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Frances Bramsen

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Marni Rothschild Pictures
An early-autumn affair marries the best of both Vietnamese and Charleston wedding tradition

Linda Nguyen & Vu Nguyen
September 22, 2012
Blessed Sacrament Church & Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing

Vietnamese weddings incorporate the color red for good luck, but it seems like Vu Nguyen and Linda Nguyen specialized in good fortune long before their Big Day. Proof? They met at the 2007 Cooper River Bridge Run where Vu skinned his elbow after slipping on the slick pavement; his on-site medic turned out to be Linda, and after she tended his wounds, they began a courtship that led to a ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Church and reception at Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing. The two pharmacists (who now live near Washington D.C.) returned to the birthplace of their relationship for a day rich with culture. Hannah Alexander of WED took classic Vietnamese celebratory colors like red and gold and added Linda’s modern picks of coral and navy to the mix. “Everything came together beautifully,” says Linda. “Our Vietnamese guests respected our traditional customs, while our non-Vietnamese guests appreciated being a part of a unique wedding experience.”

 

Vendor List

Bridal Gown: Wtoo by Watters, www.gownboutiqueofcharleston.com
Bridal Reception Gown: Tadashi Bridal, www.tadashishoji.com
Bridesmaid’s Attire: Carol Hannah, www.bellabridesmaid.com
Cake: Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal, chttp://www.bellabridesmaid.com
Caterer: Happy Valley Gourmet, (678) 218-0888
Ceremony Location: Blessed Sacrament, www.blsac.org
Draping: Loluma, www.loluma.com
Florist: Sara York Grimshaw Designs, www.sygdesigns.com
Hairstylist & Makeup Artist: Kelli Hoff, www.elysiumsalon.net
Lighting: TEC,www.technicaleventcompany.com
Music: The Mighty Kicks, www.themightykicks.com
Photography: Marni Rothschild, www.marnipictures.com
Reception Venue: Founders Hall at Charlestowne Landing, www.foundershallcharleston.com
Rentals: Snyder, www.snydereventrentals.com
Transportation: Charleston Black Cab Company, www.charlestonblackcabcompany.com
Wedding Design & Signage: Hannah Alexander, www.charlestonevent.com
Wedding Rings: Ritani through Paulo Geiss Jewelers,www.geissjewelers.com
Wine & Bar Service: www.snydereventrentals.com