Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hong Kong - Wedding Centeral Part III

Are you sick of Hong Kong weddings yet? I might be. I swear, it's every day at my hotel! Why did I never notice this before? I mean, I'm sure I did, but I never ran around like a crazy woman snapping photos of total strangers! Here's another wedding from last weekend.

The grand staircase, again festooned with fake flowers!

The busy-busy bridesmaids, all in white. So weird.

A rare glimpse of the bride herself! I stepped in front of three photographers for these shots. Like I'm going to listen to a bunch of men yapping at me in Cantonese, right? I have a very important blog to post these pictures on people! A few catty comments - her dress really didn't fit. She was swimming in it. Look how long it is! Her Madonna-style lace gloves, circa 1983, were an odd choice. The color of lace of her gloves, dress and veil were all different, and not in a good way.

And because I'm feeling particularly bitchy this evening, I'll also say that her hair looked dirty, it had so much product in it. It really did.

No shirking of the bridesmaid responsibilities though. Check out her weird hair!

Awesome photo op, I must admit!

The banquet hall all set up. Not as fancy as the previous weddings.

Again with the fake flower center pieces! Clearly, these folks have no idea how to DIY a fabulous centerpiece, sans flowers. I don't think the candle/mason jar look is big here. :)

I spoke with The Candyman this morning. Twice, actually. I had about 5 minutes with him on Skype and then I called him on my cell because I had yet another irritating China moment involving late vendors and poor communication. Like the good soul that he is, he listened to me vent. Are you anticipating his next blog post? I know I am!

More later, when I can! I know what I'll be doing when I'm wide awake at 3am when I get home, suffering from jet lag. I'll be catching up on all the blogs I love and have no time to read!! Miss you all!

6 comments:

  1. The reason you're noticing all the wedding stuff more is because you're planning your own wedding right now! When things relate to you in some way no matter what they are, you take more notice of them.
    I am *in love* with that staircase! It is so beautiful and would be a great place for lots of pictures! I was totally thinking her dress was wayyy too long for her before I read what you said about it! Waiting for The Candyman's next post...

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  2. As an attendee and bridesmaid at a Taiwanese wedding, I can vouch for all of the above.

    - Many bridesmaid dresses are white
    - Chinese people love fake flowers
    - They like to give something edible as favors
    - The picture sessions are out of this world (a friend got pictures in China - session lasted 12 hours and included more than 4 settings and costume changes)
    - Most dresses are rented
    - They take on most of the "Western" wedding design and decor (even church weddings even though they're not religious) because they love to adopt random things seen in movies. Seriously.

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  3. The amount of tulle in these pictures is hilarious...love it.

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  4. You are hilarious and I love it. Can't wait to meet!

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  5. From a distance, I thought her gown had cut-outs on the sides so that her midriff (sp?) was showing. That would have been even MORE awesome.

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