by the photographer repeatedly:
I reckon The Ear Tug is the new Heart of Fingers. You read it here first.

With our outdoor shoot finished, we headed back to the wedding shop for the studio photos. This meant another costume change, but disappointingly in a change-room this time. For my studio photo outfits I decided to focus on this part of the wedding shop:
Which led me, naturally, to this:
I swear I had a Barbie with an almost identical dress. And as Barbie has long hair, so must I:
The studio has a number of backdrops and romantically-themed props:
Our first set-up was a classic school formal backdrop with a touch of flora and fauna:
You know why I'm smiling like that? Because that's how someone wearing a tiny little crown smiles. Fact.

And then, having nailed the Ice Skating Beauty Queen Barbie look, we moved right on to the next transformation, which meant another visit to the change room:
One of my concerns before doing these photos was that the shop wouldn't have any dresses that fit a Tay-sized bride. Thankfully almost all of the dresses lace up at the back so you can simply force your back-fat inside. And surprisingly, these dresses are actually really large. Much too large for most of the Vietnamese brides, who are wearing them with folds of fabric pinned and sewn to hold them into place. They also accommodate an enormous bust - much larger than mine, and certainly much larger than the average Vietnamese boobies - which explains the piles of these seen throughout the shop:
There's also a lot of smoke-and-mirrors going on with the hair-dos. This is the front of my third hairstyle, which I like to call The Southern Belle:
And this is the back, which I like to call The Rat King:
 But what does that matter when you've got a set like this:
 
For this shoot we had a different photographer to the one who did our outdoor photos, yet he asked us to do an almost identical pose to this one, where we pretend look at the amazing photos Nathan has pretended to take: 
Except it makes less sense when the camera you're pretending to look at is a pretend old-fashioned movie camera:
 
We pretended we had been sent back in time to share knowledge of the digital age. 

Probably because we were such good actors, we got an extra few shots with a new, uber-romantical backdrop:
For our final photo of the day, we gave it everything we've got, and sniffed like our lives depended on it:
My, how far we'd come:
In only... 8.5 hours.

And while we were now ready to leave the Bride Factory, the work was far from done. Scores of youths would spend hours Photoshopping us to perfection:
 
Bleaching our skin porcelain white, copying the gaps between our teeth to make them all perfectly symmetrical, and even going so far as to make our irises completely identical. The photos you've seen here are all the pre-Photoshop versions, as we only have the finished products in our album and on our DVD slideshow, so you'll just have trust me on this one.
 
Then the photos are all laid out in the album. It is a masterpiece in itself, featuring some pretty choice romantic quotes:
This page is my favourite:
Is it by accident or design that it says "Tay In Love" instead of "Stay in Love"? We'll never know, so let's just assume it was custom-made for us Tays.

And what led the designer to print on this page - very faintly in the middle there - the lyrics to the song "Baby I Love You" by J. Lo, featuring that King of Romance himself, R. Kelly:
The lyrics in question read as follows: 

Blessed and cursed on the same day
The day that I first felt the power of you inside of me
Such a strong feeling
There comes a time in everyone's life
When you know that everyone around you knows
That everything has changed, you're not the same.

Hmmm. 

Finally, you pick up your block-mounted prints and voila, you're all set for your wedding day:
But more on that later.

If you live in Vietnam, I strongly recommend taking this Journey of a Lifetime. It is guaranteed to be the most fun you can have for $193. I so much prefer these photos to the western style of wedding photos, which are super staged and super generic, but trying to pretend they're not. Vietnamese wedding photos are super staged and super generic and totally owning it. And sure, the style is sometimes camp, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to act out your fairytale fantasies. Are you going to go low-key with that? Hell, no!

The no-nonsense way in which everything was carried out made a mockery of the pseudo-specialness with which the western wedding industry imbues all wedding-related matters, just so they can charge you more. When I call it a Bride Factory, it's not meant to be denigrating, quite the opposite: the whole process hums along like a beautifully-oiled machine, and everyone involved is a total pro. You know when we were given the photos back? The next day. Amazing.

You don't have to be getting married, or even be in a relationship, to do a photo shoot as there are plenty of non-wedding dresses, and a bunch of girls would probably have more fun than with guys anyway. The guys get pretty gypped actually, with fewer costume changes and none of the hair and make-up fun. Instead, they spend a lot of time doing this:
But you'll definitely need to have a long-suffering Vietnamese-speaker with you for the whole day, to whom, after 8.5 hours of "Look at the camera. Look at the flowers. Look at each other. Hold your ear", you will be eternally indebted:
Along with three bazillion other brides, we used the services of Moza at 212 Ba Trieu.

Happy sniffing and snapping!

84 comments:

  1. Hands down most laughs I have had reading your blog. Full abs workout :)

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  2. Miss Tabitha, you look just like a young Jackie Kennedy... were she married next to a green lake in Hanoi. Nathan looks like... Nathan - but extra sharp in his albino penguin suit.

    Love it. Hope you're lugging some life size photos home for the Sydney wedding!

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  3. Hi Tabitha,
    You look great.

    Not sure about Nathan's white suit. In the first pic he looks... well he looks like he's going to be pimping you out.

    How great to get Hanoi involved in all your wedding pics

    Martin

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  4. Thanks Robert and uggclogs! I'm going to assume that by "hilarious" you mean "beautiful", right?

    Lani: A Korean Jackie Kennedy! That's exactly the look I was going for! Actually, all the hairstyles were chosen by the hairdressers without any input from me. I trusted their judgment entirely. Nathan did ask for hair extensions, but alas, he's too far gone for that.

    Martin: Thanks! Nathan's suit is pretty pimpin' I agree. I've seen grooms wearing much more OTT numbers with frills and wide satin collars etc, but our wedding shop seemed to a classier joint than that.

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  5. In spite of (or because of?) the cheesiness, you guys look great. My favorite part was the shooing security guard. The Metropole must feel like the bridpocalypse.

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  6. OMG. I have had to send around to the office as they wanted to knew what the hell I was laughing so hysterically about. My favourite picture is the one with the birdcage. Congratulations :)

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  7. Sarita: That poor guy was the hardest working security guard in all of Vietnam. You don't want to get between a bride and her dreams...

    Wendy: Thanks! Is that because of the birds or Nathan's delightfully puckered lips?

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  8. This is hilarious! And so cool! And I loved it! Congratulations!
    Love Sandwich
    xoxo

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  9. I say beautiful! You guys are awesome and I am so glad to have been around for it. xx N

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  10. pure awesome. excellent excuse to renew vows. or just spend a day with my sweetie remembering why it's so great to elope.

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  11. Hello Sandwich: Thank you! I must say, Nathan and I became obsessed by Japanese brides when we saw them in Tokyo wearing the "horn hiding hat". I keep telling Nathan that's what I'm wearing for our real wedding.

    Kindling: Aww, shucks!

    Aaron: Hope we've inspired you for your next shoot. Will you be adding The Ear Tug to your repertoire? I assume yes.

    Behan: Thanks! Actually, there were a load of couples at the shop who were renewing their wedding photos for an anniversary, with kids in tow, so it's definitely a good excuse.

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  12. I so want to do that Journey of a Lifetime. Sounds better than Luna Park! I already have the Ao Dai (almost the same as Nathan's) but not sure if I want to re-live the awful memories that go with it.

    Anyway, great post, and you've inspired me to try find a special way of using the incredibly inexpensive skills of all these Vietnamese wedding people to create a unique one of our own.

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  13. This is so fantastic I can't even handle it right now!! I wonder if I can get my husband drunk enough to do this with me one day.... lol.

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  14. That is the bestest and you guys are the radest :)

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  15. Rock Portrait: Sounds like you've had a traumatic ao dai experience? Personally, I was ASTOUNDED at how uncomfortable they are. I am in awe of Vietnam Airlines ladies and anyone else who has to wear one on a daily basis.

    Tracey: Oh, alcohol would make this whole experience even more awesome! Do whatever is necessary to make him do it.

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  16. Love it......congrats on the fake pre wedding celebration through film!

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  17. This looks like the most fun you could ever possibly have in front of a camera. I desperately want to come to Vietnam, just so I can also have that experience!

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  18. Thanks Edyta and Daniela. You guys are the second-greatest.

    Lydia: Vietnam is trying to promote itself for "destination weddings" when actually it should just focus on the photography. I genuinely reckon it would be a real drawcard.

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  19. If I could stop laughing long enough, maybe I could think of something witty to say.... But no, I can't compete with "Tay in Love" and definitely get no where near "wild immortal synthesis green, my love".

    Just received my special red banner today, plus an email about pigs and croquet. It's getting better by the minute! I canardly wait!

    Spectacular effort with this one Tabs!

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  20. Hilarious!! I was in Hanoi at the beginning of March this year and remember seeing many brides and grooms around the Metropole area. So it was great to be able to read the experience from the other point of view. You make me want to go back just to do a package, just for shits and giggles.

    I love your blog and will continue reading your fantastical Vietnamese adventures.

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  21. wild immortal synthesis! I think that was the title of Wyld Stallyns' third album?

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  22. FABULOUS!!!! What can I say? You have inspired me to rope Nick into spending a day doing this. God knows what they would put the kids in! You look beautiful Tabitha and Nathan very Miami Vice without socks. Do you know how many times I've spoken to that Vietnam Airlines cut out lady?

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  23. Amazing. Want a copy of that book!

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  24. very nice !


    ---Vinh---

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  25. Beautiful photos! And such good actors! Now I want to do the same!

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  26. Buster: Ha ha! Bucks' day secret finally revealed! Nathan has been refusing to tell me. Now, you don't happen to know what's happening for the Hens' day do you?

    Phuoc: Having also been a long-time observer (and fan) of the Metropole brides, I can't tell you how awesome it was to finally be one! Glad you're enjoying the blog.

    Datakid: Wild immortal synthesis to you too!

    Dani: There were heaps of kids there! Pretty trying on their patience though. And that Vietnam Airlines lady is on our street and scares the bejebus out of me quite regularly.

    Richard: One trip to Vietnam and a book just like that could be yours.

    Vinh: Thanks for your comment and your email too! Just sent the photo now. :)

    Lyra: Not sure if we're great actors - by the end of the day we definitely were delirious though, and that might have helped!

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  27. This freakin made my rainy-boring-ass day.

    I have particular love of your white wedding "wrist guards" with the first dress. For in case you need to spontaneously do some inline skating?

    Nathan is such a good sport.
    The facial expressions are priceless.

    Best. Post. Ever.

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  28. This is the greatest wedding album ever. You are now both my official heros.

    Justyna

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  29. Hahahaha very hilarious! Great post and great poses! I have heard my friends telling about their "journey of a lifetime" and seen their humorous pictures "behind the scene" a lot of times before, but this is the first time I hear from a non-Vietnamese. Same fun story but approached differently. Eg. my friends would definitely not pay attention to the fake bust coz it's something normal for most of Vietnamese brides (lol) or the shoes of the groom (oh yeah, who cares about the groom, only the bride is star of the day :-P), but they talk a lot about that dress changing on the street or being "shooed" by the Metropole's guards.

    By the way, where that "touching your ear" originally comes from? Never seen that pose in any of my friends' wedding albums before! Must be a super new pose? Or does your studio claim copyright?! :-P

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  30. love love love this! you're both in your element haha! xo

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  31. This was hysterical to me, my brother inlaw just went through an almost identical process, except in china, amazing how similar the outfits and poses were and it was also done months before. He however didnt think it was quite so enjoyable, he actually described this as hell on earth and the single worst day of his life

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  32. Best wishes to you both!!
    Chuc Mung! Chuc Mung!!

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  33. Vickie: Thank you! And yes, the little glovelets were a favourite of mine also.

    Justyna: Thank you, thank you. But you are the wind beneath our wings.

    Mien: I'm glad to hear I had the "classic" Vietnamese bride experience! And as for The Ear Tug, well, maybe we should copyright it ourselves...

    Debbie: Thanks! Yes, it was like the best fancy dress party ever.

    Anonymous: It definitely did go on for a VERY long time, and I definitely would not want to do it in Summer, but it's all worth it when you get the photos back, I reckon.

    Nodink: Thank you!

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  34. You guys win at wedding photos. Respect.

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  35. Oops! Didn't realise there was a cat in that croquet bag. Well, not to worry, its out now! As for the hens, they are still safely roosting somewhere I'm sure.

    By the way, thanks for commenting on the posts. It's an extra part of the blog I really like.

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  36. stumpled on your blog by accident, one of my friends on fb must have clicked like to your link i think

    hillarious!!!! made me homesick. although i did not have my pre-wedding photo section go full blast but still your blog does recall the happiness i saw on every couples having their photos taken in front of the Cathedral every Sat morn :)

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  37. So that's what happened to to those Thang Long Ha Noi 1000th birthday bash birdies; stuffed and used as wedding photo props. What ignominious end for those noble doves of peace.
    BTW, the ear tug is a classic Viet wedding photo pose that's meant to hightlight the bride's earrings. Which, along with a necklace and a bracelet, are part and parcel of a whole array of symbolic gifts given back and forth by both sides during the wedding ceremony.

    http://my.opera.com/nhungminh/archive/monthly/?month=200907

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  38. Ed: Thank you, but I think due credit goes to Vietnam.

    MP: Thanks for your comment, and glad you like the blog! Bride-watching is one of my favourite pastimes in Hanoi too.

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  39. Fabulous, What a great read. Humour very well enjoyed. Thank you.

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  40. hahaha, this entry made my day

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  41. Robert: Thanks for that ear-related info! Maybe I should have worn better earrings than my 20,000 VND fake Swarovski numbers... Whoops.

    Doc and Anonymous: Glad you enjoyed it!

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  42. Hilarious! Hats off to you and Nathan for your patience. We Vietnamese love a photo shoot, or 3!

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  43. totally fab post, i love it. not to mention your whole hearted embrace of the day/event!

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  44. Thanks Misou and Yen. Also, you both have great blogs that totally stole away my morning. :)

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  45. TAY IN LOVE. I die!1!! that is complete awesomeness.

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  46. Please keep up the positive edge so that Johnny is convinced to do this too. Perhaps keep Nathan away from that conversation though.

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  47. Love it! Especially the wedding album and the photos that were ready the next day. Your blog makes me laugh so hard I cry.

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  48. My friend Peppi told me to read this and she was right to. Informative, entertaining and joyful.

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  49. I think that back in the all too self aware western world we have lost our joy at posing for photos, with the result that we now either look awkward, or try (and fail) to stage photos that look natural. You guys looks awesome: POSING IS SO MUCH MORE FUN, I hope you won't stop here and the future will contain more posed photos on your blog.

    Simon

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  50. Katrina: I might have to copyright "Tay in Love" at the same time as "The Ear Tug" for future use in a Vietnamese-themed romance series.

    Stonebell: Thank you!

    Daph/Jo: I think Nathan and Johnny should do a shoot together. Show-ponies, the both of them.

    Diana: I make you cry! That's the highest compliment I could ever receive. Thank you.

    Gwen: Thanks Gwen (and Peppi). Glad you enjoyed it.

    Simon: I totally agree. I used to be baffled by those young girls (quite apart from the brides) you see posing for photos in picturesque locations all over Hanoi, but I completely see the fun in it now. If you're going to look awkward, you may as well look awkward on purpose.

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  51. Just awesome!! You look like you had so much fun :) Congratulations from a long time Newtown reader!

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  52. Thanks Jen! We're actually having our Australian wedding in Newtown, which I'm super excited about.

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  53. I came across your blog while sitting in a hall - suffering through end-of-year prize giving for a bunch of special kids.. I couldn't help myself but bursted out laughing, specially when I got to "Tay in Love". I'm sure it was pointedly personalised, just for you both! I love it :)

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  54. Holy cow, you guys got married at last! Big congrats on that, plus the photos are awesome. Ive been following your blog for a while now - it makes me think of my year in Sydney. I gotta say, your writing style is addictive. Do you know you and Nathan are two incredibly brave people attitude-wise?
    ~ Duy

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  55. Ha! I got such a kick out of seeing all of the couples posing for wedding pictures around the Metropole when I was up in Hanoi. Certainly would've been surprised to see two white people doing the same thing.

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  56. Did that price include all the clothing as yell?

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  57. Victoria Beckham has also mastered the Ear Tug, in lots of her photos she is looking down & her hand is near her ear - the joke in the gossip magazines is that she is holding a tiny invisible mobile phone! I think it's a nervous twitch myself

    Larf!

    Seriously you guys look amazing, you will remember the wedding pic day and the wedding day forever! Congrats!

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  58. Anonymous: Oh dear, I can't condone such behaviour. But I'm secretly very proud.

    Duy: Thank you! I don't know about being brave, but living in Vietnam has definitely emboldened us to be more ridiculous. Really glad you're enjoying the blog, and thanks so much for commenting!

    Michael: The number of people who've told me they want to do similar photos, I wouldn't be surprised if the Vietnamese couples will soon be fighting for space amongst all the Tays!

    Anonymous II: Yep, that price included all the clothing hire, except the ao dais, which are our own (and cost 500,000 VND each to be tailored, plus about 400,000 VND in fabric).

    Annie: A tiny mobile phone! I love it! I've had someone tell me it's meant to show off your slender wrists, which I'd say works better for Posh Spice than for me.

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  59. I accidentally came across your blog and I have to admit that I really enjoy reading yours. As I am based in HCMC and have been in Hanoi merely one day..so I would say your articles interests me indeed. Wish you a blissful marriage life! Best regards, Phuong

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  60. Thanks Phuong! Wishing I was in HCMC myself today on this grey, drizzly old Hanoi day. Glad you're enjoying the blog.

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  61. SOOOOOOO awesome. Totally going to steal the ear holding and checking out the camera shot. An instant classic for sure!

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  62. can i know where and what is the name of the bridal shop?

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    1. really love your blog, I will check the store, I will be going to hanoi this coming oct :)

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  63. Oh cool pictures. Thanks for share!

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  64. What an amusing collection of wedding photos! Usually a lot of people would take their wedding photos at nice beaches or even the Eastern coast (U.S.), but honestly that is a great idea to take your wedding pictures somewhere different, unique! Congrats!

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  65. How much in advance do you have to book?

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    1. Because we went during "wedding season" (Spring), we had to book a couple of weeks in advance. I wouldn't imagine you'd need to give that much if you were going during Winter or Summer, for example.

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  66. You are a fantastic writer. Living in VN for 2 years now, you have summed up so many of my amusements. Keep it up. Great wordary.

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  67. how much you must pay for prewedding photo in vietnam?

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  68. Hi tabitha,

    Your experience sounds exciting! Was wondering how u managed to book a slot with them. I'm not living in Vietnam n I also don't read/ speak Vietnamese. The website is only in Vietnamese!! Thanks!! :)

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  69. Having a photographer behind the camera that you like can make you feel much more at ease when it is time to have those wedding pictures done.
    city hall wedding photographer

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  70. I love #1 on this list. I am totally a victim of this. When I started creating goals around my blog I noticed the quality of my content drop month after month. It wasn’t because I stopped caring what I was publishing… it was simply that my focus was geared towards specific numbers and metrics rather than what you describe as “actions.”
    Because of this #3 and #5 started failing big-time as well and thus a spiral effect began. Thank you very much for this insight. The big thing I’m taking away from this is… to start focusing more on “actions” again!
    city hall wedding photographer

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  71. Hey there, may i know whats the name of the bridal store for this?
    Me and my fiance are looking for a pre-wedding photo shoot at Vietnam and we're clueless to which one we should go for. But after reading about your experience in this one. we're really interested to know more about it.

    If you have a link for the bride factory that would be most helpful :) thanks!

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  72. Greetings my friend. This is one wonderful wedding, thanks for sharing it. Best wishes and good luck to the newlyweds. Engagement photos boston.

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  74. Most hilarious blog post I've read in a long time. Couldn't stop laughing!! And the pictures are incredible. Thank you!! :)

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