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A flair with gold and crystal sparks ...

where vintage meets modern ...

Last year for my wedding, I challenged myself to design a prototype for simplicity and elegant wedding.   My mission was to buy less and re-use what I have had in my garage.  Gold is a rich color, I had to use it carefully for it not to give it an old looks.  Diamonds and crystals are simply expensive but I found a way to get the effects within my budget.

Everything began with my discovery at DollarTree Store …
Love at the first sight: I cleared their shelf right away when I saw these gorgeous mirror/picture frames.  I accessorized it with peacock feather, ribbon and diamond buckle.  

Labelling was next.
I used shiny antique gold paper, semi cloth paper with embossed flower print to cover the bottle original label.  The greeting was printed out with laser printer and said: drink and be Marry, cheers !!!.  Then our initials.  I glued a cherry blossom flower for the accent.

The ceremony site,

I made individual strands of crystals and satin rose petals; then arrange them in a long wooden stick for easiness of installation on the D day.  The whole gazebo was decorated with 9’ long strands of iridescent crystal curtains, individual made strands of crystals and rose petals, about 10 dz. of silk pink and off white cherry blossoms, 8 dz. of white dendrobium orchids and curly willows. 

The cake,
Many hands got involved in the installation.  Many thanks to my friends and fellow florist. Many people till this day loves my cake tower.  It was inspired by Christina Aquilera’s wedding cake.  Mine consisted of foam cake with real cupcakes.  My parents made the cake topper, my husband assembled the cake pieces, I sew the beads curtain and decorated the whole cake with silk flowers, my friend baked the yummy cupcakes.  What a team effort.

My cake was featured in Florists' Review magazine (March 2010)

Christina Aquillera's wedding cake

Cake tower 

The bride's bouquet,

Originally I wanna use gardenia in my bouquet but due to the hot weather I didn’t or else I can say Ivanka Trump copied my bouquet (big smile). 

Ivanka Trump's wedding bouquet

The royal candy buffet,

gold and silver wrapped candy for the candy buffet

These cones were small plastic cups wrapped with nice paper.

Other treasures found in DollarTree, 99 cents Store and Open Air Market.

Other hand-made stuff,

Those are all DIY (do it yourself) I can think about. 
If you have questions, feel free to email me. 
~~~ Happy planning ~~~