Iowa wedding photographer – Vassaly & Huu

A beautiful Vietnamese – Laotian wedding at Bella Sala in Iowa City.

The day started at Sheraton Hotel in Iowa city where the wedding party had their hair and make up done. When I arrived there I found Vassaly working on boutonnieres for the guys – realizing that she forgot to order them from the flower shop. That’s why weddings are so much fun to photograph – there’s always something unexpected happening.

The whole day was a new and interesting experience. A mixture of Lao and Vietnamese wedding traditions – including the Lao Baci ceremony and a traditional Laotian dance.

Sheraton Hotel Iowa City
Bride working on the flower boutonnieres
Bride ironing her dress at Sheraton iowa City
Groom getting ready silhouette
Groom adjusting the tie
Bride getting makeup on
Groom peeking at the bride while she is getting ready
Bride portrait Iowa City
Iowa wedding photographer
Bridal party in front of the Sheraton Hotel Iowa City
Bride and groom portrait
Bridal party doing jello shots
Set up for Baci ceremony
Bride getting dressed in her Lao traditional wedding dress
Emotional moment between the mother and the daughter
Groom with traditional Lao costume
Detail of bride's hair

Lao Baci ceremony Bella Sala Iowa City

Traditional Lao wedding ceremony

Detail from the Baci ceremony

Bride and groom first dance
Bella Sala wedding

Venue: Bella Sala Iowa City
Catering: Hunan Restaurant
Band: New Moon

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