In traditional Vietnamese culture, the tea ceremony is the wedding which always takes place in the bride parent’s home. Tea ceremonies are where couples pay respect to their parents, families, and ancestors. It’s also a time to formally introduce family members from the brides’s side and the groom’s side to each other. The tea ceremony is significant to the Vietnamese weddings because couples could show respect and appreciation to their parents and family members for all of their love and sacrifice, all of which has helped shape the bride and groom into the individuals they have become.
Jane and Andy’s tea ceremony took place in Jane’s childhood home, surrounded by Jane’s extended family, and Andy’s family, who travelled all the from Scotland and New Zealand to be there. These photos reflect parts of traditions and rituals of a tea ceremony.
Thank you Jane and Andy for trusting in me to capture your tea ceremony!