Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:58

Generation Gap

Is the gap getting bigger and do the oldies really know what’s best? Your guess is as good as ours, but we come up with some interesting results trying to find out.

Published in The Big Story
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 04:57

Infidelity

Published in The Therapist
Saturday, 14 November 2015 17:02

Welcome to Splitsville

Welcome to Splitsville

In the US, the divorce rate is on the decline. So, what’s the score in Vietnam? As Jon Aspin explains, stats or no stats, divorce sucks

Published in The Big Story
Saturday, 14 November 2015 16:53

Love is Blind

Love is Blind. Photo by Kyle Phanroy, courtesy of Bliss Wedding Planners

Marriage comes with expectations, and with society changing so fast, these are increasingly hard to fulfill. Vu Ha Kim Vy looks at the pressure faced by modern-day couples in the face of tradition

Published in The Big Story
Saturday, 14 November 2015 13:58

My Wedding

Lesley Arnold and Mark Heather

The countryside wedding, the city wedding, nuptials in the mountains and the Western-style wedding. Three couples tell us about their wedding experiences. Compiled by Vu Ha Kim Vy and Nick Ross

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 12 November 2015 17:34

When Two Weddings Become One

When Two Weddings Become One. Photo by Jesse Meadows 

Despite being a mixed Viet Kieu, Czech wedding, when Maia and Marek got married in Hanoi, they kept with tradition. Words and photos by Jesse Meadows

Published in The Big Story
Thursday, 12 November 2015 12:57

The Pioneers of the Wedding Industry

Photo by Kyle Phanroy 

Modern-day weddings really are just that — a phenomenon of the present age. And the people responsible for that phenomenon? Twin brothers, Phu and Quy

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 09 November 2015 18:15

The Stages of a Vietnamese Wedding

Photo by Kyle Phanroy. Courtesy of Bliss Wedding Planners

Getting married in Vietnam has two parts. The paperwork — all marriages are regarded as civil weddings — and the actual wedding itself. Despite the glitz, bling and razzmatazz of the receptions, most weddings still maintain a sense of tradition. Words by Vu Ha Kim Vy

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 09 November 2015 17:48

There’s No Price Tag on Happiness

Photo by Kyle Phanroy. Courtesy of Bliss Wedding Planners

The wedding industry in Vietnam is booming. Owen Salisbury delves into the costs of putting on that dream wedding. He comes out the other end in a sweat

Published in The Big Story
Monday, 09 November 2015 17:39

Til Death Do Us Part

Til Death Do Us Part

The first recorded marriage was 4,350 years ago. By that time, wedding bands were already in use, as were dowries. The ancient Egyptians are thought to have started using rings in 2800BC, while the first written record of a ‘marriage payment’ was 200 years earlier. Yet it wasn’t until 1840 that the white wedding dress was popularized. We can blame one of the world’s longest reigning monarchs, Queen Victoria, for that one. She wore a white wedding gown on her marriage to Albert.

Published in The Big Story
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