Lori and Long were married a few weeks ago in a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. It was an all day affair full of ritual, family, and happiness. Lori and bridesmaids started preparations around 5 in the morning at Lori’s mom’s house. From there they walked down the street to her Grandmother’s house for the first Tea Ceremony with Lori’s family. However, before it could start, Long had to prove he was worthy of Lori to her ladies by successfully completing questions and riddles. He did eventually do it After the first Tea Ceremony, everyone went to Long’s house for the second Tea Ceremony with and to honor Long’s family. Lori and Long both have large families. The wedding reception, which was held in the evening at a Chinese restaurant, welcomed and fed 500 guests. I was totally impressed!
The highlight of the day for me was the opportunity to have a couple of hours to photograph the bride, groom and wedding party at Capital Park in Sacramento. I so rarely get the luxury of time when doing bridal party portraits. I think I shared a few more pictures than I normally would, but as I mentioned it was an all day affair!
Lori and Long, congratulations! A chinese poem for you:
“Wish that you two
May you respect each other like honored guests.
May you always see heart to heart.
May fragrant flowers bloom and full moon shine over your life together.
May your joy and happiness be forevermore.”