When we photographed our first wedding over a decade ago, did we ever imagine we would end up in…China?! Not in our wildest dreams. But a few years ago we found ourselves working with a dream couple, John and Joyce, in the ancient imperial city of Xi’an, home of the terracotta warriors, hot pot, and some pretty epic karaoke bars.
Everything about this couple’s Xian wedding was lavish, from the ceremony stage surrounded by Greek sculptures and roses to the abundant wedding day banquet and entertainment. But according to the Oxford English Dictionary, lavish not only means splendid and grand, it also means generous. And that describes John and Joyce 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 them every night (they even provided us with a personal interpreter!). The wedding week almost seemed like a celebration of all the people they loved in their lives!
And with each other, all they are is giving. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the place when John and Joyce said their vows with each other at the ceremony, describing how each of them gives the other encouragement, love and respect every day.
Joyce & John's Chinese destination wedding was featured on the wedding blog Junebug Weddings. You can check it out here.