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5 Qipao Ideas for Your Chinese Summer Wedding

For many Chinese brides, wearing a qipao on their wedding day evokes not only a sense of unparalleled beauty, but also a profound connection to and pride in their cultural heritage. If you are enamored with the idea of wearing a qipao for your tea ceremony, but worried about the scorching summer heat, fear not - here are a few suggestions that will be weather-suitable, while still paying homage to the Chinese culture. 1. Lightweight Qipao: A qipao made with a lightweight and breathable material, such as silk satin or cotton, is a great option way for keeping cool in the summer heat. Gloxinia Cap Sleeve Mesh Back Qipao   2. Lace Qipao: A lace qipao can add a delicate and romantic touch to your wedding look. Choose a light-colored lace...

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The Chinese Tea Ceremony Guide

The Chinese tea ceremony is one of the most important parts of a Chinese wedding. It is often done in an intimate setting where couples serve tea as a way to pay respect and show gratitude towards their families, who in turn bless the newlyweds with words of advice and red envelopes ("lai see"/ "hongbao").   So what happens? Well first, the general rule is that the groom is on the right and the bride on the left. The couple kneels on red cushions placed on the floor whilst serving tea to their families, who will be sitting on chairs. When serving tea, it is vital to serve with two hands and bow slightly forward to ensure the recipient does not have to move forward to receive...

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