Central Park Boathouse Wedding Reception. From a suite at the Crosby Street Hotel, Vivian slipped on her elegant LeBoutins . And away we went. Together, I, Vivian and her mother, in a taxi, to the wedding location. The couple chose a spot under a mature tree by the Boathouse.
How in the World They Met
Vivian and Kevin met in London, courted in Hong Kong, and tied the knot in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in Central Park. During the ceremony, their parents handed them red packets. This is a symbol of good fortune. Then, as the newlyweds bowed, the parents were served tea made by the young couple. Vivian’s father, wise and traditional, couldn’t handle it and even shed a tear. She hugged him fervently, it was beautiful.
This international couple did it right; they followed up their ancient-yet-modern ceremony with a luncheon at the venerable Boat House, with delicious food and a gorgeous view.
We think, nothing could be luckier than these two finding each other. Red packets included.
What is a Chinese wedding tea ceremony?
In short, the tea ceremony is how the bride and groom honor their parents for raising them. At the same time as the parents are honored, the mother and father, will in turn, bestow blessings as they start their life together. The tea ceremony also symbolizes that the bride and the groom officially belong into a new family entity.