Monday, November 3, 2008

Sophy & Williams Wedding Aug 30/08

I have known Sophy and Will for decades. Sophy and I grew up together and ever since we were in diapers we have been close friends. She is like a sister to me and I had the privilege to be apart of their special day.
With all the preparation the both of them done. It was finally the big day. It was an early morning for all of us. May and Dao arrived before sunset (our usual wake up call) and immediately started beautifying us.
Sophy, having such a laid back personality she wanted to go for a casual look. She usually doesn't wear a lot of make up and no foundation so the air brush application was perfect for her. She decided to have her hair half up because she was wearing a tiara.

It being a traditional Chinese wedding. The groom arrives in the morning to pick up the Bride. At the door its the bridal parties job to make it difficult for the groom to enter the house. The groom and his men offer bribes such as money to try to get through.

We also had an early morning Tea Ceremony. Its a serving of tea from the bride and groom to family members, and in return they present the bride and groom with a gift of jewelry or a red pocket. This is a very special moment for the families because it is considered the acceptance of their love and the unity of both families.

The Bridal Party in Harmony.