Anna and Daniel are married!
Celebrating the merging of two different cultures and religions (Chinese and Catholic), Anna and Daniel exchanged vows in downtown Seattle in front of both english and non-english speaking guests who all understood the universal language of love.
They had a traditional mass at Christ our Hope Catholic Church, formerly the New Washington Hotel, a space filled with light and elegance.
Post ceremony, we had a quick window for a few photos of the bride and groom before the grand entrance to their Chinese Tea Party and reception at China Harbor in Seattle.
Anna and Daniel kneeled before their parents and served them tea, a ritual in traditional Chinese marriage ceremony to show respect and gratitude. Their parents then handed them little red envelopes with gifts of money/jewelry/etc. The look of pride and joy on their parents faces was the sweetest thing to witness.
After the newlywed's reception entrance, they kneeled before their parents and served them tea, a ritual in traditional Chinese marriage ceremony to show respect and gratitude. Their parents then handed them little red envelopes with gifts of money/jewelry/etc, concluding the tea ceremony.
Then the drums and gong sounded and in ran two colorful lions, putting on a lively show as they danced their way around the room. The rest of the night was filled with multiple courses of lavish foods, cake, congratulatory toasting and lots of dancing. Oh and bubbles. There were lots of bubbles!
Cheers to you Anna and Daniel! Best wishes for a long and happy marriage together!
Ceremony: Christ Our Hope Catholic Church
Reception: China Harbor
Dress: Brides for a Cause
Florals: Pike Place Market