There’s nothing we love more than a wedding that embraces traditions and cultures wholeheartedly and respectfully. We often lose sight of things amidst all the wedding planning chaos and forget that weddings are also about families – yours and your partner’s. It’s about the joining of families from different cultures and with every culture, there are traditions that are considered important and we love seeing couples include those meaningful details into their big day.
In Chinese culture, the tea ceremony is the most sacred wedding tradition where the bride and groom pay respect towards their elders by serving them tea and in turn the couples are gifted red packets and the bride, with gold. Filled with bold red and gold colours, the Chinese tea ceremony is as beautiful as it is heartwarming so we’re super excited to share this set of gorgeous photos captured by Nikkiloveu that celebrates and respects this lovely tradition in the prettiest of ways.
There are many Chinese wedding traditions that are still practiced in this modern day. One of the most popular is the Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony. – See more at: http://www.carmenweddings.co.uk/double-happiness-chinese-weddings-blog/double-happiness-traditions-chinese-tea-ceremony#sthash.kTgyvSRB.dpuf
There are many Chinese wedding traditions that are still practiced in this modern day. One of the most popular is the Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony. A time to show respect to the bride and grooms elders and thanking and showing appreciation for raising them. If it’s a large family, do prepare for some time for the couple to be on their knees! – See more at: http://www.carmenweddings.co.uk/double-happiness-chinese-weddings-blog/double-happiness-traditions-chinese-tea-ceremony#sthash.kTgyvSRB.dp
When it comes to romantic engagements, there’s nothing quite like one in the Southern Highlands. With some of the prettiest backdrops we have ever laid eyes upon, you don’t need much more than your lovely soulmate. But if we’re being totally honest, it sure doesn’t hurt to throw in a sweet little picnic set up and get a little dolled up in a gorgeous gown to stroll around amongst those breathtaking grounds. Jada Poon Photography did a beautiful job capturing this adorable couple’s day, so be sure to check it all out right here.
Watch out for Cupid’s bows today peachies, as like us, we’re pretty sure you’re going to immediately fall head over rustic heels today with this warm woody elopement inspiration shoot captured by the incredible team at Androidinboots. Get ready because you’re about to be swept off your feet by all the woodsy browns, mouthwatering rustic treats, beautiful reclaimed wood furniture and the warm love from this sweet pair.
Felicia from AndroidsinBoots shares, “Having the fortuity to chance upon a festival that cultivated the vintage culture and craftsmen’s community in Thailand, we were inspired by local artists integrating their traditions with contemporary art. Ignited by this mutual desire to learn from one another, we initiated a collaboration with a group of creatives fronting two designers – a leather craftsman and a food stylist- who happens to be very much in love. Inspired by the Thai artists and their relationship to mother nature, the shoot was done at a lumber yard; organically setting a dark undertone for this elopement. With handcrafted reclaimed wood furniture, good food and all around surrounded by the majesty of the forest, it was a tranquil and beautiful moment to be appreciated that day.”
We have a bit of a hop to our step today as we’ve been so excited to share this shoot with you ever since we saw it and it’s finally the day! Yay! A Hong Kong elopement with gorgeously lush floral accents, stunningly elegant couture attire, romantic portraits and beautiful surroundings – oh-em-gee start swooning peachies. What could be more romantic than running away with your one and only to a secluded sanctuary away from life’s daily distractions and embracing one another and celebrating your love with just the two of you? Not much else we think.
Dreamt up and photographed so beautifully by the talented Alea Lovely, this elopement inspiration shoot is crafted so perfectly, we just want to pack our bags and snuggle up far far away somewhere with our loved ones. Featuring one of our favourite bridal couture designers in Hong Kong, Vivian Luk, we have totally fallen head over heels for it and know you will too!
Alea Lovely shares, “From engagement session to honeymoon, we have created a fashion elopement storied editorial to inspire women to go with a little color and perhaps a few different gowns to accentuate their personalities and journey through the wedding process.All the gowns were made by the talented Vivian Luk.
Starting with a striking non-traditional high-low lavender gown for the couple’s mountain peak engagement session, we subtly coordinated the colors without being too matchy-matchy as a nice way to show how to bring a theme to your photo shoot without stifling each person’s personal style. We took this engagement session just a notch up by adding a flower crown and bouquet because who doesn’t love a reason to carry a beautiful bouquet. The Groom-to-be wore a nice brown tweed vest and matching pants that complemented the natural lavender and green color palette of this beautiful location.
For the ceremony, we used a more traditional (in the color sense) white gown. But when you look at the gown, it’s anything but ordinary. The gorgeous sheer sleeves, intricate detail and A-line structure would make any bride feel like a princess. The custom gold flower crown added a vintage touch to this modern fairytale. Adding a little bit of blush for the reception gown and making it strapless for a bit more comfort, it seems that more and more brides are opting for a second dress to be able to honor their traditions and personal style during their day. But in this shoot we did not only focus on the Bride; the Groom needed to look just as stylish to rival such beautiful gowns.
Our Groom, sporting a grey velvet tie complementing a fitted blue European-style suit, is on trend with any gown a modern bride would wear. I think it’s important to think about your groom during this process in making sure he is comfortable but also looks just as good. You are the bride but this day is about two people so the groom should look and feel as great as you do. I learned a world of things this year about grooms’ style from www.mrbaldwinstyle.com, and there is more to dressing men than just a suit. The ins and outs about fit, neck size, sleeve length, inseam, lapel pins… the works, seems even more complex than what us girls have to deal with getting dressed. It’s important to make your groom a priority and learn together about what he likes and how to make him look good.
Sometimes we get very wrapped up in the details. So we wanted to simplify things a little bit for the Bride, who wants all the beauty but scaled down. Flowers are a way to make anything look more beautiful and the usage of bouquets and centerpieces were stunning arrangements that would make any small gathering look glamorous.
I’ve always thought it would be fun to be a honeymoon photographer (shameless plug for anyone interested haha) but I know a lot of brides have that moment after it’s all over where they feel like it went by way too fast. One way we wanted to extend your wedding bliss into your honeymoon is by implementing a gorgeous couture cape as a beachy statement piece for onlookers that says, ” Hey, we we just got married,” because who doesn’t love the added “Congratulations!” The piece was a perfect addition that gave our Bride just a little more frosting to the honeymoon cake.”