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A little bit of history behind the bride’s dress…

The gown I am wearing is called “Ao Dai.”  They are the traditional gowns women wear in Vietnam (where my parents are originally from).  Many young women wear these gowns on a day to day basis say to school or something, however it is very plain, all white and no hat.

What I wore is the traditional gown that brides wear when they get married, however what makes it more “wedding like” is the choice of fabic, and the hat.  Typically brides wear a flashier brighter color to signify happiness and good fortune as they step into the next stage of their life as a married woman.  And also to let everyone know “hey I’m the bride!” Only brides wear the matching hat.  The hat is not worn on a regular basis since it is only meant for a bride’s wedding day.

Photography by Jose Villa

 

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