First of all, I would like to thank the charming bride, Shuhada, for your confidence in my creativity, allowing me the liberty to implement my ideas and concepts. I perform best when I have the freedom to make professional decisions on a design that is best for the theme, without being pressured to conform to overused wedding ideas :).
Floral centerpieces commonly take the limelight. What sets this wedding apart is that the star of the stage is, well, the starfish! The flowers instead took the role of the “supporting characters” to complement these darlings from the sea.
The centerpiece (literally – in terms of its position on the table- of- honor)
I conceptualized this modern art inspired centerpiece using starfish, seashells and the specially selected blue- green tinted jar (Shuhada wanted turquoise as the main color). The tint and texture of the glassware create effect that resembles oil paintings. To some, this centerpiece looks like an oil painting; to others, it has that “under- the- sea” look. The starfish and shells looked as if they were submerged in water (in fact, there was no water inside the glass).
Shuhada adores seashells and starfish.
As little kids, many of us collected seashells when we played at the beach. When we got home, we put these little shells in boxes or bottles- our little collection from the sea. The decorations below were inspired by one of our favorite childhood beach activity.
Voila! presenting to you a delightful exhibition of colorful seashells in blue- green jars- an art exhibition in honor of our beautiful memories of fun times at the beach!
The blue green tint of the jars fits the color theme, at the same time adds a relaxing tone to the decoration pieces.
The jars were “sealed” with starfish, that’s why I needed jars with cork lids:
The candles- and I had these little fellas “guarding” the candles for us! You gotta get pass them to get to the candles!
And this one opened the door, inviting you to have a better look at the candles :). Do you like those blue green shells on the candles?
The views of the table- of- honor
Orange and cream yellow flowers added liveliness to the theme:
At the guests’ registration table: flowers in a starfish bag with the couple’s initials on it. I got this idea when I was at the beach- having some flowers in a cute paper bag, and placing the bag at the center of the picnic cloth together with the food :).
I love these yellow shells!
I used the remaining shells to make these photo clippers:
A wonderful couple
The essence pieces:
I enjoyed working on this wedding! Hope you like it too!
Here’s a testimonial from the lovely bride:
The moment when my family agreed to fulfill my dream of having a beach wedding, I instantly googled for beach wedding sites in Penang. Although I have been living in KL for the past 10 years, Penang is always close to my heart as I was born and raised in this beautiful island.
I have to say that I was very lucky to find this blog at the first try. I was impressed with Liyen’s magic hands in turning weddings into beautiful and fairy-tale-like events. So I hired her to decorate the main table and registration area for my wedding at Lone Pine Hotel in Batu Ferringhi and the result was not disappointing at all!
My husband and I loved the starfish and seashells decoration in the jar and not to forget the flower arrangement. Liyen was very particular with the type of flowers and the choice of colours to highlight the beach mood and they truly mesmerised the guests.
She is also very helpful and is always ready with good suggestions on the things I need to do or buy.
I received a lot of wonderful comments from my family and friends on the decorations and I am one satisfied client
Thanks Liyen for your magical touch and I wish you best of luck! – Shuhada Elis