April 24, 2022
Photography by AOR Photo Co. and Ana Waltschew Visuals
Pam Le and William’s, all day, ocean-front wedding was brimming with meaningful details, one heartwarming moment after the next, and all the LOVE you could ask for. From their 6:30 am sunrise ceremony to their dinner and reception at 6:30 pm, this sweet couple made the most of their special day celebrating their love for each other with their family and friends.
Pam and William exchanged vows on the shore of South Padre Island. Walking towards William with the blue of the ocean, reminiscent of his eyes, contrasting against of the warm yellow flowers in the ceremony backdrop, made for the most magical moment for Pam. Anticipation bubbled inside William as the moment sunk in- he was marrying the love of his life.
Prior to meeting William, Pam had never fantasized about what her dream wedding looked like. It wasn’t until 48 days after she met William that he proposed, and she dove deep into the depths of wedding planning. Even though she hadn’t thought about wedding colors or flowers before, Pam’s background in design and her ability to visualize a complete concept and execute it (one of the qualities William admires about her) enabled her to create a gorgeous wedding day celebrating her and William’s individuality with a mindfully selected color palette, meaningful flowers, and memorable music.
Each of Pam’s nine bridesmaids wore a different color dress to her ceremony and walked down the aisle holding a bouquet of chamomile flowers. With chamomile symbolizing the wish for all your dreams to be fulfilled, the bridesmaid bouquets were a gift from Pam to her girls on her big day to thank them for their friendship and support. Pam’s very own bouquet was a burst of wildflowers with a color for each one of her bridesmaid’s dresses and a very fittingly named flower, the Sweet William incorporated in. After saying ‘I do’ Pam and William quite literally rode off into a new chapter of their lives as they exited their ceremony on Pam’s vespa and headed straight to The Stables. What’s the first thing the lovebirds did as newlyweds? Horseback ride on the beach of course! Pam and William rode along the bay as the sun was rising before rejoining their family and friends for brunch. They dug into the scrumptious cake and cupcakes their culinarily gifted family and friends had baked for them. The sweet event was topped off with a stunning champagne tower and tons of smiling faces. One of the bonuses of having a sunrise wedding is that the entire day is celebrated. Afternoon naps were essential to reenergize Pam and Will for the festivities to come.
Part of celebrating their marriage involved honoring their heritage. Pam wore an Ao Dai, a traditional Vietnamese gown she customized with the help of designer Danny Nguyen, to her dinner reception. Designing her Ao Dai was one of the most special parts of wedding planning. Pam savored every moment of the creative journey from choosing the style and fabric to watching her vision come to life at her first fitting. She entered her reception in her incredible, blush Ao Dai along with her bridesmaids dressed in glimmering champagne dresses, highlighting the transition from the ceremony’s sunny color palette to the soft tones for dinner and dancing.
The newlyweds made their way to the center of the dance floor for their first dance. Pam and William had prepared for this moment with ballroom dance lessons in the weeks leading up to their wedding. When the time came, William twirled his bride around the floor to L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole. Any jitters they may have felt subsided as they took in the moment together. After dinner, the party began! The DJ, who happened to be a friend of Pam’s, knew exactly how to get the crowd moving. The dancefloor was packed all night. The couple had a blast dancing and goofing around with their loved ones with fun props including Shrek masks and cash cannons. It turned out to be one of the most memorable moments for William, dancing with his friends and family, some of which he hadn’t seen in almost a decade. Seeing everyone gather to support him and his wife was truly special.
As the night began to wind down, Pam and William shared one last dance privately as their guests ushered outside to prepare for their sendoff. The couple had a moment to reflect on their wedding, the incredible day they shared, as they swayed together. As Pam and William exited the ballroom, their family and friends greeted them with sparklers. They climbed onto Pam’s Vespa and drove away surrounded by glowing lights.
It was the perfect day. Everything Pam and William could’ve hoped for came together with the sum of every detail and the help of brilliant vendors. Ultimately it was the seemingly simple things- the sunrise on the horizon, the look Pam and William shared as Pam walked down the aisle, and being surrounded by the most important people, that made the day truly spectacular.
The Valley Wedding Pages Featured Vendors
Ao Dai DANNY NGUYEN | Bridal Gown SPOSA MIA COUTURE | Cake Designers MARINES BAKERY and DULCE LUNA CAKES | Dessert Table SWEET GRACE PASTRY SHOP | Floral TRESOR BOUQUETS | Floral at Ceremony and Reception AMBIANCE FLOWERS & RENTALS | Hair and Makeup Artists SHILPA KOSHY, BOMBSHELL HAIR and BLUSH BABES | Honeymoon VIETNAM | Hotel Accommodations HILTON GARDEN INN SPI BEACHFRONT | Lights IMPACTO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS | Music DJ FLEX | Music at Ceremony VALERIE WADDELL MUSIC COORDINATORS | Officiant EDWARD MILLS | Photo Booths OH SO CHIC PHOTO BOOTH and REFLECT ME Photography AOR PHOTO CO. and ANA WALTSCHEW VISUALS | Pressed Flowers STEELE BLOOMING | Rehearsal Dinner Locations BAR LOUIE SPI | Rentals SOUTH PADRE BEACH CEREMONY | Signage ZAZZLE | Tuxedos CORONA FORMAL WEAR | Venue NAMAR EVENT CENTER | Videography STUDIO MOTION FILMS