After a grand Chinese New Year celebration last week, our thoughts have naturally turned to Asian-themed weddings. There are so many couples who seek to celebrate their heritage in a wedding that reflects elements of their ancestral traditions, and others who simply fall in love with the inspired elegance of an Asian theme.
We’ve used the Asian inspiration to create three very different Asian themed wedding boards. Forget those typical black and red combinations, and cliché tasselled lanterns - our take on this theme is utterly elegant, while still showcasing the color, vibrancy and grandeur of an Asian wedding.
Our first color scheme is rich crimson and orange on a background of classic crisp white, beautifully inspired by Chinese weddings. Dress your bridal party in warm red tones, or accessorise with vibrant red and orange bouquets and saucy red heels. Your tables should be rich and inviting; lay out deep red table covers with burnt orange napkins and coasters
printed with the Chinese characters for love and happiness. You can repeat this logo of love for your Chinese theme wedding on the guest book, toasting flutes and cake topper
too! Finally, tie your food into your theme by serving orange and red cocktails and decorate the cake with coordinating flowers. Your Asian theme wedding will be the ultimate in dramatic sophistication!
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One of the most popular symbols of Asian-inspired themes is the bamboo. Fresh green and gorgeous or brown and earthy, this symbol of nature lends itself perfectly to an organic eco-friendly wedding. The color palette is pure and uber-pretty: natural shades of ecru and beige, coupled with fresh spring green. Set up bamboo chairs for the ceremony, and decorate the aisles with pebbles, driftwood and rose petals. Have your bridal party dressed in complementary tones - little flower girls in ruffled buff-colored dresses look all-too adorable!
For the reception, you can stick with the natural theme by scattering bamboo centerpieces on hand-woven tablecloths, with matching bamboo place card holders
. And treat each one of your guests to a gorgeous bamboo trinket box favor
, to ensure they don’t forget your Asian-themed wedding in a hurry!
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If you fancy the idea of a real hands-on DIY Asian-inspired wedding, what about using origami as your theme? Hundreds of beautiful origami cranes in every color imaginable can help to create a unique and unusual wedding décor. You can then use this plethora of hues to shape the rest of your candy-color scheme - multicoloured place cards pegged up on a string, a candy buffet in lots of yummy shades, even miniature mint tins
or lollipop favors
for your guests. You can decorate the venue with lots of cushions in bright primary colors, and create fun, bright centerpieces and bouquets to match. It’s a theme that proclaims happiness and light in the most delightful way possible…
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