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Flights, camera, action: Chinese couples go in pursuit of perfect wedding photos
Young Chinese are increasingly keen to have lavish marriage ceremonies and getting the right shots is all part of the process.


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For Chinese couples, wedding photos are not simply about having a photographer show up on the big day.
They can be elaborate affairs involving costumes, make-up artists, camera assistants and trips overseas, sometimes even underwater, and take up as much as a quarter of the wedding budget.
“You can go to a studio to have pre-wedding pictures taken and you can pretend to be anywhere, they have so many backdrops,”

Of course, it’s better if you can actually go there, said a man, whose photo shoot with UK Wedding set him back £1,000 (US$1,300). UK Wedding is one of several London-based companies catering exclusively to clients from China.

Living in a globally connected world and given rising incomes, young Chinese are increasingly looking to impress with lavish weddings that mix traditional elements and Western trends, complete with a walk down the aisle, bridesmaids, ushers and even a hired wedding planner.

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Revenue for China’s wedding services industry was estimated to have reached US$24.6 billion in 2016, data provider IBISWorld said in a report this year. That covered car rentals, restaurant decorations, photography and videography, among other things.

















The list of popular photo shoot destinations stretches from Indonesia’s resort island of Bali to London, Paris and picturesque blue-and-white Santorini in Greece.


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For those who cannot travel, vast hangar-like Chinese studios bring the world to them, offering the chance to pose in front of a fake Greek village, a Chinese temple or the bedroom of French king Louis XIV – all in a single appointment.

Golden Ladies, one of Beijing’s wedding photo studios, caters to as many as 75 couples on busy days.


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Cause most people only have one wedding in their life ..

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Dracarys Post time: 2017-9-10 19:24
Cause most people only have one wedding in their life ..

yeah,only if economy is available,you can choose a decent lavish wedding photos.anyway,it is a significant event in your life

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This post was edited by markwu at 2017-9-12 11:26

But to impress who?

If family and friends, it's not like they will say it is super-significant to the couple and their own lives further down the road.

If to the couple, it's actually digressing from the real significance of the event - the start of a journey together through the thick and thin and ups and downs of life, no matter what, no matter how high and low the tide of mutual feelings that course through both. How does having a set of nice photos or videos against charming backgrounds make a difference or contribute towards making a marriage work?  Will they say to the couple down the road, 'oh, see how nice we looked then?'  What has evanescent looks captured on celluloid for a moment got to do with feelings that bind and surmount over a lifetime together?

All that money - better save for the hard knocks later that will come a-calling, or donate a part to the needy which in turn will earn mileage.

Couples should kiss. Keep it sweet, simple.

Don't waste hard-earned money on frivolities. That's the first lesson in economics from the rest of this sorry planet.

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