I love stepping through the door of a home being prepped for a wedding. On this special day there were traditional Chinese decorations all around. Red is a symbol of luck, joy and happiness. This was the exact mood of Lilian, Brian, their family and friends. Despite loved ones being missing due to the pandemic restrictions, everyone had a cheerful attitude.
I was teamed up with Caleb Lin of https://agape-studio.com.au/canberra-wedding-photography/Agape Studios to capture this Canberra elopement. After getting ready the friends of the couple had organised some traditional challenges for the groom to win his bride. They had to answer questions, make up poems to compliment the bride, shake off post-it notes and use team work to hold on to the money in the red paper envelopes. Every time they ran out of time they had to give back an envelope. There was laughter and fun had by all.
A Chinese Tea Ceremony is a traditional way of honouring the families now being combined into a new generation. The Bride offers tea to the grooms parents and the groom to the brides. In this instance, only one parent of each were able to travel from Asia and the other parent was Skyping in from overseas. We are so blessed to be in an age to bring us together even when we are far apart.
Brian and his groomsmen then headed off for the church while Lilian changed into her white wedding gown before it was time for the ceremony and had a daddy and daughter first look.
A stunning car arrived from the fantastic team at A1 Classic car rentals. This stunning white 1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud made for some epic portraits for the rest of the day. I highly recommend working with them to make your transport easy for everyone.
The Saint Andrews Cathedral Church is in the heart of Canberra. It makes my job as a Canberra Wedding Photographer so easy.
If you are looking for a stunning ceremony location in Canberra, then look no further than the Presbyterian Church of Saint Andrews Cathedral.. The team there handled this multilingual Chinese and English christian ceremony very well. The bride was stunning as she came down the isle with a traditional veil over her face. The first time I’ve had the honour of photographing this age old tradition. There was singing, scripture reading, vows and a sand ceremony.
After some light refreshments outside in the gardens and group photos, we headed to the best location for wedding photos. The National Arboretum Canberra. You can find a stunning portrait location at any time of day and in any season.
God really blessed this day with great weather and with peace and joy all day long. Thanks to Lilian and Brian for invited me to participate on the day they start a new life together.
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