May 1, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Sparkling Wedding Fair at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

Last Saturday J and I joined the Sparkling Wedding Fair at the Mandarin Oriental. The fair lasted from 1:30pm to 6pm with the rundown as follows:

1:30pm - 2:00 pm: Guest reception
2:00pm - 2:10pm Welcoming speech and MC acknowledgement
2:10pm - 2:20pm Wedding dance performance
2:20pm - 2:35pm Sharing on the new trends of venue decoration
2:35pm - 2:55pm Make-up and hairstyling demonstration to go with your wedding gown
2:55pm - 3:10pm Sharing on photography trends
3:10pm - 3:40pm Bridal catwalk show with luxury jewellery
3:40pm - 4:10 pm Consultation sessions for vendors and hotel
4:10 pm - 4:15pm MC acknowledgement
4:15pm - 4:25pm Demonstration of creative wedding cakes
4:35pm - 4:50pm Wedding planner presentation
4:50pm - 5:10pm Make-up and hairstyling demonstration to go with your evening gown
5:10pm - 5:40pm Lucky draw
5:40pm - 6:00pm MC wrap up & hotel acknowledgement
6:00 pm End of the show

Whoa! We were quite busy indeed! Venue decoration, floral arrangements, make-up, hairstyling, dresses, wedding cakes... The fair was really inspiring! We did get some very nice ideas, specially regarding the flowers. I particularly fell in love with these roses on the picture below, so gorgeous!

I also loved the carnations hanging from the chair in a ball like these ones below! I guess I really am into carnations ^^

This table below was prettily decorated, too! I just don't like this Chinese style tablecloth, I think a plain color tablecloth would be way better. Unfortunately, the venue we booked for our Hong Kong wedding uses the same kind of tablecloth. I wonder if J will agree on buying plain color ones for our 18 tables just for that one day? :p

In case you are wondering what the Lucky Draw on the rundown was, let me tell you, it was AMAZING! I so wish I got it :D These are the six prizes that were given away!

1. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong: One-night weekend stay in a Harbour Room with breakfast
2. The Mandarin Cake Shop: One personalised wedding cake (to the value of HKD10,000)
3. Pierre: Dinner in Pierre Gagnaire's Michelin-staarred restaurant
4. Man Wan: Dinner in the awar-winning Cantonese restaurant, Man Wah (to the value of HKD2,000)
5. The Mandarin Spa: Utopia Advanced Anti-ageing Facial (valued at HKD 2,090)
6. The Mandarin Spa: Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapy (valued at 1,925)

The unbelievable thing is how many names were called of people that left the place before the lucky draw. I mean, seriously??? How can you let these prizes escape!? I'm personally considering joining next year again even though I'm already married just for the lucky draw! The whole fair is actually such a nice event, time flies! Plus there's free flow of champagne, orange juice and Perrier during the whole time, you can imagine! Some yummy appetizers were also served around 4pm.

l had a lot of fun, and J did, too! We didn't have the chance to plan our Barcelona wedding together a month ago when I went back to Barcelona because he couldn't join me, but we most certainly did enjoy this wedding planning together last Saturday! :)


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  3. I love hanging carnations! Adds such a cute yet classy touch for weddings.


  4. The deco was so wonderful !
    Loved !
    And you look lovely on the photos !


  5. Wow this is so beautiful for a wedding!

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  7. lovely look;)U are beautiful!
    perfect wedding!


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  9. That does seem like tons of fun! I'm loving the carnation poms - how pretty!

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