Elegant Asian invitation
For a fusion of tradition and modern chic, the event team incorporated the use of an Asian water color painting of a peacock and peahen on the exterior, and for the interior, the invitation card text set in the middle of a Ming China plate design.
"Using the exterior design, we then adapted that to use for the design of the cover of an Oriental trinket box, whilst the interior Ming china plate design was used as the cover design of a tea tin. Both of these were then placed on individual settings as wedding favors for guests to bring home," they say.
The delicate bridal bouquet.
Double Happiness backdrop
The event relied on one big ballroom for both ceremony and reception.
As Sands Ballroom had a large foyer, the team decided to convert the first third of the foyer to be the ceremony area, and created a very traditional “Double Happiness” cutout as the backdrop.
"This became an interesting imagery of the fusion of traditional and contemporary as the couple and their bridal party were dressed in the Western traditional wedding attire, and stood in front of an eastern traditional backdrop," the team says. "This traditional backdrop had dual functions as it also became the location where both families and their guests stood to take photo mementos."
Couple and their entourage
The couple and their entourage in front of the Double Happiness backdrop.
A beautiful--and glowing!--LED bar.
Opera singers on stilts
To add the element of surprise and raise the level of grandeur for the occasion, Chinese operatic acrobats on stilts and a pair of wedding lions mingled among the crowd during pre-function cocktails.
Bird photo opp
Another photo opportunity area was created in another area of the foyer so as to invite guests to move inwards as cocktail reception started.
This photo opportunity area was set against the backdrop of a 3D peacock and peahen amid landscape, bringing guests back to remember the invitation card design that they had received.
Trinket box gift
The trinket box, offered as a gift at each place setting.
Another favor: a pretty tea tin
Another favor: a pretty tea tin.
Floral 'tree' centerpieces
Floral "trees" serve as centerpieces.
Another view of a "table tree."
Stunning red cake with gold cranes
The stunning red cake continues the "bird" motif with gold cranes.
Center aisle with flying cranes
The ballroom's dramatic center aisle features floral and flying cranes.
A closer look at the overhead decor above the center aisle.
Couple marches in
The newly married couple marches in.