Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Amy and Derrick's Chinese Wedding Traditions


Amy and Derrick's wedding day was full of tradition, many transitions and a lot of wardrobe changes for bride Amy!  One thing that remained the same throughout the day were these fabulous Jimmy Choo shoes





Amy's wedding day began with this beautiful red Chinese gown.  




Following Chinese traditions throughout the day, we began with a tea ceremony.  The bride and groom served tea to the elders of the family and in exchange, received gifts of jewels and money.










Bride Amy changes into her first wedding gown as she is ready to begin her ceremony




Gown #2 hangs in the window at Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa




Amy looks on with her girls as guests arrive at the resort




Guests enjoyed these individual boxes of teas as their favors and also their place card settings





A beautiful bridal bouquet created by Carol Riley of Lillies





A tender moment with dad before walking down the aisle




Excited and ready to be married, Amy holds tight to her daddy's arm




Beautiful Bridesmaids in blue holding Spring bouquets of all white









Beautiful combinations of silver, cherry blossoms and candles 




Our gorgeous bride's cake was done in pinks and whites and strawberry cake on the inside, created by Shannon Pardo of Sweet Spot Confections









Bride Amy adds accessories to her third gown for the evening




A third gown for Amy and a second tux Derrick.  Now this couple is ready for their seated formal dinner in the ballroom




A cultural tradition (even with the Italians);  guests "cling" their glasses as a call for the groom to kiss his bride




Another traditions for the Chinese culture is for the bride and groom to visit each guest table and toast with the guests




A romantic evening for Amy and Derrick




Bridesmaids assist Amy with her fourth and final gown for the evening




Cutting their gorgeous wedding cake before getting the party started




A dance with her Daddy




And finally a first dance for the bride and groom




Bride Amy is having so much fun at her reception and is ready to throw her bridal bouquet




I love this image..... a moment to take it all in as they get ready to make their get-a-way




Guests have fun with the sparklers as they say farewell to Amy and Derrick




A stroll outside the resort












Amy and Derrick had such a beautiful wedding at Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa with a fabulous team of wedding professionals.  Special thank you to John and Angela Deaver of Main Street ProductionsSweet Spot Confections, Carol Riley of LilliesMr. Burch Formalwear and especially to David Shirk of Unplugged Photography for all of these beautiful images and for allowing me to share with all of you!

Blessings,

Anita































3 comments:

  1. awesome photos ... such an adorable wedding dress. love it.Thanks for sharing all these blogs and phots are very useful to every one

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoy the images on my blog! Anita~

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  2. Wedding is a very important moment in life. Nice for shearing information about Chinese Wedding.

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