events / weddings

Tea + Gifts

A Traditional Indonesian Tea Ceremony

Double Tree Hotel | Boston

Before Grace got ready up in the penthouse she and her handsome husband-to-be Matt held a tea ceremony for their families in a ruby/gold gallery way below.  Grace wore a delicate Indonesian gown and Matt wore a beautifully embroidered shirt. Grace’s brother Rey MC’ed and her sister Stephanie, along with friends, helped prepare the tea. 

They began the ceremony by serving Grace’s grandmother Maria (which brought lots of teary eyes!) and then continued to offer tea to the rest of their family members.   In return for offering the tea, the couple received gifts from their families which their parents stuffed in Matt’s pockets!  (that was pretty fun to photograph!)

I found this ceremony such a beautiful way for the bride + groom to honor their families and for the two families to welcome their newest members before the wedding itself!

the stuffing of the pockets + pat down!

ready!?

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