With Chinese New Year coming up very soon, we’re thrilled to focus on Chinese fusion style wedding elements. The colors, textures and materials are fascinating and the charm these would bring to springtime nuptials is undeniable. So for any couples planning a multi-cultural ceremony and reception, we’ve pulled together some amazing ideas for you to blend the traditional and the trendy in a Chinese-inspired celebration!
Bring In Details with a Multi-cultural Blend!
The Look and Feel
It need not be all red and gold at a Chinese occasion. Especially at a modern event, you can incorporate a range of other bold and bright colors, like hot pink, turquoise, orange, yellow—and of course, the auspicious gold.
The textures are just as varied. Think lush florals; glazed porcelain with intricate, incised designs; wood, bamboo, and basketry; the sheen of silk and satin adorned with embroidery.
The Ceremony Elements
Set the fusion feel with a modern fold-out wedding invitation (1) with a distinctive Chinese character graphic and wax seal. Then, at the ceremony, create a stylishly Chinese air with even a few well-chosen decorative accents. Red draped fabric and floor candles as aisle decor (2) and red lanterns (3) gracing the entryway would give just the right touches. And for a bit of bridal fashion fun, why not a pair of embroidered red shoes (4) underneath your wedding gown—perhaps paired with a hand-painted Chinese fan?
For the reception, incorporate the traditional Chinese tea ceremony (5) with a gorgeous porcelain tea set that would make a wonderful family heirloom. For the guest tables, have linens in an Oriental floral print and groupings of peony and hydrangea centerpieces (6) in sleek black lacquer vases. Assign unique table name cards (7) bearing Chinese characters for auspicious qualities wished upon your marriage. And prepare an elaborate favor display table (8), with guest gift items wrapped in bold colored fabrics and piled into celadon bowls on carved rosewood stands.
Keep reading as we continue this post with a focus on Chinese wedding appetizers and desserts!