25th Anniversary Dinner at Asia Society Hong Kong

For a celebratory dinner of a financial institution celebrating their 25th Anniversary milestone in Hong Kong. The affair was held at the Asia Society in Admiralty.

Vases of red aranthera orchid, tulips and mokara orchid welcomed the guests.

 For the centerpieces, we used Ferrari Amaryllis with silver julep cups of Mokara and Carnation.


Baby Shower at the Envoy, Pottinger Hotel

Hot air balloon arrangements for a baby shower brunch on the terrace of the Envoy at the lovely Pottinger Hotel. As it is a gender reveal party, so half of the arrangements were blue and the other half in pink.

 Here they are before the event starts...

Soft and hot pink flowers included Hydrangea, Ranunculus, Spray Rose, Sweet William and Bleeding Hearts!

Blue is quite a tricky colour in terms of cut flowers but fortunately it's spring... our favourite season! No shortage of blue flowers at the flower market and we are excited with the mixture of Hydrangea, Delphinium, Muscari, Tweedia and Viburnum Berries together with dainty little white Spiraea Cantoniensis.

We think baby showers are a fabulous excuse for an intimate girly gathering and it can be so much fun planning such, so moms-to-be, why not plan one before your little ones arrive?!

Inspirational Monday No. 13 - Fragrant Flowers

Fragrance is one of reasons why people love fresh blooms so much, so for Inspirational Monday today, we are going to talk about flowers with the most breathtaking scents... literally!

Although scents are never long lasting but it has such a strong impact that often one sniff is all it takes to remember them for a lifetime. Some flower scents trigger such happy memories for us and also uplift our moods instantly whenever they are around, so thought we will introduce our favourite ones here.

Clockwise from upper left : 
~ Sweet Pea
~ Chocolate Cosmos
~ Peony
~ Lily of the Valley
~ Gardenia
~ Yves Piaget Garden Rose
~ Wisteria
~ David Austin Patience Garden Rose
Apart from Gardenia and Wisteria, the others are available as cut flowers and can be incorporated into your wedding! We can never get enough of the scents from Lily of the Valley, David Austin Patience Garden Rose and Sweet Pea!!

Some flowers actually have scents of food such as Chocolate Cosmos, as the name suggests! Certain Wisteria varieties have a gorgeous grape fragrance, Muscari smells a bit minty, Freesia has a black pepper sort of scent and a lot of Allium flowers smell like onion!

We heart more subtle fragrances and some flowers got such an overwhelming / headache-inducing scents such as Hyacinth and Lily, so we do not recommend using these. 

Two of our happy floral adventures involving floral fragrances :

Wishing everyone a lovely week ahead!

Afternoon Cocktail at the China Club

Remember the Dreamy Parisian Wedding at Repulse Bay earlier? The sweet couple, Caroline and Ivan hosted an afternoon cocktail event at the China Club in Central.

Caroline had an exquisite Lily of the Valley bouquet on her wedding, so she went for a mixed flower one this time. We picked Caramel Antike and Patience Garden Roses, White Mikado Spray Rose and how exciting that spring has arrived!

So we also mixed in springtime flowers Fritallaria Persica and Silene Vulgaris Greenbell.

Noticed this table when we went for a site visit which we used for displaying some pics. Rather than a separate vase arrangement, we worked with the existing lamps and adorned them with fun wreath arrangements.

We added and played with scrabble tiles to "write" some cute messages here and there.

Continuing with the spring vibe, we have always been mesmerised and inspired by time lapse films of flowers sprouting from earth and blooming everywhere, so we suggested these whimsical garden patches to dress up all the window sills at the venue, bringing a little outdoor gardens indoor.

Our favourite palette for spring time events got to be peach, orange and yellow and the colours greatly lightened up the interior with dark colour walls and furniture.

We mixed Caramel Antike Garden Rose, Peach Avalanche Rose, White Mikado Spray Rose, champagne Lisianthus, orange Sandersonia and cutesy yellow Billy Ball in the garden patches.

Going to end this post with a beautiful passage from the Bible :

See! The winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.

Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.

The fig tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.

Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me.

Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Bespoke Gift Basket and Bouquet

A housewarming gift that we put together earlier.

Basket of goodies including Lollia handcreme set, candle and shower gel for indulging the senses of touch and smell and a bit of pampering. The recipient loves rustic details and mint green colour so we sourced this mason jar candle holder - fun little touch for the new home.

Bouquet of David Austin peach Juliet Garden Rose, blush spray roses, wavy pieris and velvety dusty miller.

What's not to love?! Contact us if you wish to treat someone special with an unique gift!!

Grand and Classy Wedding at the Hong Kong Club

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 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, the venue was transformed for the dinner reception.

Tailormade compote centerpieces with Roses, Spray Rose, Phalaenopsis, Syringa, Tweedia and Dusty Miller arranged loosely in a natural garden style. Together with warm candles for guests to enjoy during dinner.

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 glamour amongst the soft colour flowers!

One last look at the arches, a little heartbreaking taking them down at the end of the night.

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!

Retro Chic 30th Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Weddings without a doubt are one of the most celebrated events in a lot of people's lives but how about the years afterwards? To stand the test of and walk together for 3 decades with the one you love is nothing short of a milestone and worth celebrating just as much and we are delighted to provide flowers for a loving couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary.

The event was held at the China Club in Central with retro chic Shanghai style decor.

We suggested various pink shades for the floral colour palette. Pink is such a versatile colour as there is such a wide array of shades... from soft, baby, bright to hot pink, it can be romantic, dreamy, fun and sexy all at the same time!

Compote centerpieces with 
Hydrangea, Yves Piaget and Keira Garden Roses, Sweet Avalanche Rose, Hot Majolika Spray Rose, Sweet Pea and Vanda arranged in opulent crystal containers.

30th wedding anniversary is also known as Pearl wedding anniversary so we added some pearls inside candle holders for the fragrant tea lights.

A beautiful hand tied for the dessert table.

Heart these pink beauties!

Together with gorgeous cakes by Ms B's Cakery / C'est La B to indulge the guests.

Congrats to the couple and we wish you as many years of happy marriage to come!

Dreamy Parisian Wedding at Repulse Bay

Happy 2015 everyone! 

Met the sweetest couple Caroline and Ivan a couple of times since March last year, they came to all the meetings together and and Caroline is just the most lovable and adorable client one can only wish for.

For pre-wedding pics, they engaged the talented Miss Jada Poon and hired our mint green bike as prop and we are in love with the pictures! We really heart how the sweetness, love and care between them are captured by Jada. So sharing a few dreamy ones from their engagement shoot first.

Credit : Photos above taken by Jada Poon.

And now their wedding on a perfect sunny day at Repulse Bay! Caroline and Ivan gave us so much trust and freedom to design for them, we just have to go all out and gave their wedding all our hearts.

We were so excited when we learned that they wanted a Paris theme. As Verandah is an old colonial style building, the style works well. Paris was one of the most inspirational places to us and also took us back to happy floral adventures a few years ago,
So with the pictures and memories in mind, we started designing for the wedding.

For the welcome table, we dreamed away living in an apartment in Paris putting on makeup at a vanity table whilst listening to music, ready for a glamorous night out. So we sourced a vintage vanity table set and telephone and also filled a gramophone with flowers. Inside the glass cloche a blush Cire Trudon sculptural candle bought in Paris.

And imagine looking outside the window in the distance is the iconic Eiffel Tower.

The colour palette is elegant and dreamy white and blush. Flowers included over 1,000 stems of Hydrangea, David Austin Keira and White O'hara Garden Roses, our most beloved blush Quicksand Rose and Bombastic Spray Rose, White Mikado Spray Rose, Lily of the Valley and 600 stems of Japanese Sweet Pea!!!

The ceremony faces the secret garden and we envision something that feel like part of the garden but a prettier version. Flowers were arranged in 2 large urn arrangements and on an arch with a hanging mini crystal chandelier.

One of the first things you notice with a lot of the chateau and palaces in France is grand entrance iron cast gates, so we proposed a pair of gates with the couple's initials for the start of the aisle.

A peek during the ceremony. With the flowers and plants along the aisle, it felt like entering and walking through the couple's intimate, cozy and private garden.

Signing the marriage certificate, the couple was just beaming ear to ear the whole day.

1 May each year is La Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day) when French men give their sweethearts sprigs of Lily of the Valley as a token of love and affection, so we think it is the perfect choice for the bridal bouquet. Mono Lily of the Valley bouquet is the epitome of elegance!

Bridesmaids wore beautiful soft mint green dresses and held Japanese white sweet pea bouquets. Simple, dreamy and elegant and both flowers got such gorgeous fragrance!

We adore doggies and one of our Inspiration Mondays was dedicated to Wedding Pets. Huge soft spot particularly for Golden Retrievers and Westies and we were overjoyed when we learned the couple's sweet dog would be joining the ceremony, so we made her a darling floral collar.

When we see a certain item again and again in weddings, we just think why not be a little creative and come up with a different way of doing the same thing. Instead of photo albums, we displayed engagement photos in large frames sitting amongst soft-colour flowers.

Not only are the plants along the aisle and the pair of gates pretty, they were also practical and could be moved to dress up the stairs of Verandah as the sun set ready for the reception.

Last but not least, centerpieces! For the reception at Verandah, given it was a dinner affair and the vibe is more elegant, so we suggested a set of silver ornate teapot filled with flowers. 

We firmly believe that every single detail matters and pretty place setting is a must! Together with the lovely tailor printed menu and place cards, a stem of sweet pea adorned all the place settings.

Locks and keys on the Lovers' Bridge are another element that reminds people of Paris, so Caroline and Ivan chose such as the wedding favour. Instead of the standard box with paper filler as packaging, we designed something different, placing them in glass jars with some beads instead and really excited how they turned out.

Glamorous tall silver candelabra centerpieces for the tables in the center.

And last but not least, a little vintage tray with a few makeup items for touching up, scented Lollia candle and hand cream for the ladies' washroom.

Great to work with the superb wedding planning team of White Bridal again. Credit for table plan, menu, place cards and of course, ensuring the whole day was without a hitch goes to White Bridal.

Extremely grateful and excited to start off the year with such a gorgeous wedding and so much love from the couple. Sweet words from the bride : 
"Thank you for making our wedding day so special. The decorations and the flowers were so much more beautiful than I could have imagined. Thank you for all the unique ideas, as well as all the efforts and attention to detail. There is nothing more a bride could have asked for. You truly did make our dream wedding come true."

Hearty congrats to Caroline and Ivan and may your marriage and all your days ahead be as joyful and sweet as your wedding day!!