Real Wedding – Traditional Tea Ceremony

31/07/2013 | 0

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Nicole & Michael   ♥   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Photographer:   BlueCicada Photography 

 

We have died and gone to dress heaven! Today’s bride wore luxurious lace and a pair of Carrie Bradshaw-esque kitten heels. The best part of the bridal outfit? Nicole dressed head-to-toe in pink – the perfect palette for a laid-back, yet super-stylish wedding celebration. 

 

Nicole and Michael live in Hong Kong and earlier this year they married there, with an intimate civil wedding ceremony. They held an informal and relaxed celebration afterwards consisting of a traditional tea ceremony, drinks reception and a wedding dinner at The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur for family who couldn’t attend their ceremony. Nicole looked pretty in pink, wearing a delicate lace Valentino dress and a pair of bright, bold beauties – hot pink Manolo Blahnik’s.

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Caroline from BlueCicada Photography talks us through the couples story:

“Nicole, Michael and I met last March at Le Meridien to have a chat after they had contacted me to potentially be their photographer for their post-wedding celebrations. They were passing through Kuala Lumpur, on their way to the UK from Hong Kong. Already I felt that we had a great connection, the conversation flew easily and I really enjoyed our chat. I was really happy when they got back to me later to ask me to be their photographer for their event in June.”

 

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“Nicole and Michael both work in Hong Kong and were getting married in their apartment in the presence of Nicole’s parents Eddie and Anna, and Michael’s best friend on May 11th. What they wanted was something really casual and natural in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate their union and to have Nicole’s family present, especially her grandmother who couldn’t travel to their civil wedding ceremony. The event would consist of a traditional tea ceremony, a drinks reception and a dinner at the Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur.”

 

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“Nicole is Chinese-Australian and Michael is English. They met for the first time in Roppongi, Japan in 2002 at the soccer World Cup, whilst on holiday. They did not return to Japan until 2012, where Michael proposed with edible sugar diamonds (the real diamond was to be obtained at a later date in Australia!). They decorated their engagement cake with the sugar diamonds, when they had a party at their flat to celebrate.”

 

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“Casual and natural still meant stylish and attention to detail: Nicole made the invitation cards herself and Michael and Nicole chose dried scallops as favours. The place cards were from Wedding Paper Divas from the US.”

“When I got to Ritz Carlton in the late afternoon of June 29th, I was welcomed by a glass of raspberry iced tea, and Michael came to fetch me from the lobby and took me to their room where Nicole was getting ready. I stepped into a very relaxed atmosphere and met Nicole’s mum, Anna for the first time. I had seen Nicole’s dress in a few photos that Nicole had sent me after their wedding civil ceremony and already I loved it! Seeing it for real was like “wow”! A Valentino pink lace short dress with a the most stunning back details. Michael was wearing a natural linen suit, made in the UK, by Jack, Michael’s tailor,  which complimented perfectly Nicole’s pink number.”

 

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“We started with the family photos, followed by the traditional tea ceremony. As the tradition wants it, the couple start to offer tea to the eldest member of the family, which was Nicole’s grandmother Poh Poh, and finishes with the youngest member offering tea to the couple. Some of Nicole and Michael’s friends watched the ceremony which was done very naturally and in a very relaxed and lighthearted way. The drinks reception saw everyone mingling and happily chatting, before dinner was served in one of the reception rooms.”

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“The whole event was a wonderful mix of cultures and ages; smiles were all round, everywhere, the whole time, and it really made you wish you were part of Nicole and Michael’s family. I wish them all the happiness in the world!”

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Venue and suppliers:

 

 

Such a lovely celebration bringing together cultures and traditions from around the world.

Did you agree with our love for Nicole’s dress? And what about those shoes? Great choices we say!

We think this could be our new favourite colour story too. The delicate and bold shades of pink and red sitting side-by-side and all teamed with gleaming gold. From the subtle butterflies embossed on the wedding stationary to Nicole’s glamorous outfit, to the elegant tea service and the bright pops of colour adding personality to the wedding tables, the details perfectly emphasised this stylish, grand affair.

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