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Marriage Across Cultures and Generations – An African Bride in China

Marriage Across Cultures and Generations – An African Bride in China
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Marriage Across Cultures By Lorraine Spencer

It was love at first sight when Ada 26, saw Yan Yang 58, an artist from China visiting her home town of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ada was so sure that Yan, significantly older was the love of her life, that within one month they were married and moved to China. Did she have any idea that her wedding would rival that of a Chinese empress? Probably not. But that is what she got.

When I came across this spectacular video on YouTube, I could hardly believe my eyes. It was a true celebration. It seems that no expense was spared as the it looks like an entire town showed up in support of this very in love couple. Yan, the groom is all smiles and Ada is just lovely, a princess with all the glitz and glamour one would find at a royal wedding.

Well settled since having married two years ago and a baby, Ada is doing very well. The Yangs own a large art studio where Yan influenced Ada to pick up a brush and learn traditional Chinese art. She became quite skilled it and now the couple works on joint projects. Yan also encouraged Ada to learn how to play the Guqin, a tradition stringed instrument played in ancient China. There are only about 2000 Guqin players in the world and Ada is obviously one of them.

Ada has immersed herself into Chinese culture mastering the language and living well in her adopted home of Beijing. She is one shining example of out of the box thinking and taking a chance on love. What a life she is living!

Ada Yang poses for photos in her studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang and her husband Yang Yan create a Chinese painting in their studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang creates a Chinese painting in her studio in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 24, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

The combined photo shows Ada Yang poses for photos in her studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

The combined photo shows Ada Yang introduces works to guests (above, taken on March 7, 2013) and she creates a Chinese painting (below, taken on Jan. 24, 2013) in her studio in Beijing, capital of China.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang and her husband Yang Yan create a Chinese painting in their studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang and her husband Yang Yan introduce their photo wall in their studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang and her husband Yang Yan pose for photos in their studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013. (Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang and her husband Yang Yan pose for photos beside a snowman in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 19, 2012.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang makes tea in her studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang and her husband Yang Yan pose for photos in their studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

The combined photo shows Ada Yang plays Guqin, a seven-stringed plucked instrument (left, taken on March 7, 2013) and she creates a Chinese painting (right, taken on Jan. 24, 2013) in her studio in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

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Ada Yang drinks tea in her studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

Ada Yang drinks tea with her family in her studio in Beijing, capital of China, March 7, 2013.(Xinhua/Zhang Ruiqi)

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  • Nikki {AsianBlackCo}

    Love this featured story. Love comes in all races and ages. Wishing them both happiness

  • wish4love

    oh my …omg..this is stunning!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!….GORGEOUS…I am at a loss for words I dont even know how to describe it!

  • Kanye

    She ain’t messing with no broke chigga…

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  • Cheyenne

    “Love looks not with the eyes but with the mind.” This is really beautiful. *side note….she’s in China I know they have better weave than that red head wig she’s wearing*

  • http://www.mybeautifullife.me/ Beautiful Life

    BTW, “Kanye” the Kanye West song redux of the Ray Charles song “I got a woman” took the lyrics which went like this

    “She gives me money
    When I’m in need
    Yes shes a real friend indeed
    I got a woman way cross town
    That’s good to me”

    The original song is about a woman presumably a black woman who takes care of a man. Mr. West, a humble man of great taste and high moral standards interested in helping the community rewrote the tune as we know it today to highlight the crass consumerism that has taken over the black community.

  • yichingyy

    cute couple!

  • november61

    where is any of her traditions from her culture???

  • http://www.chonilla.com/ Chonilla

    Amazing and Beautiful :-)