Min and Sam's weekend-long Chinese wedding was better than they imagine! Taking place at Recommended venue, Dewsall Court, complete with a Chinese tea ceremony, autumnal moon gate and cosy candlelight. Their families met, laughed and chatted together (some for the first time) to celebrate this incredible union. With all the joy and wedding day moments captured by Lucy G Photography. LOVE the group shots. Such fun!
Chinese wedding at Dewsall court with a Chinese tea ceremony, autumnal moon gate and cosy candlelight.
We knew we didn’t want our wedding to just be about us. It was also a celebration of our families, friends and cultures coming together at the same time, (for the first time). We had ‘gatecrashing’ games and a Chinese tea ceremony in the morning, and our very English wedding ceremony in the afternoon. Our wedding breakfast was warm and autumnal in low candlelight, full of chatter, laughter and many long, loud ‘yam sengs’, where guests toast to the new bride and groom. It was a magical weekend, full of love, and better than we imagined.
Sam and I wanted an autumnal feel as we got married in October. It’s a beautiful season (my favourite!), but most of all, we wanted it to feel warm, inviting, and a little bit dreamy. Dewsall Court was the perfect place, homely, but classic with a touch of something enchanting about it. The decor was all about messy, romantic florals and foliage with a dramatic touch, including fairy lights and candles for the evening. Dewsall court set out the wedding breakfast tables in a big U-shape, for our communal feast. It was perfect and meant we could look out and see all our guests having a good time.
Our wedding was really about our community as well. Some of our closest friends and family all had parts to play in creating the whole of our Chinese wedding. Our bridesmaids and groomsmen chose their own outfits (within colour schemes) and our readers chose their own readings, which we heard for the first time during the ceremony. My sister and one of my bridesmaids made all of our beautiful signage. Including the epic foliage-ed, fairy-lit seating plan. Sam’s parents chose our cake flavours and decorations, and his uncle married us. Little pieces of our friends and family were peppered throughout the wedding. From the flowers in my hair to our wedding playlist on the dance floor. It was a joy catching glimpses of them throughout the weekend.
One of Min and Sam's favourite parts of their Chinese wedding was looking out after dinner and feeling pure joy seeing their friends and family chatting, laughing and celebrating together.
I love spreadsheets a lot. So this might be biased, but I really believe it’s SO important to keep track of all the moving parts of planning a wedding in one place. Always keep in mind your vision for the wedding, in terms of visuals and feel, and don’t get too bogged down by making every detail perfect. It doesn’t have to be, and sometimes the ‘mistakes’ or issues turn out for the best!
Min and Sam planned their wedding from Singapore but relied heavily on resources like our Recommended Supplier directory and Instagram. There they found the impressive Dewsall Court in Hereford and instantly knew it was the venue for them.