Mar
27th

A Peachy Sydney Wedding by Daniel K Cheung Photography

There is a color that I fell in love a couple of years ago and my heart skips a little beat when I see it used in a couples’ wedding palette. Yep, you guessed it – it’s peach. Surprise surprise right? I really do love seeing peach in weddings – it’s almost like the new pink! So I couldn’t help but do a little happy dance when this elegant wedding featuring pretty bridesmaids in peach popped up in my inbox from Daniel K Cheung Photography. Plus, the blending of culture, tradition, sweet and personal touches finished off with a little shimmy from the Bride on the dance floor made this wedding a total hit in my books.


Daniel of Daniel K Cheung Photography shares: “Vietnamese weddings in Australia are one of the most vibrant and eventful wedding celebrations. There is a cohesion of West & East that makes the day culturally rich – there is never a boring moment! In the early wee hours of the day, Fiona and her bridesmaids wore their traditional Vietnamese dresses – ao dai. It parallels the Chinese bride’s cheongsam/qipao. But unlike the traditional colours of the cheongsam, Vietnamese ao dai’s come in many differing colours. It is one of the things that make Vietnamese weddings visually stunning. Johny and his entourage of groomsmen and family arrived with gifts. After two separate tea ceremonies at each parent’s house, Fiona & Johny were wed in a Catholic ceremony.”


After two separate tea ceremonies at each parent’s house, Fiona & Johny were wed in a Catholic ceremony. One of the standouts for me was the inclusive of a harp player during the wedding ceremony. Simple, elegant and beautiful.


“When evening came, the celebrations continued with a Chinese-style 10-course banquet and of course, a candy buffet that seems to be all the rage these days (and a massive hit with all the guests). The wedding cake was decorated by the bridesmaids by adding flowers and macarons, adding a personal touch and meaning to the symbolic wedding cake.


“Even the bridal waltz was unique. Instead of the tradition slow dance routine, Fiona & Johny wow-ed their guests by a sexy dance routine. Fiona had an evening gown made for the occasion.”


Photography: Daniel K Cheung Photography / Bride’s hair and makeup: Sally Nguyen of Sally Studio / Bridesmaids makeup: Hilary Ho / Videographer: Bernard Lau / Ceremony: St Brigid’s Parish Marrickville / Reception: Crystal Palace, Cabramatta / MC: Joseph Dinh