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Door Games

The fun and often hilarious part of Chinese weddings - door games!

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Long story short, the boys are put through a series of tests by the girls, before the groom can get his bride. Yes, the games are usually set-up for failure, so the boys can be punished (see below). Groom gotta work for it ;)

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never too early in the day for a lap dance (or 5)

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showing off some sexy lingerie

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the “tastes of life”

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oh, the intensity.. 

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of course, the punishment

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singing (Jason Derulo’s Marry Me) his way up the stairs

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and, success ^^

Tea Ceremony Decor, and more..

Morning festivities that day started with some decorating and prepping for the tea ceremony.

I didn’t get much sleep the night before, and woke up way too early. Thank you to the power of make-up… and of course, my talented artist Cathy and her team!

Smiles all around, ready for the big day! :)

Hair Combing Ceremony

As some of you know, there are many different Chinese traditions, especially when it comes to major life events. Of course, weddings are no exception! One such tradition is the hair combing ceremony, which usually takes place the night before the wedding.

All the family members would come over, the females (usually the mom or grandma?) give blessings during the hair combing, and then everyone would enjoy some sweet soup with glutinous balls (湯圓), to wish the couple a full and happy marriage.

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a very basic hair combing set, with all the items having symbolic meanings

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yes, red is a lucky colour

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one of my aunts got me this cute miniature set with all the traditional items!

Bridal Shower

Hi again! It’s been a 3+ week hiatus on the blog, and a lot has happened since… with overseas relatives from both our families visiting, getting married (yay!) and celebrating with our loved ones, cruising and eating non-stop on our way up to Alaska for a week, then snorkeling with turtles and tanning on beaches in Maui for another week.

Now, the bags are unpacked and boxes of wedding stuff are (relatively) organized. I finally have some time to go through our photos from the last few months and relive those awesome moments.. and of course, I’ll be sharing all this with you in upcoming posts!

To start things off, here are some snaps from the bridal shower organized by my dear sister & maid-of-honour. Definitely fun times celebrating with all my close girlfriends, enjoying delicious homemade food, and being showered with gifts, well wishes and some interesting marriage advice :)

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mint & raspberry fruit punch // smoked salmon baguettes

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strawberry & orange jello cups with chocolate shavings // creamy deviled eggs

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yam wedges with paprika mayo // deep-fried shrimp chips // spinach & prosciutto flat bread

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Rosemary & paprika-crusted chicken.