A familiar setting for me with this wedding last year, as I was back at the Richmond Hill Hotel weddings venue for Nic and Herman. I’ve been to this particular venue a couple of times and have fond memories of what was an epically hot day the last time I was there for Laura and Michael’s wedding.
This was a shorter day for me, covering the ceremony itself through to the speeches. Kingston was the setting for the wedding ceremony at the All Saints Church right in the centre of town, where Herman was already waiting with his parents and best man. He wasn’t kept waiting for too long and soon Nic had arrived, at which point there was a fair bit of emotion evident in both Herman and his best man, who happened to also be Nic’s brother. With her bridesmaids in tow, one of which who also happened to be Herman’s sister, Nic soon made her way down the aisle where the ceremony took place without a hitch, although unfortunately the rules were rather strict here and I wasn’t allowed to capture anything of the ceremony itself.
Emerging as man and wife, it was then back over to the Richmond Hill Hotel where the festivities began. Nic changed into Chinese dress before the traditional Chinese tea ceremony took place, which is one of the most important events in a Chinese wedding, where once the tea has been presented to the parents and grandparents, they themselves are presented with gifts which are usually in the form of red envelopes containing jewellery or money.
Once this was over, Nic went off to change back into her wedding dress before the cutting of the cake and then the speeches. This signalled the end of a fantastic day, one that contained something new for me in the form of the tea ceremony which I’d never witnessed before.
Here’s some images from the day. Don’t forget you can catch up with my latest work over on my Facebook page, or you can view all my wedding galleries on the blog or portfolio pages of this website. If you’d like to get in touch, please use the contact form at the top of the page.