Archive for July, 2007

The Tran – Witte Reception

Monday, July 9th, 2007

I must be one of the most fortunate individuals in our industry to have clients like Hanh and Aaron. Almost two years went by from the time they booked with us until their wedding date and they made every moment a delight.

Hanh and Aaron live in New York City and we planned everything via e-mail and phone. Aaron is a Vice President with his firm and makes everyone feel calm, cool and collected. He is one of the finest men I have ever met. Hanh is an Asian beauty with a dazzling smile and New York style. I think they make an incredible couple. Little do they know that I plan on visiting them and crashing at their New York pad! I deserve some quality shopping and theatre time after such a busy bridal season. And I love good pastrami…
Aaron created quite a web page to tell the incredible story of how they met. I encourage all the readers to take a look at it and use it as an example when creating your own. aaron
I think Hanh and Aaron represent the urban couple of today. I see more and more clients who are young professionals, established in their respective careers and planning the nuptials on their own. Long distance events can pose challenges for anyone. Hanh and Aaron listened to my advice, maintained contact with their vendors and allowed the professionals to do their job. Gee – what a novel approach.

Hanh’s family is Vietnamese and we encountered language barriers, communication issues and cultural differences, but by having a central “go-to-guy”, helped eliminate confusion. My best advice to any couple who is merging cultures is to have a clear, concise itinerary that explains what is happening and why. Make sure everyone involved receives a copy when they arrive.

From the expresso colored linen to the high-style tropical flowers, it was a beautiful night. Hanh and Aaron, I miss you… but a nice trip to Bergdorf Goodman will help me get over the pain. I’ll be M.I.A. in N.Y.C.!

Rob Schaefer