Timothy Patrick and Jose Olivares


Tim and Jose, one from Ireland and one from Columbia, living in HongKong, decided to hold their wedding in Hanoi with 80 guests from all over the world. Being an experienced architect, Jose was sure what they wanted for the celebration: a theme of navy blue & silver; the invitation design, the wedding favors for the guests, the wedding cake design, the music, and even the height of the centerpieces at the reception.

Bythuongtran’s role is to put all these elements in order and make sure they met the expectation of Tim and Jose’s. Perfectly running the ceremony at the Embassy of United Kingdom, as well as the reception at Metropole Hanoi and the postwedding party in Press Club; bythuongtran one more time created extraordinary experience to international guests, and most importantly unforgettable memories to another couple who chose Vietnam for their destination wedding.

"Jose and I initially contacted Thuong through her website when we decided to have our celebrations in Hanoi, Vietnam. We found Thuong to be very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable at replying to email questions (of which there were many) and flexible in arranging Skype chats online to talk over ideas and issues.

Thuong met us on every trip to Vietnam and kept us informed regularly on developments. She acted as a liaison with the many people we met in Hanoi, and acted an an interpreter as well as planner. Thuong recommended us an amazing florist, photographer and band leader and arranged good deals with all.

Her assistant also really helped us source things in Hanoi and worked with us on the day. Thuong dealt with the 2 venues we used and was present on the whole day with us behind the scenes. She also arranged the details at the UK consulate for our ceremony. There were many last minute issues that she not only dealt with on the day, but also kept the day running to schedule to every minute.

Overall, we were both very happy with the service Thuong provided and found it great value. Thuong was able to translate our ideas into reality in Hanoi and we are extremely grateful for her services.

Getting married in Vietnam does require a great Vietnamese planner! I would strongly recommend Thuong and her team to anyone wishing to marry in Vietnam."