When it comes to interracial couplings, Western women and Asian men are a much rarer sight, but our numbers are on the rise, and if these photos are any measure, when we get married we look stunning together.
Australian Marie Smurthewaite (aka 江南) and her Chinese husband Wang Shuai (王帅), from Jilin, China, are a breathtaking sight among the splendor of Beijing’s Forbidden City. You can follow this pair (who sing and perform together in their group 帅江南组合) on Sina Weibo at 帅江南组合-王帅 and 澳大利亚的江南.
If the community of Western women and Asian men had a magazine, these two could easily grace the cover. This
editorial fashion shot pre-wedding picture of Xenia Olivia of Spain and her Hong Kong husband J was taken in Interlaken Village in Shenzhen, China.
They truly raised the red lanterns in celebration of this gorgeous wedding in Beijing, China between Morag, who hails from Scotland, and her husband Peng, a native of Beijing, China.
This Beijing engagement photo of Canadian singer-songwriter Ember Swift and Guo Jian, from Shandong, China is filled with tenderness.
The windswept grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China — plus one of the longest trains I’ve ever seen on a wedding dress — make for this dramatic pre-wedding photo featuring Oda, a Norwegian woman who blogs at China Doll, and her Chinese husband.
Laura Nutchey-Feng of Our Chinese Wedding, who is British and German, and her Inner Mongolian husband look like royalty dressed in these embroidered traditional Chinese wedding clothes.
American Kelly and her husband Ting, a native of Zhengzhou, China, channel their inner James Dean while riding the train somewhere in Zhengzhou.
Marriage could be as beautiful as a walk through a rose garden, just as American Monica (who blogs at Learning to Love Anywhere) and her husband Junkyu (from South Korea) do in this touching pre-wedding photo.
Finland native Sara Jaaksola looks blissful as she steals a kiss with her Cantonese husband Alan during their wedding in Guangzhou, China.
A field of orange flowers in Hangzhou, China creates a romantic scene for this pre-wedding photo of American Josie Losh (who blogs at Wanderer in Training and vlogs at JosieinChina on YouTube) and her husband Lu, a Hangzhou local.
Autumn leaves and an overflowing white gown create a distinctive look for this wedding photo for American Shalita (also known as China’s WeChat cookie queen, WeChat ID: Chocolatasian) and her husband, who is from Zhejiang, China.
Susanna (Scotland) and Mr. Wang (Inner Mongolia, China) make a lovely pair standing in the golden fields of Inner Mongolia, China.
When you’re deeply in love, it shows even in your wedding photos. Lauren of English Wife, Indian Life, who is from England, shares a touching wedding moment with her husband, who is from Nagpur, India.
Should you operate heavy machinery during your wedding? I don’t know, but this pre-wedding photo featuring Austrian Ruth (the blogger behind China Elevator Stories) and her husband from Jilin, China is unforgettable.
Red is the traditional color of weddings in China, and it looks ravishing on American Marissa (the blogger behind Xiananigans) and her husband from Shaanxi, China.
Fall in South Korea sets the stage for this quietly moving engagement photo featuring German/American Linda of Linda Goes East and her South Korean fiancee Jeongsu.
Saying “I do” on the beach is a dream for many — and Ksenia (from the U.S.) and her husband (from Heilongjiang, China) experience the possibility in this pre-wedding photo taken in Heilongjiang, China.
When you’re married to an expert in Shaolin kungfu (and a martial arts enthusiast yourself) it can make for some high-flying pre-wedding photos. Anna Zech of the blog Lost Panda (who was born in Russia and raised in Germany) smiles with her Chinese husband Jinlong, a native of Anhui Province, leaping in the background.
Good fortune (福) might just shine upon Laura (Spain) and Tony (Shandong, China), dressed in auspicious red wedding clothes.
Amanda, from Long Island, New York, USA, and her Chinese husband, a Beijing, China native, could be in perfect harmony, literally — they’re both musicians in China. Here they pose on the beach on their wedding day in Long Island with instruments in hand.
Jo Kelly-Bai (the American blogger at Life Behind the Wall and a serial entrepreneur in China, WeChat ID: yinglai69) and her Chinese husband Jet, who is from Jiangsu, China, are a stunning couple even without the wedding clothes.
It’s not everyday you see an AMWF couple dressed in traditional Scottish clothing, as Felicity Miller (Scotland) and her husband (Gansu, China) are in this photo.
And we all lived happily ever after. 😉 (That’s me, the American blogger behind Speaking of China, and my Chinese husband Jun, from Hangzhou, China, on our wedding day in rural Hangzhou.)
What photos are your favorites?
Jocelyn is a writer, blogger and the creator of Speaking of China, a blog about love, family and relationships in China, including AMWF love. She has been featured on the BBC and CCTV. You can find her writing in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the anthologies “How Does One Dress to Buy Dragonfruit?” and “Unsavory Elements”, and other publications.