Monday, July 30, 2012

Real Wedding: Jason and Pui Yee

"I see you there in glory shining bright,
Following the sun and its path of light,
Standing tall above all others in the field,
You grow, conquer, and do not yield."

- An excerpt from 'Poem to A Sunflower', by Katherine R. Lane

No prizes for guessing what flowers will be featured in this Real Wedding - Sunflowers, of course. Yellow, yellow everywhere.

First of all, we want to thank our readers who have personally asked us about our blog and who have been wondering where we've gone. We're here, guys! Still loving what we do best (or doing what we love best?). Since our last post in February, we are glad to say that we have preeet-ty busy around here. Oh but how we have missed our blog!

Let us introduce Jason and Pui Yee, our newlyweds who held their big day at Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur. We were glad to see a familiar face, as we had previously decorated the wedding of Jason's sister. Thank you for entrusting us with your super special day.

Many thanks to Zung of The Photoz for capturing these wonderful shots.

So, our beautiful bride has a thing for sunflowers. We would have loved to give her an all-sunflower wedding, but we agreed that mixing it up with different textures while sticking with the yellow theme would make the garden wedding ambience all the more special.

The lawn at Carcosa Seri Negara has seen many weddings, as garden weddings in Malaysia have become very fashionable in the past decade or so. Carcosa, with its colonial legacy and spacious lawn, is a popular venue.

We love the retro feel of the chairs, those lines, and the combination of cream and tan. They are the hotel's own. The idea for the wedding registration was one of the most unique we've seen! Guests were asked to "leaf" their thumbprints and signatures on the couple's 'Wedding Tree'.

Friends and family have fun with photo frames decorated with our bride's favorite flower!

For added texture and dimension to the floral arrangements, we used other yellow flowers such as dendrobiums, dancing lady orchids and roses. There are also different shapes and shades of green, from the woody sunflower stems, to the ribbony amaranthus, and the beautifully-patterned deep green local leaves.

Here's a tip for brides (or friends and family) planning to do their own wedding decor: If you're using flowers with stems and are separating the stems from the flowers, try and incorporate the stems in the floral arrangements. Not only do you reduce wastage, but they also tie together your wedding decor theme.

See that "leaf bowl" in the first picture, and in the first photo right below? We used real umbrellas for those arrangements! It is an easy prop to use in an arrangement, just fill up with flowers and other leaves and ivy, and you're good to go. But of course, being an outdoor venue, the challenge was to ensure that these umbrellas don't sway too much or fly away in the wind. Let's just say a lot of "reinforcements" were used to secure the umbrellas to the wooden beams :)

Here's a great example of using a bright, cheery color without compromising elegance. Stick to a very simple color palette (of colors that complement each other, of course) and keep ornaments to a minimum. 

We love our bride's bouquet! We applaud Pui Yee for using the vibrant sunflower in her wedding, and sticking to a yellow theme. Many people shy away from their favorite colors because they think it is too bright or colorful for a wedding, but let us share with you from experience - just go with your heart. Color is a part of your personality, and people will see that your wedding decor is "so you". On top of that, using interesting colors will only make your wedding all the more memorable to your guests!

Thank you so much, Jason and Pui Yee, for sharing your beautiful day with us. Here's wishing you a lifetime of joy and love and wonderful memories!


John said...
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Joanne said...

Very yellow theme :)

Wishing Tree said...

Thank you for your kind comment! :)

wedding favours said...

Your height can determine the kind of bouquet you should carry. If you are tall, a long cascading bouquet would work well, but if you are shorter, a smaller one would be better. Also, take the style of your gown into consideration.

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