Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Editor's Wedding: A Dream Wedding Come True

Photos By: Scott Moody
Sometimes inspiration for your wedding palette comes from something as simple as your own name. In this fantasy wedding, the bride’s Chinese names means orchid. So she chose a palette of raspberry and kiwi inspired by the natural colours of the chartreuse orchid, for which she is named. Not only did the orchid inspire the color scheme, but it also appeared in the details of the wedding from their monogram to the bouquets. The bride walked down an aisle lined with raspberry coloured parasols held by her guests, to a canopy of white dendrobium orchids to meet her groom. Her formal Reem Acra ball gown was complemented by a round bouquet of white, pink, and green cymbidium orchids. The bridesmaids were beautiful in their custom made silk raspberry colored Chinese-inspired dresses with a modern halter neckline and kiwi colored trim.

During cocktail hour, guests mingled to the sounds of a string trio while the bridal party took their pictures. As the bridal party posed under the shade of pink parasols with crystal trim detail, guests were surprised with a special treat- Taiwanese bubble tea in shades of pink and green.

The reception was held in a tent overlooking the Marina in exclusive Wexford Plantation on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. One hundred white lanterns hung from the ceiling over a combination of rectangular and square tables. Square floral arrangements of orchids and green hydrangea decorated tables that were covered by linens in chartreuse iridescent taffeta or fuchsia flutter organza. During their first dance, guests surrounded the dance floor holding candles with the words of the bride and groom’s song inscribed on hand made wax catchers. In keeping with Chinese tradition of toasting the guests, the bride and groom hand delivered mini 3-tiered wedding cakes to each of their guests as gesture of thank you for sharing in their special day.

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