Style Shoot - Lucky in Red

As we reach the end of Chinese New Year festivities I wanted to share with you guys a lovely new year theme shoot I did with some amazing vendors. For those of you who don't know Chinese New Year celebrations last 15 days of which each day has it's own special meaning and traditions. As a planner with a majority of my couples being of Asian decent I found that many of them are challenged with the task of merging the old with the new. Many follow old wedding traditions to please the families but want to stay modern to all the instagram worthy options they have. 

This is where this shoot comes in. Myself and Janet from Janetmaevents collaborated to freshen up Chinese customs. We created a stunning double happiness backdrop for the tea ceremony with hundreds of origami cranes. This is by far my favourite backdrop ever! Red is the symbol of good fortune and joy and therefore was our main colour of the shoot. We had beautiful flower arrangements from the ladies at Peachwood studios and a too pretty to each sweets table display by Flour and flower cake design. Our lion dancers from Wushu Project made sure to fend off any evil spirits so that everyone would have a happy and prosperious year!

Team of vendors
Venue: Casa Imperial
Creative directors, stylist, planners: A Blush Moment & Janet Ma Events
Hair & Makeup: Blushing Belles
Florals: Peachwood Studio
Stationery: Pink Peony Press
Cake & Desserts: Flour and Flower Cake Design
Suit: Wingmen Suits
Dress: Richmond Hill Bridal
Rentals: FOS Decor
Jewellery: Satine Studio
Lion Dancer: Wushu Project
Videographer: 2 Deer Films

Captured Beautifully by: Eric Cheng Photography

Style Shoot - The Morning Frost

The term less is more was definitely prominent in this creative shoot styled by owner and lead wedding planner Jeannie from A Blush Moment. Simplistic was key when it came to executing a minimalist theme with clean lines, gold accents and an almost monochromatic colour palette. Tucked away in the heart of the distillery district Airship 37 was the perfect venue for this minimalistic shoot. An open space area made it possible to style the shoot from the ground up. Everything from the modern Ikea dining table to the ghost chairs from Chairman Mills to the hanging gold geometric prisms from A Blush Moment were carefully chosen for the shoot. Every item had its place.

White pillar candles, which ran along the length of the dinning table, replaced the flower centerpieces commonly seen in weddings. The place setting was kept to a minimal with accents from the gold cutlery. The touch of gold was carried through in the hairpieces and earrings provided by The Loved One. The bride had her hair and makeup done by May from Muah Beauty before she slipped into two classic yet contemporary gowns provided by Elmwood Brides. The groom wore a custom grey suit from Wingmen Suits. A 5-tier cake created by the talented team at Sugar Tiers was the showstopper of the day. It definitely was too pretty to eat.

This wedding shoot was captured beautifully by Anita from Rhythm Photography as well as Norris from Norris Films. Both photos and video showcased this timeless occasion for years to come. 

Style Shoot - The Vintage Tea Party

For my second creative shoot I wanted to choose a theme that was completely opposite from the first. I wanted a theme that had lots of character and unique details, with that being said, I decided my second theme to be a vintage tea party. The idea came to me while I was browsing Chapters one afternoon and came across The Vintage Tea Party book by Angel Adoree where she gives tips on hosting the perfect party. I thought to myself what a great theme it would be going back to old traditions, proper etiquette and vintage ways. Most of the vendors from this shoot were from my first one with the addition of Jamie from Dreamy Faces and Icon Models who provided me with two gorgeous models that were lovely to work with. (Not to mention, they made a perfect pretend couple) I really hope that you guys enjoy this shoot as much as the first one. 

Planning and Styling - A Blush Moment | Photography - Evolylla | Venue - Willow Springs Winery | Bridal Gown - Elmwood Brides | Flowers - Flowers by Terry | Cake - A Cake Story | Sweets Table - Sweet Lovely Bakes | Stationery - Impressions | Models - Icon Model | Make up - Dreamy Faces