A Multicultural Wedding at The Bauer in Kansas City, Missouri

Myleen Nguyen (25 and a cardiovascular perfusionist) paired Vietnamese tradition with an organic-elegant aesthetic during her wedding to An Pham (28 and an ob-gyn). “I wanted the day to be visually appealing without it feeling overdone,” Myleen says. The California-based couple wed in the same church where all five of the groom’s siblings previously married, before shifting the celebration to The Bauer in Kansas City’s Crossroads district. “The venue was beautiful on its own and very easy to complement, so that’s just what we did,” Myleen says. Myleen’s verdant bouquet featured seeded eucalyptus and ranunculus, her favorite bloom. The bride’s breezy silk chiffon and Chantilly lace gown boasted cap sleeves for added interest. Groomsmen looked dapper in wood watches and bespoke leather suspenders engraved with their initials. Instead of traditional bouquets, bridesmaids accessorized with ranunculus corsages. “I did that so their hands would be free to eat, drink and party,” Myleen says. In addition to their Western vows, Myleen and An hosted a Vietnamese tea ceremony, where they wore traditional garb for the occasion. Once the reception got underway, the newlyweds cut into a vanilla confetti cake and shared a first dance to Johnny River’s “Swayin’ to the Music (Slow Dancin’).”