Boon Khian & Chay Hoon
Chinese wedding normally starts off with the entourage of the groom (with their relatives, friends and family) to the bride’s residence in the morning. They would have to go through the formal tea ceremony as well as some “obstacles” or road blocks made intentionally by the “ji mui” (so called sisters represented by friends and family of the bride). This is a method or customs that grooms will go through to “claim” their partners back to their own residence and be called their wife.
Here we have Boon Khian with his friends, “heng tai” (brothers) and family on his way to Chay Hoon’s residence. It was a Saturday morning and everyone was excited to arrive at the bride’s house to see what they will be facing .
Boon Khian or known as Foo is escorted by his heng tai to the bride’s house.
Eggs in tea. Traditionally served to the groom upon arrival.
Tricky questions game by the bride’s “ji mui”
Love declaration by Foo to Chay Hoon
Sealed with a kiss by the man himself
Wasabi coated biscuits. I was forced to take one and it was mild and still OK to be eaten. Last obstacle.
Finally the key to the bride.
“On your knees one more time” said Chay Hoon.
Bridesmaid escorting Chay Hoon and Foo.
One for the road before heading off to the groom’s place.
Jewellery gifts presented by groom’s family. It’s a tradition by the Chinese family to give gold and jewellery.
The kid is allowed to choose one from the food tray on the bride & groom’s bedroom.
One for the STEC club.
I’m glad and honoured to be given the assignment to photograph Boon Khian (Foo) & Chay Hoon and to be able to experience one of life’s important milestone. Congratulations and may you have a happy wedded life.