Love this wedding – enough said. My bubbly client Ange (the bride) and I worked together to create this wedding. Items that I have designed drew inspiration from the 50’s (please see the end of this post). We want lots of colors and quirky details in this wedding. Ange wanted lilac as a base color, but she likes her wedding colorful as well, hence I started designing her wedding with those requirements in mind. I used subtle polka dots, a blend of bold colors as accent and trims with retro feel.
Main table setting – lilac runners with vintage trim, candles with whimsical touch, and vases decorated with quilt fabric and the custom-made table mats:
Polka dots fabric remnants were used to decorate the vases:
I made these table mat for them – Ange likes lilac, to add the whimsical vintage feel, I choose fabric with tiny polka dots (large polka dots might look too cutesy), and added trims on it. For the groom, Jon, I decided not to use lilac polka dots fabric, because I don’t think guys would like to stare at a polka dot mat while eating , hence I got inspiration from men-shirt, and choose a fabric that has light purple and grey stripe to make Jon’s table mat.
The bride and groom really loved the table mats I made – the groom, Jon was amused when he saw the mat: “Oh wow there’s a pocket with a button! It has a tie too!”
Candles – I purchased and custom-made different candles for this wedding:
I like this one. I made these – I am glad I found this red flower button to put it on the candles:
Heart-shape candles for the bride and groom:
I wasn’t keen on the sash-on-the-back-of-the-chair look. So I suggested to Ange to use silver polka dot ribbon and a red flower. 50’s Whimsical look – Voila!
Special seats for the bride and groom during the ceremony. Ange didn’t like the idea of having a wedding arch. Instead, I decorated their seating area with Ange’s dad’s well-traveled vintage suitcase and some balloons:
Some parasols to add color to the ceremony area:
The Ang Pow collection box:
Candy “bar” – to keep the kids busy and happy. We want kids to be happy and “occupied” during the ceremony and cocktail session:
Use candies with interesting shape and colors to add color:
Colorful popcorns – from Australia:
Love shaped marshmallows:
Trust me, kids love this wedding too! They cleared the candies pretty quickly!
Miscellaneous shots and also some behind the scene shots:
Colorful wedding invites – Ange made this when she was in Australia. When I saw these cards, I knew she and I will work well together because we have very similar taste!
Making of the dining mats:
Lilac table runner with vintage trim:
The candles design:
And the smiley Ang pow box:
It looked like that when Ange passed the mailbox to me.
I think he looked a little plain, so I gave him a face (using red buttons):
How I dressed up the old suitcase: