Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Oriental Wedding Themed ~ Pinang Peranakan Mansion

It's February 18th 2011, 4 days after Valentines and a day after the Chinese Valentine (15th day of the Chinese Lunar New Year) which marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. It's the 1st day of the Chinese Lunar Year of the Rabbit and also the wedding of my sister in law, Mei. She has engaged FE to work their magic in decorating the Nyonya themed venue of Peranakan House in Church Street, Penang. By day, the location is a tourist attraction displaying vintage furniture, decor and artifacts of Nyonya descent but come night this location morphs into a magnificent spectacle of a retro Shanghai Chic wedding! Leave to team FE to pull it off!

Rather than just sticking with the cliche of fresh flowers, FE rocked out with paper pom-poms, handmade paper wind mills and mini "fengshui" fans. We complemented these with Cymbidium orchids and Mokara orchids which was transported all the way from our store in KL. Extra care on climate and humidity control had to be in placed to ensure that my "babies" make the trip in one piece. 

This was also FE's virgin voyage for an out of town event so we were both anxious and excited!
Alas, with assistance from Mike(the groom) and Eugene(my groom) most of the heavy lifting was covered and I personally saw to the more intricate wedding details. The finish product was like time traveling back to 1920s China with the bride in crimson red cheongsam and the groom in a dapper grey 3 piece. The decor was not overly lavish and extravagant as we respected the bride and groom's wishes of keeping it a simple and intimate evening with family and friends. Here are some moments we like to share with you!!!











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