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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!

A Modern Art Inspired Wedding – Beach Wedding

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

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