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When we first marketed ourselves as China wedding photographer through social media, we met Cherry and Bingo. They were planning their wedding—-in their case—-wedding
About two months later, we met them in a small town in northern China, where they celebrated their love and joy in a very traditional northern China way. Their parents feed dumplings to them before the groom comes to greet the bride, meaning a happy marriage and family; the bride’s mom and female relatives spread money into the luggages for her to take to her new home, wishing her a rich life; the groom puts money in bride’s wedding shoes before he helps put her shoes on, symbolizing his respect for her; and the wedding must be finished by 2 in the afternoon…The whole thing was familiar and yet strange to us. This is where we are from, but also where we left for years. Everything is the same, yet everything is changed.
Cherry and Bingo have two weddings. It’s not unusual in China. Young people like Cherry and Bingo meet each other in a city where they work and live, yet they are from very different regions and backgrounds. It’s no easy to fly all their families and friends to one place so they celebrate twice. Their next wedding is in Guangzhou. We’ll blog that soon.