Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Taiwan Wedding

One of our students, Joseph, fell in love with an American girl. Her church from Missouri works with his church in Taiwan, doing ministry together in both countries. They ended up having a wedding in Taiwan and then off to America to have another one.
As they walked down the isle they sang to each other. Joanna has been learning Chinese and sang beautifully in both languages.
Ryan and Echo aren't that into weddings. zzzzzz
Please Click on the Image below to enlarge it...

Most of the things at the wedding were not super Taiwanese, it was a good mixture of both cultures.
However you will quickly notice in Taiwan that the average person doesn't care about presentation. The whole time during the wedding the professional photographer among others would stand right in front about 2ft or less from the couple to take a picture.

When they were about to do the kiss, almost 15 people got out of their seats and crowded the couple obstructing the view from anyone sitting in their sits from the "kiss

The other main cultural difference was before the kiss, as the choir sang two long songs, the groom slowly rolled up the brides vale. Slowly rolling it up until the last song was over to give her the kiss.

At Taiwanese weddings the bride will change her dress 3-5,6,7 times during the reception. I am not sure the reason for this, but it seems like a lot of work.

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