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!

1 comment:

Adam said...

Gorgeous and fantastic wedding. Love the theme and design.

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