When I first published 25 Stunning Photos of Western Women & Asian Men Who Got Married in April 2017, I never expected this first collection of photos — showcasing the diverse beauty of AMWF couples around the world — would touch so many people. In particular, I was moved to see so many couples responding by sharing their own stunning photos with me, from weddings to more glamorous pre-wedding shots.
That’s when I realized this wasn’t just a post, but potentially a series. So I put out a call for photos and, incredibly, so many couples offered to share — not only pictures, but also their stories. Many thanks to you all for being a part of this post for June 2017.
Alexis (USA) and her husband Zhouhe (周和, from Hubei, China), who live together in Kunming, China, met in 2016 when she started taking Muay Thai boxing classes at his gym. She says, “He’s my best motivator, and my Chinese and Muay Thai skills improved really quickly after meeting him. He is also my biggest confidant. It’s crazy how similar you can be to someone who’s from the other side of the world.”
American wife and her Indian (Telugu) husband on their wedding day.
Kati (Finland) and her husband (Shanghai, China) in a European-style village in Shanghai, China. They reside in Helsinki, Finland, where she also blogs at Mandarin Stories.
Joella Lynch (UK) and her husband Hemant Somakeharan (Kerala, India) met in Bhutan while working at a school. They were married in February 2017 in Kochi, Kerala and reside in Bhutan.
Ashton (a native of Taiwan) and Angela (who was born and raised in Canada) met online. They were married in 2015. You can learn more about them at his blog My Norse Goddess.
American Holli Li (aka 荷丽) and her Chinese husband Li Bo (李博) in Indiana on their wedding day. They met in their apartment stairwell while Holli was teaching English in Jiangxi, China. Three years after their meet-cute they tied the knot at Holli’s parent’s house for a lovely backyard wedding. Currently they live in a suburb of Portland, Oregon and are expecting their first child, a son named Henry Bo, in July 2017.
The Italian blogger behind My Japan Slice and her husband (Japan) were in a long-distance relationship before finally marrying in 2016 in two ceremonies, including one in Japan. They now reside in Tokyo, Japan.
Evasara (Italy) and her husband (Hebei, China), are both Catholic and met through the church. Here they pray during their wedding mass.
American Esther (who was born in Haiti) and her husband (from Anhui, China) live together in Georgia, USA. You can follow her on her blog Celestereille.
Renée (USA) and her husband at their wedding in Panama. She says, “My husband is fifth generation Chinese Panamanian, Chino-Latino – an identity most are not aware of (including me before we met).”
The Chinese-American couple behind the humorous AMWF vlog Two Wongs Make it Right get a little closer during their wedding.
Fan, a Chinese saxophone player from Kunming, China, kisses his wife Nathalie, from Poland. She’s better known as White Small Typhoon (白小颱), sharing her “Chinaexperience” on the Polish-language blog www.baixiaotai.blogspot.com.
The hills of Costa Brava, Spain offer a romantic backdrop for Mark’s proposal to Kara, both Americans. They were married in Chicago.
Ray (from Henan, China; WeChat ID: kingkong-cassanova) and Caitlin (Texas, USA) — posing before a church in Shanghai, China — met on a university campus in Dallas, Texas. Ray decided to make a conversation with Caitlin when he saw her walk by. They never expected a random conversation could turn into a beautiful love story. Ray and Caitlin married three years ago and now reside in the US. Ray says, “For Asian guys, confidence, a sense of humor, and kindness are always important when it comes to interracial dating.”
Manal, a New Zealander of Middle Eastern heritage, got engaged to a Chinese man. She writes, “I just want people to know that no matter where you came from, pure and mature love can cross cultures and religions. As human beings we are not perfect but love is what makes us accept each other as one soul.”
Sarah (USA) and her husband Jack (Sichuan, China) met in Shenzhen, China. They were married on America’s Thanksgiving Day.
Simona (Italy) and Hao (China) met in Korea while he was at university in Seoul and she happened to be traveling there. They have been married for five years and now reside in Hebei, China. She says, “Ten months ago our life was blessed with two beautiful twin girls, Denise and Melissa.”
Shani and Patrick were married in November 2016 in the botanical gardens of Kings Park in Perth, Australia. The two met in 2011 and have been together ever since. She says, “It was the perfect day with friends and family. I am proud to have him at my side, able to call him my best friend and now my husband. We are happily married living in Perth – a South African country girl and an Australian-Chinese boy. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Justyna (Poland) and her husband (India) during one of their favorite moments from their wedding ceremony. You can follow them at her blog Polindi Diaries.
Sophia, who is from France, married her husband in his native region of Northeastern China.
Brittany of The Almost Indian Wife writes, “Joel and I are celebrating our 8th year of marriage in August. We have three boys and are raising them in the US. We were married in Chicago and had a fusion style wedding to include as many Indian traditions that we could.”
Saara, who is from Finland (and has a comic blog at Let’s Get Additives), and Zhao, who is from Hubei, China, were married in June 2017 in Finland. Here the two share a lighthearted moment after Saara wins the traditional cake cutting stomp during their wedding ceremony.
Sarah, who hails from Birmingham, England, holds hands onstage with her husband from Dalian, China during their wedding ceremony. You can follow her on her blog Diaries of a Yangxifu.
Pamela (Mexico) and Steven (Shanxi, China) have been together for over five and a half years, residing in Taiyuan, Shanxi where she says, “We enjoy life as a mixed couple.” You can follow them on their mainly Spanish-language Youtube channel and her Instagram.
This post of stunning photos of Western women and Asian men is part of an ongoing series that first began in April 2017. Would you like to be included in our next round of 25 couples? Have a look at our guidelines — then send your stunning photos (high-resolution, please) to Jocelyn at jocelyn(at)speakingofchina.com.