Monday, January 26, 2009

East and West Side Story

Happy Chinese New Year! I've always loved the marriage of two cultures. It's such a great way seeing how you can incorporate cultural tradition and elements of style.

Lady in (Valentino) Red
: okay so we can't all deck our bridesmaids in Valentino, but we can have them wear a figure flattering dress in the same hue. And how about striking a fashionista's pose in addition to the traditional poses? That will be a wedding they will be begging to be a part of!

Fine China: bring the couture to the table with another Valentino find from his fine china collection. Delicate cherry blossoms on a vivid red are perfect for our Asian inspired wedding.

Affaire Internationale: Bella Figura brings together the best of both worlds with her language friendly invitations. Print one in Chinese and one in English, or use both for a bilingual invitation. And letterpress Chinese characters? Wow - truly an amazing attention to detail.

West Side Bride: when East meets West, it's a match made in heaven! If the best of bridal couture is your fancy, pick this Carolina Herrera with this embroidered organza gown.

The Cake: a clean white palette for the cake helps make the lotus sugar flowers really pop.

As luck would have it: folded paper cranes for good luck and a long, happy life.

The Asian Persuasion: say goodbye to your typical Chinese wedding! A glamorous reception using traditional Chinese colors is anything but ordinary. Red lanterns for luck, tall centerpieces of vivid yellow orchids, and interlaced geometric motifs on the chairs are all subtle reminders of Asian elements.

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Images via Chic in Paris, Michael C. Fina, Bella Figura, New York Magazine, The Knot, and Elaine


perfect bound said...

Oh my, this is amazing! I am always drawn to red. I love your use of the color here. Bella Figura is one of my favorites as well... So well done.

The Cinderella Project said...

thank you!

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