Relaxed London Gallery Wedding with Chinese Tea Ceremony and Salsa - Alice & Lucas

One of the things I love about London is what a melting pot it is. Alice and Lucas’s wedding was a reflection of all those unique cultures, languages, and nationalities in the form of their family and friends from all the world coming together and celebrating their love.

Alice and Lucas wanted an intimate wedding that feels like them and didn’t go for a flashy venue, but quietly made their union official only with the closest family at Southwark Registry Office. Their reception tool place in a stylish and sleek South London Gallery, a quite unconventional place for a wedding. It gave the whole affair a really relaxed feel to it.

There were more unconventional elements including not having a particular order of service or a sit down meal. The whole day felt like a chilled summer party in a cool art gallery rather than a very formal wedding. 

Lucas’s family is from China and the guys wanted to celebrate this on their special day. There were a few subtle decorations used including delicate flowers, colourful lanterns and Chinese symbol of marriage. Alice also wore a Chinese style white casual wedding dress. But the highlight was the Chinese tea ceremony, a part of traditional Chinese wedding where both bride and groom are expected to serve tea to both sides of the parents, representing an important moment in which members of both families become relatives of each other. You can read more about this interesting tradition here - Chinese wedding tea ceremony.

There was another important element included in their special day, which is their love for dance. Alice and Lucas are both avid salsa dancers. And as it turned out many of their guests as well. There were lots of quality moves on and off the dance floor that day accompanied by the happy and energising beats of the authentic Salsa Band all the way from Latin America. Oh what a day it was! Still gives me tingles.

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