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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:41 PM
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Well, I'm married now, what a week! Here's some pics!
So, we had the legal ceremony in Henan Province. We signed the papers at the local government building and were given little red books with a picture of both of us in them....



We then had a quick reception....



Then headed to my Wife's village about an hour and a half outside of Zhengzhou (Zhengzhou is a nice city BTW). We had a lunch the next day where I met a bunch of her relatives. I had no REAL idea of how humble she'd grown up until then. Her village was very poor. She showed me the house she grew up in and her bedroom as a child had a dirt floor. I always knew she grew up poor, but I had no idea. Her family was so nice to us, very warm smiles and all of them wanted to talk to us.

After the lunch my family and two friends were loaded into a van and driven around the village to EVERY relative's house for a quick ten minute visit. It was exhausting.




That's her one grandma, I don't have a shot of the other one, but when I met her she had an instant quality that makes her special, a luminecsant face that just told her life story. She spent most of her time busting my best man's balls, so it was a lot of fun.

Kids in the village were REALLY curious about what was going on





The cops showed up wondering why so many white folks were around.



Then we had the Beijing wedding....





After the western ceremony She changed into a Chinese dress and we did a quick Chinese one.... then got pissed!



Fuckin' rights I went double breasted!



Cake was damned good.



She smeared cake on my face



So, I had to teach her a lesson....



All in all a great time was had by all. Most amazing thing is the tradition of Hong bao (red envelopes with money) as opposed to gifts... I'm all for it now, we almost paid off the entire wedding!

Hell of a week, oye!
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miscsoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:44 PM
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1. Congratulations, man.
Although looking at the last photo, I get kind of scared your hands will slip.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:50 PM
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2. She's beautiful, Hey! Congratulations -- I wish you both lots of happiness!
:toast:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:52 PM
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3. Congrats, and thanks for the pics!!!
:bounce:
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Wldcard3 Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:54 PM
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4. Congrats
Hope you have a long and happy life together
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:56 PM
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5. Looks like it was fun. Congrats to a cute couple.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:00 AM
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6. Now you will feel no rain
For each of you will be shelter to the other.

Now each of you will feel no cold
For each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no loneliness for you
For each of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two persons
But there is one life before you.

Go now to your home and enter into the days of your togetherness
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:05 AM
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7. heY, HEyHEY
Congrats to you and the Mrs.! Much love and happiness. :)
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:10 AM
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8. best wishes for a long and happy life together
love the pics- what a great wedding adventure!
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:25 AM
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9.  Congratulations and many many best wishes to you and Mrs. HEyHEY
Looks like a fun (but potentially exhausting) time. Really cool your parents were able to arrive along with your best man.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:20 AM
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10. Very cool
and congratulations!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:26 AM
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11. Congrats to you both!
Those are wonderful pictures!

I know you both had a great time!

I wish you both a very happy and long marriage!

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some guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:26 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS!
May you have many wonderfully happy years together.

:bounce: :bounce: :toast: :bounce: :bounce:
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some guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:26 AM
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12. CONGRATULATIONS!
May you have many wonderfully happy years together.

:bounce: :bounce: :toast: :bounce: :bounce:
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kimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:02 AM
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13. Ah, congrats!
This made me smile like nothing else has lately.

I wish you both many many happy years together. *clink*
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:28 AM
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14. looks like you guys had a blast
congrats!
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:06 AM
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15. Great pictures.
You brought a smile to my face.

Here's to many, many, many happy years together!!!
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:16 AM
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16. Congratulations to you both!
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:25 AM
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17. Congratulations!

Lovely bride, terrific pictures.
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:04 AM
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18. Congrats!
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:19 AM
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19. Congratulations!
Many happy wishes for you and your lovely bride. :grouphug: :bounce: :party:
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:45 AM
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20. Love, laughter and a long life together for the adorable couple.
Mazel tov.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:38 AM
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21. Congratulations, great pics!! Almost reminds me of my wedding--but not quite!
I had a double wedding with my brother. My wife is from Germany and his wife is from Japan.

The parents' table had a LOT of primitive sign language. I suspect yours did too!
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:39 AM
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22. I'm really happy for you. It looks like yall had a great time & are off to a spectacular start
But maybe you should have saved that piledriver move for your first argument. Now she'll be ready for it.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:40 AM
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23. Thanks, everyone!
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:48 AM
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24. Congrats! Mazel tov! Many happy returns!
:party: :hug: :grouphug: :bounce:

Wait-- you got married 3 times?
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:49 AM
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25. Altogether Wonderful - Best Wishes for a long and happy life together
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:51 AM
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26. Congratulations!
:toast: Here's to a path full of love and light! :hi:

And great pictures, too!
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Rosie1223 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:01 AM
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27. Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing your special day with us.

:hi:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:06 AM
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28. Wishing you much happiness and love as you
begin your life together.

Congratulations !



Beautiful photos.

aA
kesha
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:12 AM
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29. Outstanding! nt
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:57 AM
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30. CONGRATULATIONS...you two...
What an amazing wedding(s).
Such a beautiful woman...OK, nice looking dude, too.
Happiness forever...

My hubby grew up poor...most talented man I'll ever know.



Tikki
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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:14 AM
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31. I wish both of you many years of happiness
Take it from a veteran married man, always take her feelings into account before you say or do anything.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:27 AM
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32. Gong xi, gong xi ni men!
I love the hong bao.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:50 AM
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33. cool pics. Congratulations and best wishes.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:06 AM
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34. Congrats!!!
Awesome pics!! :hi:
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Glassunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:40 AM
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35. Sofa King Sweet!!!
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:57 AM
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36. Congratulations! You both look so happy!
And her dresses are both absolutely gorgeous!
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 12:00 PM
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37. SO cool!
Thanks for sharing with us! I love reading about your life adventure.

My two favorites are the family shot in the village and the one of you two at the table, her in red and you with your head tipped being silly.

They are all great though.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :toast: :party: :toast: :party: :toast: :party: :toast: :party: :toast:
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:25 PM
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38. How wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this! Congratulations and much luck.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:29 PM
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39. Congratulations!...
I am happy for both of you.

:toast:
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:38 PM
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40. Splendid news! May you always be happy.
:toast:
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:52 PM
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41. Nice!
Way to go dude! :toast: :beer:
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ReggieVeggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 02:54 PM
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42. Does she realize she's Mrs. HEyHEY?
just wonderin
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appal_jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 03:40 PM
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43. Congrats HeyHey!
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 03:41 PM by appal_jack
Wonderful pictures of a part of the world I've never visited.

May you two enjoy a long & happy life together!

-app
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:06 PM
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44. Congrats! Looks like you guys had a blast
As it should be!

:toast:

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Raffi Ella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:09 PM
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45. the pics are ahhhmazing!
she looks so beautiful in her wedding dress's. Congratulations ~ May you have a wonderful life together.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:22 PM
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46. Congrats!
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:50 PM
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47. Congratulations to the happy couple!
She is so sweet and even in her red shoes with the very high heels she just about reaches your shoulder! I love both of her wedding dresses! Many years of happiness together, thanks for sharing your wedding with us.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:20 PM
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48. CONGRATULATIONS to you! You have a beautiful bride!
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:30 PM
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49. It's not a wedding until someone throws a sidewalk suplex
Gotta nip that uppity stuff in the bud, or you're fighting it for years.

Congratulations and many happy returns.
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:09 PM
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50. Congratulations Jer!
You both look so happy. It is my wish that you stay that way for decades. Good on ya' pal.

Woof


p.s. It's still raining here at home.
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:31 PM
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51. Congratulations! A lifetime of happiness to you both.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:47 PM
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52. You're both beautiful people, best wishes to you in your life together!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:02 PM
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53. Congratulations to you both!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful wedding photos! :hug:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:55 PM
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54. Best wishes
to you both. You are a lovely couple - of course your wife is the lovelier - really, she is a very pretty lady!
Thank you for sharing these pictures. :toast:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:09 PM
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55. Congratulations!
Thanks for posting these wonderful pictures :-). May you enjoy many, many years of happiness :toast:.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:14 PM
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56. COngrats
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akbacchus_BC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:38 PM
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57. Hi you, the pics are beautiful. Wishing you and your bride (she is
gorgeous and you are so handsome)a life time of happiness. Congratulations, you did it!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:41 PM
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58. Thanks again, everyone!
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Marengo Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:55 AM
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59. Congrats...I have a little red book just like yours ;)
The Hubei foreign marriage office tried to squeeze a few extra RMB out of me by claiming some of the bills I used to pay were fake. My father-in-law, a Chinese government official, brought that to a dead stop.

A word of advice, be careful with the Hong Bao given by those not related or intimate with the family. My in-laws returned in one way or another, I don't know how, about half the money we collected. They expressed concern that some of those folk may come seeking favors later on.
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mcollins Donating Member (506 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:25 AM
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60. Congrats! nt
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DoBotherMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:55 AM
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61. Congratulations!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 12:27 PM by DoBotherMe
What a wonderful way to celebrate your marriage! Dana ; )

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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:30 PM
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62. Congrats!
Beautiful wife. You must not let her wear her glasses..ha! Have fun
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:36 PM
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63. Congrats, best wishes, and how did YOU end up with such a beautiful bride???
For real, dude, how did you? Consider yourself very fortunate!!

All the best to both of you for all your days!!

:hi:

Bake
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:04 PM
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64. Congrats!
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:04 PM
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65. Congratulations and thanks for showing the cool (and sometimes funny) pics!
:D
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:18 PM
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66. She is beautiful
Thank you for sharing all the pictures. You look like a very happy couple :)
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:22 PM
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67. Wish I could recommend this.
Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us. Wow. Your experiences are fascinating and your bride is absolutely stunning... Wishing you all the best! :toast: :hi:
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