Monday, May 10, 2010

A Traditional Engagement

This past weekend we were honored to be invited to a Dam Hoi, an engagement party for our friends Anna and Josh. Everything about the day was carried out by years and years of tradition. Most of us had no idea what to expect which made it all more exciting! Josh invited 8 friends to participate in the ceremony. We all lined up carrying gifts and food.


Us ladies each carried one of these gift trays into the house...all of Anna's family were lined up welcoming us into their home.



Anna's family is lined up on the left, Josh's and us were lined up on the right side. Josh's parents flew in from PA for this big day! Kind words were exchanged with each family welcoming each other into their lives.




Anna then made her entrance in a gorgeous pink and gray gown which is called an Ao Dai. She was absolutely glowing!



Then, Josh got down on one knee and proposed to Anna in front of everyone! It was so innocent and a moment I'm sure Anna and Josh will never forget.



I love this picture...shows exactly what they were feeling!




Of course I had to go off and take some shots of all the gorgeous flowers!
Anna received a bouquet (yellow is their wedding color)!






They had several desserts offered but this cake was so cute!





We enjoyed our time and the experience! There is something to be said about tradition....does it make the moment feel even more special...? Nonetheless, I hold high respect for those families who stay true to who they are and where they come from.

Anna & Josh, thank you so much for allowing us to be apart of your special day! We are looking forward to your wedding day!


Cute picture to end the post...


Photo Credit: ME, please give credit to East Coast Weddings if re-posting.


4 comments:

Sunshinemeg said...

Beautiful pictures! What a beautiful tradition. Looks like a lot of fun to be a part of.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Cute picture of you girls and the proposal :)

A Wedding Story said...

She looks so beautiful. What a neat event!

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