Tuesday, 24 April 2012

wedding bells

My brother Cuong got married to Rachael on September 23rd. The wedding was held in Pittville Pump Room a beautiful venue in Gloucester. The wedding was a mixture of Chinese and Western cultures which made the day very special and unique. The wedding was modern and fresh and had a lot of homemade details which everyone got involved with. I loved the hints of Turquoise and the theme of Silver, the table plan with letters on each table and homemade flowers, Chinese lanterns suspended from the ceiling and decoration throughout.I was luckily enough to be the bridesmaid, we wore a dusky grey dress bought from Coast and shoes bought from Debenhams. The brides dress was from Alfred Sung and the traditional red wedding dress from London China town.

The day of the wedding started off with the traditional Chinese custom of the groom collecting the bride at her house with the need of carrying out a series of silly tasks (may be known as door games). The groom and his best men had a few surprising tasks to carry out such as to drink out of baby bottles, these bottles were filled with unusual mixtures of drinks (worst was probably the curry powder and coke). Another job was to pass on Maltesars from one mouth of a best man to the other. The girls definitely found this amusing!
It was the bridesmaids plan of making sure all these tasks were carried out fully and that the Groom was very much involved because this proved the grooms love for the bride.

The day involved a lot of laughter and tears (my brothers very emotional speech), the balloon release after the ceremony was extremely creative and the Chinese tea ceremony (where the bride and groom have to kneel down in front of their elders and serve them Chinese tea as a sign of respect and in return receive a red envelope or jewellery) was something diverse for many of Rachael's family members but thoroughly enjoyed.

Pictures shown are from S6Photography

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Miss Kwong said...

such a beautiful wedding! the pics are sooo special and wonderful.
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lucia m said...

wwow!! what a beautiful wedding!!


Jo said...

Thanx for stopping by my blog.

The wedding of your brother and your sister in law sure sounds lovely and I liked how I could identify with the Eastern traditional wedding culture in this post.

The photos are amazing. Kudos to the photographer for having captured the beautiful moments and also of course, the beautiful subjects played a part too.

Em :) said...

Wonderful wedding! The place looks so magical. ♥