Wedding Bliss - May 2011← Back to portfolio overview
This couple wanted the most intimate wedding celebration. They flew to Fiji, hush-hush, where they got married in the midst of their parents and siblings. Unknown to any of their friends in Hong Kong of what just took place, they sent out invites to a sunset party.
We transformed the venue from being a day-time restaurant to a chic beach-side bar, decorated in turquoise and white — the favorite colors of the bride. Welcoming guests at the top of the stairs are two horn shaped airlights in blue, creating an arch that they would walk through. The long staircase down to the venue was lined with votive candles on both sides, casting a warm glow to the path. As they got to the foot of the stairs, blue flood lights were dancing on the facade of the venue. This gave them a hint of what to expect for the rest of the evening.
Two large white flower pots packed with Lilies, Hydrangeas, Roses and Lisianthus flocked both sides of the entrance, giving off a sweet smell that the guests get a waft of as they pass through. The black rattan bar chairs were softened up with a string of beads and delicate orchids, hanging from the chairs. We created throw pillow covers with different patterns and textures in blue. Some had a flower print, others were polka dotted; some were aqua, the others royal blue or turquoise. To add a bit of sparkle, we threw in a couple of sequined throw pillows.
For a creative welcome drink, the flutes contained a single hibiscus flower soaked in syrup. As the champagne was poured, Louis Roederer, the flowers slowly bloomed in front of their eyes. Quite magical!
The couple arrived looking fabulous! The groom in a crisp white polo and Bermuda shorts, the bride…she was wearing a low back, figure hugging, floor length dress. Right there and then, they gathered their guests and revealed to them that they actually got married in Fiji. The sweetest thing happened next. So that they could have their closest friends around to experience such a special occasion, they exchanged their personalized vows in front of them followed by their rings. Out came the heart-shaped cake, with one half the Brazilian flag, the other Australian, hailing from the roots of the bride and groom.
And then, it was party time! We hired the best tandem in Hong Kong – DJ Aldo and Rafa the percussionist. Everybody was up on their feet the whole night dancing…until the police called to turn down the music. I couldn’t feel the least bit guilty knowing that the guests had a fantastic time!Share this event
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