Chic White and Blue Chinoiserie Wedding at Shek O Golf and Country Club

So excited to be blogging about Joanna & Andrew's Wedding held at the Shek O Golf and Country Club.

Still remember the first time we met with the lovely Jo vividly, who lives abroad and was only in town for a few days. When she came to our meeting, she brought a file with all the information and reference pictures, a set of her gorgeous letterpress invitations (for us to keep!) and also the bridesmaids dress. Needless to say, we were super impressed and just could not wait to start designing for her wedding!!!

Jo loves a bit of rustic touches, so we hand painted and personalised a wood crate and filled it with plants for the welcome table. The crate also makes such a sweet keepsake for the couple's home.

Completely obsessed with floral chandeliers and was hyped that Joanne loves the idea as much as we do. 

We made 4 chandeliers with Dendrobium florets and Smilax for the canopies, instantly dressing up and bringing the party mood to the area.

We also used the motif from the couple's wedding invitation suite and made a welcome sign with it for the reception table.

The ceremony was held on the lawn with the sea as the backdrop. Jo wanted a chic Chinoiserie theme for her wedding and showed us a number of blue & white oriental style porcelain items from her family home... designs sparked off from there. Colours of the flowers are the classic and refreshing white and green, which together with the porcelain containers, match the surroundings in such a harmonious way. 

We wanted to created feeling that the bride is walking through a garden, so we lined the aisle with fern plants and white flowers, loved how they turned out.

For the vow saying area, a number of gorgeous white and blue porcelain vases and containers and also 2 stools from Jo's family were used. Not only do they made the wedding unique, they also added a very personal touch.

We adore lush textures created with different varieties of flowers and foliages including Hydrangea, Rose, Spray rose, Snowberry, Ornithogalum, Bells of Ireland, Umbrella Fern and Snow On The Mountain. To add to the oriental element, we also added white orchids including Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium.

Another rustic detail, a sweet wood sign which we hand painted with love for the start of the aisle.

For the signing table, we created a garland to be draped across the front of the signing table. We always try to come up with ways to reuse items and this was later placed on a mantelpiece in the reception area.

Dinner was held on the lawn. Continuing the white blue porcelain theme, we sourced over 100 vases for the centerpieces.

These different style small bud vases had double purposes, forming part of the centerpieces and then also as wedding favours for guests to take home at the end of the night!

We are a sucker for charming details and Jo is such a thoughtful bride so it came as no surprise that there were just so many lovely details everywhere, making the event much more enjoyable for all the guests.

For the ceremony, Jo's mom bought some matching blue fans and we sourced some white and blue pattern packaged tissue paper, which were handed out to the guests. Jo's mom also placed some freshening up toiletries in dim sum baskets and we also found some matching toilet paper rolls for the ladies loo! The bride told us a few guests commented about the toilet paper, like to think that they brought a smile or little laugh when the ladies saw them, it really just goes to show details don't go unnoticed!!

Jo also wanted to have confetti cones with rose petals for guests to throw during their exit, we found a motif pattern on her Pinterest board and used such to make a confetti cone pattern.

As the venue was by the sea, it can get a little chilly when the sun sets so we helped sourced these pretty shawls for the ladies and let's just say there were a bit hit!

Utterly chuffed to meet Zosia Zacharia, who specialises in artistic film photography. We are swooning over her pics and she has such a keen eye for details! We feel this is so important in wedding photography as a lot of times the couple will not have time to look at all the details that they spent so much time and thought planning on the actual day, so they have to rely on the photographer to capture these and Zosaic did a spectacular job. 

Here's the bridal bouquet for Joanna, with Patience Garden Rose, Spray Rose, Ranunculus, Snowberry, Tweedia, Dendrobium and Ornithogalum.

The bridesmaids bouquets...

A lion dance before dinner started!

The lawn and centerpieces looking all romantic under the paper lanterns.

Head over Zosia's blog to see more of her stunning work!

We love when a bride has her own personal style and a strong vision for her Big Day and we can truly say all the designs for this wedding were inspired by Jo. Another important factor which we feel made this wedding really memorable is that both the ceremony and reception were held outdoors, so the same style could run throughout the whole day.

So lovely to receive an email from the bride after the wedding :
"We would like to say a big Thank You for all of the beautiful flowers and decorations that you created for our wedding day at Shek O. As I walked done the aisle I struggled to take it all in, it was wonderful and just what I wanted. The bouquets and centerpieces were particularly elegant and a lot of our guests commented that they were the most beautiful centerpieces they had seen at a wedding. My friends could not believe the level of detail, the toilet paper was a big hit!!"

Dear Jo and Andrew, thank you so much for letting us be a part of your Big Day and we wish you two many happy years of married life ahead!