Bride- Marianne Luu-Chen

Groom- Alvin Chen


Ceremony location: The Bridgewater Club

Reception location: The Bridgewater Club

Honeymoon location: New Zealand


Wedding date: August 10, 2013


When did you first meet: January 2008

Where did you first meet: At a friend’s house.

When did you know you were going to marry him: I can’t pinpoint exactly when I knew I was going to marry him, but his first smile to me pushed me in that direction!

How did he propose: After going on a road trip around Colorado, he asked me to marry him.

Favorite thing to do together: Discovering new places and activities.


Wedding colors: Red, ivory, and gold

Number of guests: 150

Number in wedding party: 8

Wedding Style: Understated elegance

Dress style: Lace, Lace, Lace!

Most unique wedding personalization: Traditional Vietnamese touches

Something you did very different: We had a traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremony earlier in the day.

Something you did very traditional: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!

Something you would do all over again: Have all my friends and family in one place, and getting married by a judge who is also a wonderful friend.

Something you would never do again: Have two different wedding ceremonies on the same day!

Most memorable wedding moment: Seeing Alvin for the first time on the day.

Best wedding decision: Hiring Gloria Boyden as my wedding planner!

Best wedding overall advice: Keep things simple – it’s a day for celebrating love.



Ceremony- The Bridgewater Club

Reception- The Bridgewater Club

Dress- BestBridalPrices.com

Shoes- Christian Louboutin

Accessories- Anne Miller, BB Miller

Hair- Kiem Vuong, Mi Nails

Make-up- Jack Liberty Creech

Tuxedos- Men’s Wearhouse

Invitations- Gloria Boyden, Events by Design

Flowers- Madame Dao Vu Thien

Cake- Rene’s Bakery

Entertainment-Tim Glesing, Circle City Sound

Photographer- Joe DeFabis, DeFabis Photography

DeFabis Photography

3901 Kessler Blvd. North  Dr.

Indianapolis, IN 46228


Videographer- Henry Phan, HP Graphics

Wedding Planner-Gloria Boyden, Events by Design

Events by Design

14066 Song Court

Carmel, IN 46302


Many Thanks to our Bride of the Month, Marianne! Happily Ever After to you and Alvin!

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