It has been a whirlwind of activity since Toronto Star (Canada’s largest nationally circulated newspaper) engaged Wendy in an editorial Chinese New Year style shoot. In just under 2 weeks, we had to design, plan and execute this richly detailed photo shoot. We were asked to create two table top designs that were each distinctively unique, but still reminiscent of Asian style and flair.
The second look was created using a more modern muted palette of blue, pink and white. The inspiration came from Wendy’s grandmother’s Ching Tung blue and white porcelain pattern. Its beauty has also captivated the hearts of those in the West for many generations. The French call it “blanc de Chine”. There are various blue and white porcelain patterns which lend themselves to a Chinoiserie feel in design and decor. This is currently a really hot trend.
With this more modern setting, Wendy collaborated with THE SOCIAL ROSE to create a floral masterpiece in a more garden style. We think The Social Rose created another phenomenal tabletop centrepiece design!!
Wendy worked really hard to garner as much exposure for the team’s shoot as much as possible. We are extremely grateful that so many other media outlets loved the team’s work. Thank you to Toronto Star, Elegant Weddings, EventSouce, OMNI Focus Cantonese, Calgary Bride, Real Wedding Canada, Cultural Wedding Planner, Strictly Weddings, Edbury Collections – UK and Her World Plus – Singapore for featuring our team’s talents.
Here are the gorgeous images from the Chinese New Year’s Shoot as captured by PEPPER AND LIGHT. Please give a huge round of applause to our amazing team…
This modern Asian inspired table designed was featured on a rectangle table. This was deliberately chosen as most Western dining tables and Western restaurants are rectangle tables. Wendy paired white chairs that have a Zhen vibe but having a modern style. This design could easily be translated for a bridal shower, a pastel water colour theme wedding or even a baby shower.
The beauty of the blue and white porcelain pattern, is that you can mix and match. It doesn’t need to be the exact pattern. In fact, it’s best not to be matching things identically. The key design element is that the patterns are similar, with the tones and hues of the blues being similar.
As this design was meant to have more of a garden feel, the floral blooms used are hydrangea, roses, garden roses, ranunculus, and berries. They flowers were arranged in a more loose and organic feel.
We then also matched charger plates hand crafted from Italy, and a blush pink water goblet to emphasize the tones of blues and pinks.
We also opted for a more modern and sleek white and gold statement flatware. Again, mixing modern elements with more vintage ones like the china and the glassware.
Again, what a fun modern interpretation of stationery for Chinese New Year. We love the firecracker that has the lucky money rolled up inside!!
This gigantic Ferrero Rocher chocolate presentation in its own custom lucite is a fabulous parting favour for your guests.
What a fabulous sweets table display!! Hitting all the colour palette tones of blues, pinks and whites, yet including the symbolism associated with Chinese New Year.
We can just imagine all the guests ooh’s and ah’s of delight when they see this delicious sweets table after dinner.
We absolutely adore the Rooster medallions on these cupcakes for Chinese New Year.
The flowers on these cupcakes look to exquisite to eat!! The macaroons are detailed with the Chinese character “Fook”, which means fortune and good luck. Things that are wished for in the coming year.
Wendy is a Toronto WEDDING PLANNER whose specialty is “East marries West” weddings in the Greater Toronto Area, New York area, Vancouver area, Los Angeles area, Southern California and in the beautiful destination of Bali, Indonesia.
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