Claire and Tan, sweethearts of more than 7 years, tied the knot Vietnamese style. It was a day steeped in tradition with offerings of gifts, tea ceremonies, homage to ancestors, gratitude towards parents and family. Claire wore an elaborate red Ao dai and later changed into a white wedding gown for the reception at Pacific Palms Resort. The reception was kicked off by a lion dance and went into the wee hours. The whole day was a reunion for me as well. I had photographed the groom’s sister’s wedding (and those of several of her friends and colleagues) a couple years back and it was great to see the family again.