Warning: You might have a tendency to get married at the end of this entry. Nicolekiss does not hold responsible for any undesirable outcome. You have been warned!
It was rainy season when I arrived in Guangzhou earlier this June.
I'm walking in the rain~ *sing*
And my best friend Wendy, we moved to Humen, China to work this year, took a bus ride to Guangzhou city to meet me.
It was kinda romantic to be meeting your best friend in a foreign country on a rainy day. Like one of those melancholy moments of reminisce.
I like this photo, simply because.
We chose a nice little cafe nearby to hang out and have a cuppa tea. Ahhh.. cuppa tea on a rainy afternoon. Splendid~
Me with my messy hair
Guangzhou city is the third most populous city in mainland China, after Shanghai and Beijing. It's also one of the two most expensive cities (the other one would be Shanghai) in the mainland.
It's no wonder they always bitch about each other so much. Kinda like how Malaysia and Singapore are to a certain extend. Yes Singaporeans! I'm talking to you!! We share a love hate relationship, don't we!!! I love you!!!!
Here's a random cute police car for you.
You know, China is ancient, they have a long list of history, thanks to our long list of ancestors. And it's no wonder that you will find a historical city right underneath your footstep when you're walking around the city.
This is actually a water damp from the Qing Dynasty. They found it when they were digging to build a shopping mall over it.
There are two cheap ways to travel around Guangzhou, one is with the underground train.
Be sure to pay attention to the door.
trans: Careful, don't touch me.
The other, which I found more entertaining, is the ferry.
There are rivers cut right across the southern part of Guangzhou city, so there are times, if you're not up for underground train or taxis, you can always try the ferry for a cheap buck (can't remember how cheap but I know it was CHEAP).
I was staying at the youth hostel facing this river when I was there in June, and this was how it looks like at night.
Pretty ain't it?
This is the view in the morning on the ferry.
This is me on the ferry.
Across the river, I made a bee line towards Shamian island (沙面岛), once an area given to the French and British to live in. Hence the heavily westernized buildings and sculptures.
I love this place. It's very beautiful, a nice way to enjoy your afternoon coffee. Even their Starbucks has a wonderful setting for people to come here and chill.
Makes you want to sit here all day ain't it? ^^
There are many bronze statues scattered all over the island that depicts life during the earlier period on the island.
Violin lady and children
"I'm a rock. Hah! You lose!"
"No wait! I'm a paper. no scissors, i mean paper!"
With such a romantic background, it's no surprise finding a lot of couples shooting their wedding portraits here.
Oh i love that dress!
"Oh man~ it's getting hot in this dress! Faster shoot!"
Say awe with me. Awwwwe~~~~~
SOOOOO.. I decided to hit the wedding street that day!
Take the underground, head south after Hai Zhu Guang Chang and you will come to a street that's EVERYTHING about wedding!!
From props of BEAAUUUUTTIFUL angel wings!
To red chinese queen size wedding bed? o.O
Now... prepare for the most awesome display of wedding gowns in a single entry ever!!!
First there was this,
and then this,
I mean, there are so many dress, you can get all sorts of dresses beyond your wildest imagination!
If you want something fancy,
Or something red,
the one on the left's not bad
for evening dinner,
Or if you prefer synchronized color for your bridesmaids~
if you like pink,
it'll sure scare the kid.
Or if you want to stand out and be the evil bride and put all your bridesmaids in short ugly dresses, this is the selection for you!
Don't forget the groom too,
Or if you have an MBA (marriage by accident), there's matching little best man costume!
Or baby bridesmaids,
From modern style,
To very Victorian taste,
Oh yes, why not?! You can a themed wedding! Set in the Medieval times.
It's a Halloween Party People!!!
Or if you prefer the exotic flavor,
To the expensive taste,
Oh I like this piece.
To the traditional Chinese red costume!!
To the VERY traditional,
Yes I mean VERY.
They have it all here! It's the most impressive collection of wedding items and gowns I have ever witnessed! So much I nearly died of looking!
Not all was amazing though.
There were also gowns that were.. just.. well..
What's with the fluffy shoulder puff on the right?! and glittery yellow?! OMG!
And the high collar on the left. o.O
So silly I don't know who would actually wear it!
But oh well, if they rent/sell it, I'm sure there's a market. *shrug* A girl's rubbish is another's girl's lunch.
Some of these gowns are bad.
What is this? A color fest?
check out the bright pink shiny floral prints!
Like really really bad.
What's with the peacock feathers!!!
Some I don't even know how to classify them.
Yellow pom pom dress? wtf? and Cheeecccckk out the red on the right! *burst out laughing*
Some are just on the thin line of extreme ugliness and gorgeous.
OKAY! Enough of ugly dresses!
I have compiled a list of most beautiful wedding dresses I spotted that day! Pardon if these photos don't do any justice as they were taken from the outer window. But yes, pay attention to the detail!
Beautiful Dress number 1!
Look at the sequin and the fine glittering lining on the gown, the slim cutting, not over the top but oh-so-gorgeous!
Beautiful Dress Number 2!
the thousand layers at the bottom make this dress a ballerina's dream come true. I love how the red ribbon stay in contrast with the purely white gown.
Beautiful Dress Number 3 and 4!
Simply because of the puffy bottom!
Beautiful Dress 5!
Oh so 70's with a modern touch. Love the hat!
Beautiful Dress 6!
Halter neck has never looked so good!
Beautiful Dress 7!
So simple yet so complicated!
Look at the design, the details, the exquisiteness!
Can you not adore this dress!
Beautiful Dress Number 8!
Everyone loves a long fairytale long tailed wedding gown!!
Trailing behind you as you walk down the aisle.
The body is just magnificent! The pearly beige floral design at the top to the lace-y ending of the tail!
Finally, Beautiful Dress Number 9!
Simply because I can imagine myself in that gown. Le sigh~ *let out the longest sigh*
Which dress do you prefer?
Are you gowns-overload now?
Faster go to Guangzhou to get married damn it!