CHINESE WEDDING TEA CEREMONY – A MODERN TAKE ON WEDDING CULTURE

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We’ve recently been collaborating with a team of Sydney wedding vendors to add a bit of a twist on the traditional Chinese wedding tea ceremony. The resulting shoot has been featured on Wedding Sparrow.
Our featured pieces are the embodiment of serenity and tranquility. The gorgeously flowing silk robe evokes feelings of gentleness and peace. Subtle colors in the rose gold hair comb highlight the intricate petals and pearl arrangement. Simple and elegant, this is a perfect look for any wedding.  

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremonies

Chinese culture has consistently been known for focusing on family, respect, and honor. Chinese tea ceremonies encompass those ideas, while formally acknowledging the joining of the two families. Tea ceremonies have been a staple of Chinese weddings for over 1,000 years!  While the first ceremonies tended to involve one ceremony for the bride’s family and another for the groom’s family, more modern weddings usually have only one tea ceremony arranged for both sides.  

Modern Chinese Wedding tea ceremony for young generation by La Belle the Label

Modern Custom on Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony

After vows are exchanged, the young couple will serve tea to their families. Tea is symbolic of stability, fertility, and purity. This translates to the tea being seen as a metaphor for a faithful and pure love, resulting in a union that will produce many healthy children.

In a wedding tea ceremony, the tea is served by the bride and groom in a traditional gaiwan. This is a cup and saucer with a lid, commonly red or with a red design. The couple first serves their parents while bowing or kneeling as a way of showing gratitude and respect. The rest of the families are then served while being properly introduced.  

Traditional tea ceremonies are still an incredibly significant part of Chinese weddings. The most important reason is the honor it shows to the elders in the family. Parents (and often grandparents) are recognized for the love they have shown their children and the sacrifices that were made during their upbringing.  

Asian bride in Sydney wear rose gold bridal hair piece and Acasia silk chiffon robe on her wedding day by La Belle

Overseas Asian bride reads the handwritten love letter from her husband before the chinese tea ceremony. A beautiful wedding tradition to keep

Modern chinese wedding tea ceremony for modern couple living in overseas, by La Belle the Label

Keeping the Tradition Alive

The celebration of family, new love, and unity during the Chinese wedding tea ceremony is one that has yet to be matched in any other culture. It is performed with dignity and precision, a far cry from our typical day-to-day cup of tea. The beautiful tradition of respectfully serving tea as a means of showing appreciation is to be cherished. 

Chinese wedding tea ceremony- a modern take on wedding culture by La Belle

VENDOR DETAILS

Photography: We Are Origami Photography | Film Lab: Find Lab | Stylist / Planner: Sandra Chau | Floral Designer: Trille Floral | Dress Designer: La Belle | Rentals: Sandra Chau | Silk robe & hair accessories: La Belle | Hair & Makeup Artist: Amy Chan | Calligraphy: Teresa Ling | Table runner: Frou Frou Chic | Ribbons: Songbird Silk

xo

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‘I Dreamed a Dream” Boho chic wedding styledshoot in Surry Hills, Sydney

“Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart.”

Ladies, step into a wedding wonderland!

Recently, La Belle was invited to be a part of a high-style bridal shoot, organised and photographed by Pictures and Hearts Photography. The shoot featured on the gorgeous White Magazine Blog (an online mecca where romance and artistry collide).

Brought to life in a minimalist studio in leafy Surry Hills, Sydney, the day was awash with the brightest whites, complimented by caramel hues, powder pink trinkets, and a spray of native Australian foliage. The bride captivated in lacy lingerie, floral hair adornments, and an ethereal full-length veil by yours truly – La Belle, whilst bridal dress virtuoso Karen Willis Holmes provided truly spectacular gowns.

ALC Events decorated the venue with romantic accompaniments such as emerald botanicals, ornate silver dishes (The Wedding Collector), delicate glassware, antique books, and an array of old world furniture (Willow Tree Vintage). Talented makeup artist Yen Xinn painted the bride (note earthy shimmering eyelids and peach tinted lips), whilst paper artist Stuart McLachlan and calligrapher Teresa Ling crafted sublime wedding invitations.

I am so very thankful to our favourite vendors for making this dream a reality! It’s time to fantasize. See it all unfold below…

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potrait of a bride before walking down the aisle

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Credits:

Photography Pictures and Hearts

Styling ALC events

Hair + Makeup Yenn Xin

Gowns Karen Willis Holmes

Lingerie + Veil La Belle

Silver Props The Wedding Collector

Furniture Hire Willow Tree Vintage

Calligraphy Teresa Ling

Illustration-Paper Artist Stuart-mclachlan

Model Alina Timofeeva

xo

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A BOHEMIAN SEASIDE BRIDE: OCEAN INSPIRED BRIDAL HAIR, HEADPIECES, and WEDDING VEILS | BEACH WEDDING | A DAY AFTER THE WEDDING SHOOT | LA BELLE THE LABEL |

Hearing the call of the ocean as your wedding day approaches? Seeking unique bridal inspiration that takes the best of bohemian style and covers it in salty seaside kisses? Look no further ladies, have we got a treat for you!

La Belle recently had the privilege of collaborating with some true style masters of the wedding industry on a simply divine one-on-one fine art photography workshop with Brumley & Wells, featured in Magnolia Rouge magazine. Littered with everything elegant – think Australian beach, heavenly veil, beautiful bridal hair and headpieces, and fine art wedding details, this Dominique Flowers and We Are Origami styled event was artfully accompanied by La Belle accessories and lovely undergarments by SJ Lingerie.

Grecian Gold Hair Wreath

Swoon over the lush green foliage and bright blue botanicals of Dominque Flowers’ big day bouquet. Take in the shimmering diamante detailing of henna inspired foot jewellery. Fall in love with sea urchin candle holders and hand-penned notes cast across craggy rocks. Hanker after a taste of that wedding cake – triple-tired and part coated gold!

 hand crafted of delicate gold leaves and roses - a gorgeous wedding headpiece or for garden parties all summer

Sydney wedding cake

The lovely bride modelled a selection of La Belle’s handcrafted bridal wreaths, tiaras, and veils; enveloping herself in scalloped edges, translucent tulle, and beautiful botanical embellishments.

Boho lace dress for beach wedding

beautiful vintage engagement ring

Embroidered floral and beaded juliet veil by La Belle

wedding button holes

Wedding on Bondi beach

Mantilla wedidng veil

 

Make your beach wedding vision come true with a seaside celebration! And if you’ve already got hitched against a backdrop of crashing waves or gently lapping shores, we’d sure love to see your big day snaps.

What’s in store in forthcoming blog posts? La Belle is eager to reveal featured artists, clever bridal tips and advice, a gorgeous hair tutorial, and an exciting newsletter sign up.

Stay tuned. Coming soon…

CREDITS:

WE ARE ORIGAMI & BRUMLEY & WELLS

DOMINIQUE FLOWERS

Lace robe &veil & floral crown: LA BELLE

FOREVER SOLES

S J LINGERIE

SILK & WILLOW

CATHY TOLPIGIN

TESS RAVIEZ (SCOOP MANAGEMENT)

THE MRS BOX

WRITTEN BY HAND

CAKE ARCADE

xo

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DESERT WEDDING | THE PINNACLE OF PERFECTION | BRIDAL HAIR ACCESSORIES | WEDDING VEILS | WEDDING ANNIVERSARY SHOOT | LA BELLE THE LABEL

Here at La Belle, we love nothing more than a wedding. We also love it when our favourite couples up the game and celebrate their anniversaries in high style! Meet Brooke and Jarrod. They did just that when they wandered into the vast, natural wonder of Australia’s breathtaking Pinnacles (a desert landscape located in Nambung National Park, famous for its jagged rocks, golden sand dunes, and sparkling blue Indian Ocean).

Photographed by the visionary Katie Grant, Brooke transformed into an ethereal goddess thanks to a dramatic embroidered and beaded gown by MXM Couture, hair and makeup by Ham Creative, an exquisite native bouquet by Natural Art Flowers, and a translucent veil and botanical crown by yours truly, La Belle (note the delicate jewelled blooms dancing on dainty crooked branches).

Plume Calligraphy penned the ever so elegant invites and name cards which were made even dreamier by granules of golden sand that drifted across them thanks to the gentle sea breeze.

Warm rays of sunshine cast an otherworldly light across the whole affair, emphasizing the luxurious colour bleed of Brooke’s floaty train, and her rich cocoa tresses enveloped by our sublime silk tulle veil. If only every anniversary could look this magical!

MXM Perth couture wedding gown

autumn bridal bouquet

Bridal makeup by Ham Creatives

tulle veil and light in Nambung National Park

Boho crown hair accessories

real engagement couple shot by Katie Grant Photography

 Unique handmade bridal crown

Bridal hair accessory by La Belle

wedding anniversary session by La Belle & Katie Grant

embellished gown by MXM Couture

sandune photoshoot

Beautiful bride and groom on wedding day

xo

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MOANNA PERTH WEDDING SHOOT | BRIDAL HEADPIECE & VEIL | BRIDAL HAIR INSPIRATION | LA BELLE THE LABEL

Exquisite hues of ivory met lush green foliage and show-stopping blooms in a shoot for Hello May magazine – an exciting professional bridal blog and magazine. La Belle’s ethereal silk tulle veil and flower studded hair adornment featured prominently in a collection of truly impressive images, captured by master photographer Katie Grant.

BRIDAL HEADPIECE & VEIL AT MOANNA, PERTH WEDDING

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Besides an alter resplendent with trailing ivy, and lit by the incandescent flicker of pillar candles, our beautiful bride transformed into a gorgeous goddess, thanks to glam squad Kristy Ellen (makeup artist), hair guru Kayla Marshall, and bridal gown maker Tegan Tyrell. Fastened above a plaited chignon, the bloom strewn golden branches of La Belle’s opulent hair accessory added glitter to the big day look, whilst our fine and floaty wedding veil contributed to an air of old world allure, cascading gracefully to the floor.

Shot at the historic Moana Chambers – a prominent gallery and creative space in Perth, WA – talented wedding stylist Stacey Clark artfully arranged a reception table with simple vanilla crockery, stylish silver cutlery, fern frond detailing, and a creative dinner menu by stationer and calligrapher Michaela McBride. We’re still swooning! What about you?

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xo

www.labellethelabel.com

ROSE QUARTZ WEDDING COLOURS | THE WHITE SPARROW | BRIDAL HAIR ACCESSORY | BRIDAL VEIL | WEDDING VEIL | LA BELLE THE LABEL

It has been such a long time since I last blogged. I will get better at updating from now.

Late last year, Tanya of Tenth and Grace organised a Rose Quartz editorial shoot based on one of Pantone Colour of the Year, I were so honoured to be a part of her dream team. We sent over a couple of bridal headpieces, a silk veil & a bridal lace robe for Tanya to use for her shoot. When Tanya sent over the gallery, it is so hard for me to choose just a few images to share from this dreamy bridal shoot. The colour of roses and flowers are very elegant and beautiful. Being a part of this gorgeous shoot was an absolute dream! Thank you Tanya!

The shoot has been featured on the front page of Style Me Pretty over the New Year. I am so honoured to finally share with you here on my gorgeous new website.

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VENDOR DETAILS

Photography: Tenth & Grace I Styling: Lindsey Zamora I Floral Design: Everly Alaine Florals I Jewellery:Shapiro Diamonds I Hair + Makeup: Tracy Melton Artistry I Calligraphy: Seniman Calligraphy I Wedding Venue: The White Sparrow I Bridal Accessories: La Belle the Label I Model: The Campbell Agency I Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic I Ring Box: The Mrs Box I Watercolor Art: Artsy Canvas Girl I Wedding Dress 1: Olia Zavozina From Patsy’s Bridal Boutique I Wedding Dress 2: Flora & Lane

 

La Belle bridal boudoir

Diamond Engagement ring-

Blush and gold wedding center piece

La belle Rose Quartz wedding inspiration

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Bridal boudoir

Boho wedding hair

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Engagement ring

Blush Wedding place card

Blush and gold wedding table setting

With love,

XO

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