Posts Tagged ‘natural wedding theme’

In the woods.

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Location: Lone Pine Hotel, Penang.

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Lydia asked me to design her wedding similar to the Enchanting Forest theme.

So I worked on the wedding design using wood bark, dried vines, twigs and branches.

I met Lydia on her wedding day. With her fair skin and stunning eyes, Lydia looked like a beautiful fairy having her romantic wedding in the forest.

And this is her forest:

The table- of- honor centerpieces – wood bark vases with romantic pink and purple flowers:

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Centerpieces with dried vine design:

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Hand- picked twigs and branches, with blue & purple hydrangeas petals:

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Wooden lanterns:

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The centerpiece  design for the guest tables:

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The guest registration table design:

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Handmade with real twigs:

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The wooden elements:

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The plate decoration at the table- of- honor:

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A closer look at the texture of the leaves:

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Hope you enjoy this wedding!

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!