Another wedding at the Library and Atrium of Island Shangri-La. In stark contrast to an autumnal, natural style wedding that we did at the same venue recently, this wedding is all about elegant and modern style.
For the reception, simple arrangements in glass cloches. For the large cloche, we did something different and had phalaenopsis covered the outside instead and loved the look!
There is no colour classier and more timeless than white so it is just the perfect choice. For the ceremony, vases of white flowers placed on matte gold stands and also 2 arrangements at the aisle entrance.
And here's the new Mr. and Mrs.!
Using these tall classic bookshelves as 'backdrop', arrangements were moved there for pictures with guests after the ceremony.
Carrying on with the elegant and modern style into the reception, lush white compote centerpieces with candles filled the tables.
For the head table, tall glasses of fuchsia phalaenopsis provided a pop of colour yet is still modern by keeping it simple with mono variety of flower.
It had been awesome meeting the couple - Jasmine and Andrew, thank you for all your trust and our hearty congrats to you two!
Quite often we have couples from overseas who we communicated with through email and may not get a chance to meet until the actual wedding day like with the bride, Lydia, for the present wedding. Fortunately, her bubbly personality and having similar vision made brainstorming ideas a breeze and design her wedding a joy.
The cocktail and reception were held at the Library and Atrium of Island Shangri La. Lydia likes relaxed, loose and less constructed style with an autumnal colour palette of peach and burgundy.
A vintage gramophone overflown with flowers to welcome the guests.
Fruits are an awesome 'accessory', adding textures and fun. We used plum, grapes, cherries and blueberries to compliment the arrangements for the reception and escort card tables.
Being from overseas, it doesn't come as a surprise that Lydia is not keen on a local style backdrop. It is also a good idea to consider working with what the venue has to offer and everyone will notice these tall and classic bookshelves upon entering the Library. We like new ideas and strive to do things differently, so using the bookshelves as the 'backdrop', we suggested a draping curtain made with fresh foliage and flowers hanging down in front of the bookshelves and tada... here it is.
Awfully excited to receive a few stunning pictures taken by Henry Fok Photojournalist below. It is refreshing to see photos that move away from being posed or staged and you can tell that Henry captures emotions and details in their most pure and natural form.
Heart this shot of the bride with the bridal bouquet!
Congrats Lydia & Mayur! Following is another wedding also at the Library and Atrium of Island Shangri-La. In stark contrast to an autumnal, natural style in this wedding, the other weddingis all about elegant and modern style.
One of our favourite weddings from earlier this year, an elegant white and blush Parisian wedding at the Repulse Bay. You can read about all the details in our earlier post. Here we are going to share some dreamy pics taken by Jada Poon Photography, who captured the couple's personalities, love for each other and all the sweet moments and details of the wedding day perfectly.
A red bouquet with Amaryllis and Mokara to go with the bride's Chinese kwa for the tea ceremony.
Detail shot of the bride's accessories...
For the welcome table.
Cast iron gates with couple's initials for the aisle entrance.
Our favourite wedding guest of the day! We made a pretty floral collar for the most gentle golden retriever...
An intimate moment before ceremony begins, with only each other in their eyes...
The beginning of a new journey.
Photo session with the bridal party. Caroline is such a thoughtful bride, all the bridesmaids had fragrant Sweet Pea bouquets to go with their soft mint dresses!
We just love love love the bride's gorgeous dreamy blush dress!
Simple, elegant, forever classic Lily of the Valley bouquet.
And they will always have Paris.
Centerpieces and place setting details for the dinner reception.
A grand wedding for a classy couple held at the prestigious Hong Kong Club in Central.
We heart when a personal element is incorporated in a wedding. Sailing is the couple's passion so for the reception, we arranged a sailboat on a sea of flowers.
The focal point of the venue are these magnificent and breathtaking Roman style columns and arches which provide a perfect backdrop for the ceremony.
We pictured luxuriant flowers adorning the top of the columns with sumptuous garlands spiraling all the way down. And tada, here they are after we finished setting up! Heart the impact they created and how the flowers soften and warmed up the arches.
White lanterns with flowers graced the aisle and a matching garland for the signing table.
To achieve a soft, romantic and natural look, we mixed blush Keira Garden Rose, white Spray Rose and Scabiosa with Japanese white Sweet Pea and soft pink Gomphrena for the bridal bouquet.
After the ceremony and cocktail in the early afternoon, the venue was transformed for the dinner reception.
Guests get to feast their eyes on these tailormade compote centerpieces with Rose, Spray Rose, Phalaenopsis, Syringa, Tweedia and Dusty Miller arranged loosely in a natural garden style together with warmly lit candles.
What a view during dinner, almost being transformed to a different era!
For the Head Table, Holland Scabiosa, Japanese Sweet Pea, Spiraea Cantoniensis and Gomphrena were also used. The bride loves rose gold colour so we gilded over 100 pillar candles and table numbers with rose gold leaf to go with the centerpieces. Think they are really photogenic and also added a touch of glamour amongst the soft colour flowers!
One last look at the arches, a little heartbreaking when we had to take them down at the end of the night but glad that all the efforts were totally worthwhile.
It has been delightful meeting the couple and such a huge honour to design for them and their Big Day. Hearty congrats and we wish you two a blessed, blissful and beautiful marriage!