I’m always jealous of couples who have multiple outfits and wedding ceremonies, but I absolutely love the sentiment and reasons behind the double celebrations at Rachel and Ash’s big day. Although they currently reside in Sydney Australia, they decided to wed at Sandhole Oak Barn in the UK, incorporating a traditional English ceremony with a classic white wedding dress and a Chinese tea ceremony with a red Chinese wedding dress. Both moments are filled with love and laughter and beautifully portray the fusion of their heritages.
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
Imagine having, not 1,2 or 3, but 4 gorgeous outfits to wear at your wedding. Well that’s exactly how many Bride Ying had for her traditional Chinese wedding in Taipei in Taiwan. She started with a gorgeous red red Qi Pao for the tea ceremony, then changed into a white Chapelle Charlie Brear gown for the wedding ceremony, followed by a gold dress during the reception and finally a dreamy powder blue tulle skirt. Now that is some gorgeous bridal inspiration if ever I did see some. Also that bouquet and those red lips. (insert multiple heart emoji’s here.)
The couple are simply adorable, and RMW faves Navyblur have captured all the love, all the tradition and even a lonely tear streaming down Ying’s face. Simply B.E.Autiful. Don’t forget to watch the film by Firumu Studio so you can pore over even more wedding day emotion too. Enjoy.
You may remember a few weeks ago we shared a London engagement shoot with a gorgeous Bride-to-be wearing a particularly lovely midi skirt and mustard yellow jumper…well today we’re very excited to be sharing Maggie & Sam’s wedding. It’s in London again, with two very gorgeous, but very different venues – eighteenth century mansion Clissold House and cool industrial space 06 St Chad’s Place. It’s a day that’s full of colour and fun – the yellow and grey scheme looks fabulous and works perfectly with the little lego men favours, meticulously sourced by the couple.
Maggie and Sam also had a Chinese Tea Ceremony as part of their big day, meaning that Maggie got to wear two lovely dresses, one by Catherine Deane and a stunning red dress to honour Chinese tradition.
We’re always on the lookout for fresh and exciting ideas for wedding decor at RMW and it’s not often that we’re shown something completely original but today’s laid back LA wedding has managed to do just that…
Bride Minerva is a dietician and along with Groom Erik, is very eco-conscious, so the lovely couple used seasonal fruits, vegetables, herbs for centrepieces that guests were encouraged to nibble throughout the day, or take home after the wedding to plant in their own gardens. Such a great idea, and it looks surprisingly pretty. Honestly, you’ll be rethinking your own blooms for something that kills two birds with one stone once you’ve seen them…
And talking of birds – each and every one of the 1000 paper cranes that decorated their venue was hand folded by Minerva’s Mum. They look so pretty against the industrial decor of venue Elysian.
So how are you enjoying International Week so far? Uh huh…thought so! It’s pretty darn epic right? So many details and ideas to absorb and utilise regardless of where in the world you’re saying ‘I Do’.
Following on from the beautiful Australian wedding that Adam blogged this morning, we’re now heading over to Singapore for a big day photographed by the genius that is Ann-Kathrin Koch.
Ann and I have been sitting on this wedding for a little while in anticipation of ‘International Week’ and I’ve been beside myself with excitement waiting to share it with you because honestly it is so MUCH fun!
Thibaut and Wanlyn are truly an international couple but I particularly love Wanlyn’s decision to pay homage to the traditions of her family background in the Chinese tea ceremony (definitely one of my favourite parts of their big day) and in the gate-crashing event which I won’t divulge any more about right now…I’ll leave the images to tell the story instead.
Sit back, relax and thoroughly enjoy this beautiful adventure….