My size XL Chinese Wedding Gown (Kwa) Has Arrived

My grandmother’s wedding gown Growing up, the only photographs I’ve seen of my mother from her wedding day was of her wearing a traditional “kwa” – a two piece Chinese wedding gown worn mainly in the south of China. Since I grew up with that image instilled in my upbringing, I always thought it would … More My size XL Chinese Wedding Gown (Kwa) Has Arrived

Sometimes all you have to do is ask. How I got my wedding dress altered.

Who is Mrs. Mu? Mrs. Mu is an old Chinese woman who lives alone in the South End (Boston). She is a retired seamstress, who specialized in altering bride gowns. Since Mrs. Mu is retired, it would have been nearly impossible to find her and her services. How did we find Mrs. Mu? One month … More Sometimes all you have to do is ask. How I got my wedding dress altered.

It takes a village to finish 60 bottles of wine!

Sometime over the past 6 months, my FMIL and I decided to use wine bottles as centerpiece with origami flowers. Since we’re having a traditional Chinese banquet, we thought this style of center piece would tie in with both the theme and restaurant’s decor nicely. For our wedding, we’re expecting 200 guests (that’s 20 tables); We thought … More It takes a village to finish 60 bottles of wine!

What’s a Chinese wedding banquet like?

I was thoroughly impressed by this couple’s attempt to create a “Chinese Banquet Survival Guide”. It’s way way wayyy better than our attempt in a “Frequently Asked Questions” page on Chinese American Weddings. Chinese Banquet Survival Guide This is a guide to help you survive your first Chinese banquet. If you have been to one … More What’s a Chinese wedding banquet like?