A Kitchen Tea was held for Bride to be Elizabeth Lee by her sister Shentel Lee in Kuching on the 9.10.2014. Guests flew in from as far as Sydney to attend this Aussie tradition. A Kitchen Tea is held in honor of a bride to be to allow her fiancés family and friends to meet and bond with her family and friends before the big day. Women are traditionally invited to help share in passing knowledge about marriage to the bride to be. Games are traditionally played with a wedding or Kitchen theme.
At this Kitchen Tea guests designed a plate for Elizabeth and Benjamin. Their designs will be turned into actual plates and gifted to the couple to add to their kitchen. Gifts were give with a Kitchen theme, a highlight was a candy floss machine given by Helen Reads best friend Abby Leong.
Guests were treated to a traditional Bridal game where a wedding dress is designed entirely out of toilet paper. It was a hard decision for Elizabeth to pick but the winning team was a dress designed by Joseph Teo, Lexie Rodrigues, Datin Esmila, Danielle Graham, Sereni Linggi and Datin Dian Lee.
The tea concluded with the reading of marriage wishes from the guests to both Benjamin and Elizabeth.
Marriage tip cards were filled in by the guests as a keepsake for the couple and the best one came from the mother of the bride Dame Betty Lee (OSJ) to Benjamin Yong.
“The key to Elizabeth’s heart is pleasing her mother.”