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You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine.

Are you suffering from the Monday blues? Here’s a burst of sunshine to help you get through the first day of the week. The craspedia, aka billy balls and billy buttons or what HK florists say, fish balls. Rarely seen or used in Hong Kong weddings, they’re the perfect flowers to brighten any wedding. A cute pop of yellow, they look like little balloons flying in the sky when used as a table centrepiece or remind you of a giant pom pom when bunched together. They may not be the trend du jour but who said they go out of date? Craspedias are so durable, they can last up to one month and if you can’t get enough of these adorable round balls, have them made out of felt so you can keep them for as long as you like. Most importantly, they’ll make you want to smile.

p.s. If you didn’t know already, they’ve become my favourite flower. Check out my wedding flowers from last year!
Where to buy fresh Billy Balls?
Brighten Flower Shop (I’ve bought them from here before) – No. 18 Fa Yuen Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong | +

DIY Felt Billy Balls Tutorial:
Thanks to Dans Le Townhouse for this awesome tutorial! I’ll have to get my hand on some felt to give this DIY project a go!

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Beth Photography via Intricate Icings, Olive Juice Studios via Style Me Pretty, Wild Ink,  Abby Rose PhotographyFairy Folk Weddings – Etsy, Rebeka Westover PhotographyLaura Miller Photography, Rowell Photography

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Love Makes the World Go Round.

It’s the weekend…almost. Which means, for many, an after-work dash to the airport to catch a flight to a nearby city, or for those who are lucky enough to escape work for a week or more, a flight to an exotic destination. Mauritius anyone? Oh, the travel bug. Once you’ve caught it, it doesn’t seem to ever recover and you’ll be wanting to go to farther and even more unheard of places. If you want your wedding to reflect who you are, why not go for a travel inspired theme? You don’t need your wedding to be held on an idyllic beach in Bali for it to work. Remember, happiness is a journey, not a destination. Send guests a postcard invitation to your big do with customised stamps, use maps as a table seating plan, fold paper planes for the table centrepiece, have your wedding cake made into a shape of vintage suitcases, give personalised luggage tags as favours and serve food from your favourite country. Include these elements subtly without boasting about how ‘well-travelled’ you are and please refrain from showing a slideshow of your travel photos. The guests are there to witness you tying the knot and have fun, not to see photos of you next to the Eiffel Tower or posing with Niagara Falls at the back. Wanderlust with class.

p.s. The photos taken by KC Chan Photography below are from the wedding of yours truly. Did I not tell you that I love to travel? Who doesn’t?

Send your guests on a journey.

Travel themed stationery
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): In the Treehouse, KC Chan Photography, Last Forty Percent, Andrew Garfitt 

Paper planes and maps. Vintage and fun.

Travel Themed Wedding Decor
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Tracie Howe, Erin Courts Heart, Matthew Parker Events, Wild Flowers via Style Me Pretty, Erin Courts Heart, Stone Crandall

Subtlety is the key.

Travel Themed Wedding Accessories
Photo credits (from left): Hazelnut Photography via Ruffled Blog, KC Chan Photography

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Here Comes the Bunting.

It’s the final day of the Diamond Jubilee fever and patriotism is abound, from the Union Jack flags to the Thames procession, you must say it’s a pretty spectacular event. Despite the grey weather, it seems that the people of England are having a jolly good time. Ok, the Pimms and the extra long weekend may have played a part but every photo you see are of people enjoying themselves in one big street party. Have you noticed that there’s bunting everywhere? Even Staunton Street in Hong Kong has bunting decoration, albeit on a significantly smaller scale. Incorporate it into your wedding, and you’ll sure have a fun and colourful event. Instantly uplifting, it’ll also be wallet friendly as it’s completely DIY-able. Go on, let the festivities begin. 

Send your guests a glimpse of the fun to come.

Bunting Themed Wedding Stationery
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Under ConsiderationInvitation Crush, Kalo Make Art, Tie That Binds

Hang them on the ceiling or use them as your backdrop. Just be creative.

Bunting Themed Wedding Decor
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Ben Blood Photography, Assassynation Photography, Jada Poon Photography, Sarah Maren via 100 Layer Cake, We Love Pictures

The bunting instantly adds colour to any cake!

Bunting Themed Wedding Cakes
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Paige Newton via Green Wedding Shoes, Cake Decorating, Our Labor of Love via Green Wedding Shoes, The Cake Parlour, We Love Pictures

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Chalk away.

I have recently become obsessed with all things chalkboard. Cheap, cheerful and extremely versatile, it can bring varying styles to your wedding, from rustic to old-school and perfect for the high school sweethearts. It’s also one of the simplest DIY projects you can find: all you need is chalkboard paint, a well ventilated outdoor area, chalk markers and materials to spray on. I’ve tried and tested it on label stickers for my mason jars and it only took a quick 10 minutes. It works on pretty much all smooth surfaces so think wine bottles, plywood boards, wooden tables, glass jars, surfboard if you’re a beach junkie or even a car if you’re brave enough. Use it for menus, signs, photo booth messages from guests or seating plans and combine it with your favourite typography. What’s best is if you don’t like the look of the words or pictures on the chalkboard, just wipe away and start again. Easy isn’t it?

Where to buy chalkboard paint?
Yen Fat Ho Paint Merchants – 77 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
1) Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Brush-On (around HKD 240/30oz box)
2) Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray (around HKD160/11oz can)

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): A Beautiful Mess, Paper Antler via Bridal Musings, The Shiny Life, Alea Lovely via Wedding Chicks, Shelterpop, Martha Stewart Weddings, Event Jubilee



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Alternative Guestbook: The Painting.

Tired of all the boring guestbooks you see at HK weddings? You know, the obligatory table runner or the effortless book that you’ll probably never open again after your wedding. How about something a little more interactive, a little more creative and can be used as a piece of art in your home? The production cost of the painting guestbook is low and is a great talking point for the guests (especially you’ve sat them next to a stranger!). Get the guests to paint your future, your house, your honeymoon. Let them think of an idea or if you’re not trusting of your guests, have them paint a pencil-drawn picture. What with all the art jamming sessions that everyone goes to nowadays, I’m sure they’ll be able to paint you a nice memento. 

Coloured paint
Paint Palettes

Art Supplies Shops:
Artland - 3/F Lockhart Centre, 301-307 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
CN Square – 503 Nathan Road, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Art Supplies – G/F, 77 Bute Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Erin Hearts Court via The Knot, Lakshal Perera Photography via Ruffled Blog, Sweet Little Photographs via Bridal Musings, Hitched Event via Green Wedding Shoes, Jerry Yoon Photographers

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It's All About the 2-in-1.

The 2-in-1 guestbook and photo chalkboard backdrop. Simple, fun and interactive.

Photo credits: Jonas Peterson via Once Wed

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The Alternative Aisle.

Rose petals scattered on the floor with soft light illuminating from the floor candles is a romantic way to decorate a wedding aisle but it’s so year 2000. Make a statement walking down the aisle by going for the alternative trend. That means you’ve got to ditch the flowers and go eco. Tell a story by printing photos on a cloth runner, go whimsical by lining the aisle with x-large balloons, handmake your own paper flowers or better still, write your personal vows on a chalkboard runner. Make it ‘your’ project so that the groom is involved. Trust me, your man will definitely have more input in this than choosing the colour of the flowers. Start creating!

It’s oh so personal!

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Illuminate Photography via Oh Darling Wedding, THe Other Sister Photography via Oh Lovely Day, Entwined 2012, Jesi Haack Designs via Events by Heather Ham, Dave Robbins Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Fun in the Sun: Mint Green + Yellow Wedding.

As summer is fast approaching (or judging from this oppressive heat and humidity, it has arrived already), I wanted to share with you one of my favourite colour palette that’s ideal for a wedding on a gorgeous summer’s day. The light and airiness of mint green (sometimes known as seafoam) combined with splashes of sunny yellow will make any wedding fresh and cheerful. Although pale palettes can err on the side of a kid’s party, this combo yells fun. Give it a try.

p.s. I’ve just had my nails painted in mint green. Love.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Regas NY via Martha Stewart Weddings, Brea McDonald via Oh So Beautiful Paper, Mike Colon via Wedding Chicks, Jennifer Williams Photography via The Knotty Bride, Simply Bloom Photography via Style Me Pretty, Marta Locklear Photography via Style Me Pretty, Tumblr Wedding Archives, Insight Creative via Polka Dot Bride, Sitting in a Tree via Para ti Novia

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Give a Dress a Second Chance.

Photo credit: Surburban Misfit

If Carrie Bradshaw’s boutique-sized walkin wardrobe in Sex and the City is only but a dream for you and you’ve gone way over your wedding budget, it might be wise to sell your wedding dress and evening gowns on the second hand market (of course, only after you’ve tied the knot), unless it has significant sentimental value or you want to pass it down the generations. Likewise, if you’re one of those eco-friendly chicks who’s not bothered about wearing ‘something new’ (no one will even know it’s a used dress!), then you may want to give Recycled Bride or Designer Gowns HK some serious thought.

Both websites are essentially a marketplace for Mr. & Mrs.-to-be and those who’ve already signed on the dotted line, to buy and sell wedding related items. This means if you’re a buyer, you can save money and if you’re a seller, you can earn. It’s a win-win situation. Designer Gowns HK is Hong Kong based and charges a 7% fee with a cap at HKD500, whilst Recycled Bride is an international portal that’s completely free. You read right, it doesn’t cost you a dime to sign up. The terms of sale and prices are entirely your choice so act now. Your hubby can’t complain that you’re wasting money now can he?



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Crazy for Chevron.

On this gloomy day, I have decided to jump on the chevron stripes bandwagon and bring to you this funky pattern. It was a hit last year and no doubt, it will continue to climb up the wedding prints ladder. It’s already started to make a presence in my home, beginning with the couch throw. How about you? Why not incorporate this modern take on stripes to your big day? No one said this print is only used for the gas station.

Zig-zag love. Customise and print your own for free @ Wedding Chicks.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Bella Figura, CheerUpCherup via Etsy, Quinnyssentials via Etsy, Minted, Joanna Goss via Wiley Valentine, Ruby the Fox

Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Carrie Sellman (Half Baked), Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle, Jeff Loves Jessica via Cocoa and Fig, Meg Perotti, Erin Hearts Court via Green Wedding Shoes, Thoughtfully Simple

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Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Gresham Photography, Be Lovely Blog, Dream Love Photography, Jill Thomas via Green Wedding Shoes, Grace and Light, Sarah Yates via The Merriment Blog