Hi everyone, not sure how much I’ve mentioned our elder daughter’s Vietnamese-American boyfriend of several years? Anyway, they are finally marrying and hoping to live in the same country! Eventually may be able to live in a choice of Vietnam, USA or New Zealand. Various visa and citizenship hoops to jump through.
So the celebrations will be in Vietnam this November, a separate tea ceremony in a coastal village in the Mekong delta area and 5 days later a reception in Ho Chi Minh City.
I saw a dress in a magazine which I sort of fell in love with. It has embroidered flowers on it and a separate slip. I knew I would not look like the model in the magazine. I like the floaty bottom of it and the sheer sleeves.
The slip is polyester and the dress itself is nylon. I am not sure how flattering it is, the try-on is not with the sort of sandals I would wear and also no jewellery. They are holding it for 2 days. The bride likes it, but can I do better? The price is reasonable I feel for NZ full price, one of our homegrown brands called Loobie’s Story.
It will be really hot and humid in Vietnam. Rebecca is wearing a red ao dai ( Vietnamese costume) for the tea ceremony and a white Western wedding dress for the reception. They actually got legally married in the Contra Costa county registrar’s office last week- she asked us not to come for that as she didn’t want us to spend on that trip, which made me a little sad, but she wore a white Sabatini dress I had given her and looked lovely and is very happy. She has flown back into NZ this morning even although now legally married ( partly it was to get a marriage certificate in English and start the timing for getting sponsored).
Pics 1-4 my possible dress. Pics 5-8 the happy couple in California last week, pretty stained glass windows at the registry office.
What do you think? I’m not totally sure even though I really love the dress, but have FOMO if I let it go. I suppose I feel old and hope it isn’t frumpy? It is a special looking dress with its embroidery and I would buy the perfect sandals. Rebecca thinks the sleeves may need taking in a little?

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