Stephanie & Dean were married recently on what was an incredible day full of tradition!
I started out with Stephanie at her parents house, getting ready for the first part of the day. Her red lace dress was just divine.
This was my first chinese door games experience, and I can’t wait for the next one! For those who have never seen this before, the groom arrives at the brides house to collect her for the tea ceremony. First he must pass a series of tests to prove he’s worthy. These range from questions to determine how well he knows her, to humiliating him in front of everyone – in this case, wearing a bright red lingerie set (unfortunately the red stilettos were a little small).
After about 15 minutes of talking through the door and passing bribes underneath, he was finally allowed inside.
Finally, they left for the first tea ceremony at Dean’s family home.
Then back to Stephanie’s family home with a pig as a gift from Dean’s family.
After the second Tea Ceremony, Stephanie changed into a stunning white dress to wear for the remainder of the day.
The ceremony was held at the Deckhouse in Woolwich.
From the ceremony, we spent a little time wandering the pier and park nearby, before heading to the city for some more portraits.
The reception was held at The Eight restaurant in Chinatown.
Another quick change back in to red for the last few formalities.
Stephanie & Dean, I hope you both had the most incredible day & are having a ball in Europe!
These are great this looks like such a fun wedding! You did an awesome job of capturing the energy of their day!
Wow Kel, these are awesome. Love the tradition of the day, just gorgeous!
Love how you captured all the traditions – especially the part where he wore the bra to claim his bride. lol ;)
Wow! Love these photos so much!! The way you’ve captured the door game is wonderful – I have NEVER seen a first look anything quite like that lingerie shot of the groom from behind!! :)
Beautiful colourful, emotional day – thanks for sharing with the world!
I absolutely LOVE that red dress! And the portraits of the couple are gorgeous too! Beautiful, beautiful work!
I love a great Traditional chinese ceremony! Especially the beginning of the day, yours was a funny one! Excellent coverage!
stunning couple and thourough coverage of their wedding traditions! I love all the subtle “in-between” moments you captured, like the red envelope being passed under the door during the door games. great story-telling!
So much great emotion and laughter – I love it!
haha! What a fun couple! These are wonderful. :)
Kellee, I love her red dress! She is a stunning bride. And the sweet shot of the groom weeping while she’s in her white gown. Priceless!
Groom Games shots… LOVE EM!
Oh wow, you had me at red dress. I’m such a fan of your clean, timeless style Kellee….you knocked this one out of the park for sure…swooooooon!!
Great photos! Sorry I missed the day but look like you two had a wonderful time, and many more to come! Congrats again.
The colour of the day, it was such a wonderful and emotional time!! Great works stephanie and Dean. I wish your guys happy and sweet forever.
Congrates guys! Wishing you guys all the best for the future. When are the kids coming lol.
Great photos too
Such a great and fun wedding! Love all of the traditions and how much emotions there were throughout the day! Lovely.