Chinese/Scottish Wedding....in a Castle

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  1. elsaspet

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    1. Believe it or not, a really crappy rainy day. All of the grass is PSed in:
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    2. Another view of above
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    3. The beautiful bride:
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    4. Cantonese tradition dictates the bride's "suitor" must bring his men to the bride's family's house to perform challenges to be allowed to be married to the beauty. The groom in this photo is walking to the brides home with his men. (He has the red kilt-his family's tartan)
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    5. As stated above, the groom must perform challenges made by the bride's elder sisters. If he is unable to do the challenges, (and all are impossible), he must give higher and higher gifts of money until the elder sisters accept the offer.
    Here is the 6'5'groom trying to jump with a short rope.....in a kilt.
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    6. Once the grooms challenge is accepted, he is allowed to take the bride from her home to the place of the ceremony. Which in this case is a castle. A blue print of both by the chapel doors.
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    7. The bride takes a twirl in the foyer:
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    8. A bagpipe player leads the the bride and groom from the chapel:
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    9.Chinese tea ceremony. Bride and groom must stay seated while offering tea to their elders, who in exchange to show their approval, offer gifts to the bride and groom.
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    10. The bride puts on her traditional Chinese gown for the reception and enjoys a dance with her new husband.
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    11. The doors open to the castle as the party draws to a close, and the celebrants begin to leave.
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  2. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Ohhhh, what an interesting series! Love the commentary. And my fave pic of the series is #6. I sooo look forward to your posts
     
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    Wonderful series! Where was the location?
     
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    beautiful.....i would love to havea wedding in a castle.... a little short on castles here though!!!
     
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    This is so beautiful! The series, the captions, colors, clarity... on and on and on! My favorite is the last though I truly love them all!
     
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    What a cool wedding and a lovely addition to any photog's portfolio. Nicely done.
     
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    Well done, I love your style.
     
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    Great seriesof pics, of what looks like it was a fantastic blend of cultures!

    But where were the claymores? (No, not the kind that go "boom")...

    ;-)
     
  9. AprilRamone

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    Great series:) As mentioned before, I love how they blended both of their cultures into the ceremony. Great job:) btw, where was this castle?
     
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    Cindy, where is the castle at?
     
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    Wow. What a wonderful combination of cultures, presenting so varied opportunities for photography.

    I am wondering... did you try the haggis chow mein?
     
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    What a wonderful series of photos. You captured their day briliantly and #4, 5 and 7 are real stand outs to me, but the story that you have told in this series stands stong. Beautifully done, Cindy!
     

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