Wai and Mark’s colourful Chinese Wedding at Rhinefield House

Just a casual 7 months since my last blog. Oops!! Where does the time go. Seeing as my wedding season has slowed down now, I thought I’d start with the first wedding of the year I shot back in March. Wai and Mark’s colourful Chinese Wedding at Rhinefield House. Man what an awesome day!

These guys landed the best email in my inbox as a referral from the gorgeous Mel & Alex’s Wedding I shot last year. Mark & Wai have been together for just over 7 years, Mark originally from Cumbria and Wai is Hong Kong Chinese, but born and raised in London. They both absolutely love to travel, which has included spending 3 years in Shanghai, China. Wai told me all about Mark’s interesting Mandarin right from the start, ha, sorry Mark! They live in Portland and we communicated at random times, whilst they both organised a Wedding virtually. Hats off to you guys, hats off.

They are both creatives, Mark freelancing with his art, illustration, videos, comic books and Wai working for an advertising agency in Portland. They both describe each other as a chalk and cheese kind of couple, completely different, but they absolutely work together. Wai is super organised, and Mark likes to go where the wind takes him, describing each other as his and hers Ying and Yang. Therefore their wedding naturally reflected this, Chinese influence from Wai’s side, captured in the woods to reflect Mark’s nature and heart.

I haven’t laughed as hard as I did that day at the traditional morning games. Oh goodness, these guys know how to bring the house down! Mark sent me the nicest of emails after I had delivered their wedding including this little line, “On a serious note though (prepare for more tears from me)… Right from start to finish you were the one person involved in the preparations that got us excited and that itself helped enormously. We’d have paid you just for that service!”. Just so lovely. And Wai… well Wai is one of those beauties that stops you in your tracks. I literally couldn’t stop staring at her in her amazing Chinese Wedding dress. Congratulations to you both, you rocked my world.

Thank you so much to my second shooter, the awesome Kirsty Bowen. Mic Drop.

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