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Our Wedding Notes: Tea Ceremony

Our Wedding Notes

After “Fetching Me“, we had a short break but the break was almost nonexistence. Had lunch, finalized our seating arrangements and a quick shower. We managed to take a 15 minutes power nap and before we knew it, it’s time to get ready for Tea Ceremony.


If you are unfamiliar with the culture of Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony, I have extracted the following definition from this article.

The tea ceremony is the most significant event in a modern chinese wedding as the traditional three prayers ceremony is usually not practiced. The bride is formally introduced to the groom’s family through this ceremony. It will usually take place on the wedding day when most of the family members are present.



Beautiful Chinese embroidered shoes from 小花园 in Taiwan.

For this traditional ceremony, I have chosen to wear the Chinese Qun Kua from House Of Etiquette and Mak got his Mandarin collar suit specially tailor-made at the Oxford Tailor.

Angela Pang from House Of Etiquette is super friendly and helpful with choosing the right Qun Kua for the occasion. Before this wedding, I knew next to zero about Qun Kua — not that I know a lot about them now but I am happy to have learnt a lot along the way.

Qun Kua ranges from “Princess” – more modern, less elaborate; “Queen” – more dazzling, more details and “King” – fully embroidered, very detailed. My piece is classified under the “Princess” range.

Brides wear red Qua Kua as the colour not only defines powerful and auspicious but also believed to drive evil spirits away. Mother and Mother-in-law’s Qun Kua comes in a black top and red skirt and full black for Grandmothers — my Grandma wore one (pictured below) and she looks absolutely stunning.

Alex Lee from Oxford Tailor helped Mak with his suit and the craftsmanship is flawless. They are very professional and experienced in what they do, Mak was in great hands.

Mak finds them friendly and helpful. Alex also shared many styling types and helped with choosing the fabrics, colours, textures and patterns. They also deliver the pieces very timely — Mak went fitting once and all the pieces were ready for collection a week after.

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Wearing a piece with my Mother’s initials — hoping to share this moment with her; she will always have a special place in my heart.

Love the hair Jamie Chu from Hairesources Hairdressing Salon did for me. She made my hair look as if they were longer. I am deeply in love with the plaited side and fresh flowers my wedding planners arranged.

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My two besties who flew in from Singapore for the wedding.

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My beautiful Mother-in-law in blue and Mak’s relatives.

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My Grandmother, uncle, aunty, sister and brother.

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Special thanks to all our relatives and friends who are present for this ceremony. Many thanks for those who traveled to Kuala Lumpur just for us.

We are absolutely honored to have you with us on this day.


Thank you for looking.



Shangri-La Hotel (Kuala Lumpur)

House Of Etiquette (Singapore)

小花园 (Taiwan)

Oxford Tailor (Singapore)

NaMoo (Singapore)

Jamie Chu from Hairesources Hairdressing Salon (Kuala Lumpur)

Kim’s Nails (Singapore)

Hong from The Phötoz (Kuala Lumpur)

Design Vault (Kuala Lumpur)

17 thoughts on “Our Wedding Notes: Tea Ceremony

  1. How nice of you to share your wedding events with all of us. Everyone looked so happy and pleased with your marriage. Best of luck in the future always!

    • Hello Barbara,
      Most welcome and thank you for your well wishes =)
      It’s a very important life event and I wish to share all of my happiness on this space with all of you too!!

  2. Congratulations, again. Your photographs are wonderful – and you look so happy and content. Thank you for sharing snippets of your moments with us. It’s such an honour 🙂

    • Thank you so much Fieran!!
      Most welcome, am happy to share such a joyous occasion together with all of you, after all, this is Joey’space =)
      How have you been?
      Busy prepping for your very own wedding?

      • You’re welcome 🙂 I’ve been well. Just trying to plan our wedding 1 year ahead (well about 9 months ahead now) from 6000 miles away. Hehehe. It’s going slowly but steadily so I cannot complain. We’re going back to KL in November to do more of the planning like food tasting, etc. Still haven’t found a makeup artiste yet.

  3. So nice for you to share pictures of such an intimate ceremony. Very different from my culture and what I am used to. It seems very calm and harmonious, while our Eastern European weddings are filled with vodka and craziness.. (not my ideal of a wedding ha ha) Wishing you and your husband the best =)

    • Thank you so much hun =)
      It’s always nice to share and learn about how different culture celebrates, especially joyous moments like such!!
      Thank you so much once again, for the warm blessings xx

  4. You looked absolutely gorgeous loved the bright colors I’m from Bangladesh and we wear red wedding outfits too thanks for sharing your precious moments 🙂

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