The moment we met Cuong and Le, we knew the ballroom would be the perfect event space for their celebration. The couple had several special details they wanted to have at their event and we were very happy to see it all come together so nicely. They had a perfect combination of colors; red, pink, white, maroon, and hints of gold, which looked stunning in our neutral and grayscale facility.

Since we opened, The Overland Park Ballroom & Social Club has had two other ethnic weddings before we met the future Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen. One was a Bulgarian wedding reception and the other was an Indian wedding. With each ethnic wedding event we are privileged to witness special cultural traditions. Cuong and Le also brought with them some Vietnamese wedding customs and it was exciting to be a part of their celebration!

In the morning, Cuong and Le had a traditional ceremony at their home. Later in the evening they held their reception at the ballroom with over 170 family and friends!

Reception guests were served a delectable 8-course meal provided by Princess Garden Restaurant. After dinner concluded, Le used our luxurious dressing room suite to change out of her white dress for a traditional Vietnamese dress called an Áo dài. After she changed, the newly married couple proceeded to go around to each table.

Nguyen wedding reception

Photo credit: Paper People Photography

At the table, an elected speaker would give all the blessings and advice that the table had discussed throughout the evening, then proceeded to toast to the happy couple.

The Overland Park Event Staff loved watching the two families come together with such joy, while the bride and groom took the time to acknowledge each guest at the reception. It’s a wonderful tradition and one we’d like to see more of!

bride and groom first dance at Nguyen wedding

Photo credit: Paper People Photography

After the blessing, Le changed back into her white dress and they carried on with the rest of their reception. The reception included a first dance as husband and wife. A photo booth to entertain guests, and one our favorites, Karaoke! All in all, the Overland Park Ballroom and Social Club wants to thank Cuong and Le for sharing their cultural traditions with us and wish them a very happy life together!

 

 

The OP Ballroom Event Team