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Angie & Ivan: A Formal Wedding in New York, NY

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Angie & Ivan in New York, NY
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The red bouquet was made up of various kinds of roses for a romantic texture.
Stefan’s, Cedarhurst
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Angie and Ivan gave offerings to their ancestors by burning incense and performing the traditional Chinese tea ceremony with the bride’s parents and relatives. They also received red envelopes filled with lucky money and jewelry from both of their families.
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After Angie and Ivan served tea to Angie’s family, the couple fed each other sweet soup “to bring us many years of happiness and sweetness in our marriage,” says Angie. From there they moved from Angie’s mom’s house to the couple’s apartment to perform a second tea ceremony with Ivan’s family.
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On the wedding night, Angie and Ivan burned ornate dragon and phoenix candles throughout the entire evening. “I guess in the old days this was done so that the couple could check each other out since their wedding day was the first time they could see each other,” Angie says.
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Following the tea ceremony, Angie and Ivan paraded through Soho on Broadway with their photographer. “I felt like a movie star with paparazzi shooting us -- glamorous!” says Angie. The couple ended their photo shoot at Grand Central Station.
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Angie and Ivan’s programs took on a red and gold color scheme. They were made of red and ivory paper with gold lettering and a logo of the double happiness symbol printed in traditional Chinese font.
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Angie’s six maids wore strapless, custom-made, floor-length, dresses in raspberry red. They carried bouquets of small pink roses and crimson orchids.
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While Angie and Ivan’s guests decided among 11 different entree options, Chinese lions danced their way into the room to the sounds of drums. “It was amazing to watch the lion dancers perform acrobatic jumps in an elegant ballroom,” says Angie.
On Leong Lion Dance, New York
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Angie & Ivan in New York, NY

After six years of dating, Angie and Ivan took a stroll in a park near their apartment facing the East River. While Angie and their dog, Taffy, were playing, Ivan quietly pulled out a small box from his pocket. Nudging her softly he showed her the ring and said, “Ka Pei Nor, ah?” (“Will you marry me?” in Chinese.) “I saw the ring and said ‘yes,’” says Angie. The Bride Angie To, business analyst at a financial firm The Groom Ivan Luk, civil engineer associate The Date April 10 The couple soon started planning a wedding for 230 guests, with tons of food, trumpeters, and lion dancers. The celebration was a mix of over-the-top style and Chinese tradition.
- Anja Winikka
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  • Stefan’s, Cedarhurst
  • On Leong Lion Dance, New York

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