Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wedding Delegation Hopes China Brides dona[euro][TM]t See Red

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Wedding Delegation Hopes China Brides dona[euro][TM]t See Red

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Byline: LAUREN GROUNSELL

EAST MEETS WEST

Western Chinese weddings include a traditional tea ceremony.

The catering is tailored to the Chinese diet.

No white china can be used to serve food because white china means death in the East.

ON the morning of her wedding the Chinese bride stared at her reflection in the mirror.

Her gown was red, the traditional colour for good luck and auspiciousness.

But she imagined her gown to be white.

Western weddings are becoming more popular for Chinese couples and the Sunshine Coast hinterland hopes to tap into the expanding industry.

Maleny Manor manager Marlene Murray will join Mayor Mark Jamieson and Councillor Jenny McKay next week in Xiamen, China, to promote the Sunshine Coastas wedding industry.

aWhatas happening is Chinese couples are coming here to have the western wedding, then go back home and have the traditional wedding with the red dress, all the trimmings and 400 guests,a Mrs Murray said. …

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