Celebrating Chinese New Year
Drawing inspiration from Hong Kong movies like In the Mood for Love and the subtle sexiness of Chinese cheongsam dresses, I wanted to showcase ways to bring cultural Asian elements into the modern wedding setting. I immediately approached Sandy Tam Photography to capture these images you’ll get to enjoy below.
I was first drawn to the simple elegance of blue and white Chinoiserie vases, and used those colours to be the main focal point of creative design for this shoot, paired with blush pinks and ivory hues, and hint of a deeper pink to pull it altogether.
It took weeks for me to find the perfect venue for the shoot, but once I came across DaiLo, I had fallen in love with this restaurant location and its interior setting was perfect for this shoot. This New Asian restaurant had beautiful Teal tufted banquettes, elegant filagree screens juxtaposed by gorgeous Asian artwork and murals. The table-scape set-up was made up with an assortment of blue and white Chinoiserie plates, vases and blush candlesticks from Plate Occasions, filled with romantic beautiful blush and ivory florals from Coquette Studios. I sourced little blue and white Chinoiserie teacups, and these were made into beautiful candles by Live & Lather. Jolie Papeterie designed an amazing stationery suite that tied the tablescape together with the Asian details on its menu and placecards, in addition their gorgeous invitation set.
A slightly modern take for the dessert table set-up of wedding cake, cookies, marshmallows and mini pop-tart dumplings were provided by The Wedding Cake Shoppe, and complimented our Asian-inspired theme.
I wanted to showcase two different bridal looks – one Asian with a 1920s Asian updo in a lace-covered teal cheongsam, and a romantic but modern lace wedding dress from Blush by Hayley Paige, with accessories provided by The Loved One and Blair Nadeau.