Thanh & Chip | Whimsical Botanical Garden Wedding | Vienna Virginia Wedding Photographers

Meadowlark Botanical Garden in Vienna Virginia is one of the most stunning venues. So many gardens, exotic plants, & it's large enough to be able to capture so many different little scenes. 

With Thanh from Vietnam & Chip from Virginia, their love story was captivating & unique. They met while Chip was in Vietnam & the two bonded over their love for the movie The Artist. She came with him back to the states for Grad school & met his family. Chip's family quickly adopted her & she became like a daughter to them. 

He proposed in Paris (WHO DOES THAT. frickin' dreams) & throughout the whole wedding planning process, Chip's parents played a vital role. His mom was Thanh's mom away from home. Since her mom was still in Vietnam & was unable to travel, Chip's mom was able to go dress shopping & pick flowers out with her. How sweet is that?

Thanh & Chip ACTUALLY got married in a year earlier (2016) at the courthouse of Charlottesville, then planned this big celebration for their family & friends. THEN are having another celebration in Vietnam for her side of the family. 

The wedding was ALL about their friends & family. They were intent on communicating with all of their guests & wanted to make sure they had honest, genuine conversations. They had portraits done with every guest & the speeches that his brother & her sister made were full of the sweetest stories. 

Oh, & did I mention Thanh's sister traveled for something like a total of 24 hours to be there for their wedding? True sisterly love, I tell ya! 

Anyways, their wedding was all sorts of dreamy, greeny, flowery, romantical goodness & the way Chip looks at Thanh melts my heart to mush. 

Thanh & Chip, you both are such kind souls & we are so glad we were able to document such a special day for you! All the love to the both of you & your families! 

Matt & Melanie

All the Rad Vendors:

Dress: Bhldn  
Planner: Diamond Events
Hair + Make-up: Kali Taylor (Free Lance Artist) 
DJ + Band: Black Tie Entertainment
Catering: Great Blue Herron
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bhldn
Groomsmen Attire: the Black Tux
Invitations: Paperless Post
Favors: Donated to Charities