Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony
At the official ritual which equates to the wedding vows in western wedding, the newlyweds kneel three times, to the heaven and earth, to the ancestral tablets and their parents, then to each other. The kneeling part has been replaced with bowing in a modern Chinese wedding. The newlyweds then presents tea to the parents and relatives in sequence of seniority. Those who receive the tea usually give the bride gifts such as jewellry or Li Shi money wrapped in red envelopes. This is the end of the ritual and the wedding proceeds to the banquet venue.