Philadelphia Wedding Planner, Angela Malicki of Angela MALICKI events, plans Jenny and Rick’s Chinese Tea Ceremony before their Kimmel Center extravaganza.
Jenny and Rick’s multicultural wedding was fit for royals. We started at Jenny’s house at 6:oo am where she was finishing up hair and make up gearing up for a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony. The bridal party all wearing silk robes gifted by the bride.
Traditional Chinese weddings start early in the morning where family and friends celebrate with a parade heading towards the family home. 24 baskets are presented as gifts ending with a full pig for good luck. Jenny’s house was decorated in Gold and Red, in traditional Chinese motifs and symbols.
Rick, our handsome groom, enters the home holding the bouquet for his bride-to-be. The couple partakes in various games as an ice breaker until the bride allows her groom in. Jenny was dressed in a traditional gown made in Hong Kong for the tea ceremony.
A traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony is a where welcome, thanks and respects both families by kneeling and serving them tea. In return, the couple receives a red colored envelope and jewelry.
The guests enjoyed brunch as the couple was taking photos after the 4 hour ceremony. Once this ended, we transported all the bridesmaids dresses and Jenny’s gown to the next location – The Downtown Marriott for the second ceremony.
Stay tuned for our next blog post with more details of Jenny and Rick’s Kimmel Center Wedding.