October 2016

Kathy & Varun’s Vietnamese and Hindu wedding

This past weekend, the Montoto Productions crew filmed a beautiful blending of two completely different cultures. Kathy, who is Vietnamese, and Varun, who is Indian, celebrated each of their heritages with a Buddhist and Hindu ceremony. They also had a fusion of traditions like the lion dance, baraat, Henna Party, and a Sangeet. Watching two completely different cultures embrace each other and party as one was one of the coolest experiences we were able to be a part of. This wedding was a same day edit, so we were able to show this highlight at the end of the reception. We rarely get to see our couple’s reactions when they see their wedding trailer, so being able to show them that night was a real treat for all of us!

When we asked the couple how they met, Kathy said “We are both physicians and met in New Orleans as residents at Ochsner Medical Center in 2011. I was in my first year of residency, and Varun in his last. We were on the same residents’ team covering the night service for the hospital. After we finished our rotation, the whole team went out on the town to celebrate, and Varun and I kept in touch after that.”

How he proposed: “Varun proposed to me on April 19, 2015 – We had planned to visit some of Varun’s extended family in Dubai, and stopped by Germany en route to Dubai. Little did I know that Varun had completely planned out this elaborate overseas proposal!! We spent our first few days visiting the small town of Fussen at the border of southern Germany and Austria, where you get a complete view of the Alps. It was breathtaking! I was told that we would be taking a private tour of Neuschwanstein Castle. We took a horse carriage ride up a mountain to the castle, with the beautiful German countryside within view. The castle was built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who constructed the castle to embody the romanticism of the medieval times, and later served as the inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Once there, we were taken into an opera hall within the castle with completely golden walls and chandeliers. Next thing I know opera music begins to play, the tour guide disappears, I turn around and Varun is down on one knee. He could not have planned it out any better, and things couldn’t have gone more perfectly.”

Congrats to our newlyweds, Kathy & Varun! We had an absolute blast at your wedding, and we wish you nothing but all of the happiness in the world.

Vendor love:
Coordinator: Wink Designs and Events
Photographer (Hindu Ceremony): Sarah Mattix Photography
Photographer (Buddhist Ceremony: Marissa Lambert Photography
Buddhist Ceremony: Tam Bao Temple
Hindu Ceremony & Reception: New Orleans Marriott
Florist: Bella Blooms Floral
Photobooth: Envog Photobooth
Snowball Stand: Mr. Snowball
Bride’s Wedding dress: Lazaro
Groom’s Suit: Fellow Suits
Decor: Event Rental
Firefly Ambiance
Decor to Remember
Fancy Faces Decor
Dance floor logo: AD Event Group
Cake: Chasing Wang
Makeup & Hair: Lynna Vo, Ali Vasquez, Cat Vo
Music: DJ Shivvy (One2 Entertainment)
Jupji Singh
See-Hear Productions
Horse for Baratt: Mid City Carriage
Lion Dance: Chua Bo De Lion Dance Team

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