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 and groom dance with their guests and party
 Garden wedding reception at the Palazzo Parisio, Naxxar, Malta

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