18 December 2014

Grand Opening Arrangement for Capital Management Company

Flowers for the grand opening of an investment company at IFC.

Simple and modern style is particularly suitable for corporate events.

The client decided on sunny yellow flowers, as the look is clean and simple, we suggested keeping the palette monochromatic.

22 November 2014

Fun Rustic Wedding at the American Club, Tai Tam

It had been so much fun working on the wedding for a cute couple, Erin & Tim, who held their wedding at The American Club in Tai Tam.

The couple came together for the meeting and the groom was involved and contributed as much as the bride did and the dynamic between them was awfully sweet! The couple likes rustic style, which we think suits them really well. And we are also glad they picked peach and yellow colours, a palette which we feel is fun, cheerful, warm and cozy which we feel is a reflection of them.

Just because every other wedding has a certain item doesn't necessary mean it's nice nor personal. One of which is placing photo albums on a table for guests to flip though. We believe there are always different ways for doing the same thing so we are always excited when a couple thinks outside the box and goes for different ideas. 

For the reception table, we suggested a few stacked wood crates for displaying just a few pictures. So fun putting together and styling with our props including wood Mr. and Mrs. and sand timer, mint books, tin containers of flowers and succulents with a little moss. Have to say the setup matches with the fun and casual pictures really well.

Escort cards were displayed on our our rustic shutters with a garland draped across the top. After the guests took the escort cards, this turned into a casual backdrop for guests to take pics in front of!

When it comes to guestbook, there are tons of ideas apart from putting literally a book on a table. We adorned a postbox with flowers and plants and the couple designed a sweet sign for it. Notecards, polaroid cameras and films were provided to guests so they can take a pic, stick it and write wedding wishes on a notecard and then 'post' it to the couple. Heart this fun alternative guestbook idea!!

For the outdoor terrace, peach and yellow flowers and foliage dressed up the arch.

Glad the garland turned out how we envisioned it and think the rustic style suits the foliage wall in the background perfectly.

So hyped to be using Mimosa again!!! Together with Monkey Tail's Fern in a bud vase and mini tin watering can of Succulent.

Here the dazzling bride walking down the aisle with her dad.

Erin's bouquet consisted of some of our favourite rustic flowers, including Campanella and Juliet Garden Roses, Spray Rose, Mimosa, Ornithogalum, Lambs Ear and Monkey Tail's Fern, tied off with long flowing lace.

The bridesmaids with matching peach and yellow bouquets.

A baby's breath crown for the flower girl, isn't she a cutie pie?

Look at her here, super adorable!!!

The weather was a bit gloomy on the day so there were some last minute changes but Erin handled it all gracefully. We are glad the cheerful peach and yellow colour palette brightened up the venue and guests attending looked like they all had a fabulous time.

Erin and Tim, it was lovely meeting you two and awesome designing and working together on the details for your wedding. We wish you two love birds lots of laughter in the years to come!

11 November 2014

Inspirational Monday No. 12 - Chic Chinoiserie

Putting a spin on traditional blue and white Oriental style porcelain.

An inspiration board for an earlier wedding...

You can read all about the wedding here

10 November 2014

Chic White and Blue Chinoiserie Wedding at Shek O Golf and Country Club

So excited to be blogging about Joanna & Andrew's Wedding held at the Shek O Golf and Country Club.

Still remember the first time we met with the lovely Jo, who lives abroad and was only in town for a few days. When she came to our meeting, she brought a file with all the information and reference pictures, a set of her gorgeous letterpress invitations (for us to keep!) and also the bridesmaids dress. Needless to say, we were super impressed and understood her vision right away and could not wait to start designing for her wedding!!!

The welcome area where celebrations started. Jo loves a bit of rustic touches, so we hand painted and personalised a wood crate and filled it with plants for the welcome table. The crate also makes such a sweet keepsake for the couple's home.

Completely obsessed with floral chandeliers and was hyped that the bride loves the idea as much as we do!

We did 4 chandeliers with Dendrobium florets for hanging under the canopies, instantly dressing up and bringing party mood to the area.

We also used the motif from the couple's wedding invitation suite and made a welcome sign with it for the reception table.

The ceremony was held on the lower lawn with the sea as the backdrop. As all the wedding guests flew in from overseas, Jo wanted a chic Chinoiserie theme for her wedding and showed us a number of the oriental style white and blue porcelain items from her family home... designs sparked off from there. Colours of the flowers are the classic and refreshing white and green, together with the blue we think the palette is really soothing and serene.

The aisle was lined with fern plants and white flowers, like walking through a garden path.

For the vow saying area, a number of gorgeous white and blue porcelain vases and containers and also 2 stools from Jo's family were used. Not only do they made the wedding unique, they also added a very personal touch.

Lush mixture - 10 different varieties of flowers and foliages! Hydrangea, Rose, Spray rose, Snowberry, Ornithogalum, Bells of Ireland, Umbrella Fern and Snow On The Mountain. To add to the oriental element, we also added white orchids including Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium.

We also hand painted a sweet sign on a wood panel for the start of the aisle.

A garland draped across the front of the signing table which was later reused on a mantelpiece.

Dinner reception was held on the upper lawn. Continuing the white blue porcelain theme, we sourced over 100 vases for the centerpieces.

These different style small bud vases served double duty, forming part of the centerpieces and also as wedding favours for guests to take home!

We are a sucker for charming details and Jo is such a thoughtful bride so it came as no surprise that there were lovely details everywhere, making the event much more enjoyable for all the guests.

She wanted confetti cones with rose petals for guests to throw during their exit, we found a motif pattern on her Pinterest board and used it to make a confetti cone pattern.

For the ceremony, the bride's mom bought some matching blue fans and we also sourced white and blue pattern packaged tissue paper. Dim sum baskets of toiletries were also provided for guests to use and we even found some matching toilet paper for the ladies loo! The bride told us a few guests commented about the toilet paper, just goes to show details don't go unnoticed and like to think that it brought a smile or little laugh when the ladies saw them!

As it gets a little chilly at night, Jo also wanted to provide some shawls for the guests and we helped source these ones.

So happy to meet Zosia Zacharia, who specialises in artistic film photography. We are swooning over her pics and she has such a keen eye for details! We feel that is so important in wedding photography as a lot of times the couple will not have time to look at all the details that they spent so much time and thought planning on the actual day. So sharing a few gorgeous pics taken 
by Zosia below.

Here's the bridal bouquet for Joanna, with Patience Garden Rose, Spray Rose, Ranunculus, Snowberry, Tweedia, Dendrobium and Ornithogalum.

The bridesmaids bouquets...

A lion dance before dinner started!

The lawn and centerpieces looking all romantic under the paper lanterns.

Head over Zosia's blog to see more of her stunning work!

We love when a bride has her own personal style and a strong vision for her Big Day and we can truly say all the designs in this wedding were inspired by the bride. Another important factor which we feel made this wedding really memorable is that both the ceremony and reception were held outdoors, so the same style could run through all areas.

Dear Jo and Andrew, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your Big Day and we wish you two many happy years of married life ahead!

31 October 2014

Travel Wedding at One Thirty One, Sai Kung

Such a glorious day for Yuka & Ansel's ourdoor wedding at One Thirty One in Sai Kung.

Here are the escort cards, the couple went for a travel theme and so we designed the escort cards to look like mini boarding cards. Instead of table numbers, guests were seated in different countries.

The couple declared their vows for each other under an arch filled with white and blue flowers. Doesn't the colour palette go with the blue sky and white clouds, blue water and white waves?

For the reception, jars of flowers filled the long tables with matching table signs.

Continuing with the travel theme, a world globe on each table with a small swarovski crystal marking the country.

And for the head table...

Lovely fragrant David Austin Patience garden roses mixed with white Dahlia, Spray Roses, Snowberry, Astrantia, Lisianthus, green Viburnum Roseum and Snow On The Mountain with a pop of light blue from Japanese light blue Tweedia. 

A snapshot during the ceremony.

A little earlier on, we captured a dreamy moment of the bride before she walked down the aisle towards the love of her life.

And the bridesmaids with simple Gypsophila bouquets.

The sweet day was planned and coordinated by Plus One Weddings.

Congrats, Yuka & Ansel!