Earlier last month I was honored to be asked to shoot a wedding in China in a place called Shenzhen,
I think it's the tech capital of the world basically or at least fast becoming the new silicon valley, there isn't anything you can't buy there and for a photographer it's heaven!
It was a most extraordinary place and an experience I am keen to revisit. People, food, sights, smells it was fantastic! A huge thank you to Lizzy and her family for looking after us so well, it was overwhelming!
Shenzhen my new favourite place to go!
The wedding was an extravagant affair and only the best was to be expected.
How lucky am I to have clients flying me out to such amazing places to cover their special day. Thank you guys!
The bride Lizzy had I think 6 different specially designed dresses and Brendan (or Golden Dragon his Chinese name) 2 different outfits all handmade.
It was by no means a small affair what the photos won't show you is the whole team of people behind the scenes. MC's Wedding planners, Camera crew, photographers (yes I wasn't the only one although everything you see is of course shot personally by me)
I think I counted 10 black Mercedes SUV cars as we pulled up to the Beach House at 9am. The armed guards saluted us as we navigated the manicured gardens up into the mountain.
The bride looking gorgeous in a traditional Kwa, a traditional heavily embroidered wedding gown, popular in southern China
The beach house was beautifully decorated in pink ribbons & balloons throughout.
Arriving at The Sheraton Beachfront Hotel to repeat the tea serving ceremony for Brendan's parents
A nice suprise for the guests was the Sunseeker Yacht to take us for a journey around the marina
We arrived at the St Regis in Shenzhen which is the tallest building in the city and possibly the most luxurious of hotels in the world