Inspired by her Hmong culture, photographer Cindy Nguyen created this stunning styled shoot with White Barn Florals. The couple is dressed in traditional Hmong wedding attire and, in lieu of a traditional bouquet, the bride carries a basket filled with wildflowers. The floral basket pays homage to a Hmong wedding tradition in which the best man carries a bamboo basket containing items such as boiled whole chicken, oil, salt, rice, a carton of cigarettes, a knife and a blanket. Each item has a symbolic meaning: The cooking ingredients and knife are for prepping a meal along the way to the bride’s house; the cigarettes, to begin the discussion of a dowry; and the blanket is for the bride and groom when they sleep at the bride’s house. Finding unique ways to incorporate traditions into your wedding or engagement photos is a beautiful way to bring a personal touch and meaningful cultural elements to your day.