After Adriana and Doug’s wedding ceremony, the couple stopped at Grand Central Station, a location significant to their relationship, an literally across the street from The Yale Club, to take photos. The train station provides excellent backdrop for photos for couples who get married in Manhattan. If you are interested, request the professional photography permit early in your planning as they limit the number of permits issued each day.
Back at The Yale Club, Adriana changed from her wedding gown into her traditional Chinese dress for the tea ceremony. The Club suites are perfect for getting brides to get ready. Spacious and comfortable for everyone involved, bridal party, family and wedding professionals!
Hair stylist, Yuki and make up artist, Flora stayed to refresh Adriana’s look.
The bride and groom serve tea to their elder relatives. The tea is prepared with lotus seeds and two red dates for two reasons. First, the words “lotus” and “year,” “seed” and “child,” and “date” and “early,” are homophones, i.e. they have the same sound but different meanings in Chinese. Secondly, the ancient Chinese believed that putting these items in the tea would help the newlyweds produce children early in their marriage and every year, which would ensure many grandchildren for their parents. Also, the sweetness of the special tea is a wish for sweet relations between the bride and her new family.
The Club’s cake was adorned by sugar flowers created by Amy, the owner of Sugar Flower Cake Shop. The sugar flowers were designed to compliment the Calla Lilies in the bride’s bouquet.
Timing toasts and significant dances is helpful for all your wedding professionals. It assures the courses are served hot, important moments are captured well and the flow of the evening is optimal for your guests.
Congratulations to Adriana and Doug! These stellar photographs are courtesy of Lina Jang Photography. Thank you Lina! Big thanks to the incredible team at The Yale Club, they anticiapate, attend to and take such good care of the couple, their guests and our team. We are grateful for their commitment to excellent service and hospitality.