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.

Continue reading “An Endearing Wedding at House 1881 With Tear-Jerking Vows From The Groom”

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.

Continue reading “We Can’t Get Enough of This Bride’s Stylish Gowns”

The Look

Venues

Colors

Villa Aether Proved To Be The Perfect Intimate Wedding Venue For These Two

A breathtaking view, two long tables filled with their most loved ones, modern minimalist details, and memories that will last that will last a lifetime–this sums up Lily and Keswick’s wedding day at Villa Aether. Good weather greeted the lovers at the beginning of the day and as the day went by, everything unfolded beautifully. Their simple Chinese morning activities led to lots of laughter then the mood suddenly shifted into solemnity and romance as soon as Lily descended from the stairs in a stunning modern dress. The ceremony and banquet took place at an open clearing overlooking bright blue water and majestic mountains behind, so you can imagine just how picturesque Lily and Keswick’s wedding day turned out to be. Thanks to Aupho Wedding photos, you need not imagine; just scroll through to experience this stunning wedding!

Continue reading “Villa Aether Proved To Be The Perfect Intimate Wedding Venue For These Two”

9 Online Dress Shops For Every Occasion, Including Your Wedding!

If there’s one good thing that came out of the pandemic, it’s that brands invested in and shifted to online stores to ensure that they can still serve their customers. So whether you’re looking for an outfit for a formal dinner, a special event, or even your own intimate wedding, you can surely go online. But where do you start looking? Don’t worry, we got you! Today’s article is a roundup of 9 online shops with an array of outfit choices for all kinds of occasions. From sweet, girly looks to modern and stylish pieces, these brands carry dresses of all types and styles so you can find the perfect one without even leaving your home. The best part is that all these online stores from France, Taiwan, and Hong Kong deliver directly to your doorstep. Stress-free online dress shopping is the way, dearest ladies. Browse, add to cart, and checkout! Start shopping now.

(1) Rihoas

Inspired by looks and wardrobes from classic movies, Rihoas was borne in 2021 by a young group of people who aim to bring classy cinema outfits to the closet of every woman. Through their pieces, they aim to highlight a woman’s beauty–her romance, her artistry, the entire complexity that makes her ever so attractive.

 

(2) MEIER.Q

MEIER.Q, a brand that originated from Taiwan, uses elegance and simplicity as the founding elements in design. All their pieces reflect the brands pursuit of beauty that is ingeniously hidden in eternal and timeless looks. They want all their clothes to be lasting pieces that will be loved over a longer period of time. If you love their everyday wear, MEIER.Q’s bridal collection follows the same aesthetic, too.

(3) Sisland Online

Sisland is owned by HK KOL Sue Chang and Sammie Quian, two fashion forward moms who want to create fun and cute styles that women can feel confident in. But going beyond and incorporating their own experiences as moms, they extended their brand line to include chic mommy-daughter wear. Moms are busy enough, but that doesn’t mean they can’t look and feel good in stylish mom-and-daughter matching outfits.

Continue reading “9 Online Dress Shops For Every Occasion, Including Your Wedding!”