Brides to Be: A Photoshoot at the Mall

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

The first night I passed the mall on the edge of Hoam Kiem Lake, I thought I'd stumbled upon a photoshoot for a bridal gown collection. However, after multiple evenings of witnessing different couples tramping around in tuxedos and gowns, I realized that these are all actually separate, legitimate wedding parties. For reasons unknown to me, it's common for these newlyweds to commemorate their special day in front of the golden Dior signs that frame the mall. And it's so popular that couples often wait in line behind other bridal parties for their perfect shot.