I love it when a couple incorporates their culture into their classically-styled wedding. It only takes a few thoughtful touches and traditions to share your beliefs with your guests and other generations of your family. Take Katherine and YuKwan's wedding, they held it at a golf course and used lots of purple and twinkle lights to highlight it's elegance but also included a traditional tea ceremony and several good luck symbols from their Asian culture.
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From photographer Mindy Belcher of Ever After Visuals, "One of our favorite parts of the wedding day was the tea ceremony where both the bride and groom kneel in front of their parents and close family and serve them tea. This is a way to express their gratitude. In front of their parents, it is a practice for the married couple to say, 'Thank you for bringing us up. Now we are getting married. We owe it all to you.' The parents will usually drink a small portion of the tea and then give them a red envelope, which symbolizes good luck. We loved so much that Katherine and YuKwan took time out to express their thanks to their family.
The reception was also held at Bristow Manor where the main room was decorated in simple yet elegant hues of purple and white. From the ceiling hung twinkle lights and lavender Chinese lanterns. The center pieces were these gorgeous flowers submerged in liquid dyed purple."
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On your wedding day, would you include a tea ceremony (or some other way) to thank your parents for all their support?