Tradition With A Twist At Chinese Weddings – Joy Ma

revolution200.jpg From the NPR news:

The children of China’s postwar baby boomers are getting married, and as a result, China has seen a surge in marriages since 2005. While most Chinese people still hold traditional weddings, others are eager to do something different.

My wedding was a fusion of Chinese and American culture. I wore a Chinese wedding dress and a veil over a traditional hat decorated with phoenix patterns. Later, I changed into a white wedding gown for a sort of Western ceremony. [Full Text]

[Image: Singers at a -themed wedding perform the Red Guard Dance. Themed have grown in popularity among young Chinese couples, photo by Joy Ma, from the NPR news.]

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