A Whimsical Tropical Southeast Asian-Inspired Style Wedding Shoot

The aesthetic for our wedding editorial shoot was driven by an appreciation for tropical Southeast Asia. We wanted to bring a sense of this region to the rest of the world using a modern minimalist lens.

Our color palette was inspired by the color variations seen in the yellow bougainvillea plant and the dried golden hue of the leaves from the Fukugi (or “happiness”) tree. The shoot took place in a light-filled studio in Singapore, and was brought together by an amazing, passionate and extremely talented team of creatives.

We wanted to include elements in the shoot that were meaningful, yet we were careful to keep our look clean and void of clutter. We chose Yixing clay teaware for their aged-yet-slick matted look. The subdued, elegant feel of the table setting was naturally brought into focus by the color-punched wedding suite, accented with beautiful modern calligraphy.

A tropical Southeast Asian-inspired garden installation provided a lush, whimsical backdrop to our internationally-based couple, whose look was inspired by a modern, clean, minimal aesthetic. Depth, scale, and texture were introduced by incorporating local varieties of potted plants, including bougainvillea, hibiscus, and Dracaena Marginata plants.

The visually impactful backdrop helped to anchor our accent tones and weave in a sense of place for our shoot. Keeping in line with our less-is-more vision, the tablescape was kept focused and minimal, with ikebana-inspired floral arrangements, naturally dyed silk ribbons and table runner, and menus accented with the colors of mustard, ochre and some pops of peach.

Floral Designer: Bloomen | Hair & Makeup: Be Found Studios | Photography & Creative Direction: Maritha Mae Website |Photo Assistance: John See Website | Invitations & Calligraphy: MBOJ Studio Website  | Gown Boutique: 1st Gown: Toni Maticevski from Truly Enamoured, 2nd Gown: Catherine Deane from Frieda Brides | Silk Ribbons & Table Runner: Eirene Artisan | Chairs: Furniche | Teaware: Pekoe and Imp | Flatware: Homlly | Men’s Shirt: TOR | Earrings: Naturae Design from Caramel & Co | Female Model: Sana Lindberg

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About OnceWed.com

Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding.