Chinese Tea Ceremony and Floral Arch For a Destination Lake Como Wedding with Two Wedding Dresses by Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography Pin Image

Chinese Tea Ceremony Wedding with Floral Arch in Lake Como

We may have said it once or twice but our ethos here at RMW is ‘Your Day Your Way‘ and that could mean sticking to the traditions that mean something to your family or throwing the rule book out of the window.  Our Bride and Groom today, Belle and James, chose to follow the Chinese Tea Ceremony wedding tradition but then went against the grain by also having a first look shoot where the two could meet before the ceremony. The Lake Como setting of this special moment is incredible


“The moment we got engaged, we knew we wanted to have a small destination wedding. We searched online for venues in Lake Como. We visited the venue a few months before the wedding. We were looking for a private, intimate and romantic venue. We love the tiered garden and trees outside the villa giving a romantic vibe in the evening. The option to adorn the outdoor setting with lights and lantern, the scenery by the lake. Plus it was the perfect wedding/holiday type of venue so we could start our honeymoon early” – Belle and James

Chinese Tea Ceremony Wedding 

It’s lovely to be able to bring your heritage into something so special as a wedding.  The Chinese tea ceremony wedding tradition represents purity, tranquillity, respect and harmony.  We can’t think of better words to describe the perfect marriage and what a wonderful way to start your lives together.


  • Things don’t have to make sense as long as you like them.
  • Take your time to choose some of the most important elements to you.
  • Enjoy the moment! – Belle and James 
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If, like me, this wedding has got you dreaming of basking in the Italian sun, do take a look at our other real weddings in Italy.  Or, if you’re thinking of having a destination wedding but don’t know where to start, have a listen to Becky and Charlotte discussing destination weddings on the podcast

Photography by Sarah-Jane Ethan Photography
Author: Lorna Shaw
Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her ‘happily ever after’ with her wonderful husband, three beautiful children and pet dog.

One thought on “Chinese Tea Ceremony Wedding with Floral Arch in Lake Como

  1. Really nice job with the venue choice and bride (& bridesmaids) outfit colors. They blend in really nicely together. I think you achieved a stunning result for your wedding concept by attaching the Chinese tea ceremony to the wedding. Very beautiful!

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