I’m so glad you’ve found your way here to read more about this elegant Downtown Vancouver Chinese Wedding. I absolutely loved getting to be a part of this beautiful couple’s downtown Vancouver wedding. From the morning’s tea ceremony to the outdoor beautifully sun-drenched ceremony – it could not have been a more gorgeous summer’s day. Adventuring around False Creek & Olympic Village with the bridal party may have been my favourite part of the day!
Brian & Linda were so accommodating. I had a great time being a part of the team documenting their day. These two were naturals in front of the camera. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful warm day for them! My favourite part of the day was getting to learn more about the traditional tea ceremony that occurred in the morning.
The Wedding Day: Chinese Wedding Traditions
From the offerings of food, door games, to serving tea to elders & family – it was such a privilege to be invited into these moments! It was an honour to be able to watch them pay respect to their family through the festivities in the morning. I loved observing the tea ceremony and seeing the offerings of food that were brought by family. Extended family members that counted over 100 crammed into the house to pass on their blessings. The ladies of the family huddled in the kitchen to prepare food including a roasted pig. All this before the wedding ceremony even took place.
Once their ceremony in Burnaby was finished we headed to Olympic Village Park at False Creek to capture portraits. We had time to capture Brian & Linda with their bridal party on the bridge at False Creek. I love the shot of the bridal party overlooking Science World and the beautiful Vancouver cityscape & skyline. Afterwards we stole the newlyweds away for their Bridal Portraits. These two have high-class, elegance and passion written all over them. They are naturals in front of the camera and it was so lovely to capture these for them.
Downtown Vancouver Chinese Wedding Gallery
Here are a few of my curated favourites from their Downtown Vancouver Chinese Wedding…
Door Games & Tea Ceremony
photographer for the authentic & adventurous
Booking for 2018 & 2019 Weddings
All photos here by Meg Kristina Photography
Wedding Second Shot for Beautiful Life Studios