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Hong Kong: Wedding shoots before saying 'I do'

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>> A diamond ring, a gentle touch. But this is no ordinary wedding photo. Amy and Warren are having their pictures taken next to Hong Kong's busiest streets. Just one couple in a growing number of urban wedding shoots. In this bustling and boisterous city. I'm Reuters' Tara Joseph in Hong Kong.
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Industry experts here say Asians spend about $10,000 more per wedding than Americans. That's because in addition to the usual outlay, the perfect wedding dress, the big wedding cake, Asians have a long list of family traditions to observe. Brides get changed multiple times, and banquets can have up to 14 courses.
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And a lot of the time, the photos go above and beyond. In Hong Kong, urban photo shoots are meant to put a stamp on a couple's timeline together. Showing wedding bliss on a city that's been changing rapidly since the end of British rule nearly 20 years ago. Amy and Warren have returned to the city after many years living overseas.
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>> There's just nothing really like it I suppose. You know the atmosphere, the sounds, the colors, this. I mean we're really excited to be out here taking photos today. It's a little bit hot, a little bit tiring, but I think it's all right. Yeah?>> I'm enjoying it.
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ooting in the middle of the city can be a real challenge for photographers, but they welcome the creativity that it brings out. As for the love birds, they get more than just a quirky pic for the wedding album. They also get a snapshot of an ever changing city on the happiest day of their lives.