Tea Ceremony Time!

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!

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

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?