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Table setting

Exotic orchids and other blooms, as well as motifs paired with elegant dinnerware ensure a feast for the eyes – and the appetite.
Thaiware acrylic dinner plate, $16.90, celadon dessert plate, $15, Chinese teacups, $5 each, bowls, $8 each, spoons, $2.90 each, and Dynasty chopsticks, $9.90 for five pairs, from METRO CENTREPOINT. Fabric coasters, $6.90 each, from SHEVRON. Menu with band and chopstick holders, prices upon enquiry, from NINETEEN DESIGN STUDIO. Mandarin collar clasps as chopstick clips, $7.50 for five, from MUI HUAY. 

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It should reflect your theme. Ornate motifs and a casual font suggest a playful time ahead.
Invitation card, from $450 for 100, envelope, from $3.50 for 100, and RSVP postcard, from $250 for 100, from NINETEEN DESIGN STUDIO.

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Send relatives and friends home with favours they can use and enjoy. One of our picks: quirky teacups with koi or scrumptious traditional pastries.
Ceramic teacups with koi, $10 for three, from ORCHID CHOPSTICKS.

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Blend beautiful aranda orchids with more delicate pastel blooms, like roses, snowball hydrangeas and eustomas.
Arrangements, $580 for all, from GREEN POINT FLOWERS. 

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Rich colours and metallic accents amp up the glamour for an evening reception.
Arrangements (hydrangeas, roses, viburnums and aranda orchids), $780 for all, from GREEN POINT FLOWERS. Silver cut-glass tealight holders used for flowers, $17.95 each, DENBY tapered candle holder in small, $23.95 each, and medium, $29.95 each, from CRATE & BARREL. Stemware, $23.50 each, from THE LOFT. Gold porcelain stool, from $40 for  day, and green stool, from $50 for a day, from KIT & KABOODLE.

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Surprise your guests with an assortment of colourful and delightful kueh.
Rainbow kueh lapis, $2.80 for six pieces, from HARRIANNS. 

This article was first featured in Her World Brides June – August 2015. For the full story and more, the issue is currently on news stands and major bookstores. The digital edition is available at iTunes and Google play stores.