A Sunset Wedding at the Brannon Center: Celebrating Love and Tradition

Crafting a Seamless Sunset Wedding Vision

In January 2023, an unforgettable love story unfolded between Ngoc Han and Toan. This culminated in a breathtaking sunset wedding at the Brannon Center in Jacksonville, Florida. This beautiful celebration blended traditional Vietnamese customs and modern Western elegance.  Moreover, it was meticulously designed to create an unforgettable experience.

Ngoc Han and Toan envisioned a seamless wedding day. They prioritized a relaxed atmosphere for their families, especially their mothers. Their dream was realized with the help of Beaute Speciale, whose exceptional beauty services ensured that Ngoc Han looked stunning throughout the day. The attention to detail and artistry provided by Beaute Speciale truly brought out the bride’s natural elegance. Furthermore, setting the stage for a memorable sunset wedding.

Vietnamese Tea Ceremony wedding makeup by Beaute Speciale
Photo by My Nguyen Photography

Embracing Traditions in a Modern Setting

The wedding day began with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony, held at a charming BNB in Jacksonville, Florida. The setting was picturesque, with a charming staircase, swaying palm trees, and cascading bougainvillea. As family members prepared for the ceremony, the atmosphere was filled with warmth and anticipation.

Ngoc Han, adorned in a beautifully laced red Ao Dai, looked radiant and elegant,. Her beauty was further enhanced by Beaute Speciale’s expert touch. The ceremony included traditional elements such as bowing to photos of deceased ancestors, offering tea to parents, and receiving jewelry from the mother-in-law. These heartfelt moments highlighted Ngoc Han and Toan’s journey of blending their Vietnamese roots with their American upbringing. The tea ceremony was a touching tribute to their heritage and a beautiful prelude to the sunset wedding at the Brannon Center.

A Sunset Ceremony and Lively Reception

Jacksonville Florida wedding on I Said Yes! FL
Photo by My Nguyen Photography

The Western-style ceremony commenced as the sun began to set, casting a golden glow over the Brannon Center. The setting sun provided a stunning backdrop, creating a magical atmosphere for Ngoc Han and Toan’s vows. The ceremony was accompanied by the enchanting music of a cellist, adding to the romantic ambiance. Ngoc Han’s favorite white orchids in her bouquet perfectly complemented her classic wedding dress, making her look timelessly elegant.

The reception that followed was lively and joyous. The wedding party’s energetic entrance set the tone for Ngoc Han and Toan’s grand arrival, which included a choreographed dance that delighted all the guests. A touching highlight of the reception was the combined parents’ dance, symbolizing the union of two families. A delightful boba station added a refreshing and unique touch to the celebration, offering flavors that were a nod to both classic and Vietnamese tastes.

Reflecting on this sunset wedding, it is evident that Ngoc Han and Toan’s special day was a perfect blend of cultural traditions and personal touches. The joy and love radiating from the couple and their families made this sunset wedding truly unforgettable. The stunning photography captured the essence of this beautiful day, showcasing the seamless integration of Vietnamese traditions and Western elegance in a sunset wedding at the Brannon Center.

Venue: Brannon CenterPlanner: Your Story EventsVideographer: Ashwood FilmsHair & Makeup: Beaute SpecialeDress: Stella York | Suit: The Tailor Shop, INCFloral: Jacksonville Flower MarketCaterer:  Viet TasteBoba Bar: Ding Tea-OrlandoDJ: DJ SpinfamousPhotobooth: I Heart PhotobombHarpist: Music by Melody Anglin | Rentals: I AM EVENTSOfficiant: Sensational Ceremonies | Photographer: My Nguyen Photography

Groom and Groomsmen enjoying time together before Vietnamese Tea Wedding Ceremony
Greenery and spring floral wedding ceremony aisle and alter on I Said Yes! FL
Ding Tea Orlando wedding reception boba drinks on I Said Yes! FL

Photos by My Ngyuen Photography

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