It is no secret that I love Chinese weddings. What I especially love about them are the traditional games that are played before the ceremony. The idea that the groom must prove his worth by passing a series of tests set by the bride’s best girlfriends, and that his groomsmen must support him to get the girl, is not only fun, but symbolic of the whole process of courting don’t you think? I know many guys, myself included, who have felt like they had to run the gauntlet of a close group of girls just to get a date with the girl they liked. But in Chinese ceremonies, these tests are fun and hilarious. Gee-Wai must really love Amanda & his groomsmen must be pretty good mates because they were willing to undergo the ultimate test of strength – enduring the pain of having their legs waxed by the bridesmaids. Ouch! Not sure if my mates would do that for me.
This was a great wedding made better by the fantastic people attending and a couple that were sweet and funny and fantastic to be around. Amanda wore traditional dress for their private tea ceremony and then changed into a Sarah Seven gown for the ceremony at Roma St Parklands and reception at the gorgeous Hillstone St Lucia. The Vintage Flowerbox brought a splash of colourful flowers to their day and Chester St Bakery is responsible for the truly yummy cake in the photos.
Amanda and Gee-Wai, thank you for asking me to be your photographer. It was a pleasure and an honour to capture the love between you and the connection you have with your friends and family. Being around you prompted me to go ring the friends I’ve had since high school and take them to lunch, just to say thanks for having my back all these years. Thank you for reminding me again of what is truly important in life.