Arriving at the legendary Fuchun Resort in Hangzhou富春山居, China, is like taking a step back in time and into another world. Situated along the Hangzhou’s Fuchun River at the very same site depicted in the famous painting ‘The Dwelling In The Fuchun Mountains’, the Fuchun Resort is stylish, simple yet elegant and the perfect getaway spot for a private, intimate wedding. Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to be invited to such beautiful surroundings by a beautiful young couple.
From the very beginning of our meetings with this young couple, we’ve known Carlos to be a very busy man. Almost all of our discussions prior to the wedding itself have been with his now-wife Karen, and it was a pleasure getting to know Karen as she prepared for her big day. Spend any time with her and you’ll find that Karen is an attentive, thoughtful bride. Not only did she personally handle the style and logistics of her wedding, she also spared the time and effort to attend to the crew’s needs as well – going so far as to provide entertainment on the very first night we were in Fuchun. It was an absolutely thrilling experience to see the famous ‘Impressions of the West Lake’ and we’re very thankful to Karen and Carlos for organising such a treat for us.
The actual big day had a very tight schedule and with Karen and Carlos choosing not to have pre-wedding portraits taken prior to their wedding celebrations, we found ourselves on a bit of a tight schedule. Even though the weather could have been better, we took full advantage of the short time that we did have and the scenic surroundings we were in and ended up with some wonderful photos. Thank you to both Karen and Carlos for their kind permission to share some of their photos on our blog. Understandably, they requested that we only show some of the more scenic photos rather than any close-ups and so the photographs we have selected feature more of the beauty of the grounds of the Fuchun Resort. This trip was such an unforgettable experience for all members of our crew and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish Karen and Carlos a long and happy future together.