Many of you have been asking about our amazing trip to Hong Kong to photograph the wedding of Samuel and Gloria, so here are a few of the many shots we took throughout the day. Grace one of Gloria’s lovely Bridesmaids met us in our Hotel lobby to take us to Gloria’s parents apartment, where we started to really experience the whole tradition of a Chinese wedding. The morning was the usual hive of industry with hairstylists and makeup artists preparing the girls for the big day. Stan caught up with the guys for a few shots on their way to visit Gloria’s apartment. Their mission was to convince the bridesmaids that he was worthy to marry Gloria. This took the form of bartering, bribery and some tasks (in the form of silly games) to prove himself, we all had a great laugh and eventually Samuel managed to persuade them that he was the one!
Poor Samuel, once he had crossed this first hurdle, along with Gloria he had to serve tea to Gloria’s parents and the elders of his family, we then moved location and a further tea ceremony was performed with Samuel’s parents and family. Once the whole family and their friends had given the couple their blessing the wedding could proceed.