The Year is 2012. I am t-minus three months from the BIG day. My family is hosting my Lễ Hỏi or a traditional Vietnamese Engagement. Pinterest is two years old. I refused to sign up for an account for fear of becoming an obsessive bridezilla searching and pinning themes, colors and details. No doubt I would’ve been texting and / or emailing my coordinator, matrons and maids ideas all hours of the day. (I did, however, open an account after though. No regrets). I surrendered to the inevitable red and gold decor elements of a Lễ Hỏi, but planned all the details around it.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. A Lễ Hỏi will include these guys:
Being that my wedding color was already a shade of orange, I went bold and bright for my summer Lễ Hỏi combining red, orange and magenta.
The pathway leading to the door of my parent’s home was lined with bright lanterns and a curtain of various flowers. It doubled as a photo back drop for formal pics with Ong Xa to-be and pics with family.
Since it was a SoCal summer, the day was a scorcher! So much so that paper, hand-held fans were readily available for anyone that needed an extra cool breeze— especially our beloved Ong Ba’s. They so appreciated it!
Post Lễ Hỏi, it was time to eat and be “marry.”
While our DJ was spinning ‘Summertime,’ white tents shaded everyone from the sun. Red, orange and magenta linens lent to the celebratory vibes.
Reliving the details sure puts a smile on my face! This was surely no easy task, but I wouldn’t change a thing! Click here to read all about my Áo Lễ Hỏi!
Photos: The Coco Gallery (c) 2012