@2018 by Leanne Summers Vietnam Wedding Celebrant. 

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February 23, 2019

You asked for it. I got permission from the bride and groom. Here it is: in the bride's words. (PS: Please don't misunderstand me. I hear a lot of proposal stories and they are all absolutely beautiful. This one just left me stunned.)

Grab a cuppa. It's a goodie.

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March 13, 2018

Grab a cup of tea. This one is tricky as it depends on your circumstances.

Broadly speaking, a wedding in Vietnam between two foreigners is unlikely to be recognised by your home country. Boo! I will explain why in a second. Before you ditch your romantic notion of jump...

November 23, 2017

Soaked to the bone, the bride turned to me and said “no one tells you your wedding gown will be see through if it gets wet.”

As a destination wedding celebrant, I’m fortunate to meet folks from all over the world. All the weddings are unique and personal. This year I wa...

December 11, 2016

What would you do if you had $32,641 to spend?

The average cost of a wedding in 2015 in the United States was $32,641 AND our guest lists are getting smaller!


A new (scary) trend for couples is to "mini-moon": havi...

November 16, 2016

We have all heard of wedding day jitters, right?

I think I saw the most severe case recently. My husband and I attended a wedding. I wasn’t the celebrant so we were able to enjoy all the festivities. We arrived for the pre-wedding drinks ready for a great time. When we...

October 29, 2016

Every achievement you make in life, no matter how big or how small deserves its own little reward. In another world, I’d be celebrating with champagne - but that’s rather prohibitive if like me, you enjoy celebrating the small stuff.

I read an article by Natalie Brooke...

October 21, 2016



Why do I know this? Because I thought I’d be a little creative. I sprayed spray paint on polystyrene and nearly burnt the house down!

You may recall from my last post, Tram persuaded me to help her pull her western wedding together. They chose a gorgeous venue on An...

October 10, 2016

A few months ago I was lucky enough to receive a call from a fantastic couple, Tram and James about their wedding in Hoi An. They had been guests at a wedding

October 4, 2016

We haven’t even decided on the flowers.

Let’s face it, weddings are a daunting business. Women, in particular, are often raised to expect their wedding day to be like a fairy tale: the bride marrying her Prince, with all the trimmings. Wedding planners and other markete...

September 26, 2016

When I first meet new couples, I am asked the same question within 5 minutes: how did you come to be living in Vietnam?

This page isn’t going to be all about me, though a little background on how I came to be a wedding celebrant in Vietnam may answer the query.

In 2011...

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