This week’s image is a very simple detail shot but one which tells us about a really interesting tradition at chinese weddings – the giving of red envelopes. These are presented to the couple by guests after the couple have served them tea. This all takes place during tea ceremonies which can happen throughout the day. The envelopes have money in them and the red colour signifies good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits. The decorative nature and bold colours of these traditional parts of a chinese wedding make for some really vibrant photographs.
About the Author: Sam Gibson
Sam is a creative documentary wedding photographer based in Bristol and working throughout Somerset, the UK and abroad. His background is in documentary film making and he has years of experience of photographing weddings in a discreet and unobtrusive way.