ZJ and I are less than a month from celebrating our first marriage milestone: a year of marriage. It’s, however, a technicality as September 25 is the day we registered our marriage and received our red books.
In China, wedding photos are taken before the ceremony so images of the new couple are displayed. We held our Chinese wedding ceremony in February, and for most families in China this is when you are officially married in their eyes. My husband’s hometown served as the locale for the spectacle.
A ceremony is comprised of several stages and thus, there are a plethora of photo essays, entries, and write-ups on Xiananigans. There’s an entry about getting ready complete with photos of the ceremony dress, preparations made the day before the wedding, photos of picking up the bride from her temporary home, the hotel; evidence of a countryside wedding, a write-up I did for the local English-language publication in Xi’an, and the long road home courtesy of Mother Nature.
We’ve reached the two-month milestone of transitioning to life in the US. You can read up on the moving back from abroad sentiments here. There’s more sentiments to come about cultural differences, observations, reflections, rants, and what we’re up to.
What milestones have you recently surpassed? Start a conversation in the comments. Xiananigans likes hearing from readers 🙂