I’ll admit, the guys from our wedding party got off easy with our Chinese wedding door games (they weren’t really pranked). That being said, it was more then I could ask for considering no one in our wedding party has observed the tradition before. Here’s a follow up on how door games are really like … More More Chinese Wedding Door Games
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!
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
In Asia, it’s customary for brides to wear multiple dresses on their wedding day. As such, I took the custom as an excuse to shop for gowns. Here are the 3 dresses I chose to wear on my big day (from left to right): 1) Kwa 2) White Bridal Gown 3) Qipao also knowns as cheongsam. And what … More My Three Wedding Dresses
Dang. I wish I saw this earlier! To clarify, it’s customary to see a portrait of the bride and groom wearing their wedding their wedding attire at an Asian wedding. Although I wasn’t crazy about the tradition, I LOVE this (slightly silly) idea – and I’m all about being silly. And yes, for those of … More Awesome Wedding Portraits
A few months ago, I started researching for tools to help with floor plans and seating charts. At the time, the challenges I faced were: The restaurant is built in multi-tiered, complex hexagonal structure The restaurant had no floor plan (One must ask: How on earth did other wedding planners work in this venue?) Didn’t … More Floor Plan & Seating Chart
Although I would have preferred to send the invitations out earlier (closer to 3 months in advance instead of 2), I guess better late then never, right? … More And just like that, another milestone is complete. Our wedding invites are sent!