The striking Chinese wedding attire for this multicultural wedding at The Castlefield Rooms is so gorgeous! With both Sarah and Peter's families being on different sides of the world, their wedding day was the first time both their families met! A day full of hugging and laughing together, this one is an emotional one. Get your tissues ready! When you see the groom's reaction to his 'first look' at the bride your heart will melt! Recommended photographer, Maddie Farris has done an excellent job capturing the pure emotion and is making us all cry happy tears!

Traditional Chinese wedding attire

The first look is a must! A highlight of our day. We were able to see each other and be in each other's presence before walking down the aisle, which calmed our nerves. Personally, we felt a sense of relief since our day was finally happening!

Sarah & Peter


Unfortunately, we re-scheduled our wedding 3 times due to Covid, but THANKFULLY, each and every time all our suppliers were able to accommodate. As we decided to have a more intimate wedding than initially planned, we didn't have any bridesmaids or groomsmen! Try to research as much as possible and have a structure/plan for the key points of your day. Be realistic with yourself on the day and that you cannot spend a lot of time with every single guest. Try to enjoy it as much as possible. Don't sweat on the small details when planning. Also, having both a videographer and a photographer there is the best investment you can get for a lifetime of memories.

Chinese Wedding Attire

We only had a half-day wedding, but we still wanted to incorporate some elements of our culture into the day. Dressing up in traditional Chinese wedding attire, including a Chinese tea ceremony, and being able to share a little part of my culture with Peter is something I will treasure deeply. The colour palette was EXACTLY how we pictured it to just screams autumn vibes! The overall styling was very minimal with a sweetheart table just for us two, which was perfect. I think our outfits had pops of the untraditional. Peter's lemon socks and paisley tie, and my not entirely all-white dress with a mocha underlay, just describes us perfectly - a little quirky.

From the Chinese wedding attire and tea ceremony, this wedding is the perfect example of integrating culture!

We asked all our friends at the end of the day what they thought of the wedding and the unanimous verdict was 'emotional'. A lot of love was in the room on our wedding day and it felt very intimate. We didn't think there would be so many sniffles during our vows, but that just goes to show we had all our favourite people in one place.

Sarah & Peter

Crying happy tears? So are we. But not to worry, we have plenty more real wedding inspiration where that came from. Loving the traditional Chinese wedding attire? Look at some of these real weddings with traditional Chinese attire.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: The Castlefield Rooms | Photographer: Maddie Farris | Videographer: Red Seats | Florist: Milly Davey Flowers | Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Yasmin Schwitzer | Bridal Outift and Boutique: Madi Lane Bridal | Fashion Accessories: Emilia Rae | Groom and Groomsmen Outfits : Moss Bros

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