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Meet Katelyn

Cynthia and Eric’s spring wedding at Adorn Events in Las Vegas was a day full of love, family, and meaningful Chinese wedding traditions. I first met these two during their engagement photos on Fremont Street and had been looking forward to their wedding day!

Wedding at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.

Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony in Las Vegas

The day of Cynthia and Eric’s wedding started with a Chinese tea ceremony at Adorn Events! The tea ceremony is a meaningful Chinese tradition where the bride and groom serve tea to both of their families to show respect to their elders and for their family to show acceptance of their marriage. It’s also a ceremony to unify both families. 

Chinese tea ceremony at wedding in Las Vegas.

Cynthia and Eric both wore traditional red Chinese wedding attire. They knelt on cushions and served tea to their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and other designated family members. The couple received well wishes, cards, and gifts from their family.  

It was a beautiful ceremony to witness and document! 

Groom seeing bride during wedding first look at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.

Wedding at Adorn Events in Las Vegas

After the tea ceremony, Eric and Cynthia changed and got ready for their first look! They had a super sweet first look outside the venue and it was cute to see Eric getting emotional when he saw Cynthia in her dress! After the first look we did portraits of the couple and then wedding party photos. 

Next, they had an indoor ceremony at the venue. In the blog you’ll notice there were a bunch of dogs involved in this day, from getting ready to being walked down the aisle during the processional!! They were all very good boys and girls. It was fun to see how Eric and Cynthia incorporated their pups into their wedding day!

Flower petals tossed on bride and groom after wedding ceremony at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.

Wedding Reception with Chinese Lion Dance

For the reception they had beautiful flower bouquets on all the tables and greenery hanging. At the guest book table, guests could pick up a phone and leave a message to the newlyweds. They also had a Boba Tea bar with several different flavors to choose from which was a hit with everyone! 

Wedding reception at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.

They kicked off their wedding reception by surprising their guests with a Chinese Lion Dance. According to my Google research, the Chinese lion dance is performed to bless the couple and wish them a long and happy marriage. The dance is believe to bring good fortune, ward off evil spirits, and bestow other blessings on the newlyweds such as fertility, prosperity, and longevity. 

Chinese lion dance at wedding in Las Vegas.

After the lion dance the reception continued on with first dances, toasts, and cake cutting. After the formal events, Cynthia changed into her reception dress and they continued celebrating and dancing the night away with their friends and family! 

Cynthia and Eric are an incredible couple and had such a cool wedding! As a photographer, it was an honor to witness and capture the traditional elements that made the wedding day unique to Cynthia and Eric! Enjoy a glimpse into their wedding day! 

Wedding aisle kiss after ceremony at Adorn events in Las Vegas.


Photography: Katelyn Faye | Venue: Adorn Events | Planner: Dare to Dream Events | Videographer: Izzo Pro | Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702 | DJ: Choice Sound LV | Catering: Taste of Elegance | Cake: Rolling in Dough Bakery

Las Vegas Wedding Photographer 

I’m a local Las Vegas wedding and elopement photographer and I would love to be a part of your dream day! Head over to my contact page to get in touch!

Chinese tea ceremony at wedding in Las Vegas.
Spring wedding at Adorn Events in Las Vegas with wedding party in light green bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen in black suits.
Bride walking with bridesmaids at wedding at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.
Wedding photos at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.
Wedding ceremony at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.
Chinese Lion Dance at wedding in Las Vegas.
Wedding reception at Adorn Events in Las Vegas.

For more wedding inspiration, check out this white floral filled wedding in Las Vegas at The Doyle!

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