An extravagant affair at sea marries Vietnamese culture with Jewish tradition
The incredible photos below are by the uber-talented Table 4 weddings, and a few are by their second shooter, Kim Le of Kim Le Photography. And you absolutely must must must also watch this insanely creative video by Joe Simon of Joe Simon Productions. When the wedding video is elevated to art like this, it makes me terribly happy. <!–more–>
As the product of a multi-ethnic marriage, nothing warms my heart more than seeing a beautiful wedding that seamlessly blends and honors different cultural traditions — especially when it’s done in super-elegant style! For Adam and Kim of New York City, their dream wedding meant inviting 100 friends and family members to spend 3 days aboard the Seadream yacht, for a celebration that included a traditional tea ceremony, a ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) and a chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy), fireworks (!), lots of groovy tunes, great food, and FUN!
Embarkation was followed by a casual, fun rehearsal dinner.
The busy wedding weekend itinerary still left plenty of time for r&r…and champagne!
Kim’s tea ceremony outfit is gorgeous!
And finally, the big day arrives…
The bride and groom each sign the ketubah before the wedding ceremony begins.
The bride wore — what else? — a gorgeous Vera Wang.
Cornflower blue and fuschia are bright and cheery against the ocean backdrop and elegant white of the Seadream.
Oh-so-elegant reception table centerpieces use an assortment of glass vases to showcase single-variety bouquets. The cornflower blue and fuschia color scheme works as well indoors as out.
Elegant food is presented with a flourish — check out the video above for the wait staff’s synchronized unveiling of the entrees!