Everyone dreams of having a romantic pre-wedding shoot in Europe. Paris, the city of love is one top choice, or maybe surrounded by the Tuscan countryside. The reality is, such an engagement is pricey. And if you’re working on a tight wedding budget, this is probably something you’ll have to forego. But wait! Before you think all hope for a dreamy European engagement session is lost, we found a solution! Yes, you can have an idyllic photo shoot and here’s the best part: it won’t cost you an arm and a leg! Here’s how.
We’re opening the day with Yanti and Daniel’s wedding day–a day that couldn’t be any more perfect. Their venue, Villa le Fontanelle, in Florence, was a romantic haven filled with greens and a breathtaking view of the countryside. The outdoor terrace served as a quaint setting for the nuptials and for the reception the followed, guests enjoyed a rustic setting in a romantic garden. Yanti’s dress was an intricate masterpiece from Alisha & Lace Hong Kong that hugged her figure in all the right places, making her an ethereal beauty! I little tip you can get from this beautiful bride: choose a dress which not only emphasizes your elegance but is also delicate and light enough to allow you to move around! No wonder Yanti moved with such grace in all her photos. Finally, love filled every shot take by Jenny Tong, so you’ll want scroll down to see all of this wedding now.
At the end of your wedding day, it’s time to extend your gratitude to all the people–vendors, entourage members, and guests–for their hard work and moral support throughout your entire wedding journey. In Hong Kong weddings, it’s customary to give out tip enclosed in a laisee to all parties who helped make the wedding possible. But how much, you may ask? Today we’ve listed down the details of about how much tip you should be giving. Note though that this serves as a basic guide. Couples may always choose to give more, especially if they feel like a vendor has really extended extra help or assistance, over and beyond his or her required services. So let’s get to it right now. Have your laisees at hand and take note of how much you tip you should prepare for your bridal party and groomsmen, your guests, and each kind of wedding vendor.
[From: This Intimate, All-White Hong Kong Wedding Turned Out to Be Extra Chic / Photo: ]
- For Guests
Upon sending out the formal invitations, it’s been part of family Chinese tradition to give tip or a thank you token in advance to guests for taking out time to come to the wedding. Wedding invitations usually come with a cake voucher of HK$50, and a laisee that comes with HK$10-20 for bride’s side of the family and the bride’s guests. For the groom’s side of the family and guests, only a laisee is required.
Light, carefree, and charming in every way, Rachel and Thomas’ wedding day will fill your hearts with glee. Not only did they look absolutely radiant with joy, everyone else around them seemed to be overflowing with happiness as well–it’s clear in all these beautiful snaps by Belle & Olive. The beautiful elements were had to miss, too–from Rachel’s gorgeous dress from Bonne Mariee, to the blush and white flowers by that adorned perfectly. But the highlight, you may ask? It’s definitely the intimate moments between the couple and among their family and friends. Read all the way and don’t miss Woody Storytelling‘s video in the end to see just how special this wedding is!
Just got engaged? Take out the champagne, because it’s time to celebrate! Today’s couple had an intimate cocktail party to kick-off their engagement. And to make it even more memorable, they made sure to document everything with the help of La French Touch Photography. Their photos reveal what a delightful time they had sipping on their drinks and chatting the day away in a beautiful table spread adorned with flowers. We just love what this sweet couple did to commemorate the beginning of their journey together. So, we too shall raise our glasses and toast to Kaly and Ian–may they have a blessed life ahead!