Red envelopes are traditionally given by chinese people on days of celebration filled with money. instead, we asked that all guests at our wedding participate in our ceremony by writing their wishes for our marriage on a card and placing it in the red envelope. the bridespeople and groomspeople walked down the aisle with baskets and collected all the wishes from the guests, then placed it at the altar. we were then married surrounded by everyone's good wishes for our marriage. each envelope had a number written on it, from 1 to 60. We will open all envelopes labeled “1” on our first wedding anniversary, all envelopes labeled “50” on our 50th wedding anniversary, etc
Lots more pictures from Hope's gorgeous wedding are over on Flickr!