9 stylish ways to modernise your Oriental-themed wedding
A modern cheongsam
While the Qun Kua is seen as the traditional Chinese wedding dress, the graceful cheongsam is also a lovely wedding option for paying homage to your heritage. We love how the sheer neckline of this design adds a touch of chic modernity to the traditional garment.
Let your outfit inspire your wedding cake! Here the pink confection gleaned inspiration from the cheongsam’s floral embroidery, and even its Mandarin collar!
Image: Her World Brides. Wedding cake: Mad About Sucre. Cheongsam: Emanuel B. Couture. Photography: Tan Wei Te.
A dessert table with a nostalgic and Oriental twist
Real couple June Tan and Foo Choo Kiat, owners of Lola’s Cafe and On The Table, served cafe-style desserts and drinks (that they made themselves!) on a dessert table dressed with Oriental elements. See more pictures of their wedding dinner at Empress.
Image: Her World Brides/ Photography: Bittersweet Photography
A texture concrete-like backdrop and mesh introduces an industrial vibe that offers a stark (and super chic) contrast to the striking red ‘Shuang Xi’ motif. Lush floral arrangments turn up the romance.
Remember the traditional wall paper calendar (that you can tear away each day) you probably saw in your parents or grandparents’ homes? This calendar-inspired wedding sign is sure to catch your guests’ attention.
Instead of petals, consider making your entrance amid a shower of ‘Double Happiness”. Or if you’re not too keen on having felt confetti thrown over you, have them scattered as table confetti to amp up your tablescapes!