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Chinese Wedding Photography

Lively and full of colour, Chinese weddings are lavish affairs. They are as much about the happy couple as they are about their respective families. A celebration marked by rituals and traditions, many symbolic aspects focus on blessings of prosperity, abundance, and happiness for the couple from both friends and family members.

Chinese weddings are known for their rich traditions and customs, many of which have been passed down through generations. A typical Chinese wedding is a multi-day celebration that involves various rituals and ceremonies. Choosing the date, picking up the bride, testing the groom, the tea ceremony, hair combing, and red envelopes are all important parts of the day.

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Chinese Wedding Traditions

From the intricate tea ceremony to the colorful attire, each element of a traditional Chinese wedding has special meaning and significance. As a wedding photographer, we strive to capture the beauty and joy of these cultural celebrations, creating timeless memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Chinese Engagement

In Chinese culture, it is often the groom who proposes to the bride and asks for her hand in marriage. This proposal may involve the presentation of a betrothal gift or “bride price.”

Once the proposal is accepted, the couple is considered engaged. Some couples may choose to have an engagement party, during which they exchange rings.

The tea ceremony is an important part of many Chinese weddings. During this ritual, the couple serves tea to their parents and other elder relatives as a sign of respect and gratitude.

Chinese Wedding Day

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windsor wedding in canada bride and groom

A wedding banquet is a lavish affair in Chinese culture. It typically features multiple courses of traditional Chinese dishes and is accompanied by speeches, toasts, and other forms of entertainment.

On the day of the wedding, the bride and groom often wear traditional attire, such as a qipao or a changshan. The wedding ceremony may take place at a temple or other auspicious location and may involve rituals such as lighting candles, exchanging rings, and bowing to ancestors.

After the ceremony, the couple may hold a reception for their guests. This may include more food, drinks, and entertainment, such as a lion dance or a dragon dance. The couple may also play games and give out favors to their guests as a token of appreciation.

Hong Kong Wedding Photography

Hong Kong offers a wide range of venues from the inner city to beachfront locations. My two favourite venues that I have photographed at are the Four Seasons and The Verandah in Repulse Bay.

Hong Kong Four Seasons

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hong kong wedding photographer at disneyland

A waterfront landmark with wall-to-wall views of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong Four Seasons is an exceptional setting for your wedding.

I photographed Ben & Ivy’s wedding at Disneyland Hong Kong and the evening reception was held in this magnificent hotel. Two very different locations but both very unique!

The Verandah Repluse Bay

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“A throwback to Hong Kong’s colonial days in a setting reminiscent of an exclusive private club, the Verandah boasts a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere, with tall ceilings and whirling fans, starched tablecloths and flowers, and windows open to the sea.” – Hong Kong Wedding Photographer

The south side of Hong Kong island is almost opposite the busy high-rises of Central and Wan Chai. Phyllis and Jason had chosen the charming Verandah restaurant in Repulse Bay for their wedding. The ceremony was on the manicured lawn overlooking the ocean and outlying islands and lunch was served in their atmospheric restaurant. Then we whipped them off for a stunning sunset photoshoot on the beach.

Chinese Wedding Photography