|YVONNE & ALEX / A Modern Tradition|
23/7/2012 7:19:29 | weddings
Those of you lovely followers of our blog know that we're quite regular visitors to Beijing - our pre-wedding shoots there are always fun and exciting. For Yvonne and Alex, however, we were in Beijing for the first time shooting an actual wedding day and it was an experience that we will always treasure.
Firstly, our thanks goes to Yvonne and Alex for all their kind arrangements and the opportunity to share their big day. We had previously been part of their Hong Kong celebrations but Beijing was where the Main Event took place. There were so many new areas to explore - it's always good when you have someone who knows the area and Yvonne had definitely done her research. We took portraits in her family's Siheyuan - famous in Bejing for their roots in history and wonderfully traditional features, including a well-kept courtyard. We also took a little walk on the trendy side with a meander through the 798 Space at Dashanzi Art District - a spacious, avant-garde area for the growing art and culture community in Beijing. It was very, very hot and we kept it quite casual, but the photos turned out really well.
As Alex said in his speech, his beautiful bride Yvonne was pretty much the driving force behind the whole celebration. So much attention went into the details, from the flower arrangements to the namecards on the table to the surprise that Yvonne arranged for her guests on the night of the banquet in the form of a very special Chinese drum performance. The welcome dinner at a restaurant overlooking The Forbidden City to Qianmen Gate provided a fabulous start to the celebrations and the live-band discovered by Alex kept the guests dancing well into the evening. Many of their friends and family were in attendance and through all the speeches, it was clear that this young couple were very much loved.
We had such a good time in Beijing and really appreciate the opportunity to attend a Beijing celebration. Our very best wishes to Yvonne and Alex!