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 of their relationship.
Although this is not your typical Chinese American wedding, the couple incorporated various aspects of Chinese wedding customs to their ceremony. For example, the couple selected a “lucky date” based on the lunar calendar, the bride wore red (a traditional wedding color), and she also wore a plethora of gold bangles (which is also a Chinese tradition). For this couple, the focus for their big day was their vows. The two celebrated their new life together with loving promises. It was incredible.
After the ceremony, the happy couple and friends had a delightful breakfast at the Four Seasons – which was conveniently located across the street from the Boston Public Garden. A beautiful day, and a beautiful celebration – what more could anyone ask for?