Florence & Wai-Lim

Extravagant Chinese fusion wedding at the Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar, Malta.

This was a fairytale wedding that set the bar high and that succeeded all my expectations. With 4 wedding dresses and 3 pairs of wedding shoes, this was going to be a wedding to remember.

Florence and Wai-Lim are a lovely couple now living in the London with their families roots back in Hong kong and China. They chose the Palazzo Parisio in Malta as their venue for their fairytale wedding. There were to be two wedding ceremonies - firstly the civil ceremony in the palazzo's Sala Lombarda (red room), followed by the traditional Chinese tea ceremony in the Parisio's gardens. 

Before Wai-Lim could go on to the Chinese tea ceremony, and while Florence was getting changed into beautiful wedding dress number two, himself and his male entourage (Hing Dai’s) had to take part in 'Chinese Wedding Door Games'. If you’re unfamiliar with Chinese Wedding Door Games, at a Chinese Wedding, it’s likely the bride and groom may want some fun games. This is a fun and light hearted Chinese wedding tradition and this was the first time I had witnessed it and it's hilarious, crazy and complete madness.

Traditionally, the groom will not be allowed to see his bride until he and his Hing-Dai’s have passed all the tests set out by the bridesmaids and her female friends (Tze Mui’s). Hence, Wai-Lim couldn't go the Chinese ceremony until be completed the funny game tasks. The reason behind the games is so to prove that the Tze-Mui’s are not prepared to let their good friend go so easily and to also show the grooms love for his bride! 

Needless to say Wai-Lim proved is love for Florence and the door games set the tone for the rest of the day which was an fun and exciting evening during the wedding reception held within the colourful gardens in the Palazzo. 

Groom struggling with is wedding tie
wedding dress hanging in the bridal suite at the Palazzo Parisio, Malta
brides three pairs wedding shoes
mother of the bride helping her into her wedding dress
Bridesmaids helping bride into her dress in the Bridal Suite at the Palazzo Parisio, Malta
wedding ceremony setup in the Sala Lombarda, Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, Malta
nervous groom waits for his bride to arrive
Bride and her father enter the wedding ceremony
bride and groom with wedding registrar during ceremony
groom puts bride's wedding ring on her finger during the wedding ceremony 
newlyweds make entrance into the Palazzo garden under a shower of confetti 
bride and groom steal a champagne kiss
Gold wedding and diamond engagement rings
Portrait of Bride and Groom in the gardens of the Palazzo Parisio, Malta
Newlyweds kissing in the gardens of the Palazzo Parisio, Malta
Chinese wedding door games with Groom and his entourage 
Chinese wedding door games in Malta
Groom with colourful wing during wedding games
wedding door games.Groom passing seaweed with his mouth
Chinese wedding door games. Passing seaweed
Chinese wedding door games in Malta
Groom picking up crisps during Chinese wedding door games
wedding guest wearing sunglasses playing Chinese wedding door games with the groom
Bride in her Chinese wedding dress and shoes
Bride in her Chinese wedding dress in the Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, Malta
Chinese tea ceremony in the gardens of the Palazzo Parisio, Naxxr, Malta
Chinese wedding tea ceremony with parents and bride and groom
Bride hugs her mother during the Chinese tea ceremony in Malta
Bride passes tea cup during Chinese wedding tea ceremony in Malta
Wedding dinner set up in the golden Ballroom of the Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, Malta
red wedding dress Chinese fusion wedding in Malta at the Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar
wedding dinner in the ballroom at the Palazzo Parisio, Malta
wedding speeches in the grand ballroom at the Palazzo parisio
Emotional bride during the wedding reception speeches
Groom listening to the wedding reception speeches
mobile photo videoing the groom during his speech
Groom's speech at the wedding reception
lighting flare photo of the bride looking at the groom during his speech
Happy bride crying during her husbands speech at their wedding reception in Malta
twilight in the gardens of Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, Malta
love wedding cake 
cutting of the wedding cake with flares
Bride and groom kiss while cutting their wedding cake
wedding guests dancing in the gardens of the wedding venue palazzo parisio
wedding guests
Bride and groom open a bottle of Champagne 
bride and groom during their first dance
Bride-wedding-red-dress-dancing
Bride and groom dance with their guests and party
Garden wedding reception at the Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, Malta

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