Tran Dinh and Tommy Trinh Give A Technicolor Twist to a Classic Venue

Tran Dinh

Tommy Trinh

August 23, 2020

In the world of rom-coms, there’s nothing more romantic than a wedding. And why not? The champagne flows freely, the dress code is formal, and the music is on point. But either Tran Dinh hadn’t watched 27 Dresses in a while, or she wasn’t in the mood for love back in the summer of 2017 when she was a bridesmaid at her cousin’s wedding. In fact, her meet-cute with handsome guest Tommy Trinh wasn’t actually all that cute. “He introduced himself to me, and I thought, ‘Why is this guy talking to me?’ ” she says. While the couple shared a drink and even took a spin on the dance floor, they quickly went their separate ways. 

Still, Tommy must have done something right because just 10 days later, Tran found herself driving to Houston to see him. They decided to give a relationship a go, and three years later, they sealed the deal at the Olana. 

Despite August-in-Texas temps and a smaller guest list due to COVID, the couple says they wouldn’t change a single thing about their big day. And like all the best romantic comedies, Tran even experienced a change of heart. “I always thought love was for losers, so I never even envisioned a wedding. I’m happy to report we’re losers now!” —Laura Kostelny

Get the Look

Tran and Tommy wanted a wedding planner who could bring plenty of Technicolor excitement to their big day. Enter KC Cloud of KC Cloud Events, who pitched special touches like a sophisticated chopsticks display, a drum performance, and a traditional Vietnamese lion dance to ensure the couple’s future happiness, wealth, and progeny. Tran and Tommy chose me because none of my weddings are the same,” says KC. “I wanted to create something that spoke to them, so we added special cultural moments throughout the day.” The planner also worked closely with Fort Worth–based florist Adri Smith of Moss Floral Design to bring in some out-of-the-ordinary arrangements. “We brought in painted fan palms in yellows, corals, and summer pinks,” Adri says. “I’m also very big on vessels—I like using all handmade containers.”

Honeymoon highlight: Snorkeling in the Maldives

First dance song: "Yêu và Yêu” by Erik

Number of Guests: 130

Cake: Champagne with raspberry filling

This article originally appeared in the Fall / Winter 2021 issue of D Weddings. Purchase yours online .

Credits

  • Ceremony/Reception Site

    The Olana

  • Photographer

    Allen Tsai Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Milla Nova (ceremony); Essence of Australia (reception)

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Belle Âme Bridal; Misora Bridal

  • Hair & Makeup

    Beaute at Heart

  • Groom’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Groomsmen’s Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Flowers

    Moss Floral Design

  • Stationery

    Lane Love Paper Co.

  • Cake

    Jenny Layne Bakery

  • Catering

    Vestals Catering

  • Music

    RLF Society Events

  • Lighting

    RLF Society Events

  • Videographer

    Shawn Yang Films

  • Wedding Rentals

    Lawson Event Rentals

  • Wedding Planner/Designer

    KC Cloud Events

  • Additional Vendors

    JL Troupe Lion Dance

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