During the period of Chinese New Year, Asian Fusion Weddings & Formosa Events created two different styles with two different colors for the style shoot – “Year of the Dog” theme. Shooting an event in an Asian heritage background with the elements from both east and west fused together makes it a very special one. The two designs are complementary and interconnected. This duality gives reference to the Yin and Yang philosophy. The team took the two complementary colors – green & pink as the dominating theme colors and used a lot of different type of decorative pieces like bonsai trees, tabletop pieces etc for the decoration. Their versatile designers made sure that the designs are not only exquisite but also multi-purpose so that they can be used for any sort of celebration.
Every artist needs an inspiration and they took theirs for this one from two very different events. One was the theme of Pantone’s Color of 2017 which was greenery hence they decided to include Green as the main color. Green color symbolizes fertility, unity, and prosperity in general. The second thing the planners had in mind was to have a Chinese inspiration theme but without its traditional Red color. Their team set out to work on both the themes and blended it beautifully into one successful interpretation of the Asian decor as it is evident in the photographs and video which were handled by Pepper and Light and Images Life Media.
Their brilliant design team also incorporated the Yin-Yang concept. Here, the first table had a hint of sophisticated masculinity with bonsai plants provided by Tropical Expressions, while the other one had an elegant femininity with dozens of flowers (by Jackie O Floral Events Affair) in soft pastel shades. Of course, the amazing cakes from Nadia and Co. are definitely another highlight, which completed the design. This caught their client happily surprised and hence made the whole family all the happier!
Chinese New year is a 15 days long celebration which takes place once every year until the commencement of spring or the Lantern festival. It is also known as the Lunar new year. This festival is celebrated by the Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, etc This makes up for as much as the world’s one-sixth population which celebrates the Lunar New year. The dog is the Chinese zodiac symbol for the year 2018 so the planners knew they had to include it in their design too and preferably an Asian species so they picked the one called Chow chow (Pinyin: sōngshī quǎn 鬆獅犬) which looks like puffy lions and find their origination in Northern China.
The main aim was to present the Lunar New Year with both the western and the eastern elements coming together to relay a modern interpretation of the same. Both the elements were compliant and also interconnected while both of them could stand out beautifully on its own too. The traditional elements were presented with a modern touch and there were expensive luxury items and also the mainstream goods.
Most of the Asians do not pick a Lunar new year for their weddings commonly but having one during this popular time can actually turn out to be beneficial as most of them are enjoying holidays and could reach easily in any part of the world where the wedding takes place! The bride can effortlessly stand out in this set up in her white wedding dress, natural makeup with a pastel lip color and a perfect hairstyle.
If you are throwing a Lunar New Year theme-based dinner party, the fun would be double if you keep the color coordinated with the theme color and have a splendid dinner party with their near and dear ones in their customize bowtie and dazzling cocktail dresses! The wedding gowns by Dina Alonzi were astonishing which were perfectly complemented by jewelry from H & F Jewellery. The Hair Stylist Medulla & Co. gave a new look to the bride which the make-up Artist Vinny Artistry & Co. changed the whole perspective of looking at the bride and the team. You could insist the guests follow the theme color too.
The success of any event lies in how perfectly organized it is from the very beginning and is executed by the entire team at their best. They started with a basic concept and then take their time to build the entire theme step by step from the foundation, vision, and outlay of the entire event. They started with picking Green as the theme color as it is the Pantone color of 2017 and also Jade is a precious green color stone in Chinese culture. The other color picked thoughtfully was Golden. This is considered to be a sign of prosperity and wealth during the Lunar new year. These two complement each other beautifully.
Pink was the next choice of color as it complemented well with the greens and golden in the wheel, over the table tops along with the Ultraviolet which was Pantone’s color of the year for 2018. So the table tops were overall pinks, plums, and purples in varied tones interplaying the masculinity and femininity of the Ying Yang design. These table tops had a lot of flowers. Blooms have signified the start of a new cycle of life in the Lunar New Year. The flatware, China, and charger plates were from Bed, Bath and Beyond and the glassware were from Ikea.
Bonsai plants are kept on the table tops in an ornamental pot. These were in green and golden again. They are not the usual dwarf plants but the ones they shaped and kept restricted to the small size. The host can even give them as a parting gift at the end of the event to the guests!
This particular tabletop showcases rental good like the glassware, stemware, and flatware. The textured black charger plates pose as flagstone used if you were walking along a garden path. The bonsai trees were merged with moss and rocks lining the center of the table to give a “walk in the park” feel. They picked to have a jade image printed on vinyl instead of linen by our innovative designers. This particular set up can be easily done in any dining space in or outside of the home. It can beautify any space.
For this shoot, a unique customized, multi-layered, laser cut invitation was made and then presented in an acrylic box. The minute detailing would definitely tempt any guest and get them excited about your event. An invitation to the event should provide a “sneak peek” of what the event will be like. Looking into this invitation box will provide them an idea of the occasion that is going to be celebrated. Other details for any tabletop include the place cards and menu cards. The octagon laser cut menu details the dining selection while encircling the lantern place cards on the green and gold table.
As the concluding part of the ceremony, you can opt for the delicately hand painted chinoiserie scenes of bonsai trees and gazebo along with the gold accents ornaments which mimic the door locks form the palaces of the ancient times. Also, there are amazing modern Asian inspired cakes which you will love to serve to the guests.
During the whole event, while the bride and the groom were the main highlight and center of attraction, the theme of the wedding complimented them perfectly. The small details that team kept in mind while managing the event made it even more special for the family.
Creative Director, Green theme Producer and Wedding Planner: Asian Fusion Weddings | Creative Director, Pink theme Producer and Wedding Planner: Formosa Events | Creative Director (Both Shoots) and Photography: Pepper and Light | Cinematography: Images Life Media | Floral and Decor: Jackie O Floral Events Affair | Bonsai Trees: Tropical Expressions | Cake and Sweets Table: Nadia and Co. | Stationery Design and Flat Lay Stylist: Maison Maquette | Backdrop and Table Vinyl: Designer Dance Floor , Exotik Wrapz | Wedding Gowns: Dina Alonzi | Asian Jewellery: H & F Jewellery | Men’s Bowtie and Male Model Stylist: Tytan Ties | Men’s Ties (Pink theme shoot): Classica | Men’s Shoes (Pink theme shoot) : Jay + Dee | Hair Stylist: Medulla & Co. | Make-up Artist: Vinny Artistry & Co. | Canine Couture: El Cachorrocouture | Lion Dancers: Wushu Project | Tabletop Rentals: Chairman Mills | Table & Chair Rentals: Detailz Couture | Paper Lanterns: Toronto Paper Lanterns | Female & Male Models: Elite Model (Crystal and Gabriel) | Canine Models: Merlin’s Hope Rescue | Venues: Aga Khan Museum & Shangri-La Hotel Toronto