As the wedding rhyme goes, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”. At a wedding in Melbourne, I was fortunate to witness and photograph something old, the handing down of an heirloom .
The grandmother of the groom wore a traditional chinese wedding dress called a qun kwa or qua for her own wedding. It is a two-piece loose jacket and skirt. It was then passed down to her daughter-in-law, the groom’s mother.
The journey of the qua has continued to the bride in Melbourne, by the groom’s mother.
One dress, a family heirloom, 8 decades on was a piece of history. The stories it could tell.
Whether you’re planning a wedding in Melbourne, or anywhere in the world, contact us to tell your wedding story. Wayne is an active member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and the Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (AGWPJA). His distinct style combines wedding photojournalism and contemporary portrait photography.