Destination weddings continue to grow increasingly popular, whether it’s couples returning to their roots or simply seeking adventure. For the Li’s, marrying in Spain held great sentimental value. It’s the home of Lee’s parents, Nick & Claire and also the perfect mid way point for friends and family scattered across the globe from America to China and many in between!
Upon meeting Lee for the first time I couldn’t help but notice that her wonderful sense of creativity, kindness and passion was multiplied by her love for Leton. A feeling matched perfectly by Leton, who spoke openly and honestly about his love for Lee and their life together.
The wedding ceremony took place in the Castillo de Velez Blanco nestled in the mountains of Spain, and carried through to the reception which was hosted in the picturesque olive groves at Lee’s parents home. The quirky DIY wedding reception had been lovingly built by friends, family and local tradesmen.
Both the ceremony and the decorations for the reception perfectly combined traditions from both western and Asian cultures, representing the joining of the Gill and Li families. It was heart warming to see throughout the day, that although Leton’s parents were unable to speak English, the love and happiness of the day translated perfectly.
The Castle overlooking Velez Blanco in Spain.
The traditional chinese tea drinking ceremony in which the bride and the groom prepare a special tea for their parents.
Lee is a jewellery designer based in Melbourne, Australia. With her creativity and unique style in mind Leton personally designed Lee’s engagement ring and travelled thousands of miles to hand select the diamonds for the bespoke ring.
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