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Asian Fusion – Modern Asian Theme Weddings

Jan 2, 2008

I was watching Color Splash last night with David Bromstad (I admit I’m a HGTV design addict), and he was designing a tropical themed bedroom.  When planning his design he said, “You don’t need to go overboard with a theme to make your theme work.” And I couldn’t agree with him more, as this even pertains to designing a wedding.

If your traditional, your Asian inspired wedding will follow the traditional color scheme: red, gold and black.  However, if you are like me, and you lean towards a more contemporary Asian flair, you may want to consider an Asian Fusion wedding, where you combine traditional elements with modern counterparts. 

A great color scheme for modern Asian Fusion weddings is pink, silver and black. Pink reminds me of cherry blossoms and lotus flowers - traditional themes found in Asian inspired design, silver is gold’s counterpart and black is found in traditional Asian themed weddings. 

How can you incorporate these modern Asian colors into your wedding without going overboard like David Bromstad said?  It’s easy – keep it simple.  Start with modern table settings and linens in black and white.  Black table linens make modern white dishes pop off the table.  Add accents of silver and pink for a fabulous touch.  Silver can be incorporated with silver stemmed champagne flutes at each setting, silver chopsticks, and/or silver place card holders such as these: Silver Plated Fortune Cookie Place Card Holders .  Add pops of pink to your reception tables with pink and white tipped orchids, pink gerber daisies, pink roses, or pink cherry blossoms.  Add pink Asian inspired wedding favors to each setting such as these: Pink Asian Brocade Wedding Favor Boxes or these Pink Oriental Slipper Wedding Favor Box

For your bridesmaids and groomsmen, think simple black and white attire with pink bouquets and boutonnieres.  The pink will stand out against the black without going too overboard with pink accents. 

The black and white are grounding, (think of the complementary principles of Ying Yang – another traditional Asian symbol) without screaming “Asian Theme” to your guests.  And the silver and pink are your Asian inspired accents – simple, sleek and modern.

Asian Fusion Wedding Theme
Asian Fusion Wedding Theme, photo courtesy of Weddingstar 2008 Catalog, Page 111

 

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