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Jason and Amanda’s Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony was such a special celebration that I am so thankful to be apart of.
Many have varying opinions about a lot of things regarding once wedding and how you “should” do things. I think it’s important to note that just because once opinion on something is different doesn’t mean its right or wrong.
If there is a tradition that you have always loved. Do it. There might be outside forces, like the society, family and friends going against it. I give you permission to do whatever the heck it is you want. You want to have a
tea ceremony, do it, you want to go against the grain and have a food truck cater your wedding, I say HECK YEAH!
Travelling is a big part of my life, mainly because I enjoy experiencing new things and cultures. It was such a pleasure getting to see a real-life Chinese Tea Ceremony.
The day was so much fun, it started at Amanda’s place. So in China, it’s a fun tradition to have wedding door games.
“wedding door games are challenges set up by the bridesmaid for the groom as a ceremonial demonstration of the groom’s love for the bride. These games typically take place in the morning of the wedding at the bride’s family home, before the groom is allowed to receive the bride in the bride’s room. The groom typically receives the help of his groomsmen in completing the tasks.” – Wikipedia
It was so much fun! lol, it involved a lot of saltine crackers, really spicy noodles, grossly tasting jelly belly flavour and my favourite serenading.
After the wedding door games, we started the tea ceremony. It’s such a fun tradition. I will not be able to do it justice soo if you want to learn more about the Chinese tea ceremony Click Here
I think this day was so special to me because I left feeling like a part of the family. Amanda and Jason’s family welcomed me with such warm hearts. To see Jason and Amanda’s Chinese Tea Ceremony Keep scrolling.
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Mary Calotes is an elopement and wedding photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario. Specializes in capturing genuine moments that gives you all the feels.