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Bridesmaids Flowers Wedding Fashion

Bridesmaids: Pretty in Print.

The opening of Cath Kidston and Marimekko in Causeway Bay last year has brought floral and pattern madness to Hong Kong, not to mention all the graphic prints we’ve been seeing on J. Crew’s pants. Vintage flowers are no longer synonymous with your Grandma’s house and funky patterns has added much needed brightness to any home. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the floral prints are reminiscent of the English countryside. Even the men are in on the English gentlemen look minus the florals, with the opening of The Men’s Shop by Club Monaco in the quaint St. Francis Yard. To give your wedding a natural and feminine feel, let your bridesmaids don some pretty florals or cute prints and they’ll no doubt be the most blooming beautiful bridal party in town.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Austin Gros via Wedding Chicks, Mark Tattersall, Queensland Brides, Mark Tattersall via Lucy Says I DoFiglewicz Photography via Style Me PrettyLindsay Gross


With so many brands selling printed dresses, you’ll be spoilt for choice! See our picks from the best online shops.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jarlo Chiffon Frill Tea Dress from Zooq, A Wear Peplum Dress from ASOS, One Shoulder Pencil Dress from ASOS, Arabelle Dress from J.Crew, L*Space Inca Ruins Cover Up Dress from Shopbop, Oil Painting Floral Dress from Shop Ruche  


Inspiration Board Wedding Decor

A Touch of Chinese: Ginger Jars.

Wedding inspirations can come from all walks of life, be it a certain culture, a festival, an event, art or even home decor. Today’s originated in ancient China, most likely from the Qing Dynasty. The porcelain ginger jars were traditionally used to hold spices, often holding ginger when exported to the West. The blue and white jars were given as wedding gifts, hence the word ‘hei’ meaning happiness and prosperity, was painted on. To add a sense of history to your big day, why not round up some ginger jars for use as vases or simply scatter them around as decor. Next time you walk past a shop selling knick knacks or antiques, go on in there and you’ll be surprised what treasures you can find.


Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Estate Eclectic – Etsy, Kika Reichert, Veranda House, Triangle Honeymoon, Design Darling, Sharyn Blond Linens, Absolutely Beautiful Things

Bride Wedding Accessories

Dreamy Headpieces: Jannie Baltzer 2013 Collection.

The 1920s fever is growing by the day, not only because of the Downton effect or old Hollywood but it’s also one of the few eras that truly oozes glam. If you’re looking to relive those days whilst keeping your style young and fresh with soft dreamy colours, Jannie Baltzer’s headpieces from her 2013 collection may be the answer. Taking inspiration from the 1920s and 1930s, the Danish designer uses hand made flowers as well as hand crafted pearls and crystals to create a unique headpiece that will complement your wedding outfit and make you look nothing less than perfection. Prefer a headpiece that’s one of a kind? Jannie also does custom pieces for brides and will have it shipped to you wherever you are in the world. If only I’d known when I got married.


Photographer: Sandra Aberg   |   Hairpieces & Accessories: Jannier Baltzer   

Bride Wedding Fashion

The Downton Effect.

How many of you are hooked on Downton Abbey and can’t get enough of the love-hate relationship between Lady Mary and Matthew? Do the weddings (bar Lady Edith’s, who gets jilted at the altar last-minute) make you wish you could wear a vintage wedding gown that reflects the 1920s era? Think sleeves, bridal wreaths, lace gloves, pearls and flapper style dresses. Elegance is the key so stay away from overly dramatic make-up and keep to pastels and lighter shades. Remember, you’re  a lady.


Photo credits: Fanpop.com

Real Weddings Wedding Photography

Real Wedding: Irvin & Charisse by Rock Paper Scissors Photography

I’m a bit lost for words with today’s real wedding, not only because of the abundance of DIY details but also the photographer’s ability to capture the variety of colours and transport us back in time. Thank you to Jeffroger Kho, co-founder of Rock Paper Scissors, a Cebu based team of artistic photographers for sharing Irvin & Charisse’s ultra bohemian wedding with a vintage twist and for showing us that creativity knows no boundaries. Just look at the effort put in to making the non-floral bouquets and boutonnieres, the bunting, felt hearts and the list goes on. Asia can be crafty and inspiring too!


Photo credits: Rock Paper Scissors Photography

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It’s Vintage Darling.

How many times have you watched a period drama, or more recently the ultra-addictive Downton Abbey and thought how glam you’d look wearing a 1920s frock? Unfortunately, this city ain’t big on anything old (just look at the sheer number of high rises vs the historical buildings) and vintage shops are hard to come by. Luckily Ruche, the online vintage inspired boutique with a modern twist, has started a bridal collection that is affordable and most importantly ships internationally. Start shopping!

The vintage bride.

Photo credit: Ruche (clockwise from top left) 1. Enchanting Bliss Bow Garter US$26.99; 2. Alexandria US$749.99; 3. Beloved Pearl Earrings Ivory US$36.99; 4. Lifelong Romance Heels US$146.99; 5. Ever Mine Ivory Fascinator US$42.99; 6. Love Sonnet Blue Earrings US$16.99; 7. Grace US$299.99; 8. Pure Elation Lace Gloves US$28.99

Now…for your bridesmaids.

Photo credits: Ruche (from left) 1. On This Day Lemon Quartz Earrings US$27.99; 2. Orchid Dress US$68.99; 3. Agreed Upon Love Heels US$48.99