Thursday, June 20, 2013

Real Wedding: Justin and Kimberley

A cultural chic wedding in Malaysia's tropical outdoors

Our heartiest congratulations to Justin and Kimberley! Our lovely couple celebrated their love and marriage with family and friends in an intimate wedding at Gita Bayu in Seri Kembangan. Thank you for choosing Wishing Tree as your wedding decorator for such a treasured occasion, we are truly honoured to be a part of your big day.

Many thanks to Mun Keat for the amazing photos.

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Justin and Kimberley decided to plan the wedding on their own, without a wedding planner, so it was crucial that coordination with the vendors went without a hitch. Keeping the wedding venue's lush and tropical greenery in mind, our couple wanted the atmosphere of the event to be bright, colourful and cheerful, while keeping the decor basic and unfussy. Kimberley also requested that only local flowers were used, which we were most happy to oblige.

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Parasols came up in our discussions! We love the use of parasols in wedding decorations, especially in an outdoor setting. Wishing Tree provided the parasols and chose to use colours that matched Kimberley's bridesmaids' outfits.

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How do we love Kimberley's idea for her bridesmaids' outfits? How cultural and chic! The use of colourful batik sarongs, Chinese parasols and fans were absolutely perfect for the beautiful and lush Malaysian outdoors, and of course, very weather appropriate. For our non-Malaysian readers, the weather is here is pretty much hot and humid throughout the year.

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Big smiles all around as Justin watches Kimberley walk down the aisle. Her bridal bouquet was an elegant cascading bouquet, bursting with lush white phalaenopsis orchids.

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A variety of local orchids, baby's breath, Taiwan ivy and water candle stems complete the custom-made parasol arch for a picture perfect lakeside wedding.

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Thank you letting us be a part of your wedding, dear Justin and Kimberley. Congratulations, once again, and warmest wishes from all of us at Wishing Tree!

A note from Kimberley:
"I loved working with Lily and her team. The experience was fun and easy, the drawings were fantastic and the designs perfectly fit my concepts. On the day, the venue looked fantastic and the photos have turned out great!" 

Photography  MunKeat Photography

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Real Wedding: Simon and Joanna

Classic and romantic at Carcosa Seri Negara

Our gorgeous bride Joanna and her husband Simon recently held their wedding in tropical Malaysia at the ever-elegant Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur. Living in Australia made the wedding planning a little less convenient, but Joanna pulled it off as her own wedding planner. And what a beautiful wedding it was!

A big thank you to photographer extraordinaire Edwin Tan for his wonderful photographs!

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Joanna's bridal bouquet in pastel elegance, with pink ranunculus, green hydrangea, white phalaenopsis and roses in soft pink and white.

Thank you, Simon and Joanna, for choosing us to be a part of your big day, and letting us share this treasured occasion on our blog. Our bride describes their wedding as romantic, elegant and classical without being old fashioned and over-the-top as "Aussies are rather understated". We are sure many of our readers will be inspired to see how an understated wedding can look classically elegant and absolutely memorable.

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For her bridal party and bridesmaids, Joanna ordered some pretty wrist corsages and simple yet elegant hand bouquets. The wrist corsages featured light pink cymbidium, bright pink rose spray and white wax, while the bridesmaids bouquets consisted of two shades of pink roses wrapped in pale pink satin ribbon.

Simon and Joanna met with us, together with Edwin, about a year prior to their wedding to discuss details and other important matters. Joanna played a big role in the details of the decor, even providing us with a 4-page document! Yet she left us to make recommendations to suit our hot, humid climate, as well as to suit their favorite colors of white, peach, coral and other pastel colors.

We have to admit, we love a bride who knows what she wants -- or at least be able to give us as much information as possible, so we can do our job the best we can and help make wedding dreams come true. This is one of the most important aspects of the planning process and any bit of detail helps.

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For the reception, a simple and lush arrangement of green hydrangea, shades of pink roses, white phalaenopsis orchids and silver leaves.

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One of the features of Simon and Joanna's wedding was this floral arch at the entrance of Carcosa's famous lawn. Simple, white bird cages filled with shades of pink roses, white matthiola and china berries, together with clear glass baubles and lace ribbons greeted guests and provided a lovely backdrop for many beautiful photos.

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The wedding reception was held indoors at Carcosa Seri Negara. As it was an intimate occasion in a not-too-large space, we kept the floral decor small and low.

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Many arrangements lined the lengths of the long tables. Using small and simple vases, we filled them with pink hydrangea, mariam pink roses, lady pink roses and white eustoma. We love the elegance of Joanna and Simon's all-white wedding cake, surrounded by a thick wreath of baby's breath. (Cake created by Delectable by Su, while Wishing Tree provided the baby's breath.)

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We always love hearing from our brides and receiving notes from them after the excitement of a wedding. Our lovely Joanna sent us an encouraging testimonial for our blog:
"Wishing Tree delivered above and beyond. Lily was professional and thorough during the planning process -- this was very important for us as I only met Lily once, and everything else was done via email. The execution on the day was immaculate -- everything was delivered on time and to the highest standard possible. The theme was exactly and better than what I had asked for. I highly recommend Wishing Tree. Should I have any other major events in Malaysia again, I shall be contacting Lily as I know she can make my visions come to reality."

Thank you once again, Simon and Joanna. Our best wishes to you always, and have a wonderful new journey together!

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