A Stylish and Stunning Styled Shoot to Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Hello, loves! I hope that your Monday is going well so far, what are your plans for today? I’m absolutely full of cold and just looking forward to a little bit of spring sunshine to shake it away. I do love that the mornings are already appearing brighter and my drive home on an evening is not pitch black, is there something that you are looking forward to over the next couple of spring months?
Talking of new beginnings and seasons, we’re talking to Wendy from Asian Fusion Weddings who has brought us the most sensational styled shoot to celebrate the Lunar New Year which took place on the 16th of January. Wendy collaborated with many other talented wedding people to bring you two different settings, taking inspiration from in Asian heritage, blends in East and West decor elements, high end designers and features not only look great in design but too, that could be use at any type of celebration or event.
So, with our further ado, we’ll bring you all the pretty from the shoot and some more information from Wendy, the creative director. Enjoy, lovelies!
Video: Images Life Media
As a wedding planner, you participate in style shoots on various themes. So why one about the Lunar New Year?
“Chinese New Year is always celebrated with friends and family at home, and eating together is always part of the 15 day celebrations. Although food is a very important element at these get-togethers, often times the visual and aesthetic experience for our guests may be overlooked. For this very reason, our team wanted to showcase two very distinct looks that anyone can do at home. These decorative ideas are really simple to execute, but they really do enhance the dining table tremendously.”
What was the inspiration for this style shoot?
“Thinking about all those Lunar New Year family dinners over the years, personally, I was ultimately inspired by two specific things. First, Pantone’s colour of year for 2017; greenery. This was the reason green was selected in the colour palette. Secondly, would it be possible to have a Chinese inspired shoot without featuring traditional red? I believe our team was successful in demonstrating a modern interpretation of Asian decor and styling when you look at the video and pictures.”
“The other design features that our team encapsulated was the Yin and Yang concept. One table featured a bold approach with the use of Bonsai trees. It translated into a more sophisticated masculine feel. The second table donated a more feminine touch with an abundance of flowers in shades of soft pinks and purples.”
What is the one key piece of advice that you can offer to couples looking to design their own event?
“My continuous inspiration is derived from my clients’ cultural backgrounds, their individual tastes and impeccable styles. Hence the company name “Asian Fusion Weddings”. However, there are also clients that want a very visually detailed rich celebration where the cultural aspects are not the main focus. Hence “Formosa Events”. Formosus in Latin means beautifully formed. Therefore, when couples consult with this company, they desire more visual eye candy at their events.
In either case, it brings me great joy to be able to infuse their wishes into one creatively detailed and cohesive design; whether it be a gathering at home, an intimate affair and/or an extravagant wedding. The key for designing any celebrations is to maintain the colour scheme, use a variety of textures and remember what the purpose of the event is all about.”
Thank you very much for sharing your team’s editorial shoot with us, we’ve adored both table settings and I’m sure that many will find them inspirational, along with your pieces of advice, too.
“Thank you for sharing our images and video. Gung Hay Fat Choy! I wish everyone a healthy, wealthy and prosperous new year.”
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The Team Behind the Talent
Creative Director, Green theme Producer and Wedding Planner: Asian Fusion Weddings Creative Director, Pink theme Producer and Wedding Planner: Formosa Events Creative Director (Both Shoots) and Photography: Pepper and Light Cinematography: Images Life Media Floral and Decor: Jackie O Floral Events Affair Bonsai Trees: Tropical Expressions Cake and Sweets Table: Nadia and Co. Stationery Design and Flat Lay Stylist: Maison Maquette Backdrop and Table Vinyl: Designer Dance Floor | Exotik Wrapz Wedding Gowns: Dina Alonzi Asian Jewellery: H & F Jewellery Men’s Bowtie and Male Model Stylist: TYTAN Ties Men’s Ties (Pink theme shoot): Classica Men’s Shoes (Pink theme shoot): JAY + DEE Hair Stylist: Medulla & Co. Make-up Artist: Vinny Artistry & Co. Canine Couture: El Cachorrocouture Lion Dancers: Wushu Project Table top rentals: Chairman Mills Table and Chair rentals: Detailz Couture Paper Lanterns: Toronto Paper Lanterns Female and Male Models: Elite Model (Crystal and Gabriel) Canine Models: Merlin’s Hope Rescue Venue: Aga Khan Museum Venue: Shangri-La Hotel – Toronto