A Colourful DIY Hong Kong Wedding by History Studio

I love a colorful wedding and when it’s one that’s also filled to the brim with DIY details, it’s just wonderful. When peachies, Sarah and Wilson sent me their beautiful photos by History Studio from their destination wedding in Hong Kong and shared their super sweet love story with me, I was just thrilled because there was just so much beauty in it all. As a designer herself, having worked for Paul Smith and Cath Kidston, Sarah designed most of the wedding and you can see from the whole styling and design of their wedding that Sarah has some major design talent. Not only will you go gaga over the beauty of their wedding but Sarah and Wilson’s story is seriously too sweet not to share. Sarah and Wilson were childhood friends – their grandparents were neighbors and their mums, best friends! They actually grew up apart with Sarah in London and Wilson moving to Michigan when he was 5 and it wasn’t until 20 years later that Wilson made a trip all the way to London to visit Sarah and not long after, they realised what they had been missing out on, and 45 days later, Wilson proposed! OMG how sweet is that?! It’s like a love story from the movies!

Bride, Sarah shares “although neither of us have lived in Hong Kong, we felt it was really important to have the wedding there as both our grandparents and parents all met and grew up in Hong Kong. We chose The Repulse Bay as our venue as we loved the historical building as well as it’s colonial references. We had a wonderful day with many friends and family flying from abroad. Our vision was that it would reflect our personalities and we felt like the wedding did exactly that.”

I love the cute ring pillow that Sarah made herself.

“I had always imagined that our wedding would be really colorful so Wilson and I decided not to have a color theme as such, but we did chose a salmon pink for the color of our bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen ties and ran it as a color we used for ribbons, but other than that, everything was multicolored.”

“As a print designer, my speciality is drawing florals so I took the opportunity to use some of my past designs on creating small DIY projects such as our wedding programs, confetti cones & table numbers.”

“My tip to brides when making confetti cones would be to remember to print on both sides so the inside of the cone also looks pretty!”

“I really wanted it our wedding to feel relaxed, be colorful and with filled with lots of DIY elements. I started off designing a paper floral arch and everything else just revolved around that.”

Their paper floral arch is just oh-so pretty, don’t you think?

“We even made our own childhood video to make sure that we could tell their story from our perspective. I simply created individual pages and put it as a slideshow using iMovie!”

I love how Sarah and Wilson incorporated so many colorful details, little handmade items and made a point of sharing their story. They even included a mood board fearing their photos, wedding inspirations and notes – such a great idea! It really was a true reflection of themselves and it’s always so inspiring to see what happens when couples make the effort to tickle their creative insides. Sometimes it’s these details (no matter how big or small) that make all the difference. Thank you Sarah and Wilson for sharing your story and stunning photos with me. Congratulations again and wishing you both a lifetime of love, laughter and lots of peachiness! Xx

Photography: History Studio / Cinematography: Wil Production / Childhood Video: By the Bride / Flowers & Decoration: My Elegant Wedding / Event Design & Planning: By the Bride / Wedding co-ordinator: Meon Lam of Blue Pebble Consultancy / Ceremony: The Repulse Bay, Front Lawn, Hong Kong / Reception Venue: The Repulse Bay, The Verandah, Hong Kong / Invitations & Save the Date : By the Bride / Cake Topper: My Merry Made / Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara (From Le Salon Bridal Boutique – Michigan) / Brides Shoes: Jimmy Choo & Christian Louboutin / Grooms Attire: Paul Smith, Armani & Ermenegildo Zegna / Bridesmaid Dresses: Robert Rodriguez / Flower Girl Dress: Laura Ashley / Brides morning hair & make up: Sum Wong / Brides evening hair & Maki up: Suki Make Up / Band: Ladybird and the Diamonds / Photobooth: HK Photo box
  • This is an absolutely gorgeous wedding! The bride’s beautiful gown, the lovely florals, the colorful details…everything is absolutely perfect!

    • Simply Peachy

      Thank you Valerie! Sarah and Wilson put so much effort into their wedding and it really was beautiful!

  • Beautiful! Love that she let her hair down for the reception…. what a lovely touch.
    Ronnie xo

    • Simply Peachy

      Sarah was absolutely gorgeous! and i totally feel the same way – love it when a bride lets her hair down!

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  • Miss MW

    Oh I can’t view the video posted…how I can see that? Would love to take a look…thanks!

    • Simply Peachy

      Hi Miss MW. The video should be working but if you still have trouble let me know and I can email you the link. Thanks for popping by!

  • Jessica Yuen

    Hi Sarah

    Me and my fiance are planning to get married at Repulse Bay in 2014. We saw your pictures and found your wedding very personal. However, we couldn’t watch the video. Can you please send it to us?


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