Vanessa & Phil | Chinese Wedding Door Games | UK

So Vanessa and Phil. Another episode. You saw their (incredible) engagement shoot . Their wedding preview. Now you’re seeing the Chinese door ceremony.

This was the first time I’d been asked to photograph the Chinese tradition and I felt fairly prepared. You know. How crazy could it be?

Turns out very.

The crazy/fun/laugh out loud/shocking things that poor Phil, and his good friends had to endure to win the hand of Vanessa was all in good fun. Yet, it was far from easy.

We’re talking buckets of ice cold water. Eating raw chillies. Money demands. Drinking some very questionable liquids. Eating weird spices. Phil singing, translating and yes… Gangnam style dancing.

I loved every second.

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  • Toby Kenchington - Love this. tells the story so well. just like a comic :) :)

  • bohnjello - You definitely captured all the craziness, so many great moments.

  • Heather K - Haha, LOVE those Gangnam shots! Awesome!

  • Mary Sylvia - I just love the movement and sense of motion and forward momentum throughout the post.

  • benj haisch - haha yeah, those games are nuts. well done.

  • Paul Kenchington - Great photos!

  • Kyle - Bert, you’re a triple thread. You have the rare talent of being able to capture moments, details and portraits all in an equally amazing way!

  • Alex Miller - Haha, looks like great fun ..as long as you’re not the one drinking all that stuff of course!!! Thanks Bert, really made me smile! Great photos as always.

  • Clare Kenchington - Fantastic fun

  • Nikki - Hey Bert, I just love seeing your weddings and they really speak volumes when it comes to documentary work. I always feel like a part of them. Amazing work as always.

  • Edern Ollivier - Interesting article

  • Johnboy Wilson - Fantastic storytelling and beautiful processing! Love it!

  • Alice Truran Jackman - Looks like you all had great fun!

  • Rachael - Amazing set of images! Really love the storytelling.

  • Edern Ollivier - Indeed

  • Veronica Varos - Wow, what an amazing location. This wedding looks like it was super fun! Fabulous work. :)

  • Jim Murphy - You’ve captured some great moments. Well done.

  • Jessie - I’m so happy that door opened! Love all that you captured. Great storytelling!

  • Angel Kidwell - Wow, told the story perfectly! I was laughing right along with them!:)

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