Dreamy Parisian Wedding at Repulse Bay

A most fabulous start to the new year for us with the wedding of Caroline & Ivan.

For pre-wedding pics, they engaged the talented Jada Poon and hired our mint green bike as prop and we are so in love with the pictures! The sweetness, love and care between them all 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. 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, together with White Mikado Spray Rose, Lily of the Valley and 600 stems of Japanese Sweet Pea were used for the day!!!

The ceremony faces the Secret Garden and we envisioned something that feel like part of the garden but of course a prettier and tailormade version. Flowers were arranged in 2 large urn arrangements and 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 monogram for the aisle entrance.

A peek during the ceremony with the whole ceremony setup. 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.

The new Mr. and Mrs.!

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 boards was dedicated to Wedding Pets. Huge soft spot particularly for Golden Retrievers and Westies and we were overjoyed when we learned the couple's Golden would be joining the ceremony, so we made her a darling floral collar.

When we see a certain items 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 for guests to flip through, we displayed foamboard 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 are also practical and could be moved to dress up the stairs of Verandah as the sun set to welcome guests to the reception.

Guests spend most of the time at the table for the reception, so centerpieces are a key element in any nice weddings. As it was a dinner affair held inside Verandah and the vibe is more elegant, so we suggested a set of silver ornate teapot filled with flowers. 

Pretty place settings also make such a huge difference! Together with the individual menu and place cards, a stem of sweet pea adorned each guest's place setting.

Locks and keys on the Lovers' Bridge are another element that remind people of Paris and the couple chose such as their wedding favour. Instead of a standard box with paper filler as packaging, we designed something unique, placing the lock and key in a glass jar with some beads and excited how they turned out and worked together with everything else.

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

Last but not least, we added a little thoughtful touch for the ladies room, a vintage tray with makeup items for touching up, scented Lollia hand cream and candle.

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 the year with such a gorgeous wedding and so much love from the couple. Some 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!!