Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

Chinese/Hindu Wedding

This weekend I filmed Bosan and Dharmesh’s Chinese Wedding Videos at Woburn Abbey Sculpture Gallery, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire. I love this venue with it’s rose gardens, Camelia Lake and stunning backdrop which makes the perfect wedding location to capture wedding videos and wedding photography. This was a busy busy day as we had Chinese Ceremonies and Hindu Ceremonies to film and photograph which kept us on our toes. I especially loved the coming together of two cultures and how both families embraced one another. Bosan and Dharmesh took everything in their stride and it was a pleasure working with them. On Monday they both headed off to Hong Kong and asked me to put them a quick wedding video highlights clip together which should be online tomorrow. In the meantime I thought I would just share the video of the Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony from their day. Enjoy and congratulations to you both.

Completed highlights video can now be viewed here:

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony Explained

Traditionally, after the wedding ceremony the Bride and Groom invite the Grooms elders to drink tea. The woman usually goes on the left and the man on the right. The Bride and Groom kneel whilst those being served sit in chairs. The couple serve tea in a certain order, starting with the Grooms parents, then the eldest to the youngest. e.g. the parents, then grandparent, uncles and aunties, brothers and sisters etc. In return the couple receive lucky red envelopes (lai See, which means lucky) which contains money of jewellery. Helpers are assigned to pour the tea and these are usually women whom have been blessed with great marriages or wealth.

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