Real Chinese Wedding

A summer Chinese wedding held at the Double Tree Hilton hotel in Mississauga, Toronto. Photos courtesy of Sebastian Ip photography.

The bride getting ready in a traditional qua. She is picked up by the groom from her house, after the groom and groomsmen perform tasks (games) set out by the bridesmaids.

chinese qua

Taca Ozawa make-up
Make-up artist Taca Ozawa is a former Shiseido make-up artist. He is intensely into his work, and has selected tunes to listen to so he is in the right mood when creating his looks.

chinese bride evening make-up
The bride’s radiant evening look. Typically a Chinese bride changes several outfits during the evening reception, often changing hairstyle and make-up to match.

grand chinese cuisine at the Double Tree Hilton in Mississauga
The wedding decor at Doubletree Hilton.

Chinese scroll style guest book
Guests sign their names with Chinese calligraphy pens on a red scroll guestbook. This East meets West scroll comes personalized with couple’s photo.

chinese double happiness wedding favour box
Wedding favour box with a cut-out character meaning double happiness, purchased from Asia.

drinks from chinese grand cuisine in mississauga

Stay tune! More real weddings to follow.


2 thoughts on “Real Chinese Wedding

  1. Hi,

    Amazing pictures and great information….Thank you. One question….do you know where the bride got the “East meets West” Chinese wedding guest scroll?

    Thank you


  2. Hi Jos,

    The couple in the story got theirs printed in Asia, if you have any friends or relatives who can source it for you from there, that would be the cheapest option. However, you can get any graphic designer and printing house to work with you to print something similar here. You are essentially trying to find a long roll of paper in red (or do your own wedding colours if you want to modernize it). You can add in your names, initials, or a photo to the design.

    Best of luck with your wedding planning!

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