CHINESE WEDDINGS – CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT MELBOURNE
I love the Chinese Wedding traditions and cultures. Conducting Weddings all over Melbourne I have been privileged to officiate at numerous Chinese Weddings including Tea Ceremonies. So for a personalised ceremony at an unbeatable price contact
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After a Traditional Chinese Wedding Celebrant?
Thank you for looking at my website. My name is Sharon Osman and I am a Civil Melbourne Celebrant conducting Chinese Weddings. Although I’m not Chinese I service the Chinese community and have travel all over Melbourne to officiate Chinese weddings at very affordable rates.
Local Areas I have officiated Include – Berwick – Dandenong Ranges – Eastern Melbourne – Narre Warren – Rowville – SE Melb – Southeast Melbourne – Yarra Valley – Beaches – Brunswick – Fitzroy – Frankston Ferntreegully – Belgrave – Cranbourne – Springvale – Mulgrave – Clayton – Blackburn – Chadstone – Doveton – Endeavour Hills – Glen Waverley, Mount Waverley, Kew, Doncaster and all over Melbourne.
As a Melbourne Celebrant with deep interest in the culture I have learnt that At traditional Chinese weddings, the tea ceremony is the equivalent of an exchange of vows at a Western wedding ceremony. This ritual is still practiced widely among rural Chinese, however some young people who I have married in larger cities, as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore, tend to practice a combination of Western style of marriage together with the Tea Ceremony.
In some cases I am asked to preside over just the Legal aspects, sometimes I’m asks to conduct the whole ceremony. There are cases where I have also worked with Chinese interpreters. Nothing’s too hard for me. My friendly nature and patience along with passion for my job has attracted many Chinese couples to me.
I have married couples who were both Chinese, some Chinese and Australian, some Chinese and Italian, Chinese and Indonesian. The combinations are endless. In the Chinese culture when the bride leaves her home with the groom to his house, a “Good Luck Woman” will hold a red umbrella over her head, meaning “raise the bark, spread the leaves.” This “good luck woman” should be someone who is blessed with a good marriage, healthy children and husband and living parents. Other relatives will scatter rice, red bean and green bean in front of her. The red umbrella protects the bride from evil spirit, and the rice and beans are to attract the attention of the gold chicken.
Newlyweds kneel in front of parents presenting tea. A Good Luck Woman making the tea says auspicious phrases to bless the family. Newlyweds also present tea to each other, raising the tea cups high to show respect before presenting to each other.
Those who receive the tea usually give the bride gifts such as jewellery or red envelope. I often get handed my fees in a pretty Red Envelope as well. Tea Ceremony is an official ritual to introduce the newlyweds to each other’s family, and it’s a way for newlyweds to show respect and appreciation to their parents. The newlyweds kneel in front of their parents, serving tea to both side of parents, as well as elder close relatives. Parents give their words of blessing and gifts to the newlyweds. During tea presentation, a “Good Luck Woman” would say auspicious phrases to bless the newlyweds and the parents. These auspicious words of blessing are designed to bless and amuse the family and make the occasion filled with fun and joy.
I would love to work with you to create a wonderful ceremony for you which will be become a treasured memory for years to come. So do read my testimonies and look through my gallery pictures to verify my credibility.
For a free quote contact me on 0422448918.