A Charming Engagement Photo Shoot at Silly Zone Studio

The summer heat can make shooting outdoors uncomfortable, so Celyn and Johnny decided to have an indoor pre-wedding shoot instead. They chose  Silly Zone, a versatile studio with various backdrops and beautiful natural lighting, as their shoot location. With Bertha Leung behind the lens, this duo took cute and charming photos in different looks, including looks with Celyn wearing stunning ball gowns from Whity Wedding Gown. If you’re having a summer engagement session, too, take it from these two. Their indoor studio photos are gorgeous! Read more to enjoy the rest of their photos now.

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Words That Have Totally Different Meanings Once You Start Planning Your Wedding

Congratulations! You’re engaged, and you can finally start planning that dream wedding you’ve always wanted. Now, you can enter the world of wedding planning–the guest list makings, venue scoutings, cake tastings, and dress fittings are just a few of the new activities for every bride-to-be. But it’s not just the activities that will be new–there will be some things that will take on a completely different meaning once you start planning your wedding. But before you start tripping over your words, we’ve got a simple glossary of terms to help you out!

Ballet
What most people think it means: a type or form of dance
What it means when planning your wedding: a veil length, specifically until your calves

[Photo: CathyTelle on Etsy / From: 20 Wedding Veils Embellished with Romantic Appliqué, Lace, Embroidery and Sequins]

Charger
What most people think it means: a device that is used to charge your phone or laptop
What it means when planning your wedding: a large plate used as a base in table settings

[Photographer: The Fotop Perry Vision – Storyteller (whole day), Jeff Lee Pictures (wedding banquet) / From: Bold Colors Made This Hotel Wedding an Extra Romantic Celebration]

Empire
What most people think it means: a group of nations or peoples ruled by a single authority
What it means when planning your wedding: a type of waist line for dresses

[Photographer: Aupho Wedding / Gown: To Be Wed / From: A Romantic Sunset Photo Session at The Ming Villa ]

Favor
What most people think it means: an act of kindness
What it means when planning your wedding: a token or giveaway

[Photo and favor: Little Days / From: B&B Finds: Level Up on Wedding Details With These Stunning Selections from Hong Kong Vendors]

[Photographer: Dear Fianceé, Ooma Studios / Bottled Drinks: Ayako Retail / From: A Chic Garden Wedding at The Grassland Filled with Elegant Decorations]

MOB
What most people think it means: a large disorderly crowd
What it means when planning your wedding: Mother-of-the-Bride

[Photographer: Jenny Tong Fine Art Photography / From: This Bride Wore a Stylish Wedding Gown with a Big Bow During Her Romantic Hotel Weddng]

Shower
What most people think it means: to take a bath
What it means when planning your wedding: a small party (usually for the bride) to celebrate her upcoming wedding

[Photographer: Michelle Kwok Photography / From: This Bride Celebrated Her Last Few Days as a Single Lady in Style ]

Sweetheart
What most people think it means: a term of endearment
What it means when planning your wedding: a kind of neckline for dresses

[Photographer: SHUCHi Production / Gown: Gardenia Bridal / From: A Fresh Neutral Palette Set The Tone For This Hotel Wedding]

[Photo and Gown:  Tickled Pink Bridal Closet / From: Hong Kong Vendors Reveal This Year’s Best-Selling Wedding Gowns and Accessories]

Train
What most people think it means: a form of transportation
What it means when planning your wedding: the long back portion of a dress

[Photography: Yoyo Iuiu Photography / Gown: Trinity Bridal / From: This Romantic Photo Session Features a Unique Half Moon Shaped Setting for The Wedding Ceremony and Banquet]

10 Things You Need To Know About The Chinese Tea Ceremony

Even in today’s modern weddings, the Chinese Tea Ceremony remains a constant in weddings because it is an integral part of Chinese wedding customs and traditions.. The Chinese Tea Cermony is the most significant tradition of a Chinese wedding as it is where the bride and groom pay respect and show gratitude towards their family, who in turn blesses the newly weds as they start their life. If you need to familiarize yourself with this important ritual, you’ve come to the right place. We listed out the basic FAQs and added some tips and inspiration in today’s feature. Read on to learn on all the things you need to know about the Chinese Tea Ceremony.

[From: This Couple Wed in An Idyllic Garden Ceremony at Rosewood Phuket / Photos: Jenny Tong Fine Art Photography]

(1) When does the tea ceremony take place?

The tea ceremony usually takes place at the morning of the wedding day just right after the door games.

[From: This Couple’s Sky100 Wedding Comes with The Best View of the City / Photos: Daniel Yim Photo]

(2) Where does the tea ceremony take place?

In today’s Hong Kong weddings, couples have adopted several options to cater to modern wedding schedules and venues. The first option is to hold the tea ceremony at the bride’s home where the groom “picks her up” after the door games. Then the couple proceeds to the groom’s home for the other half of the tea ceremony with the groom’s family. The second option is for couples to mimic this but instead in the bride and groom’s respective hotel rooms. In this case, the first part takes place in the bride’s hotel room with her family, and after, the couple proceeds to the groom’s room with the groom’s family. Lastly, some couples choose to mix the two options–from the bride’s home to the groom’s hotel from or from the bride’s hotel room to the groom’s home. These days, it’s flexible.

[From: Meaningful Moments Fill This Classic Wedding at The MurrayMeaningful Moments Fill This Classic Wedding at The Murray / Photos: Blancs Production]

(3) Who attends the tea ceremony?

The couple, their parents, and close family members such as grandparents, aunts, and uncles attend the tea ceremony. However, some couples choose to omit aunts and uncles at times. The bridal party is also commonly present to help with the ceremony—making the tea, handing over teacups to the couples for them to present to their relatives, and washing the teapot can cups after the ceremony. Continue reading “10 Things You Need To Know About The Chinese Tea Ceremony”

An Endearing Wedding at House 1881 With Tear-Jerking Vows From The Groom

Whether it’s a simple or extravagant, the real essence of any wedding is found in the many touching moments in tucked into the jam-packed day. Kathy and Nixon’s intimate wedding at House 1881 was filled with such moments–from the morning tea ceremony all the way to the banquet. “Our family members cried, my dad included, who was reluctant to show his emotions at the beginning,” shares Kathy, the bride. But Kathy further recounts the highlight of the wedding: Nixon’s wedding vows. He’s not normally a very expressive person, but his vows were surprisingly profound and so full of love for and commitment to not only Kathy, but to their entire family as well. See all these special moments now through the lens of the couple’s photographer, Pixel Hall. Scroll on.

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We Can’t Get Enough of This Bride’s Stylish Gowns

Janice and Terence surely got our day started on a high note. It probably only took us 30 seconds tops before we fell head over heels for this couple’s stunning photos taken by Jeff Lee Pictures. Through this pre-wedding photo shoot, Janice treated us to two gorgeous gowns from SueLewis Couture. One was an extra feminine blush gown made with layers of tulle cascading all the way down to the floor. The second dress was a white modern and strikingly voluminous dress. Meanwhile, Terence kept his two grey and black looks simple and clean so as not to clash with Janice’s outfits. In addition, to keep their outfits and their intimate interactions as the focal points of their engagement photos, they shot at The Ruin at The Core Base. Their photographer, Jeff, says, “We chose to shoot in only one location, without complicated decorations or dazzling colors, so that we can clearly record the theme of “people”. What a good choice! See more now by scrolling on below.

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