Marriage, Chinese style

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A few weeks ago I wrote about my cousin’s wedding in China and now here are some pictures from the day.

mercedes benz decorated with flowers to newlyweds

The newlyweds' chariot has arrived in style!

red paper held down by red bricks cover sewage caps

All sewage caps along the bride and groom's path had to be covered with red paper held down by red bricks, to keep bad luck/spirits away.

love spelled out in flowers

On the back of the car was a tribute to their love, spelled out with flowers.

groom carries bride out of her house into waiting car as confetti rains down

The groom carried his bride through the threshold of her building into the awaiting car as a shower of confetti rained all over them.

wedding confetti all over the car

The wedding confetti got all over the place, making the car, the street, and people's hair shine in rainbow colors.

wedding bun or wedding bao made completely of bread molded into dragon, phoenix, fish, and flowers

Apparently it's traditional to get one of these giant buns in Shandong. The bread is molded into all kinds of cool designs, like the dragon and phoenix on top and the flowers and fish all around them. And yes, it's edible!

huge screen in ballroom of hotel with custom wedding theme logo displayed

They had their own theme created around their names!

gigantic chandelier in ballroom of hotel

The chandelier in the place was gargantuan and so much brighter than this picture shows.

groom waits for bride to join him

The groom waited for his bride to enter the ballroom and then they walked down the aisle to the stage together.

the bride and groom share a kiss as they are elevated by a platform

Before walking down the aisle, the bride and groom share a kiss as the platform raised up and spun them around.

huge meatballs topped with "double happiness" symbol

Following the ceremony, we ate lunch, which included these "double happiness" meatballs to celebrate the joy.

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