Imperial Cultural Revival – Couples wed in ancient style – Updated: 2012-05-01 19:28 (chinadaily.com.cn)
Chinese couples now wedding in ancient imperial style . . .
A couple kisses during a group wedding ceremony in Xi’an, the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, on May 1, 2012.
Altogether 130 couples donning Chinese costumes took part in a group wedding ceremony based on Han Dynasty (206BC- AD220) traditions. Xi’an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including the Zhou, Qin, Han, Sui and Tang dynasties. [Photo/Xinhua]
Couples wed in ancient style
Couples in Han Dynasty costumes take part in a group wedding ceremony in Xi’an on May 1, 2012. [Photo/Xinhua]
(ICCR requests a picture of the attendant Celestial at the mass wedding event to be posted by Xinhua if possible.)
ICCR related News (back dated) : ICCR to hold meetings with top aides for lessons in how to revive the Imperial Chinese Institution – September 2011 – adopted from article by 內維爾, reposted by Temp.Sec. Yu
The Council of ICCR is to hold meetings with senior members of the country’s most respected institutions to prepare for an Imperial Chinese Revival. Private tutorials with experts on government, the arts and the media will teach suitable and interested citizens about the establishment they will one day represent. The one-to-ones will take place at St/ Xuan Wu Palace throughout the autumns yearly at an as of yet undecided location. Aspiring Dowagers of various clans, this way will not have to complain bitterly at being thrown into official duties without training or coaching.
The Council will propose the first among many official engagements after for noble minded couples from a series of Imperial themed private marriages in April, who visited disaster hit areas of China in the last few months. Xingyulu tops off a stellar front row as she is joined by Meimeiguo, Aisin-Gioro and other courtiers of the Imperialis-Curiae-Temporarium at The ‘Pudi’.
ICCR duties are set to increase when the Forbidden City Palace reveals in the years to come the charities the Empress will be supporting in her role as imperial patron. Last night a palace source said: ‘The ICCR is being briefed on how the state works, getting to know our national institutions better and learning more about organisations such as the arts, the media and the government. It is a process that will carry on for several months. ‘As well as meetings at St Xuan Wu Palace, the ICCR is spending time carrying out private research of it’s own.’
Until the charities ICCR will officially be supporting are announced, private official engagements will be kept to around one a month, to give the new courtiers time to get used to their new lives. Next, ICCR and the Emperor Elect will moot a children’s centre at the Imperial Jīnxīng Gélóu 金星閣樓 Cancer Hospital in Liupen, Henan, of which the Temporary Lord Protector H.H. is patron/proposer.
Temporary Empress-Elect Princess Ying told her courtiers, that when she married temporary Emperor Ying III, palace staff ‘basically thought she could adapt to being Empress overnight and that she would miss being Empress if the PRC establishes Constitutional Monarchy to (likely select) a new Empress of the Politburo’s choosing from the extant members of the Ying Imperial Clansmen’.
Pic : Her Imperial Likeness: The Temporary Emperess-Elect’s latest portrait is hyper-realist (with legs included)