Published in an UK Wedding Magazine!!

Super duper excited that one of the weddings we did is published in You & Your Wedding magazine in UK!

You can read all about the wedding here.

Thank you Zosia Zacharia so much for the set of gorgeous pics and submission! 

Dreamy Parisian Wedding at Repulse Bay

Can I say we had a most fabulous start to the new year with the wedding of the sweetest and loveliest couple, Caroline & Ivan.

For their pre-wedding pics, they engaged the talented Jada Poon and hired our mint green bike as prop and we are just so in love with the pictures! The sweetness, love and care between them, together with their very photogenic Golden Retriever, this set of pictures made our hearts skipped a few beats every time we looked at it. 

Credit : Photos above taken by Jada Poon

And now their wedding on a perfect sunny day at Repulse Bay! Caroline and Ivan gave us so much trust and freedom to design for them, we just have to go all out and gave their wedding all our hearts!!

We were so excited when we learned that they wanted a Parisian theme. As Verandah is an old colonial style building and so the style works perfectly. Paris was one of the most inspirational places to us and also brought back a lot of happy memories of amazing floral adventures there.

For the welcome table, we dreamed away living in an apartment in Paris putting on makeup at a vanity table whilst listening to music, ready for a glamorous night out. So we sourced a vintage vanity table set and telephone and also filled a gramophone with flowers. Inside the glass cloche a blush Cire Trudon sculptural candle bought in Paris.

And imagine looking outside the window in the distance is the iconic Eiffel Tower.

The colour palette is elegant and dreamy white and blush, how can we not love this wedding?! Over 1,000 stems of Hydrangea, David Austin Keira and White O'hara Garden Roses, our most beloved blush Quicksand Rose and Bombastic Spray Rose, together with White Mikado Spray Rose, Lily of the Valley and 600 stems of Japanese Sweet Pea were used for the day!!! Me and all the staff were squealing with excitement when the boxes of flowers arrived.

The ceremony faces the Secret Garden and we envisioned something that feel like part of the garden but of course a prettier and more thoughtful version. Flowers were arranged in 2 large urn arrangements and an arch with a hanging mini crystal chandelier for a touch glamour.

One of the first things you notice with a lot of the chateau and palaces in France is the entrance iron cast gates at the entrance, so we proposed a pair of gates with the couple's monogram as the aisle header.

A peek during the ceremony with the whole setup. With the flowers and plants along the aisle, it felt like entering and walking through the couple's intimate, cozy and private garden.

Signing the marriage certificate, the couple was just beaming ear to ear the whole day.

The new Mr. and Mrs.!

Caroline is quite petite and we certainly don't want a bouquet with are over the top. We suggested a mono Lily of the Valley bouquet, the epitome of elegance! This dainty fragrant flower also has such a sweet meaning. On 1 May each year, known as La Fête du Muguet (Lily of the Valley Day), French men give their sweethearts sprigs of Lily of the Valley as a token of love and affection, so we think it is the perfect choice for the bridal bouquet. 

The bridesmaids wore beautiful soft mint green dresses and had bouquets of white sweet pea from Japan. Simple, dreamy and elegant and certainly put anyone in a good mood with its gorgeous fragrance!

We adore doggies and one of our Inspiration Mondays boards was dedicated to Wedding Pets. Huge soft spot particularly for Golden Retrievers and Westies and we were overjoyed when we learned the couple's Golden would be joining the ceremony, so we made her a darling floral collar.

When we see a certain items again and again in weddings, we just think why not be a little creative and come up with a different way of doing the same thing. Instead of photo albums for guests to flip through, we displayed foamboard engagement photos in large frames sitting amongst soft-colour flowers.

We are not only concerned with prettiness, we also put in a lot of thought into practicality and love ideas and items that can be used for 2 purposes or reused in a different area. After the ceremony, the plants for the aisle and the pair of gates were moved to dress up the stairs of Verandah for the reception. 

Guests spend most of the time at the table during reception, so centerpieces are the most key element in any nice weddings. As it was a dinner affair held inside Verandah and the vibe is more elegant, so we suggested a set of silver ornate teapot filled with flowers. 

Whilst centerpieces are  important, other details also such a huge difference! Here you can see individual menu and place cards, adorned with a stem of sweet pea as place setting for each and every guest.

Locks and keys on the Lovers' Bridge are another picture that reminds people of Paris and the couple decided to go with such as their wedding favour. Instead of a standard box with paper filler as packaging, we designed something truly unique, placing the lock and key in a glass jar with some beads and really excited how they turned out and worked together with everything else.

Glamorous tall silver candelabra centerpieces for the head tables in the center.

Last but not least, we added a little something for the ladies room, a vintage tray with scented Lollia hand cream and candle and makeup items for touching up.

The wedding went without a single hitch thanks to the superb White Bridal. Credit for the table plan, menu, place cards all goes to their awesome wedding planning team. 

Extremely grateful and excited to start the year with such a gorgeous wedding and so much love from the couple. Some sweet words from the bride : 
"Thank you for making our wedding day so special. The decorations and the flowers were so much more beautiful than I could have imagined. Thank you for all the unique ideas, as well as all the efforts and attention to detail. There is nothing more a bride could have asked for. You truly did make our dream wedding come true."

Hearty congrats to Caroline and Ivan and may your marriage and all your days ahead be as joyful and sweet as your wedding day!!

Grand and Classy Wedding at Hong Kong Club

Hello all, today we are going to blog about a grand wedding affair for a classy couple held at the prestigious Hong Kong Club in Central.

Behind each of our wedding, there are a lot of designing, planning, sourcing props and even DIY to make each wedding unique. For this wedding, the bride wanted to incorporate rose gold for the dinner reception so it has to come from something else outside flowers. After some brainstorming, we suggested incorporating rose gold in the pillar candles and table numbers. We couldn't find any readily available rose gold candles so decided to make them ourselves. We spent hourssss gilding almost 100 candles and numbers with rose gold foil but think they are completely worth the effort.

We heart incorporating a personal element in each wedding, for this couple, sailing is their passion so we arranged a sailboat on a sea of flowers for at the reception.

The focal point of the venue are these magnificent and breathtaking Roman style columns and arches which provide a perfect backdrop for the ceremony.

We pictured luxuriant flowers at the top of the columns with sumptuous garlands spiraling all the way down. And tada, here they are after we finished setting up! Really pleased with the impact and how the flowers instantly soften up the columns and liven up the venue.

White lanterns with flowers graced the aisle together with a matching garland for the signing table.

To achieve a soft, romantic and natural look for the bridal bouquet, we mixed blush Keira Garden Rose, white Spray Rose and Scabiosa with Japanese white Sweet Pea and soft pink Gomphrena for the bridal bouquet.

After the ceremony and cocktail, the venue was transformed for the dinner reception.

Guests get to feast their eyes on these tailormade compote centerpieces with Rose, Spray Rose, Phalaenopsis, Syringa, Tweedia and Dusty Miller, arranged loosely in a natural garden style.

What a view during dinner, almost feels like being transformed to a different era!

For the Head Table, Holland Scabiosa, Japanese Sweet Pea, Spiraea Cantoniensis and Gomphrena were also used. Think the rose gold pillar candles and table numbers are really photogenic and also added a touch of glamour amongst the soft colour flowers!

One last look at the arches, it was definitely a labour of love so a little heartbreaking when we had to take them down at the end of the night, but we think all the efforts were totally worthwhile. What does everyone think?

It has been delightful meeting the couple and such a huge honour to design for their Big Day. Hearty congrats and we wish you two a blessed, blissful and beautiful marriage!

Romantic Purple Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel

As you can probably imagine, we meet a lot of brides and once in a while, you meet one where there is an instant 'click' and you just wanted to go over the board for her wedding even before she has formally engaged you. The bride is this post is one of them, it had been such fun meeting her and designing for her wedding. 

Stephanie decided for various shades of purple and ivory with a little green as the colour palette. After discussing various elements, we were hyped to find out that she loves birdcages as much as we do and knew this is going to be a very special wedding.

The ceremony was held at the Peak Suite of Four Seasons Hotel and here is the setup...

2 large birdcages were made to order and brimming with flowers inside and out.

Flowers included a luscious mix of Hydrangea, Roses, Spray roses, Lisianthus, Tulips, Ageratum, Snow-on-the-Mountain and a very special vine - Passion Flower / Passiflora.

Every since we used Passion Flower for our tablescape design in New York, we have been missing it every since. They were in season and so we ordered them from Holland. Even just their leaves, curly tendrils and buds are gorgeous and we love the way they cascaded loosely over the birdcages. Their blooms only last for about half a day and one opened up right before the ceremony so we placed it on the signing table.

The birdcages, together with warm candles, welcomed guests to the dinner reception at the Harbour View Ballroom.

Continuing with the theme, birdcages on wreaths of flowers for the reception table.

We also designed a wall with fresh flower and foliage for taking pics with guests in the cocktail area.

And now one of the most important elements for any memorable wedding - centerpieces! Birdcage candle holders adorned all the tables. For the flowers, the bride wished that guests could take home some of the flowers at the end of the evening, so we made hand-tied bouquets placed in vases.

And for the head table...

The set of birdcages in ivory with a hint of gold matched with the table linen and place settings perfectly. To create a different look, we filled them with flowers instead of using them as candles holders.

A peek before dinner started.

A matching backdrop set the stage inside the ballroom.

And a few pictures of the personal flowers by one of our favourite photographers, Jada Poon.

Stephanie wore a stunning long red lace dress for the tea pouring ceremony and we did a bouquet with antique pink Garden Rose, hot pink and pastel pink Spray Roses, Asclepias, Bouvardia and Galax Leaf to go with the dress. 

We love how the purple bouquets provide pops of colour against the white bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses.

Stephanie wore an elegant bridal gown, we suggested a vintage purple bouquet to go with it, which consisted of antique lookingGarden Rose, lilac Rose, our favourite blush cream Spray Rose, purple Hydrangea and Nigella aka Love-in-a-Mist seed capsule.

As the bridesmaids dresses are more playful, so their bouquets are more of a garden style in matching shades of purple with ivory and green. 

And last but not least, an awesome video by T.Art Videographyclick on the picture to take a look!

This wedding was a dream came true. Stephanie gave us creativity freedom to design all the details for her, so when you have a client like this, you just have to go all out!!

So glad that Stephanie & Thomas had such a beautiful celebration to mark the start of their new lives together. We wish them all the happiness in the world for the many years to come!!