Civil wedding ceremonies go on everyday in Beijing. Spring and summer are the most popular time of year for weddings.
Today at the invitation of one of my former university classmates – Mr. Jiang, I take part in his son’s marriage ceremony held in the Golden Hall at the Building C of Beijing Hotel.
Most of the grand wedding reception options are outsourced to wedding planning companies that have professional teams in charge of venues, flowers, caterers, photographers, dresses, clothes hire, car rental and the list goes on…
His son’s civil ceremony is no exception considering the fact that over 350 participants are present for the reception, not an easy task for coordination.
The Golden Hall at Beijing Hotel is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies in Beijing. The hall can hold as many as 500 people with a mixed decor style of tradition and modernity.
The host table is just set in front of the delicately adorned platform flanked by two video projection screens.
In the middle of the hall is the long love corridor adorned with flowers and crystal pendants. The groom will walk through the corridor and greet his bride at the other end and walk her back to the platform.
Each table is decorated with a flower stand and piled with drinks, wines, appetizers and cold dishes.
Here come the three pairs of bridesmaids and best men arm in arm walking to the plantform through the love corridor.
The groom is walking through the love corridor blowing his saxophone from the platform to the other end of the flowers adorned corridor to meet her bride.
Arm in arm, the bride and the groom are embarking on their love passage – the flower decorated long corridor.
Two children are arranged in the wedding ceremony in very memory making ways. The exchange of rings Kissing in front of all the guests.
The groom’s father, Mr. Jiang is making a short speech in the ceremony and hands down their family’s Instructions: if the family lives in harmony, all affairs will prosper.
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If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for Beijing guided tours:
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How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
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