East Meets West


Love is found in unexpected places and circumstances. Sometimes two people who are completely different from each other fall in love. Just like the saying goes: opposites attract. However, similarities, whether it is jobs or hobbies, can also bring soul mates together. Raymond and Margaretha, who are both architects, is an example of the latter.


Because the couple is architects, they wanted to have some architectural elements in their wedding. We are talking about wood, panels, and rustic. Our challenge was to pull off a great decoration with those in mind, as well as combining it with the chinoiserie theme, which is the imitation of Chinese motifs and techniques in Western art, furniture, and architecture, especially in the 18th century. This theme is gaining popularity lately, especially among those who have a Chinese background. It is paying homage to their ancestry, but with a European twist.



The wedding colour theme is white and blue because chinoiserie is dominated by them. As you can see, those colours are everywhere! They are in the china plates, vases, placemats, tablecloths, and many more. We used blue hydrangeas, but added yellow roses and tulips to make it brighter. The result is one stunning wedding, don’t you think?



Wait, there is more. We were thinking about what we should make to represent the newly wedded architects. We came up with Roman arches and pillars made of metal frames around the bride and groom table. The wood and rustic elements they requested were already present in the dining hall at Tirta Uluwatu in Bali, plus in the accessories we brought in such as tree logs, crates, and picture frames.


We have to admit that Raymond and Margaretha’s wedding is one of the prettiest we have ever done. We loved the mix of Eastern and Western elements and the structure we had to make. It makes us proud to say that we can take all the inputs and make something great for the bride and groom.


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