Michael + Hilary // Guo Da Li, A Chinese Betrothal Ceremony
It is not always that we document a betrothal ceremony as it is not a tradition performed on the wedding day. So we were surprised when Michael and Hilary contacted us to document their Guo Da Li ceremony, and we were so glad we did! We simply love how Michael and Hilary, and their families value the importance and true meaning of it, rather than merely performing the traditions as a rite of passage.
It was really inspiring to witness the warmth and sincerity from both families, and how each and everyone of them present were so genuinely involved. It felt like an intimate coming together of both families where lots of hugs and love were given and received, and hearty conversations ensued throughout