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Lipstick Love + Stunning Kwa Part I

I’ve been a bit of a busy bee lately and haven’t blogged so many gorgeous Real Weddings … until now!

Joy and Shaun from Beautiful Life: Wedding Video and Photography sent me this Chinese wedding to share with you all and I was totally thrilled. I was completely over the moon to have met a great husband and wife team who have a wealth of experience in video and photography for multi-cultural weddings in the UK. It’s always great to know that the people capturing your big day understand the fine details that matter to you. Some Smitten readers may have noticed I haven’t had chance to share many Chinese weddings from the UK. The reason? I only want to showcase some of the best wedding photography and of course weddings wgich are inspirational to you. Now this is exactly what I have for you today!

Phil and Ling’s gorgeous day began at The Hilton Hotel, Blackpool followed by their Chinese wedding banquet at Glamorous, Manchester. I’m so excited to be able to showcase a wedding  from right here in the UK, with all the colourful Chinese details, the crazy Door Games and of course, the always-so-incredible moments of their Chinese Tea Ceremony. So, for now I’ll keep quiet… and let you enjoy the wedding of Phil and Ling.


Double Happiness Chinese wedding

Ling looks absolutely stunning in her Kwa and I’m totally swooning over her bridesmaid dresses

Chinese Bride in Kwa

chinese wedding games

When the groom and his Hing-Dai’s arrive, it can only mean one thing. Chinese Wedding Door Games!

chinese wedding door games

Chinese wedding door games

Double Happiness wedding

This is one of my favourite photos from Part I – The amazing moment of when Phil and Ling finally see each other on their big day… ‘You May Now Kiss The Bride!’

chinese wedding

chinese wedding tea ceremony

I had to agree when Shaun and Joy told me Ling is so photogenic.  She looks beautiful. Me being a typical female, may I just add, Ling’s hairstyle for her Kwa is so Elegant.

chinese wedding dress

Dragon and Phoenix Chinese wedding gold

chinese lion dance

chinese red umbrella  chinese groom

Do come back tomorrow for Part II – the amazing Chinese Banquet at Glamorous.

It’s a coincidence I’m blogging a wedding at Glamorous. It so happens that I’m meeting a couple for dim sum there this weekend. They have become great friends since their July wedding. I can’t wait!

Once again, Thank you to Beautiful Life : Video and Photography for the photographs and a very big Congratulations to Phil and Ling… Carms x 

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  • Shaun + Joy - Thank you so much Carmen for your kind words and for showing off our Pics!! Glad we came across your lovely site recently and love all the work you do. Will have to meet up sometime soon!!September 14, 2010 – 1:52 pm

  • Sam - What a beautiful bride! Love her elegant hair with her gorgeous Kwa! xxSeptember 14, 2010 – 4:54 pm

  • Glenn Mather - Brilliant colours, and vibrant images, fantastic!September 14, 2010 – 6:09 pm

  • Carms is Smitten - Thank you for the lovely comments and a big thank you to Shaun & Joy for sharing their fabulous photos with us. Would be great to meet up soon!September 14, 2010 – 6:55 pm

  • nikke - Hi! I’m nikke from Indonesia. where do you buy that qun gua?November 16, 2014 – 3:01 pm

  • Carms - Hello Nikke! I’m not sure where Ling purchased her qun gua/ kwa from but I personally found mine in Hong Kong – a place called Golden Plaza where you can find many Chinese wedding dresses and decorations. Good luck with your search!November 24, 2014 – 12:35 pm

  • nikke - Hello Carms,

    can Ifound it in Beijing? many thanks for your replyNovember 26, 2014 – 2:38 pm

  • Cecilia - Hi Carmen,
    Juz wonder if you have the contact of the Makeup & Hair Artist for Ling in the blog above? Thanks!March 19, 2015 – 12:46 pm

  • Carmen - Hi Cecilia, sadly I don’t have the artists contact details. Good luck in you search for an artist and have a great time planning!

    Best WishesMarch 24, 2015 – 7:56 pm

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