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Nini’s White Wedding

August 26th, 2010

Our wedding turned out even more beautifully than we expected. We had about 230 guests in attendance and it was amazing to be able to share our special day with the people who make our lives so special. Thank you so much to our maid of honor, Khanh and all of my bridesmaids for making the magic happen. Without these wonderful ladies I don’t think we could have had such a perfect wedding.  I feel like  there were angles surrounding us throughout the day because everything ran so smoothly. We’re very blessed!

I changed 4 different times. The first three looks were long in white and the last one was in nude lace, which was my dancing dress.  It was a 1950’s dress I bought 3 days before the wedding at Gratitude. Thank goodness for Khanh. She helped me reconstruct the dress. The original dress has 3/4 sleeves and the length was far to long for me. Khanh shaped it for me and removed the sleeves. She’s amazing!!! Not to mention that she did most of the planning and decorations for the wedding. She even did all the bridesmaid bouquets!!!

YEYYYY!! Finally after 10 years :-)

The theme for the wedding was white. In the morning, all my bridesmaids were wearing white aodai ( the Vietnamese traditional gowns ) and they all looked amazing!! The gowns were cut perfectly and everyone looked very fresh and innocent. During the night all of them had on black lace dresses, very glam and sophisticated.

For my hair and make up, I wanted to have the full 1950’s look for night time and I wanted to have the elements of glamour reflect the style of the dress. I have light S shape on the front and red lipstick is just the pop that all of my neutral outfits needed. Nancy Uyen is the make up & hair artist and she’s the best! ( She’s the one that holding the camera on the previous photo )

My 2nd outfit of the night. Ao Dai from ABC

Remember this portrait that I posted before? and I got a lot of questions about why I share my wedding gowns before my wedding day? In my culture it’s a tradition to have your wedding portraits before the wedding to display at the ceremony.

My maid of honor, Khanh Nguyen also known as Nha Khanh. She was there on my side the entire day and night on my big day.

And of course, my wedding can’t go on  without my Ducky. He was on the cake table to guard the big bling :-) So adorable!

Dancing the night away with bestie!

Necklace from Janis Savitt

Have a great day! Nini

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  1. August 26th, 2010 at 22:44 | #1

    I can’t even explain how gorgeousssss these photos are! The attention to detail with the crystals and lace was immaculate, simply perfect. And do not get me started on those dresses, each one better than the next. God bless your beautiful marriage!

    XO Kimmy

  2. Non
    August 26th, 2010 at 22:50 | #2

    Your makeup looks scary. It ages you 15+ years.

  3. August 26th, 2010 at 23:03 | #3

    you look beautiful nini! congrats to you and loc!

  4. August 26th, 2010 at 23:13 | #4

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!

  5. August 27th, 2010 at 00:08 | #5

    Congratulations! What an elegant wedding! You look really classy and beautiful. Your dresses are glamorous, as is the hair and make-up. Very nice of you to share such a personal occasion on your blog. I can’t wait for more! xo

  6. RHea
    August 27th, 2010 at 00:28 | #6

    Absolutely STUNNING! There are just no words to describe how beautiful you look and how each and every dress is gorgeous! I too am getting married soon and can’t wait to have the same expression on my face. Congratulations!

  7. August 27th, 2010 at 00:32 | #7

    Everything looks beautiful!!! Congrats!!!

  8. Brigadeiro
    August 27th, 2010 at 01:00 | #8

    Wow, that lace dress is my fave! So gorgeous! Your wedding day looked incredible! Congrats again nini! Xx

  9. Irene
    August 27th, 2010 at 01:05 | #9

    Nini, congratulations! I am so happy for you and Loc. I wish the best for you and Loc. Again, congratulations! You are so beautiful.


  10. August 27th, 2010 at 01:44 | #10

    oh my nini, you looked like the prettiest bride ever. i am glad everything turned better as planned! props to nha khan! 😉
    congrats to you and loc again!


  11. August 27th, 2010 at 02:31 | #11

    Aww nini, you look gorgeous! I love all your dresses. I also love your bridesmaid dresses too, they look match with your dress. Again.. Happy marriage, all the best for you and your husband.


  12. August 27th, 2010 at 03:19 | #12

    You look beautiful in all 3 dresses! Congrats and may you have a bliss marriage ahead!

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

  13. August 27th, 2010 at 03:26 | #13

    Congratulations! So beautiful dresses!

    juliet xxx

  14. August 27th, 2010 at 03:43 | #14

    Ha ha why have one wedding dress when you can have four, bless you both what a special day it looked! I love how you had duckies on your cake too xxxxxxxxxxxx congratulations xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  15. August 27th, 2010 at 04:25 | #15

    you were amazing! all the dressess are just perfect! and i lov just everything, make-up, dressess, pics….great! and one more time, congrats and wish u all the best!

  16. August 27th, 2010 at 04:50 | #16

    Congratulations NINI!!!!!!!! It’s all so stunning, so glamorous, so elegant! I love LOVE your first dress especially, and I love the bridesmaid dresses too. I hope the two of you continue to have a beautiful life together. 😀

  17. August 27th, 2010 at 06:56 | #17

    I absolutely love the way you look, your make up is amazing! Really pretty dresses, I like the last one best! However, do you which lipstick your make up artist used? I’ve been looking for exact that shade of red for ever!!!

  18. August 27th, 2010 at 07:29 | #18

    You looked absolutely stunning. Congrats again!!


  19. August 27th, 2010 at 08:44 | #19


  20. August 27th, 2010 at 08:56 | #20

    I’m impressed, was radiant, beautiful, ESPECTACULAR. The costumes chosen were wonderful. Lots of happiness Nini, words fail me, the photos are from a magazine. Enjoy …

  21. Alex
    August 27th, 2010 at 10:16 | #21

    AHHHHHHHHHHH YOU LOOK Stunning Nini!!!!! Words cannot describes! Your dresses are just spectacular! I have never seen ao dai worn beautifully like you! Congrats to you and Loc!!!

  22. August 27th, 2010 at 10:29 | #22

    Wow looks so very glam. You look lovely and love the tradition of the wedding portrait. Looks like you had everything you dreamed of. How very fortunate to have a willing designer friend too.

  23. Natasha
    August 27th, 2010 at 10:45 | #23

    WOW Nini!! You look AMAZING! One of the best looking bride I have seen! You look so glam! Congrats again!

  24. August 27th, 2010 at 12:15 | #24

    I didn’t expect anything less of you! The wedding, the photos, your smiling faces all look gorgeous! Congratulations!


  25. August 27th, 2010 at 12:28 | #25

    OMG!!! I love all the dresses 😀 You look so amazing and happy <3

  26. August 27th, 2010 at 14:38 | #26

    What wonderful wedding photos! Congrats :) Everything looks so beautiful!


  27. August 27th, 2010 at 15:05 | #27

    You look as beautiful and happy as ever. Congratulations to both of you!

  28. Anoko
    August 27th, 2010 at 17:51 | #28

    Oh Nini……your day was PERFECT……Thank God for blessings!!! I LOVED “ALL” of your dresses and your hair and makeup made me smile. Loc looked extremely dapper as well. Congratulations again to you and Loc……may your union remain strong!

  29. lagosbabez
    August 27th, 2010 at 20:15 | #29

    omg….fabulous am tearing up rite now…hot hot hot hot hot..this is what a wedding suppose to look like..when i get married am changing 5 times lol

  30. RealityCheck
    August 27th, 2010 at 22:04 | #30

    the wedding looks fabulous, the makeup is on point…you look great only one thing looks a bit off…why is your little brother with you in the pictures?

  31. Emily
    August 27th, 2010 at 22:14 | #31

    You absolutely looked stunning!! Love all the dresses, your hair, your makeup are just so perfect!! congrats again to you both.

  32. August 28th, 2010 at 00:37 | #32

    Omg! I just only have a few weeks follow your blog but OMG! you look STUNNING and you had one of the most beatiful weeding I’ve ever seen All your dresses shock me down! (: CONGRATS!(: and my best wishes for both of us

  33. August 28th, 2010 at 04:37 | #33

    Congrats Nini! You look like a princess and your dress was a dream!


  34. August 28th, 2010 at 10:02 | #34

    Congratulations. All of the outfits were incredible.

  35. August 28th, 2010 at 23:58 | #35

    All your pictures are absolutely beautiful and it must’ve been a lovely ceremony, congrats again!

  36. August 29th, 2010 at 09:08 | #36

    nini, these are all amaaazing pix.
    i love all your outfits1
    congrats again.
    xo chauss


  37. roli
    August 29th, 2010 at 13:44 | #37

    congratulations. hope you have a happy life together.xx

  38. August 29th, 2010 at 14:34 | #38

    SO GORGEOUS! My theme is black and white, so I appreciate you posting the pictures! Am looking for arrangements that are TALL and will go on half the guest tables. I love the 14th pic with you, your bff, and the tall white arrangements behind you guys. Are those manzanita branches? I LOVE THEM! What are they? Thanks!!

  39. August 29th, 2010 at 17:16 | #39

    such beautiful shots! congratulations

  40. August 29th, 2010 at 18:48 | #40

    You look like a barbie doll… Amazing everything I love all these pics you look stunning and breathtaking!!! You have an amazing bestie. That was nice of her to help you with everything because weddings can be stressful. She also looks beautiful. May God continue to bless your marriage. Stay FLY!

  41. August 29th, 2010 at 23:49 | #41

    Hi Lindsay,
    Those are curly willow branches with white hydrangeas & white orchids with crystals draped.

  42. August 29th, 2010 at 23:50 | #42

    The lipstick is Coco Red by Chanel.

  43. August 29th, 2010 at 23:55 | #43

    Thanks everyone for your kind words. xoxo Nini

  44. Karo
    August 30th, 2010 at 03:42 | #44

    omg! you looked perfect! could you show us more photo of the last (pink) dress?? it’s beautiful.

    wish u both lots of luck


  45. August 30th, 2010 at 10:18 | #45

    Wow, I rarely have seen a more beautiful bride! Each and every dress is so stunning!

  46. August 30th, 2010 at 12:14 | #46

    Absolutely! as soon as I get more photos back from my photographer :-)
    xoxo Nini

  47. August 31st, 2010 at 01:04 | #47

    Gorgeous photos Nini, thanks for sharing!! You look stunning and I love how classic your makeup is. You look even more radiant than normal!

  48. August 31st, 2010 at 14:28 | #48

    Nini you look absolutely beautiful!! stunning!!

  49. September 1st, 2010 at 16:47 | #49

    Absolutely beautiful, and breathtaking! This was very classic I love it! Congrats!

  50. September 1st, 2010 at 16:59 | #50

    Hi, thank you so much that you found the time to answer since you’re a newlywed. I can only stress how beautiful you looked and always look :-)

  51. September 2nd, 2010 at 15:51 | #51


  52. September 5th, 2010 at 00:40 | #52

    Your wedding looks amazing. I love all the white Aodai, its so much fresher than the traditional red with a gold dragon aodai and the white lace robe on top. You are a gorgeous bride :]

  53. September 7th, 2010 at 15:21 | #53



  54. friendly comment
    September 11th, 2010 at 17:37 | #54

    you too khanh nguyen, you’re pretty but had too much make up, not only at this wedding but other occasions too.

  55. September 19th, 2010 at 19:40 | #55

    Yay! Chuc mung Nini&Loc!!! Chuc anh chi tram nam hanh phuc!!!

  56. Stephanie
    July 12th, 2011 at 21:49 | #56

    Hi Nini,

    I love, love, love your wedding ai dai from ABC. I went on their website and saw it in red but no pricing and how to order, can you please tell me how you ordered yours?

  57. July 12th, 2011 at 21:58 | #57

    You have to contact them directly by phone or email. Be sure to attach a photo. Ask for Tam. She is very helpful.

  58. thao
    December 18th, 2011 at 20:29 | #58

    hi Nini,
    I LOVE your lace ao dai from ABC. I am trying to search for it on their website and it is hard to see which dress it is. Can you please tell me what is the name of it please??

  59. December 25th, 2011 at 16:13 | #59

    You looks perfect.your sites,styles.. great.Iam from turkey and many peoele follow you.Congratulations!

  60. lina
    February 16th, 2012 at 10:40 | #60

    Hi! I love your long sleeve simple white dress with the very low back. I believe its your second your dress. can you tell me where i can find that? I am getting married in 4 months and it would be perfect! thanks

  61. July 2nd, 2012 at 19:17 | #61

    Completely and utterly enchanting! I love every single detail of the wedding and the fashion & accessories are beyond fabulous. Congratulations! I hope you all are still celebrating.

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