Brandywine Manor House Wedding Photography | Dao & Sang
You may recall my earlier blog post about Dao and Sang’s fabulous engagement session at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. After the great time and images that resulted from that session, I was awaiting their wedding at Brandywine Manor House in Honey Brook, PA with much anticipation - and it was certainly worth the wait. The festivities started early in the morning at the home of Dao’s parents, where Sang and his groomsmen were playfully subjected to door games by the bridesmaids as a rite of passage to see the beautiful bride. Once Sang was permitted to pass the threshold, they began the traditional Chinese wedding ceremony. This included the ancient practice of presenting tea to parents and relatives, at which time the couple is given jewelry and Li Shi money wrapped in red envelopes.
At the conclusion of the Chinese tea ceremony, we headed off to the scenic Brandywine Manor House for the wedding ceremony, wherein Dao changed from her traditional Chinese wedding dress, which is colored red for good luck, to the traditional Western-style white wedding dress.
Dao and Sang’s ceremony was filled with love and emotion, and both the bride and guests were fighting back tears of joy throughout the afternoon.
Once the ceremony concluded, we took advantage of the wonderful weather and all that the Brandywine Manor House had to offer in regards to its amazing environment. Dao and Sang scheduled their day to allow ample time for photography, which permitted us to more fully explore the area and capture a wide variety of beautiful images for their wedding album.
We departed to Golden City Chinese Restaurant
in Colmar, PA for the traditional Chinese Wedding Banquet, which included many delicious courses throughout the evening. Dao also changed into a gorgeous green Chinese gown for the reception.
Congratulations Dao and Sang and thank you for allowing me to document your special day!!! Thanks also to my friend and colleague Michael Duarte
for joining me as the second photographer and capturing some excellent additional images. Finally, thanks to my sister-in-law Chong, who was a bridesmaid in the wedding, for making this day possible by introducing me to Dao years ago.