When we photographed our first destination wedding over a decade ago, we never imagined we would end up in China! Not in our wildest dreams. But in the past years we have found ourselves working with many couples from all over the world, including a bride who got married in her developer father's estate in the ancient imperial city of Xi’an, China.
Xian is home of terracotta warriors, huǒ guō, and some pretty epic karaoke bars. Everything about this couple’s wedding was lavish, from the ceremony stage surrounded by Greek sculptures & roses to the abundant wedding day banquet & entertainment. But according to the Oxford dictionary, lavish not only means splendid and grand, it also means generous. And that describes this couple perfectly. The attention and love they gave to their friends and family from around the world knew no bounds; they planned site-seeing tours, organized club-hopping, and shared meals with their guests every night. The week was like an epic celebration of all the people they loved in their lives! We felt so fortunate to have been included in these celebrations halfway across the globe!
This Monique Lhuiller gown was just one of three dresses the bride wore during her multi-day Chinese wedding.
View this Canadian couple's featured wedding in X'ian China on our website here.
Location: Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.1/125; f/4.0; ISO 800; 44.0 mm.