For many of those who know of the Chinese tea ceremony but not sure why it happens or how, I thought I’d share all the details. It’s such a beautiful and vital part of a Chinese wedding. The ceremony is a symbolic way of presenting the bride to the groom’s family, and for the couple to express gratitude to their elders. The couple typically wears embroidered silk outfits in the colour red for luck and prosperity. This is subject to the couple who may choose to wear something else instead.
Kristina and Ahmad first met through mutual in Chicago, where they are from. Kristina’s family is Serbian and their religious views are Christian Orthodox. Ahmad’s family is half Indian and half Lebanese and religious views are Muslim. However the bride and groom are non-religious, but are spiritual instead. Now to hand over to Kristina.
I’m really excited to share Soniya and Marcel’s wedding on the blog especially after I featured their engagement shoot, which you can see here. Beautiful Soniya is a Hindu girl from Nepal who met, Christian, Marcel from Germany in his home country. She tells us about how they met and their proposal story on their engagement shoot post.
Anna Campbell, a name that you associate with some of the most beautiful wedding dresses out there. I personally adore her because her designs are different, they embrace lace, glamour and intricate detail. The embellished dresses remind me of the detail found on asian bridal wear but in a more relaxed, bohemian way.
Finally, I get to share a wedding that has a Ghanian bride or groom on the blog. Joesephine and Keith are both from Baltimore and they met online in Feburary 2010. Their multicultural wedding was held at the Bavarian Inn Mansion in Shepherdstown, West Virginia shared with 185 of their close family and friends.
Happy New Year my lovely readers! As you may have noticed, I’ve also been enjoying the festive period and was away from my macbook for a week. I did have intentions of getting as much done as I could but if I’m honest, seeing my friends and family over Christmas became the priority and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Demi and Vinay met on eHarmony and married on 28 May 2016. They had 300 for the wedding ceremony and 120 for the actual reception. For the Hindu ceremony in the morning, the couple wore traditional Indian white and red wedding outfits. A beautiful lengha for Demi and a sherwani for Vinay. Then for the evening, they switched clothes so Demi could wear a traditional Japanese dress called a kimono while Vinay wore a suit.
I’ve been sharing many fusion and multicultural Hindu weddings on the blog lately, and this lovely wedding just contributes to it too. Anay is Hindu, from Frankfort, IL and Callie is Catholic, from Madison, WI. They first met at work. Callie started at Huron Consulting Group in 2011 and within her first month was assigned to a new project at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Little did she know that, Anay, one of her colleagues on the project, would become the love of her life!
Kenny is an Englishman from Bournemouth and Gita was from London, from a Mauritian/Irish background. At the time of the wedding they had just bought their house together just outside the New Forest. Kenny was brought up in the Christian traditions, but it not a strict follower. Gita was brought up in Hindu and Catholic traditions and tends to follow Hinduism culturally and spiritually. Kenny was a friend of Gita’s brother who lived in the same apartment block in Bournemouth. She ran into Kenny some years ago when visiting her brother from London and that’s how they met.