City chic in Arkansas. You heard it first, lovelies. And this Little Rock wedding is fabulous.

Christan & Marc’s Vietnamese American Wedding is romantic thanks to the darker florals, splashes, or red & dramatic photos taken by LAYERS. The celebration was a fusion of old traditions and modern fashion. Christan wore a stunning custom Vietnamese dress with a scenic train and gorgeous headpiece for the afternoon Vietnamese Tea Ceremony.

The Little Rock couple showcased how stylish Arkansas can be with their Western ceremony in a swanky Ballroom overlooking Little Rock. The elegant couple and their friends (wait until you see how they dressed!) posed in front of 360-degree views, a circle altar of lush greenery, and windows with 360-degree views. The stylish couple and their friends (wait until you see the guest fashion!) partied all night.

Our Love Story

We first met on the dancefloor at Marc’s fraternity party. It was spring 2006. We were introduced to each other by a friend on the dancefloor. We had a great time dancing and getting acquainted. Marc’s dance moves impressed me.

We usually spend Christmas Eve in Fort Smith with Marc’s parents and then Christmas Day in Joplin with my family. Marc, however, had to go to work on Christmas Day and so “drove” to Little Rock from Fort Smith after spending Christmas Eve with his family. My sister persuaded me to go with her and her family for Christmas photos downtown Joplin on the night after Christmas Eve when I arrived in Joplin. Marc and his family, including my parents, were waiting for me at a Christmas display in downtown Joplin. I almost missed him!

Wedding Ceremonies and Style

Our wedding was divided into two distinct parts. We tried to keep the afternoon tea ceremony traditional Vietnamese but with a modern twist. The evening wedding had a romantic theme with darker flowers, greenery, and gold elements.

Dress & Attire

The sequins on my wedding gown sparkled beautifully. I liked that it was different from any other dress I tried on. It looked beautiful in the evening, too. My Vietnamese wedding gown was made in Vietnam and purchased online, so I did not try it until it arrived. The dress is completely customized, so it fits perfectly. I liked the bright red with the long train and lace. Marc rented from the Black Tux due to his previous good experience and because of its quality.

I wore my grandmother’s pearl necklace, clip, and earrings for the tea ceremony and then the earrings during the ceremony. The tea ceremony was a mix of traditional and modern elements.

Favorite moments

Seeing my mom walk me down the steps into the tea ceremony while everyone waited was a special moment. The advice my family gave me during the tea ceremony was full of love. I was so grateful to see my dad walk me down the aisle during the wedding ceremony.

Most memorable was the moment Marc and I exchanged our vows. It was a very emotional moment for us to take our vows in front of friends and family. We’ve already shared so much.

The Florals

The family put everything together for the tea ceremony the night before and the day, which I appreciated. I wanted darker flowers with greens, pinks, and whites for my wedding bouquet. The reception would have lots of greenery. Cabbage Rose was a great help to me because I didn’t know what I wanted.

The Cake

PattiCakes makes a delicious lemon cake, and I love it. I wanted to decorate the cake with a similar bouquet and icing in white or off-white. I gave them some ideas about placing the flowers, but they did what they thought would look best.


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