Trang & Ray To Vietnam And Back

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A few years ago, on a serendipitous trip to Vietnam, and in need of a local tour guide to help immerse himself in the local culture. Ray stumbled upon Trang. What followed was a whirlwind romance, one that would eventually see them endure months apart and thousands of kilometres of separation, in a long distance relationship. 

Fast forward to 2016, and after a few return trips to Vietnam (including a stint as a volunteer worker). Ray would finally return to Australia, with Trang in tow as his fiancée.

Their wedding day was quintessentially Australian, albeit with a few distinct, cultural touches. Trang shone in a tailor made dress from Vietnam, and sported a traditional Vietnamese áo dài later in the evening. Her immediate family and maid of honour also made the long journey from Vietnam to be with her. 

There were speeches in both languages, and the emotions flew when Ray & Trang regaled the crowd with their love story, with most hearing it for the first time in full.

Love is not a matter of counting the years, but making the years count!


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