It was super busy last weekend. Jamie and I had our engagement party with roasted pig and all with the family. Afterwards I got a lovely surprise bridal shower from my work family. It was a great weekend. Here's a few photos from the engagement celebration.
Can you believe the size of that pig Jamie is carrying? That's considered a small pig and it was $130 from a place called Tasty BBQ in chinatown.
Traditionally the groom comes to the bride's house bearing gifts on platters. So the different platters shown above have things from fruit, tea, buns, abalone, to homemade coconut sticky rice.
Jamie's family's tradition is to get the bride earrings. Originally they were going to pass his grandmother's earrings onto me but his mom didn't like how they looked so she bought a new pair. We'll keep these for my future daughter or daughter-in-law!
After the gifts have been exchanged, it's part of Vietnamese culture for the bride and groom to present my parents with tea. It's to thank and honor them for giving me life, raising me and shaping me into who I am today. After they finish the tea, it's good fortune to give back a red pocket.
After all the little traditions were complete, it was time for a feast!