guojong and meishiang's wedding

This past weekend, Lawrance and I had the privilege to attend our first Taiwanese couple wedding as a married couple. (We attended a wedding in Taiwan earlier this year . . . but both the bride and groom were American.) 

It was a sheer joy to watch these two friends--both believers--commit
to living life together forever.

The elder who helped them with their
vows so totally STRESSED that this was a forever thing. He even made
them take 10 seconds to reconsider their desire to marry and gave them a chance to back out
guilt free if they wanted to.

Because the churches here are small and because the wedding party is usually just one best man and one bridesmaid (in white too), usually the groom comes down the center aisle before the bride.  So . . . here comes the groom . . .

Groom Comes Down the Aisle

and the bride too . . .
Coming down the aisle

Lawrance was able to get the cute flower girl to smile for the camera.
Flower Girl Smiles for Lawrance

They repeated their vows together at the same time both facing forward. I'm glad they got to say vows at all though . . . because many times Taiwanese weddings have no spoken vows.

He rolled her veil (a Taiwanese tradition)
SO SLOWLY . . . it was obvious he was cherishing each moment.

The elder who led them in their vows, also had the privilege of stamping their (unofficial) marriage certificate.
Stamping the Marriage License

They honored their parents by giving them bouquets of flowers near the end of the ceremony.
Thanking Bride's Parents

Then both sets of parents stood up, faced the wedding guests, and bowed in order to show their appreciation for the guests' attendance.
Thanking all the guests

What followed next were several group photos with the bride and groom front and center. :)

Photos with Guests Photos with Guests
Photos with Guests Photos with Guests

And, finally, after much coaxing (from me and my hubby), we finally were allowed to get a photo of just the bride and groom.

Bride and Groom

And, then, after some major begging, we were able to get a photo of the newlyweds kissing--well . . . at least of him kissing her on the cheek.

A KISS on the cheek!!! :D

Before we all headed off for the banquet, Lawrance and I were able to get a photo alone with our friends on their wedding day.
Newly wed :)


  1. I noticed they are both wearing short white that a Taiwanese "thing" too?

  2. Yes. I'm not sure why or how it started or how long it's been part of the
    Taiwanese culture, but wearing white gloves in the Western wedding attire is
    very much a Taiwanese thing.
    Some of the gloves have a way for the "ring finger" part of the glove to be
    moved so the ring can be placed on the finger under the glove. And some
    people just put the rings on top of the gloves.
    The woman who did my makeup and let me borrow a veil also offered to let us
    borrow gloves. I passed on that offer as I did on the extra jewelry too.
    Oh, yeah, speaking of make up . . . did you notice that the groom had on
    makeup and glitter too??


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