Romantic, Pastel Vietnamese Wedding | Tarpon Springs

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Vietnamese Tampa Bay Wedding | Tarpon Springs Wedding

Tara and Binh’s Tarpon Springs wedding incorporated the couple’s Vietnamese heritage and a mix of their personalities.

“Our wedding was very soft, romantic and almost whimsical, yet traditional. It reminded me of being in a dream,” the bride shared. “I am an all glam and over the top kind of girl, but my husband is more low-key and simple. I tried to pick key details that would make my wedding stand out but left some stuff simple.”

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Wedding photography was important to the bride and groom, who made finding the right fit a top priority when it came to their wedding budget.

“I wanted a certain style edit for my pictures and someone who could incorporate their personality with ours,” Tara explained. “Rad Red Creative took the time to discuss my wedding day and was very understanding about my culture. They also had worked a traditional Vietnamese wedding before, so that was a plus. They were one of my favorite vendors. I connected with them so well and because of that, my photos exceeded my expectations. I loved all of my pictures and got them back in record timing!”

Looking back, the Denver, Colorado couple shared that one of their most memorable moments was returning to the bride’s hometown for their Tampa Bay destination wedding.

“I really enjoyed seeing all of our friends and family who traveled near and far to help celebrate the day with us. It is rare that you can get everyone together nowadays,” Tara reminisced.

Diamond Wedding Necklace Jewelry and Bracelet and Nude Christian Louboutin Wedding Shoes with Peach, Pink Blush and White Bouquet

Bride Getting Ready on Wedding with Bridesmaids in Pink Blush Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride Getting Ready on Wedding with Bridesmaids in Pink Blush Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Peach, Pink Blush and White Bridal Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bridal Party Bridesmaids Portrait in Pink Blush Peach Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bridal Party Groomsmen Portrait Dark Blue Suits | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride and Groom First Look on Wedding Day | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride and Groom First Look on Wedding Day | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

The Proposal:
We went to our favorite restaurant, Beatrice & Woodsley, in Denver, CO, and Binh had invited a few of our friends. As we were walking up to the restaurant, one of my (future) bridesmaids met us at the front, and Binh ran inside. She was holding a single rose to give to me and walked me in the restaurant.

As I walked in, each one of our friends was there to give me another rose leading me to the back of the restaurant where it was filled with four dozen roses and tea candles. When I finally reached the back of the restaurant, Binh was down on one knee and proposed right there in front of everyone.

Bridal Party Bridesmaids Portrait in Pink Blush Peach Dresses and Groomsmen in Dark Blue Suits | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Long Veil | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

What did you look for in a wedding photographer?
I wanted a certain style edit for my pictures and someone who could incorporate their personality with ours.

Rad Red Creative took the time to discuss my wedding day and was very understanding about my culture. They also had worked a traditional Vietnamese wedding before, so that was a plus. They were one of my favorite vendors. I connected with them so well and because of that, my photos exceeded my expectations. I loved all of my pictures and got them back in record timing!

Bride Wedding Portrait with Low Cut Open Back Wedding Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bridal Party Bridesmaids Portrait in Gold Asian Vietnamese Dresses | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride and Groom Traditional Vietnamese Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride and Groom Traditional Vietnamese Wedding Portrait in the Woods | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Wedding Ceremony Decor with Draped Arch, Aisle Runner and Columns with Red and White Floral Arrangements | Red and White Wedding Inspiration

Bride and Groom Saying Vows at Wedding Ceremony | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

White Wedding Reception with Ceiling Draping, Sweetheart Table and Large Dance Floor | Tarpon Spring Wedding Venue St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Community Center

Gold and White Wedding Reception with Chiavari Chairs and Tall White, Red and Blush Pink Centerpieces | Wedding Reception Decor and Inspiration

How would you describe your theme?
Our wedding was very soft, romantic and almost whimsical, yet traditional. It reminded me of being in a dream.

I am an all glam and over the top kind of girl, but my husband is more low-key and simple. I tried to pick key details that would make my wedding stand out but left some stuff simple.

What were your colors?
Soft pastels, white and gold. I wanted something simple, but beautiful.

Gold and White Wedding Reception with Chiavari Chairs and White, Red, Purple Lavender and Blush Pink Centerpieces with Table Numbers | Wedding Reception Decor and Inspiration

Gold and White Wedding Reception with Chiavari Chairs and Tall White, Red and Blush Pink Centerpieces and Gold Table Numbers | Wedding Reception Decor and Inspiration

Rustic Nature Inspired 4-Tier Round Wedding Cake with Roses and Greenery | Wedding Cake Inspiration

Bride and Groom First Dance on Wedding Day | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

Bride and Groom Fun, Whimsical Wedding Portrait with Cotton Candy | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Rad Red Creative

 

 

 

What advice would you give to other Tampa Bay couples?
Don’t sweat the small stuff, because at the end of the day no one will remember what went wrong at your wedding. There were a lot of things that didn’t go as planned, but I just asked myself – can this be fixed now or not – and if not, I just let it go and enjoyed my special day.

Vietnamese Ceremony and Reception Venue: Spanos Pappas Community Center
American Ceremony and Reception Venue: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Community Center Tarpon Springs
Photographer: Rad Red Creative
Videographer: Longen Films
Planner & Rentals: Ideal Design Events
Florist: Royal Events and Services
Caterer: Hao Wah Catering
Cake: Chantilly Cakes 
Cotton Candy:
Amuse Puf
DJ: SoundAlive
Officiant: Scott Holland (Family Friend)
Dress Shop and Designer: The White Magnolia Bridal CollectionPronovias and Cynthia Bui Collection (Traditional Lieben Dress)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulus
Hair: Bessie’s Beauty Services

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