MATV REWINDS: Flashback to 2002 wedding

rewindIn honor of its 25th anniversary, Malden Access Television has been airing programs from one quarter of a century of archives.

The idea is to reconnect the community to local history in a creative way. A wide variety of topics and shows have made their way into this “Rewinds” series — to run though late August.

One such program is the first ever live wedding of Malden locals Cathy and Jian on Valentine’s Day of 2002. The Chinese themed wedding included traditional music, explanations of decor and symbols, a candle-lighting ceremony and speeches from guests.

The bride showed off traditional Chinese dress as well as a typical white gown provided by a local business — just one way in which this wedding mixed cultures from different sides of the globe in a beautiful display of what Malden and its history is all about.

To view the full wedding and learn more about MATV Rewinds and programming, visit and tune in to its Public Access channel. –Suzanne Hishmeh

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