Mood Board: Ideas and trends for winter weddings

Two-piece wedding gowns

Limor Rosen at HITCHED! Bridal

Two-piece wedding gowns aren’t just flattering and fresh, but they’re also perfect for the chilly winter season. If you’re throwing a snow-kissed celebration abroad, consider pairing a fitted cashmere top with a classic round skirt.

Winter whites


Photo: The Wedding Company

If the movie Frozen taught us anything, it’s that winter can be absolutely ethereal. Even without snow, you can still get the look by decking out the venue in soft shades of white. When the palette’s kept simple you can go wild with contrasting textures – think white roses, marble, crystals, wood, and more.

Statement earrings


Cassouto

When done right, statement earrings can add a serious dose of glamour to your bridal look. And to be really on trend, consider a retro choker to match.

Seasonal cocktails

Put down that aperol spritz! This season is all about warming welcome cocktails that channel that winter wonderland – think cinnamon-imbued ciders, negronis, and pomegranate martinis.

Eye-popping colours

Your makeup says just as much about your style as the dress, which is why bold brides are embracing surprising eyeshadow shades. A shock of blue, mint, or a bit of gold leaf can change the look completely.

Party portraits

Creative couples will love this photobooth alternative. Instead of stocking up on Polaroid film, hire a Hong Kong illustrator – like Kitty Wong (@kittynwong) – to sketch portraits of your guests and perhaps even capture your ceremony. Now that’s a personal touch!

Go green

It’s cool to be eco-friendly – and not that difficult either. One of the easiest ways to reduce waste at an event is to avoid disposable straws. Instead, opt for stainless steel or glass straws which can double as a wedding favour! We love these from The Pineapple Company, which are $170 per set from Lane Crawford Home.

Emerald elements


The Silver Lining Wedding Journal

Timeless and regal, it’s no surprise this stylish shade is popping up everywhere this year, from bouquets to bridesmaid dresses. You can easily incorporate emerald into your big day, whether it’s a tiny pop of colour in the centrepieces or as a major player in your wedding palette.

Shop online for gowns at Needle & Thread

British brand Needle & Thread’s Autumn/Winter Bridal 2017 collection is full of beautiful (and affordable) gowns. Taking its cues from the works of Danish painter P.S. Krøyer and his wife Marie Krøyer, the collection features delicate embroidery, antique lace, and unexpected shades of grey, pink, blue and shimmering champagne. The line is available on net-a-porter.com.    

needleandthread.com.

ready-made stationery at Kikki.K

Once the party’s over, there’s one thing left to do: thank-you notes. The aptly named “Fall In Love with Your Life” collection from Kikki.K should help you get the job done without spending a fortune on gold foil and letterpressing. The energetic designs include high-voltage shades of yellows, pinks, and greys – each with a sweet note. And while you’re at it, stock up on journals, diaries, or a heart-printed mug for yourself. 

www.kikki-k.com.

Hire a photographer with ease with KaChick

Finding the perfect wedding photographer just got easier: The new KaChick photography marketplace provides an easy-to-use interface where couples can browse photographer profiles and pictures. You can sort by location, budget, style, occasion – and even chat with potential candidates – all in one place.

(photo: Kim Lo)

Available on the Apple Store, www.kachick.com.

Woolen cheongsams from Yi-Ming

Just in time for winter weddings, homegrown Hong Kong fashion brand Yi-Ming has teamed up with The Woolmark Company to launch a unique knitwear cheongsam collection. Made of high-quality Merino wool, these stylish designs provide a flattering (and functional) alternative to the traditional Chinese-style wedding dress.

www.yi-ming.asia.

Sanstation

As the very first touchpoint with guests, invitations can totally set the tone of your wedding. So if you’re trying to keep it classy (and who’s not?), check out the personalised wedding suites from SanStation, which ooze sophistication with marbled designs, rich shades and romantic calligraphy.

www.sanstation.com.

Five-ways-to-wear earrings at The 5th C

Can’t find earrings to match every mood? Hong Kong-based diamond jeweller The 5th C just introduced an innovative solution. The brand’s transformer-like “My 5-Ways” earrings provide five styles in one, from dramatic chandeliers to drop stones to simple studs. These made-to-order earrings can be crafted with rose gold, emeralds, diamonds, pearls – just be sure to order ahead, as the process takes three to six weeks. 

www.the5thc.com.

Pre-wedding photo sessions at Ocean Park

What do pandas and penguins have in common? They can both star in your pre-wedding photos at Ocean Park! Depending on the package, couples can pick two to four locations across the park, including the Grand Aquarium, Ferris Wheel, merry-go-round or Old Hong Kong Street. Wedding packages and banquet menus (including free tickets for guests) are also available, just in case riding a roller coaster in your wedding dress is an item on your bucket list.
Packages start from $17,888.
www.oceanpark.com.hk.