Arguably, the shortest hour of my entire life took place on our wedding day. Shortly after the tea ceremony, Chris (one of our groomsmen), our photographer, my hubby and I rode together to the church. Here we are at the Swedenborg Chapel for our big day. Here’s one of our bridesmaid reading “How Do I Love … More Our Wedding Ceremony – Wedding Photos (Part 2)
From start to finish, check out this epic wedding video from my friend’s big day! This incredibly talented videography crew is amazing. In fact, they even came equipped with their own drone! How does that work? Watch and find out.
Recently, some very good friends of mine held a civil marriage ceremony at Boston’s Public Garden. The couple invited 12 of their closest friends for the simple and elegant occasion. I took the opportunity to take photos for my friends. Here’s the happy couple in front of their two favorite willow tree – a place they felt symbolic … More A Civil Marriage In The Boston Public Gardens
Besides walking down the aisle, I really looked forward to our Tea Ceremony. Why? Because you (as the bride) get to wear a pretty red outfit (and a ton of gold jewelry), spend one-on-one time with each pair of relative (husband and wife), drink tea, and receive presents! Rumor has it, this Chinese wedding tradition dates back to … More Tea Ceremony Time!
Although I would like to think that I didn’t turn into bridezilla during the course of wedding planning, I did find a few questions to be well…dumb. What kind of questions were they you ask? Read on. Here are my I-wish-I-had-the-nerve-to-say (passive aggressive) responses as well. Are you going to eat all of that? Have you … More Dumb Things People Say To A Bride
The purpose of door games is for the bridesmaids to prank the groom/smen. These games are conducted before the tea ceremony, right in front of the door (thus the name) of the bride’s parent’s home. Since I don’t live with my parents, we had a little bit of a logistical challenge. Here’s a photo of the boys sipping … More Chinese Wedding Door Games
The purpose of the hair combing ritual is to pass longevity and fertility to the bride. The ritual is conducted by having the eldest female member of the family comb the bride’s hair either the day before the wedding or right before the wedding. The timing of the ritual depends on where the bride’s family is from. … More My Chinese Wedding Hair Combing Ritual
Previously, I blogged about the use of silk flowers in our wedding…and the result was fabulous! To further use of silk flowers, my Texan family created these beautiful display arrangements. See how we used the bouquets at the Pig Roast…At the church ceremony….And last but certainly not least, at our cake table. We also incorporated eco-friendly rose pedals by … More Silk Flower Arrangements