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Post time 2013-1-11 13:21:58 |Display all floors
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on the way...

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preparing to first reception in Bride's home

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Wedding albums are prepared long time before the wedding party

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still there is some time to wait, so fish waits too

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and kids :)

Chinese society seems to be child-booming

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and here comes the Groom

first tea - before being allowed to visit the Bride's home

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ok, passed first "test"

now He comes to the Bride's home, of course not empty-handed

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to talk with the family

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in meantime - first part of pre-wedding reception is almost ready

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some says, that childs can see the Heavens...
this one is at list interrested in the sky


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...while another one is posing on the roof

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So it begins!

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under management of the host family

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guests please themself with the delicious food served

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Some will eat later, now it is better time for a nap

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Another part of the reception is much later
when the time slows down at the end of the day - the food speeds up ;)

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Parents of the Bride - preparing some traditional gifts

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while kids just have fun

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Last snack this evening is the chicken

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baked in the "owen" made of pieces of the ground, pre-heated by fire

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And this is the end of first day.

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Morning, the wedding day - everybody wakes up and start duties (around 5:00)

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almost everything is already prepared

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Now it is a time for the last rituals

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and soon the Groom stands at the (closed) gate, and tries to convince the Braid's best friends to be allowed to enter

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one of the task is singing a love song for the Bride

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OK, passed that ;)

Now He have to find where the Bride is hidden, and then to use different arguments to be allowed to open the doors.
One of the usual tricks are red envelopes, that seems to work better then James Bond's lock-picking tools.

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when succeed - may see the Bride

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and give Her the flowers

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then - the Bride, Groom, families and best-friends are marked

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Groom's friends awaits in the living room

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while Bride's friends makes a photo with Her

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then short breakfast

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packing the goods on the car

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and the Bride leaves the house of Her parrents

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and we drive to the house of the Groom

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where the goods are delivered

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so is The Couple

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After the fireworks "cleans the way" from the ghosts, and smoke is fading away

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Groom and Bride may enter the home, on the red carpet...

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Traditional gifts, and the wedding portraits waits for Them

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Now the Bride goes to separate room, when She is ceremonialy serviced by the women of the Groom's Family

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then both the Bride and Groom are feeded

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some last adjustments...

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and we can go to the chapel,
where other part of the "spiritual blessing" is performed

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then - back home

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and soon we all depart for "tea reception" that is in a fact - the Wedding Party

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After arriving at the restaurant there is still busy time for Them

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but both seems not to be tired (at the moment)

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Upstairs - gifts for the guest are ready

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and guests gives Their gifts too

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Every guest is welcommed by the Groom, Bride ant the families

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after instructing last gests how to go to the restaurant

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it is time to prepare for the final part

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And here They comes!

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Now there is time for a few smal customs ;)

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then - the Rings

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and some more rituals

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that are finished when The Dragon enters the restaurant

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Don't expect the flying snake with some feathers, or something like that... it is more like a pigglet who spent a bit too much time on the sun - until the skin is crispy.

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During the party Bride and Groom hovers from table to table, having some drinks and toasts with everybody.
After about hour it is really like hovering... :)

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The Party is almost over

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The Couple is tired

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but quite happy...

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so... who will be next?

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Post time 2013-1-11 14:23:52 |Display all floors
AH! what a vivid, lively, impressive photogallery.....that wedding seems quite different from the one you "reported" before, also all the people seems to be from a bit different social class, and no arrogance and no unneccessary pomp....just great...a "natural" wedding.
The couple seems to be around 30 in age? i mean for sure they are no teenagers anymore
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Post time 2013-1-11 14:40:40 |Display all floors
i see most people wear winter-clothing, is it that chilly in south-china these days?
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Post time 2013-1-11 16:20:46 |Display all floors
It was near HuaZhou (化州)in Guangdong

Yes, as You see on the pictures - They are both from the villages, and about 30.
It was great experience to be accepted as a guest allowed to see the "private" an unofficial part of the wedding customs.
And again I experienced great Chinese hospitality.

Comparing to previous wedding? http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/hom ... do=album&id=713
It seems different maybe because I've seen (almost?) all of the stages.
"Party Part" was similar in many measures.

@lionstar "no arrogance and no unneccessary pomp" - I haven't experienced these even before.

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Post time 2013-1-11 16:23:58 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2013-1-11 14:40
i see most people wear winter-clothing, is it that chilly in south-china these days?

For some - seems to be cold... :)

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Post time 2013-1-11 18:18:20 |Display all floors
Nice pictures

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Post time 2013-1-11 20:32:07 |Display all floors
"no arrogance and no unneccessary pomp" - I haven't experienced these even before."

lucky you, ... already twice i was "forced" to attend a snobbish, "high society" wedding, car-fleet was Bentley, Jaguar, Rolls Royce etc.  ... "what? you are german, but the suit you wear isn´t made by BOSS?"  
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