Posts Tagged ‘garden wedding decoration’

Merry & Poppin’

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

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Location: Lone Pine Hotel, Penang

I included a good dosage of Jaclyn-ness in this wedding. Jaclyn, for your information, is the lovely bride.

She is a happy person with a beautiful heart (and has striking good looks like a movie star). She likes quirky little details (like grosgrain ribbon). And she would love to have a happy and perhaps not so conventional wedding.

So, putting all things together, this is how I styled her wedding:

I named this wedding theme “Merry & Poppin’”. I used white Pom-poms as her wedding flower because they are cute and happy-lookin’; and also to symbolize a wedding celebration that is “poppin’ with happiness”

Floral arrangement on the table- of -honor:

White pom-poms + pale yellow vase + grey grosgrain ribbon:

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We had roses too- to add a touch of classic to the overall look:

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White Pom- poms to dress up the napkins:

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Candles design on the table- of –honor:

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Guest tables centerpiece:

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On colors- I used grey (table linen + ribbon) for the chic effect; and pale yellow (vases)  to add a warm hue to the grey and white (Pom-poms) design.

And I would always wait for sunset- to enjoy that surreal moment where the soft natural light adds its magic touch to the design:

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The chair design:

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The ceremony design:

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The guest registration table:

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And lastly, my personal favourite:  the matching boutonnière design:

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Hope you enjoy this merry & poppin’ wedding!

Sunshine, Waves and East Meets West – A Beach Wedding

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

There are many things I like about this wedding. I like that my client trusted my aesthetics in wedding design. Thank you, Jasmine and Steve, for the artistic freedom you have given me throughout the entire creative process.

I like sunflowers. I used them for this wedding because we want a sunny and joyous celebration.

I also like these seashell flowers. The guests liked them too. As you might have noticed, you see similar ones appearing on my homepage and also on this blog header.

For Jasmine & Steve’s wedding, I blended a few elements together to form something symbolic.

Let me explain this a little:

- Jasmine is Malaysian-Chinese. (Traditional red Chinese knot with tassels)
- Steve is British. (Union Jack)
- They have a beach theme wedding (seashell flowers)

So we have: Traditional red Chinese knot tassel + Union Jack + seashell flower =

Voila!

And bringing in some waves with these patterns:

wave” patterns on the table number stands :

The starfish lanterns making some waves too! :

Frosted pebbles to create the effect of water droplets on the table runner:

At the ceremony area:

When the sun hits the gazebo- this is exactly the mood and effect I hoped to achieve. I always like sheer fabric of the right color; they work wonderfully with the sunset scene.

Hope you like the colors and the mood:

And the sunflowers make people happy, always:

The table of honor:

White starfish lanterns:

Flower centerpieces with seashell flower tassels:

Another East meets West element:

A better view: Chinese chopsticks with Union Jacks – for an East Meets West theme.

Guests’ tables:

Hope you like this sunny wedding. More pictures of those seashell flowers coming your way. Stay tuned!

Purple Please! – Natural Elegance

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

I was hired to design a purple wedding ceremony.

Presenting to you: A natural and elegant ceremony in purple:

I used sheer fabric to frame the aisle- Nature joined in the celebration and worked its magic on these light weight chiffon. Here’s how:

Caressed gently by the wind, the chiffon swung in nature’s own rhythm- the guests could feel and “see” the sea breeze through the movement of the fabric!

The sun, shone its light on the translucent material and made them glow.

Voila! You have the sunlight and wind creating these natural effects for you (picture below):

Tip: Use sheer and light-weight fabric to create smooth drape. Some fabric do not drape properly – they dangle lifelessly and give a rigid appearance.

Benjamin (groom) requested for deep purple flowers specifically. With that in mind, purple flowers were carefully selected to reflect the character and mood of this wedding – I had countless discussions with Bryan (Ohara) – my trusted florist, on flower matter. Flower colors, flower breed and arrangement style were all given careful attention. Thank God, Bryan was accommodating and provided these pretty flowers. Here are some flowers we got:

Flowers on the gazebo:
This is a clean and contemporary gazebo design – a good ratio between flowers and green (leaves):

Flowers on the aisle:
I added little details to the elegant flower pomander (which is a blend of cooler shades)- brigthen them up with ribbon and bow of warmer shades of purple. For some reason, when these photos were uploaded onto the website, some of the purple hydrangea looks blue on screen.

Flowers on the resgistration table:

Chair flowers:

Flowers in other areas:

Some sharing and thoughts (my personal opinion):

The landscape of Lonepine is primarily dark green. Naturally, dark purple doesn’t show up much against the vastness of dark green.

Take a look at the picture below: The purple eustomas are “hidden” among the green and white.

Another picture below: We have a dark green surrounding. Can you imagine the scene if I were to use dark purple sash on the chair? If I were to do that, it would be a large patch of dark color, and you probably drown the lovely purple statice (on the chair) among all the “darkness”.

In some setup (together with it’s surrounding), dark colors in excessiveness could create a solemn atmosphere. Imagine all the dark green + dark purple – they would bring upon a heavy mood.

My suggestion: use a lighter shade (from the purple color group) around the deep purple, to draw attention to the darker shade (and its details), and to lighten things up.

Take a look at the picture below – On the Right: See how the lighter shade brings attention to the silk lavender bouquet? On the Left: The silk lavender bouquet is almost indistinguishable from the dark background.

Just remember, keep the lighter shade clean and simple, it’s there to highlight the darker shade and its detail, not competing with it :).

And if you want a distinctive purple theme, be discipline with the colors you use, choose colors from the same color group.

I shall end this post with another photo of the ceremony setup, this time, with a bright and colorful parachute in the sky! It was a lovely morning, filled with fun and memorable activities- For Benjamin & Josephine (the gorgeous wedding couple) and for the guy in the sky!