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Adrian & Jasmine Traditional Chinese Wedding Photography, Renaissance Hotel Johor Bahru


Hello there! We’ve always found it difficult to put up such post as most times, we wish we could put up alot more pictures. we sure most wedding photographers does not enjoy culling pictures too. So at the risk of compromising your viewing pleasure, we decided to just go ahead and put up slightly more pictures than the usual. Here’s Adrian and Jasmine’s wedding day that very memorable and touching! Cheers!!! 😀

Traditional Chinese Wedding
Traditional Chinese Wedding
Wedding Day Photography
Wedding Day Photography
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Traditional Chinese Wedding
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Getting ready
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Wedding Details
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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Getting ready
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Getting ready
Groom Alone Photography Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Groom Alone Photography
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Post Wedding Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Post Wedding
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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
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Wedding Moment
Wedding Moment
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Wedding Photography
Wedding Moment Johor Barhu Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony
Wedding Moment Johor Barhu Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony
Wedding Moment Johor Barhu Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony
Wedding Moment Johor Barhu Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony
Wedding Moment
Wedding Moment
Traditional Chinese Wedding
Traditional Chinese Wedding
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Wedding Moment
Traditional Chinese Wedding
Traditional Chinese Wedding
Wedding Moment Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Wedding Moment
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Wedding Details
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Wedding Banquet Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Wedding Banquet Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Wedding Moment
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
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Wedding Speech
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Wedding Moment Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Wedding Moment
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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Wedding Moment
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
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Wedding Moment Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Wedding Moment
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Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Wedding Moment
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
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Wedding Banquet Marching Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Wedding Banquet Marching
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Significance of the Tea in Chinese Wedding


Significance of the Tea in Chinese Wedding

Significance of the Tea:

Tea is probably used because it is China’s national drink and serving it is a sign of respect. Using tea is practical because not everyone can drink alcohol.

Lotus seeds and two red dates are used in the tea for two reasons. First, the words “lotus” and “year,” “seed” and “child,” and “date” and “early,” are homophones, i.e. they have the same sound but different meanings in Chinese. Secondly, the ancient Chinese believed that putting these items in the tea would help the newlyweds produce children early in their marriage and every year, which would ensure many grandchildren for their parents. Also, the sweetness of the special tea is a wish for sweet relations between the bride and her new family.

Serving the Tea:

On the wedding day, the bride serves tea (holding the teacup with both hands) to her parents at home before the groom arrives. She does this out of respect and to thank her parents for raising her. The tea at this time does not need to have the lotus seeds or dates, and the bride does not need the assistance of a “lucky woman.” She pours and serves the tea by herself without the groom.

Traditionally, after the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds serve tea (holding the teacups with both hands), inviting the groom’s elders to drink tea by addressing them by formal title, e.g. first uncle or third aunt.

The general rule is to have the woman on the left side and the man on the right side. The people being served will sit in chairs, while the bride and groom kneel. For example, when the newlyweds serve tea to the groom’s parents, the bride would kneel in front of her father-in-law, while the groom would kneels in front of his mother.

The newlyweds serve tea in order, starting with the groom’s parents then proceeding from the oldest family members to the youngest, e.g. the groom’s parents, then his paternal grandparents, then his maternal grandparents, then his oldest uncles and aunts, and all the way to his older brother.

In return, the newlyweds receive lucky red envelopes (“lai see,” which means “lucky”) stuffed with money or jewelry. The helpers, who are usually women blessed with a happy marriage or wealth and chosen by the fortune teller or bride’s mother, also get lucky red envelopes stuffed with money from those being served. These envelopes are placed on the platter which holds the teacups.