Wedding planning: Crashing games

June 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

I've always enjoyed covering gatecrashing. This is a chinese wedding tradition in which the groom has to overcome the sometimes inhuman challenges set forth by the bride's entourage of femme fatales to guard her.

 And here's the groom's Swat team

Putting the SWAT team through the various trials and tribulatons. 

Climbing the stairs

Something spicy

Something cold

In a matter of 1 hour, I constantly bear witness to the emotional roller coaster of grooms gatecrashing to win their brides. It's like watching a live drama knowing it will always have a beautiful happy ending.

Here are 3 tips for a well curated gatecrashing from a photographer's standpoint to avoid having a over stressed groom for photography. Nothing too restrictive but hopefully nothing to over zealous.

1. Wasabi is a yes, Chili/hot peppers best to be avoided for the sweat it will induce.

2. Raw egg and milk is highly contestable ingredients given some may have allergic reactions. Having seen the disruption (upset stomach to nausea) and surprises this may give. There are many other ingredients to choose from to extract the thrill still.

Finally, physical activities should hopefully be more coordination/quiz based. Yes to "Ice foot bath"

And I can never see enough of the joy the groom has making all the trials worth it!

The victory cheer

The tearful victory


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