Casting fresh light on a couple's most memorable day, New York photographer Philippe Cheng chronicles the rite of passage and the personal moments that make up a wedding day.
The images in this book evoke, through gesture and stillness, the emotions of a wedding day. Philippe Cheng captures the expressions of joy and solitude as a woman is transformed into a bride. And he documents the quietude and richness of the moment in ritual that joins two lives in union with each other. Bridging one generation to the next and binding one family to another, a wedding commemorates the persistent human hope and desire to share life with a loved one. A wedding is often a defining moment, and Cheng unveils the subtleties of private feelings within a public stage.