Monday, February 1, 2010

Wedding Season

(PICTURE: Huyen with her friend Ha and her now husband.)

In America the prime wedding season seems to be during Spring, but here it is definitely in Winter. The Vietnamese love to get married right before Tet. It seems that Huyen has a wedding to go to every other day and sometimes twice in a day. I'm always really interested to hear about couples getting married because often they've only been dating for less than a year. Huyen actually went to a wedding recently where a couple had only been dating for a month! This might sound crazy but...well, it is crazy to me still. However, Huyen once told me that Vietnamese people believe you should get married fast so that the greatest part of your love is after you're married. I guess that sort of makes sense. As an American with our high divorce rate, I think it would be foolish to pass judgment on another country's wedding customs.

This past Sunday and Monday I went to two weddings with Huyen. One wedding was for her childhood friend Linh and the other was for her friend Ha. Here's me looking like a giant with both brides:

(PICTURE: Linh and me.)

(PICTURE: Ha and me.)