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!!