Chinese Wedding Traditions at this Cayman Islands Wedding

This couple from Indiana pose outside the Wharf Restaurant before their 5:30 pm wedding. Chinese customs dictate that the couple should marry on the half-hour rather than at the top hour of their wedding day. In this way, the hands of the clock are moving up instead of down. This is associated with the belief of Chinese wedding traditions that the couple could begin their lives on an upswing if that custom is followed.

The color red plays a vital role in the wedding festivities of the Chinese people. Red is considered by then as a bold and lucky color. In addition to this, the color signifies love, prosperity and happiness; therefore, everything is in red - wedding invitations, gift envelopes and the bride's wedding dress.

An unusual shot of the couple's hand-prints and rings in the sand

I liked this shot which shots the Wharf's beach bar, Ports of Call in the background, and also the set-up for terrace dining.

The newly-weds pose with their guests at Ports of Call

This little private beach is the beginning (George Town end) of Seven Mile Beach Beach

The buildings of George Town waterfront are seen on the horizon across the bay.

We recommend the Wharf Restaurant for dining, and as a beautiful setting for an intimate, beach wedding particularly spectacular at sunset. To book your Cayman Islands wedding at this or any beach in the Cayman Islands, contact Simply Weddings - Grand Cayman Wedding Celebrants and Planners. Call Joy or Peggy at (345) 9499933.

This ceremony by Joy for Simply Weddings, flowers by Trisha's Roses, photos by Mari Abe for Island Photo.