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Wedding Palace

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Chinatown's stores serve the needs of its diverse communities. Numerous wedding palaces thrive in Chinatown. Many shops, like this one, offer both traditional Chinese and Western wedding attire. When tour guide Amy Chin was getting married, she purchased a red wedding gown adhering to Chinese tradition. Her husband called his stepfather, who was not Chinese, to let him know in advance the bride would be wearing red. "I can understand not wearing white," he said, "but why red?"

Credits: Hosted by Amy Chin. Video by Judy Lieff. Edited by Jamie Yuenger. (4:04)