Engagement Day

Hi, guys!
I hope you don't mind another couple update from me since I don't have much time to shoot outfit photos, I guess I'll just post about my engagement day last Sunday. In Chinese tradition, two family gathers and introduced each member of the family to the other party. After that, as a symbol, mother of the future groom put on a necklace on the future bride as a symbol that now she is tied to the future groom's family. And yeah, that's pretty much it. After that the future bride's family entertain the future groom's family with lots of good food. And by a lot, I mean a lot. I don't feel like eating again until the next morning.

There's a more traditional ones called "Sangjit" which involves exchanging lots of goods (6 to 12 trays) consisting from household items to personal items like clothing or make up for the ladies. We didn't do that since both of our family are not that traditional and took a more modern simpler route with only 2 trays. I do however, love our matching outfit oh so very much! It's traditional for the bride-to-be to wear a Mandarin collar or cheongsam. Big shout out to my friend Felice for creating our outfit :)

First tray consisted of 10 apples and 10 oranges. We Chineses love our oranges.

Second tray consisted of traditional rice cakes, a set of jewellery for the bride-to-be, a red envelope with "kitchen money" for mother of the bride intended as fund for the wedding's dinner. Altho obviously, those are just a fraction of the real fund and just as a symbol.

And yeah, I hope you enjoy the not-so-comprehensive education about Chinese tradition. LOL.
Wishing everyone a great midweek!


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