Chinese Fusion Wedding That Honored Love and Tradition

Cultural tradition infused in the wedding day is something we always love getting to see and learn about, and for Michael and Melissa, it was one of the most important elements they chose when envisioning their special day at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center just north of Richmond. The groom's Chinese heritage led them to incorporate some beautiful symbolic details like the traditional red envelope for 'good luck money' that was sent along with their classic gold invitations and their custom Mr. and Mrs. cake topper with the Chinese character for 'double happiness'. For their ceremony, they chose a modified tea ceremony to blend the modern and traditional, honoring the Chinese tradition of serving tea to their parents and grandparents. This special moment was the perfect way to celebrate heritage and to honor the past and present.

Captured by Awesomesauce Photography, peach hues with vibrant red and soft sage green colored their spring-inspired decor. Between Melissa's gorgeous succulent-filled bouquet and the fun candy bar to greet the guests on their way out, this sweet celebration hit all the right notes for a special event that was remembered by the happy couple's family and friends from around the world as a beautiful joining of two families.

Chinese American fusion wedding in Richmond Virginia
Traditional red tea ceremony set for Chinese weddings
Happy groom for spring Virginia wedding
Classic gold wedding invitation suite with red Chinese good luck money envelope
Peach colored bridesmaid dress and succulent bouquets
Platinum white gold wedding rings on succulents
Groom with peach bow tie
Gold foil wedding welcome sign
Modified Chinese wedding tea ceremony for fusion wedding
Chinese fusion wedding at Hanover Arts and Activities Center in Ashland Virginia
Gorgeous bridal bouquet with succulents and roses
Bride and groom portrait time at Hanover Arts and Activities Center in Virginia
Green and peach wedding floral centerpieces
White quilted wedding cake with gold Chinese cake topper that says Double Happiness
Sparkler exit at Hanover Arts and Activities Center

Photography: Awesomesauce Photography | Venue: Hanover Arts and Activities Center | Florals: Black Iris Floral Events | DJ: Black Tie Entertainment | Hair: Avenue 42 | Makeup: DIY by Family Friend | Cake: Sugar Cain Bakery | Officiant: B. Meredith Winn, Jr. | Catering: Goodrich Gourmet | Wedding Dress: Milk and Honey Bride | Groom's Attire: Jos. A Bank

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