Oct
30th

A Chic Vintage Hong Kong Wedding by Jada Poon Photography

To say this wedding was stunning would be a major understatement. There’s all kinds of prettiness here and I mean, hand to your heart kind of prettiness – just beyond breathtaking. I don’t what I love more about the wedding than the Bride and Groom’s impeccable style, the pretty colour palettes of pinks, emerald, red, teal and black, pink and white, all the fun and stylish personal and DIY details injected into the day, the Bride’s amazing Jenny Packham gown and gorgeous hair pieces, the hot air balloon inspired dessert table, the chic style of the nighttime reception fun, the gallery reception setting, the oh-so beautiful florals by Ellermann Floral and Events Design Atelier or the undeniable adoration the Bride and Groom have for one another. And with Jada Poon Photography behind the lens to capture all the beauty, it just doesn’t get any better. Words just don’t do it justice so I’m going to leave you to soak up all the gorgeousness right here.

Bride Jessi shares, “Ellermann did a superb job in creating my dream bouquet. It was a combination of Succulents, Eucalyptus leaves and seeds, Juliet Garden Roses, Spray Roses and Astilbes, in coral and pink shades. The bouquet was tied together with a satin blush ribbon combined with a lace ribbon, completed with a little detail of vintage gold button that I found in a haberdashery in Sham Shui Po. Sam and his groomsmen all had matching succulent boutonnieres. I ordered these vintage hot air balloon badges on Etsy and Ellermann incorporated them into the boutonnieres.”

“I landed on Jenny Packham’s website by chance while browsing online. Packham’s 2012 bridal collection was incredibly beautiful and fulfilled all my wishes of the ideal bridal gown. Two particular dresses stood out from the collection, the Aspen and the Willow. Thankfully, there was a stockist in Hong Kong so I went to try them on. The Aspen was actually my first choice but it didn’t fit well and I thought it would be wise to choose practicality and comfort over pure appearance. So I moved on to the Willow which was one of those dresses that looks a hundred times better on than hanging from the rack. The moment I walked out of the changing room, the whole room fell silent. My bridesmaid started repeatedly whispering “OMG that’s soo nice OMG…” and my Maid of Honour had tears in her eyes! So we all knew there and then, the Willow was the one!”

“We wanted to personalize the event as much as possible because it would be more meaningful and memorable. We also saw it as an opportunity to creatively challenge ourselves and to strengthen our bond as a team. It brought us closer to our family and friends too because everybody pitched in and added a bit of love to the project. It made the journey really special and worthwhile.”

“For the day time reception table, we used a vintage suitcase. There was a display of our engagement photos pegged on baker’s twine, flowers in vintage bottles and a cute VW camper van tissue box with a sign that said ‘Tissues – please take one for your tears of joy'”.

“There are so many details I love, it’s impossible to choose just one that’s my favourite! But there is this one unexpected detail that popped up which everybody loved (especially our photographers!) Sam sent a big bunch of balloons to my hotel room in the morning. Each balloon had a love note and silver sparkly heart attached at the end of the ribbon. They looked so pretty floating in front of our room window that looked out to the harbour view. It really put a smile to everyone’s face that morning especially since it was such an early start.”

“Our inspiration for the day part of our wedding was “a vintage hot air balloon” because we took our engagement photos on one! Our ceremony was held in a Glass Chapel surrounded by a small garden. We wanted it to be relaxed and fun so we chose a bright colour palette with popping red and aqua against softer colours of pink, white & gold.”

“We designed our own cake, cookies, cake pops, cupcakes and got a company to make them. We sourced our own boxes, jars, decor and my bridesmaids help put it together on the day.”

“We hired these elegant vintage mirror console tables from our florist. Once again we designed and styled the arrangements and my bridesmaids helped us set it all up on the day. We even made our own CD albums that doubled up as escort cards!”

“On the contrary, our dinner reception was held in an art gallery. The gallery was modern and cool so we went for a chic black, white and pink colour scheme. The idea was to put a modern twist on vintage Chanel and Hollywood Glamour. We also wanted to remain true to the essence of the venue. The gallery is used for displaying art so we exhibited our own artwork which was inspired from all our favourite things including fashion, film, music, sport and pop art.”

“We sourced our own LED and scented candles, table runners, wooden table numbers, pearl napkin rings, made our own place cards and menus. Together with Ellermann’s floral centrepieces, it looked amazing. Really took my breath away!”

“A collection of all our favourite sweets sourced locally and from overseas. We hired glass jars from our florist and ordered a massive macaron tower. We provided mini shovels and tongs as well as bags for our guests to take some for their journeys home. Sam designed a logo which he got made into a vinyl sticker and we used it as our candy bar backdrop.”

“My favourite moment of the day was our “first look” and arriving at the art gallery to see our designs finally become reality.”

“My advice for couples planning their wedding would be to visit the Simply Peachy Blog for inspiration, there are many inspiring blogs out there but Simply Peachy is the best Hong Kong based one! Start early. Wedding planning can be overwhelming so invite more people to help, they’re actually happy to take part. Maintain good communication with your bridal party, vendors and photographers, they’re not mind readers. Let them know about the details of your planning in advance so they can help ensure a smooth running on the day. Enjoy the planning, find ways to make it fun! Lastly, don’t lose focus of the most important thing – it is a celebration of your love and commitment to each other. It’s great if you can include lots of details, they do enhance the look of the event but at the end of the day it is the people that make the party. If you are happy and having a good time, everyone else will too!”

Aww, thanks so much Jessi! You just made my day!

You might even remember Jessi and Sam’s beautiful vintage picnic engagement session, stylish Groomsmen wine tasting party and unique wedding video! Jessi and Sam sure know how to throw let their hair down, get creative and throw an awesome party!

Photographer: Jada Poon Photography / Videographer: BOZZ Productions / Florist: Ellermann Floral and Event Design Atelier / Stationery: DIY by Bride & Groom / Celebrant: Eternalvow / Ceremony Venue: Glass Chapel / Reception Venue:  The Space / Wedding Gown Designer: Jenny Packham / Evening Gown Designer: Rachel Gilbert / Shoes: Angeline Lee / Cake: Beyond Dessert / Jewellery: Parure Milano / Hair piece: Percy Handmade / Hair: Ella Ho / Make up: Yoyo Tang / Bridesmaids Dresses & cardigans: Forever21 / Bridesmaids Shoes: Angeline Lee / Grooms Attire: Hackett / Grooms Shoes: Paul Smith / Groomsmen Attire: H&M / Caterer: Ginger /Favours: DIY by Bride & Groom / Lighting: Davaga / Photo Booth: HK Photobox.

Jada Poon Photography is one of our peachy vendors and you can view more of her amazing work on her website or on her profile here.