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

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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

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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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AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL COUTURE WEDDING | BRIDAL VEIL | GOLD WEDDING CIRCLET | PALLAS COUTURE | LA BELLE THE LABEL

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Recently, La Belle took great pleasure in being featured in a haute couture photoshoot, seen on the blog Green Wedding Shoes, and shot in the dreamy natural setting of the Australian bush. This sublime bridal spoltlight showcased one of our favourite shades: navy blue (check out those super sweet macaroons). It’s safe to say that the photographs remain some of our all-time favourites!

Under fragrant eucalypts, amongst ethereal native grasses, La Belle’s boho inspired golden foliage wreath and silk tulle veil accompanied a duo of incredible Pallas Couture wedding gowns – modelled by the beautiful Ebony from Vivienne Model Management, under the watchful eye of Bali based wedding stylists Paper Diamonds. A gorgeous table setting was brought to life with artful hand lettering by Plume Calligraphy, whilst the supremely talented Katie Grant – professional photographer – captured every minute of magic with her lens.

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Crowning a mane of lustrous chocolate hair, our bridal wreath shimmered brilliantly in soft copper-hued sunlight that filtered through the overhead foliage. Freshwater pearls shone with subtle iridescence. Diamante jewels dazzled.

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photography: Katie Grant Photography

planning + design: Paper Diamonds

wedding dresses:Pallas Couture

paper goods: Plume Calligraphy

tableware: La Luna Seven

fabric: Silk & Willow

hair: Kayla Marshall

makeup: Odelia Sarre

headpiece: La Belle The Label

model: Ebony of Viviens Model Management

The La Belle team hopes this shoot inspires your big day. Without further ado, we’re off to have a macaroon!

xo

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

 

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Bridal boudoir

Boho wedding hair

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Blush and gold wedding table setting

With love,

XO

COUNTRY WEDDING AT SUMMERLEES COTTAGE | SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS WEDDING | CHAMPAGNE WEDDING VEIL | EMBELLISHMENT HEADPIECE | LA BELLE THE LABEL

I can’t believe this blog post has been sitting in my draft folder for more than four months! I always feel very privilege to be able to collaborate with other like minded vendors in the industry. When the team from Dominique Flowers and Mark Potter Photography sent me the ideas of a country wedding in Southern Highlands, I was so excited. The result didn’t disappoint me. The shoot has been feature in Modern Wedding Magazine with lots of ideas for summer weddings.

This beautiful shoot featured our beautiful handmade wedding veil in ivory & champagne lace edge, a bridal halo and a very delicate comb. Thank you Mark & Dominique for allowing me to be a part of your awesome team.

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citrus wedding bouquet

silk table runner

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Vendor credits:

Photography: Mark Potter Photography/

Styling & Florals: Dominique Flowers

Bridal headpiece and veil: La Belle

 Make up: Cathy Tolpigin

Hair stylist:  Kristine Bisson

Bridal gown: Claire Pettiebone Romantique from Hope & Page

Location: Summerlees

Groom’s wardrobe: Crane Brothers and MJ Bale

Model:  Five Twenty Management

xo

www.labellethelabel.com

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