Let me first introduce to Hue and Phuc with this KILLER video that their friends made for them! It was featured at the reception on Infinity Park‘s giant wrap around screen!
How COOL are they? And that’s just one of the many incredible moments of the day.
They started the day with a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony at her parent’s house. Only family and close friends attend this ceremony. A reception immediately followed where family enjoyed the roasted pig and other traditional fare. The couple spent some time having photos taken before they headed over to the church for their second ceremony at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic church. Hue changed into a western style dress at the church which she wore for most of the pictures. The wedding party photos were done at DU campus (before church ceremony) and the streets around Sports Authority Field at Mile High (after the ceremony). Having bright fun colors in photos was really important to them.
Hue then changed into her 3rd dress, Ao dai tunic (the blue dress) for the reception at Infinity park. One of their friends was the emcee for the night and introduced the wedding party red carpet style! Everyone practiced an elaborate routine for their grand entrance, and the whole wedding party performed a choreographed dance. Hue and Phuc visited each table as the head of each family presented them with gifts as well as toast. After that, ridiculous fun events took place one ager another – there was never a dull moment.
A few memories from the photographer, Ryan Erickson:
“Over the many years of photographing weddings I am always charged with the uniqueness of my couples. I love when they are able to show their story, passion for each other and how they celebrate with friends and family. Hue and Phuc are stellar examples of that.
I remember Brian (my second photographer) and I starting out the day at Hue’s parents home and us taking off our shoes out of respect to begin taking pictures inside. It was so comfortable to photograph while barefoot! I wish I could get away with doing that more! After their tea ceremony, I remember being so happy to have their family insist on us joining in a meal of tasty traditional foods and even a suckling pig! We knew it was going to be a long day so we were so grateful to have a good meal to carry us through.
Throughout the day I remember being so blown away by the exuberant energy that Hue, Phuc and their bridal party had. Usually the groomsmen wait for the reception to loosen up and throw the groom up in the air. Well, Phuc’s groomsmen had more in store for the reception so they got together and tossed him in the air in celebration between their tea ceremony and western church ceremony. Check out their photos to see how much air he got!
Hue and Phuc’s family loved being in photos and were all such characters in front of the camera. I was so happy to always have someone requesting to have their picture taken at the reception. I remember giggling uncontrollably at the reception when Hue’s bridesmaids blindfolded her and lined up Phuc and his groomsmen on chairs. While blindfolded, she had to squeeze the bottom of each guy and guess which pair of cheeks was her husbands! You’ll have to check out the pictures and tell me if you think she won or not.
Their wedding celebration proved to me the power of having strong relationships with friends and family. There is no doubt that whatever the world has in store for Hue and Phuc, that they will be surrounded by fun, genuine and passionate friends and family. Thanks for sharing your day with me Hue and Phuc!”