Wedding Ceremony – Shaodong County, Hunan Province in China

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John and his boss Jim Hughes were in Shaodong County, Hunan Province in China for a wedding of friends this week. See the first part of this story for more.

The big day started at the bride’s family’s home (or hotel room in this case) where the groom was locked out and had to negotiate with her family and friends through the closed door while she sat on the bed – with good humor all around.  He eventually got in and picked her up without her shoes.  Then everyone drove to another hotel for the ceremony and reception.

The food was set out during the end of the ceremony so lunch started immediately after.  During the meal, the groom visited each table to drink a toast while the  bride and bridesmaid passed out two cigarettes to each guest.  There was singing and speeches and much joy.

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Images Copyright 2012 by John Plocher

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