We had a wonderful day on Saturday photographing the wedding of Chi and Gavin, at the fabulous Cave Castle Hotel. It was a lovely one for us to photograph, and we very much enjoyed the mix of English and Chinese tradition. Chi had two dresses and looked equally stunning in both. Her white daytime dress was made especially for her, and she wore the traditional red dress for the evening banquet. Her sisters Ellen and Helen, looked lovely their pink and gold dresses from Chi Chi’s of London. The groom and his groomsmen Chris and Adam, had chosen to buy rather than hire, and they looked great in their blue suits. Following the official ceremony, in line with Chinese custom, the couple knelt in front of the brides parents to serve tea, and show thanks and respect to them for their love and care. After the tea drinking the Chi and Gavin received their gifts from the family, in the traditional red and gold envelopes. During the tea ceremony the rest of the guests enjoyed a celebratory drink on the lawn in the sunshine. The family photographs followed and before long, it was time for everyone to head inside for the wedding breakfast. Guests were entertained during the meal by a magician who brought many gasps and lots of laughs. The couple chose cupcakes rather than a traditional wedding cake, and they were made by the bride’s sister, Ellen. Flower Creatives in Hedon provided the flowers. To celebrate the bride’s heritage, the happy couple chose to forgo the current trend for a first dance, in favour of a stunning Chinese Lion Dance which opened the evening reception. Chi and Gavin are a lovely couple and we are very much looking forward to sharing the rest of their wedding photography with them.