Lifting the Veil Beijing

2017-03-13 23:02:27

Photographer Francisco Little SUBMISSIONS Send us your photographs and let us know what lies behind them Email: chinafrica@bjreview.comThis staged traditional wedding performance gives an indication of the bold color, timeless history and elegant rituals on the special day.

Red plays a central role in a traditional Chinese wedding, symbolizing love, fortune and happiness for the joyous couple. An important part of the matrimonial proceedings is the bridal veil, a square piece of embroidered red silk which covers the head of the bride on her way to the ceremony.

Once the formalities of the wedding are performed, the groom will slowly lift the bride’s veil as if he is seeing her for the first time on their journey through life together.

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