Pakistani & Singaporean Wedding at The Grove, Hertfordshire
It’s been a couple of weeks since we last posted anything, so here are few images from Iling & Ali’s Multicultural wedding at The Grove Hertfordshire.
We were honoured to have been part of an intimate fusion wedding with the couple’s close family and friends who travelled from all over the UK and abroad.
There was plenty of laughter thanks to Ilings niece & nephew, and with Iling being from Singapore and Ali from Pakistan, we were excited about the prospect of documenting two different cultures coming together.
We’re always looking for something new and different from our weddings, so were thrilled when Iling told us they would be having a traditional tea ceremony. Something we had never come across before.
The traditional tea ceremony is a significant ritual that is important to the parents and elders of the family. Young couples would show respect and honour their parents and elders by kneeling, or bowing, and offer tea to them. The parents and elders reciprocate this gesture by giving the couple gifts or Red envelopes also known as “Ang Pow” “Laisee” “Hung-Bao” or “red packets”. In the case of younger siblings and cousins, the bride and groom are required to present gifts to those who serve them tea.
Here are a few images from the day with more on the way soon as we get a chance.