14 August 2019 / Real Weddings

Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy

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Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy

Weddings are not just the union of two people, but at least of two families, and sometimes even two different cultures. We love planning weddings with couples from all over the world, because we are able to discover different customs, religions and traditions. This may be one of the most amazing aspects of our job: having the chance to celebrate the value of diversity.

Chinese Tea ceremony is a very ancient tradition of Chinese or mixed weddings and it is still highly valued. The couple may choose to have a Western type of wedding, but they will still want to incorporate a Tea Ceremony, on the same day or on the day before the wedding, to show respect for the heritage traditions.

In the past the Tea ceremony was divided in two moments: on the wedding day, right before the ceremony, the Bride would have tea served privately to her own family. While the tea ceremony for the Groom’s relatives usually took place the day after the marriage.

Nowadays most couples will choose to have just one tea ceremony including both families at the same time. Bride & Groom offer tea to their families, parents and relatives that give them presents or advices on married life, but most of all they give their blessing to the union.

Tea in the past used to contain Lotus flower, that is a symbol of True Love, and Red Dates, as symbol of a happy life.  These ingredients had a very high cost, and were an expression of the best wishes of the family to the future of the new couple. Despite the strict rules about ingredients many couple choose to have just a simple green tea.

This year we had the opportunity to plan a Chinese Tea Ceremony and another important Chinese tradition: Lion Dance.

The Chinese lion dance was performed right after the tea ceremony, to bless the couple in order for them to have a long and happy marriage. It is also said to help ward off evil spirits from being detrimental to their life together. At the end of the Dance the Lions unfurled a drape and the newlyweds responded by presenting the Lions with red envelopes containing money.

Look at one of the Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy we have planned this year:

Tuscan cypresses - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Tuscan landscape - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese Lanterns - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese decoration - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Red lanterns - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Traditional Chinese wedding dress - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Val d’Orcia - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Traditional Chinese dress - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Bride to be - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese Bride with traditional dress - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Bride & Groom with traditional Chinese dresses - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Couple portrait - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Sunset time couple's portrait - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Mixed marriage - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese wedding Dresses - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

wedding guests - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Hugs - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Red dress code - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese traditional dress code - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Wedding guests - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Smiling couple - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Wedding with rainbow - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Best couple's photo - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Drummers Lion Dancer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Young guests - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Lion Dancer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

- Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese Lion Dancer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Wedding coupe with Lion Dancer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Lovely couple - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese Red Lion - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese Lion Dancer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Tea - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Tea Ceremony - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Couple offers tea - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Bride offers tea to her family - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Chinese Tea - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Groom offers tea to the Bride's family - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Tea Ceremony setting - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Tea ceremony equipment - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Blessing for the newlyweds - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

couple's portrait - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Dragon and Lion dancers - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Dragon dance - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Dragon and Lion Dance - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Gold Lion - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Red Lion - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Lion Dancers blessing - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

good wishes from lion dancer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Red envelopes for Lion Dancer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Best Wishes - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Italian Beer - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Tuscan Cheeses - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

 

Bridal red Dress - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Bride and Groom second outfit - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Bride & Groom perfect outfit - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Welcome dinner Party - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Welcome Dinner - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

Welcome Dinner Red dress code - Chinese Tea Ceremony in Italy- Italian Wedding Designer

 

DREAM TEAM:

Wedding Planning and Design: Italian Wedding Designer

Venue: Chiarentana

Caterer: Lodovichi

Photo: PureWhite Photography

Video: Screen Shot Production

Lion Dancers: Italy Lion and Dragon Dance

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