Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

It is nice when couples these days want to incorporate some rituals and traditions into their wedding. Though the intention of most brides is to create a celebratory mood rather than adhere to superstitions, we believe it’s so much more enjoyable for friends, and it will also please the parents. Dennis Yap, once again, done a great job capturing the day in photos for us.

BabysBreath Décor Design: “Both Carmen and Jerry wanted something traditional with a fun and modern twist. Both the houses were decorated with lots of red lanterns on carved wooden stands and other decorations. Some Chinese offerings were placed on the bed in the newlyweds’ new home for good luck.

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

“Jerry and his entourage came carrying the Chinese bridal sedan chair and with a tray of good wishes for the couple’s happiness and prosperity all written in Chinese calligraphy. After the gate crashing ceremony, the bride was carried to the groom’s house in this traditional sedan chair. The groom then kicked the sedan chair to symbolise his having successfully wed his beautiful bride.

“This was followed by a tea ceremony, for which the bride changed into her Qun Kua. The newlyweds served Chinese tea with dates to older family members. The chairs used for the ceremony were in a gold colour as gold symbolises prosperity – in wealth and children. An intricate painting of peonies, bamboos and birds as the backdrop really set the right atmosphere and enhanced the ceremony.

“Chinese customs might sound complex but it is important to preserve these Chinese traditions for the generations to come. It also gives your parents the opportunity to be part of your wedding as they share with you the customs and traditions.”

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

Photo by Dennis Yap Photography*. www.theweddingnotebook.com

CARMEN & JERRY {Malaysia}

Photography by Dennis Yap Photography* / Event Styling by BabysBreath Décor Design