Karen and Adam had a beautifully blended wedding that incorporated traditional Chinese wedding traditions with a modern twist. K + A, who had already eloped in New York, chose to celebrate their cultural roots in a spectacular wedding day at The Laurelhurst Club. This historic venue set the stage for a unique ceremony that seamlessly integrated tradition and modernity. Come see how K + A honored their Chinese roots while also having the wedding of their dreams!
Karen and Adam celebrated their heritage by incorporating several Chinese wedding traditions into their special day.
The day kicked off with the lively door games, a customary practice that adds an element of fun and humor to the wedding celebrations. The groom and his groomsmen engaged in a series of challenges set by the bridesmaids, all designed to prove the groom’s worthiness to enter and claim his bride!
The heartwarming tea ceremony symbolized respect and gratitude toward the couple’s elders. Karen and Adam, in traditional attire, served tea to their parents and other senior family members, expressing appreciation for their guidance and support.
A big moment in any Chinese wedding, the exchange of red envelopes symbolized good luck, prosperity, and blessings for the newlyweds. Friends and family members presented these vibrant envelopes filled with wishes for happiness and success in the couple’s new life together
Karen and Adam filled their celebration with a burst of color, incorporating bold red and gold elements throughout. In a traditional Chinese wedding, red is a symbol of luck and joy. From the decor to the traditional attire, it was everywhere! Gold accents added a touch of opulence, symbolizing wealth and prosperity in Chinese culture.
The wedding festivities continued with a choreographed dance to Soulja Boy, performed by the groom and his groomsmen in front of the bride and guests. It was such a fun touch! This playful and unexpected twist brought an element of contemporary flair to their wedding. Another highlight of the reception was the special performance by the White Lotus Foundation—a mesmerizing lion dance. This traditional Chinese art form is believed to bring good luck and fortune.
“Analy did such a great job with capturing our tea ceremony and reception. Photos were vibrant and
gorgeous. We wanted a reception to be with people rather than sequestered away taking photos. She
listened and managed to get great photos of us in a 10 minute solo session and spent the rest of the time
capturing the night! Highly recommend!”
Karen and Adam’s wedding was a testament to the beauty of merging tradition with a modern touch. By incorporating Chinese wedding customs into their celebration, they not only honored their cultural heritage but also created a unique and memorable experience for everyone.
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Planner: Adornment Events
Venue: Laurelhurst Club
Caterer: Devils Catering
Dress: Qi Pao by Jenny Yoo
HMUA: Beauty by Shawna
Live Band: Bridgetown GetDown
Dessert: Mikiko Mochi Donuts
Rentals: Ardent Events
Lion Dance: White Lotus Foundation