Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, with thousands of years of history. Tea, first known as chá, is believed to have originated in China in the Shang Dynasty, and became popular in Britain in the 17th century. It has played a special and quiet role at dim sum and breakfast tables, through to high tea and momentous celebrations. In the Chinese culture specifically, the tea ceremony before the wedding ceremony is still widely practiced, where the bride and groom serve tea to their elders, who then present their gifts to the newlyweds. At the Shangri-la Hotel in Toronto, tea is a cherished menu item and they have mastered the art of tea service. Let us take you on a sacred journey inspired by tea.
A special thank-you to guest creative producer Deborah Lau-Yu.
Photography: Krista Fox Photography
Art direction & stationery: Palettera
Floral design & decor: Stemz
Cake & confections: Connie Cupcake
Makeup: Aglow By Joan
Hair: Ladylyn Gool (ladies)/ Koori Yeung (men)
Dress: Romona Keveza
Jewellery: Tara Fava Jewellery
Suit & tie: Garrison Bespoke
Models: Melissa Dyer & Koori Yeung
Tea stations, tea sommelier & feature venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto