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   Bridal Crown
 part of the elaborate Chinese wedding costume.

Chinese Wedding Dress

The color red is considered good luck, a strong color that can keep away evil spirits. The traditional Chinese wedding dress in northern China usually is one-piece frock named Qi Pao, embroidered with elaborate gold and silver designs. Brides from southern China usually wear two-piece dress named Qun Gua, Kwa or Cheongsam, also elaborately adorned with golden phoenix and dragon. 

In the old days, a piece of red veil is part of the bride's costume to cover her face during the wedding ceremony.  Newlyweds would see each other's face for the first time on their wedding night.
 



A traditional Kwa, a heavily embroidered formal wedding gown popular in Southern China.
Dragon & Phoenix Bridal Dress 

It is a tradition to wear Cheongsam with dragon & phoenix design at the wedding day.  Dragon & Phoenix design symbolizes the balance of male and female power.


Flower Girl Outfit

Chinese Groom's Outfit

The groom's costume is a black silk coat worn over an embroidered dragon robe of dark blue. The headgear is a black hat with red tassels.  Nowadays, most groom's wear has been simplified to a set of traditional outfit without the overcoat.


Flower Boy Outfit

 

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