Debbie and Art had not one, not two, but three wedding ceremonies! On their Virginia wedding day, captured by Love Life Images, they celebrated eachother’s cultures and their shared American traditions, with a fittingly overarching theme of red. First up we’re sharing their western vow exchange and their Chinese tea ceremony, but you’ll want to come back to see the rest later this morning! This was one day packed with tradition, love and lots of vibrant details!

Virginia Wedding Ceremony

From Debbie: Our wedding incorporated Art’s family’s Thai traditions, Debbie’s family’s Chinese traditions and our shared American traditions. Red is a lucky color in Chinese culture so that was our color for the wedding.

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Virginia Wedding Ceremony

Virginia Wedding

Virginia Wedding Ceremony

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My favorite memory is taking pictures in and around Georgetown University, Art’s alma mater. Because we were surrounded by people all day and it was the only time we got to enjoy each other and savor the moment.

Virginia Wedding

Virginia Wedding

Virginia Wedding

Virginia Wedding

Virginia Wedding

Virginia Wedding Ceremony

Virginia Wedding Ceremony

Virginia Wedding Ceremony

Virginia Wedding Ceremony

We had three different ceremonies, a Thai water blessing, a Chinese tea ceremony and a typical Western exchange of vows.

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Virginia Chinese Tea Wedding Ceremony

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The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Debbie and Art’s wedding:

Ceremonies: Key Bridge Marriott
Reception + Catering: China Garden Restaurant
Photographer: Love Life Images
Wedding Planner: Megan Pollard, Events in the City
Floral Designer: DaVinci’s Florist
Cake: Pastries by Randolph
Transportation: Chariots for Hire
Officiant: A.C. Warden
Reception Music + Lighting: Premier DJ Services
Invitations: Zazzle
Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta from Rizik’s
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Hair: Elegant Hair by Giselle
Makeup: BeautyMark by Kim Giammaria
Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

Photo Credits: Love Life Images

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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