My Vietnamese Wedding! | Người Mỹ Kết Hôn Ở Việt Nam | Audrey Nguyen

What am I saying? This is gonna be a funny blooper! Hi everybody! Welcome back to my channel! If you’re new here, thanks for joining.

In today’s video I’m going to be sharing my story about my Vietnamese wedding with you guys. So as you can see I am dressing in my ao dai, my ao dai, it’s red, it’s from my wedding and I just thought it would be appropriate to wear to film this video sharing Vietnamese culture. Please consider to subscribe by clicking the button right down there, the red one that matches my dress. If you’re already subscribed to my channel thank you so much and yeah! The first thing I’m gonna talk about is the photoshoot.

So in Vietnam and I think in China and maybe some other Asian countries when you have a wedding you actually do a photoshoot to get a wedding album and for us in our case it was actually before the wedding. So, I spent about two days in Vietnam and then it was time for the photoshoot. For the photoshoot I had to wake up at like 3 in the morning and go to the studio and they did my make-up and hair and they put like fake eyelashes on, which was ridiculous because I was extremely tired, and I was like, “oh no, what are you doing to my eyes?!” so I went and got like everything done. They like the day before I had tried on some dresses at the studio so they packed them all into the car or the van, and I had like some of my own clothes and then some clothes from the studio that I wore for the photoshoot.

So we went out and we went to a bunch of different locations to get our photos taken.https://paletovevoziky.net/pof-a-dating-site/ I’m just gonna be showing some photos on the screen while I talk about this just so you guys can see. So in the beginning of the day we went to catch the sunrise at the church here in Ho Chi Minh City. We did some other sunrise photos with hearts, it was really cute, and then as the day got lighter we went to different locations. So we have this like blue scene in the middle of the city and we took like a ferry around and we wore like traditional clothes so I had another ao dai on for those photos and we went to like this place with flowers, we went to a rubber forrest, that was my favorite.

So these are a few of my favorite favorite favorite pictures coming up. And then we went to like a couple random places and then we ended at the beach. So that was like really nice to go to the beach and run around and get our pictures taken and honestly I just felt like a model the entire time. I had these, there were these two girls who kept like re-doing like my hair and fixing my make-up and helping me change and at that time my Vietnamese was not good so it was kind of awkward because like I didn’t really know what was going on and especially having to get helped by Vietnamese people to get ready like they couldn’t really tell me like oh come over here or do this or do that I just had to kind of like they would like pull my arm over like okay you have to come over here.

So that was interesting and fun. So that’s the first part, that was the photoshoot, I think that was on like July 10th. Then throughout the week we were getting clothes made so I got this ao dai made and then I also got a white wedding dress. I’ll show some pictures of that too, but first on July 19th we had like the traditional wedding ceremony. On the day of the traditional wedding ceremony, that was July 19th, so what happened was the girls like they came over from the photoshoot.

They did my hair and make-up for me and I got ready. Here is one thing that was different from America. So in America you’re not supposed to see the groom on the wedding day until it’s time for the wedding but for us we were just getting ready together in the same room so you can see a few pictures here of us getting ready.

Umm it was just really different and yeah so I put my ao dai on and then he was, Huy was kind of telling me like all the different stuff that I’m gonna have to do during the ceremony so he was explaining it to me and we kind of did some practice rounds there and then umm all the family came so it’s not like friends it’s just family. So the family came and they all say down. It’s at, it was at his parent’s house in Vietnam. So we went around and I had to kind of give the liquor to the people so we started with like the oldest generation all the way down to the youngest and when I give them the liquor it’s kind of symbolizing me getting like initiated into the family and then they would give us like a gift so it could be just a red envelope with some money or jewelry.

You can see here in this photo that I was getting like these earrings, I’m actually still wearing them, you can see them right? I got these on my wedding day. Actually I should be wearing my wedding necklace I’m just wearing a random one. I have a necklace but I didn’t out it on for the video. But anyways, I had to go around and invite the elders to take the liquor and then they would say some stuff and give us gifts and it was a little bit like strange because I obviously couldn‘t understand every single thing they were saying like I know what like “hanh phuc” means happiness and “thanh cong” is like success and like those things I could understand but for me as a foreigner it was just like all I was focused on was “oh don’t mess up when you’re saying the invite to give the liquor” so, for the most part that part wasn’t like emotional until I got to one of um my husband’s cousins who spoke English.

So they actually gave us some well wishes in English and like I almost cried cuz, you know, it’s my wedding and that part actually really connected to me. I mean, you don’t realize how connected you are to your native language until you’re in a situation like this so that part was really like “oh my gosh, like this is really my wedding”. And then after we were done giving the liquor we put the rings on, so here is my ring, um.. yeah/ So we put the rings on and then we were done.

We were just standing there You can see this picture, we were just standing there awkwardly and then this next picture is umm his cousin asked like, “so how does it feel to married?” and you can see we’re just kind of looking at each other, so that was like a really umm special picture of the day for me just because it’s the moment right after and I remember it so clearly. So after that we ate. His parents owned a Karaoke business at that time so we went and we were like in the Karaoke room and the chef made all dishes related to goat because my husband’s like zodiac thing is the goat so like we had goat curry and goat hot pot and all this other stuff. We ate and well I changed to this cute dress so look at, look at the cute couple here.

Yes. And then we ate and everything and that was that. So yeah, you think that’s crazy?

But it’s not even done. On July 31st we had our wedding reception. So the reception we went to a restaurant and it was basically like 200 people, all of which were mostly his dad’s friends and acquaintances, and then like two tables of Huy’s friends and then I actually had a few friends um come, Vietnamese friends. My friend Quan came with his sister and then I have a pen pal, her name is Ngan and she came with her mom.

So that was really special like for me to see people I actually know at my wedding. It, it was different. My parents and my family didn’t come just because like, they didn’t have passports, and, it was a lot so… I was okay but it was just like.. yeah..

So then at the actual reception we stood at the door. I was wearing my white dress on this day. And we had to greet every single person that came in and get our pictures taken with them.

And then they all went in and they sat to eat, and then when they were eating we had to go to every single table and say like “thanks for coming and like, have a drink”, which I don’t drink so I didn’t actually drink. Well actually before the table thing we went on stage. So, here’s a few pictures that were the highlight of the stage moment, yes, see the confetti came down, it was so spectacular. After we like, I fake drank, cuz I don’t drink so we had to like pretend we were drinking the champagne and whatever like that. We did that and then we went to the tables, the people were eating all the food, and we were just like, “hi, yes, thanks for coming” whatnot, and then after the tables we had to go out to the, to the door again because people were leaving and we had to say thanks for coming and say bye.

So we didn’t get to eat, there was a cake, a “cake”, the top layer of the cake was cake and I cut it and then the rest was like, fake, so you just like pretend you’re cutting down the whole giant cake. So there was no cake, there was no dancing, you know, all the normal American things obviously, there was none. And basically after I was so tired, I went home and I went to bed. And then the next day we went on our honeymoon which we went for two nights to a beach resort in umm Mui Ne, so that was good, especially after like being super tired from all the stuff we had to do for the wedding cuz, I don’t know.

It was juts a lot like, luckily we didn’t have to plan anything cuz his sister did most of the planning, but it was still like, “oh have to be here, have to do this, have to do that, have to be ready and know what’s going on”. We’re in America now, umm we had a party in America after our wedding just to like have everybody get together and his parents came to the US to meet my family. So that’s my Vietnamese wedding story.

What am I saying? This is gonna be a funny blooper! Hi everybody! Welcome back to my channel! If you’re new here, thanks for joining.

In today’s video I’m going to be sharing my story about my Vietnamese wedding with you guys. So as you can see I am dressing in my ao dai, my ao dai, it’s red, it’s from my wedding and I just thought it would be appropriate to wear to film this video sharing Vietnamese culture. Please consider to subscribe by clicking the button right down there, the red one that matches my dress. If you’re already subscribed to my channel thank you so much and yeah! The first thing I’m gonna talk about is the photoshoot.

So in Vietnam and I think in China and maybe some other Asian countries when you have a wedding you actually do a photoshoot to get a wedding album and for us in our case it was actually before the wedding. So, I spent about two days in Vietnam and then it was time for the photoshoot. For the photoshoot I had to wake up at like 3 in the morning and go to the studio and they did my make-up and hair and they put like fake eyelashes on, which was ridiculous because I was extremely tired, and I was like, “oh no, what are you doing to my eyes?!” so I went and got like everything done. They like the day before I had tried on some dresses at the studio so they packed them all into the car or the van, and I had like some of my own clothes and then some clothes from the studio that I wore for the photoshoot.

So we went out and we went to a bunch of different locations to get our photos taken. I’m just gonna be showing some photos on the screen while I talk about this just so you guys can see. So in the beginning of the day we went to catch the sunrise at the church here in Ho Chi Minh City. We did some other sunrise photos with hearts, it was really cute, and then as the day got lighter we went to different locations. So we have this like blue scene in the middle of the city and we took like a ferry around and we wore like traditional clothes so I had another ao dai on for those photos and we went to like this place with flowers, we went to a rubber forrest, that was my favorite.

So these are a few of my favorite favorite favorite pictures coming up. And then we went to like a couple random places and then we ended at the beach. So that was like really nice to go to the beach and run around and get our pictures taken and honestly I just felt like a model the entire time. I had these, there were these two girls who kept like re-doing like my hair and fixing my make-up and helping me change and at that time my Vietnamese was not good so it was kind of awkward because like I didn’t really know what was going on and especially having to get helped by Vietnamese people to get ready like they couldn’t really tell me like oh come over here or do this or do that I just had to kind of like they would like pull my arm over like okay you have to come over here.

So that was interesting and fun. So that’s the first part, that was the photoshoot, I think that was on like July 10th. Then throughout the week we were getting clothes made so I got this ao dai made and then I also got a white wedding dress. I’ll show some pictures of that too, but first on July 19th we had like the traditional wedding ceremony. On the day of the traditional wedding ceremony, that was July 19th, so what happened was the girls like they came over from the photoshoot.

They did my hair and make-up for me and I got ready. Here is one thing that was different from America. So in America you’re not supposed to see the groom on the wedding day until it’s time for the wedding but for us we were just getting ready together in the same room so you can see a few pictures here of us getting ready.

Umm it was just really different and yeah so I put my ao dai on and then he was, Huy was kind of telling me like all the different stuff that I’m gonna have to do during the ceremony so he was explaining it to me and we kind of did some practice rounds there and then umm all the family came so it’s not like friends it’s just family. So the family came and they all say down. It’s at, it was at his parent’s house in Vietnam. So we went around and I had to kind of give the liquor to the people so we started with like the oldest generation all the way down to the youngest and when I give them the liquor it’s kind of symbolizing me getting like initiated into the family and then they would give us like a gift so it could be just a red envelope with some money or jewelry.

You can see here in this photo that I was getting like these earrings, I’m actually still wearing them, you can see them right? I got these on my wedding day. Actually I should be wearing my wedding necklace I’m just wearing a random one. I have a necklace but I didn’t out it on for the video. But anyways, I had to go around and invite the elders to take the liquor and then they would say some stuff and give us gifts and it was a little bit like strange because I obviously couldn’t understand every single thing they were saying like I know what like “hanh phuc” means happiness and “thanh cong” is like success and like those things I could understand but for me as a foreigner it was just like all I was focused on was “oh don’t mess up when you’re saying the invite to give the liquor” so, for the most part that part wasn’t like emotional until I got to one of um my husband’s cousins who spoke English.

So they actually gave us some well wishes in English and like I almost cried cuz, you know, it’s my wedding and that part actually really connected to me. I mean, you don’t realize how connected you are to your native language until you’re in a situation like this so that part was really like “oh my gosh, like this is really my wedding”. And then after we were done giving the liquor we put the rings on, so here is my ring, um.. yeah/ So we put the rings on and then we were done.

We were just standing there You can see this picture, we were just standing there awkwardly and then this next picture is umm his cousin asked like, “so how does it feel to married?” and you can see we’re just kind of looking at each other, so that was like a really umm special picture of the day for me just because it’s the moment right after and I remember it so clearly. So after that we ate. His parents owned a Karaoke business at that time so we went and we were like in the Karaoke room and the chef made all dishes related to goat because my husband’s like zodiac thing is the goat so like we had goat curry and goat hot pot and all this other stuff. We ate and well I changed to this cute dress so look at, look at the cute couple here.

Yes. And then we ate and everything and that was that. So yeah, you think that’s crazy?

But it’s not even done. On July 31st we had our wedding reception. So the reception we went to a restaurant and it was basically like 200 people, all of which were mostly his dad’s friends and acquaintances, and then like two tables of Huy’s friends and then I actually had a few friends um come, Vietnamese friends. My friend Quan came with his sister and then I have a pen pal, her name is Ngan and she came with her mom.

So that was really special like for me to see people I actually know at my wedding. It, it was different. My parents and my family didn’t come just because like, they didn’t have passports, and, it was a lot so… I was okay but it was just like.. yeah..

So then at the actual reception we stood at the door. I was wearing my white dress on this day. And we had to greet every single person that came in and get our pictures taken with them.

And then they all went in and they sat to eat, and then when they were eating we had to go to every single table and say like “thanks for coming and like, have a drink”, which I don’t drink so I didn’t actually drink. Well actually before the table thing we went on stage. So, here’s a few pictures that were the highlight of the stage moment, yes, see the confetti came down, it was so spectacular. After we like, I fake drank, cuz I don’t drink so we had to like pretend we were drinking the champagne and whatever like that. We did that and then we went to the tables, the people were eating all the food, and we were just like, “hi, yes, thanks for coming” whatnot, and then after the tables we had to go out to the, to the door again because people were leaving and we had to say thanks for coming and say bye.

So we didn’t get to eat, there was a cake, a “cake”, the top layer of the cake was cake and I cut it and then the rest was like, fake, so you just like pretend you’re cutting down the whole giant cake. So there was no cake, there was no dancing, you know, all the normal American things obviously, there was none. And basically after I was so tired, I went home and I went to bed. And then the next day we went on our honeymoon which we went for two nights to a beach resort in umm Mui Ne, so that was good, especially after like being super tired from all the stuff we had to do for the wedding cuz, I don’t know.

It was juts a lot like, luckily we didn’t have to plan anything cuz his sister did most of the planning, but it was still like, “oh have to be here, have to do this, have to do that, have to be ready and know what’s going on”. We’re in America now, umm we had a party in America after our wedding just to like have everybody get together and his parents came to the US to meet my family. So that’s my Vietnamese wedding story.

If you have questions about it, you can ask them below and I’m gonna do a Q and A video probably in a month or so so if you have questions and you want me to put them in that video you can just ask them in this video or later I will be having a separate place where you can ask questions. If you like this video please give it a thumbs up! Um and if you’re from Vietnam, hello, thanks for watching, thanks for watching my video! Umm I’m gonna end the video now so thank you for your support, consider subscribing for more content like this, I make content about food, culture, language, travel, and those sorts of things, so if you’re interested, check out my other videos and subscribe. And I hope you have a great day!

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