Want to add some Asian elements to your wedding celebration? Sarah Fung, publisher of local bridal magazine My Hong Kong Wedding, shows you how to add some Chinese style to your nuptials with some of the best local businesses in Hong Kong.
Where to go for a Hong Kong-style proposal
What could be more romantic and quintessentially Hong Kong than a private ride through the city on a vintage tram? Book a private tram ride via HK Tramways and pop the question with a bottle of champagne in hand as you clatter through the city’s skyscrapers. Alight at The Pawn, a renovated Chinese pawnshop with more than 100 years of history, for a celebratory dinner.
Where to pick up Chinese wedding accessories
Whether you want to dress in a “kwa” (traditional Chinese matrimonial robes), pick up some traditional Chinese wedding decorations, get cards printed or source lucky red packets, local Hongkongers make Prince Edward’s Golden Plaza their first port of call for everything wedding-related. This multi-storey mall is stuffed to the gills with trinkets, accessories, invitation card printers, gown rental stores and much, much more, for both traditional Chinese and western celebrations.
Where to host a modern Chinese wedding feast
Want to amaze your out-of-town guests with Chinese fine-dining and spectacular views? Hutong, perched on the top of Tsim Sha Tsui’s One Peking Road building, offers Northern Chinese cuisine amid dramatic red and black interiors that provide a perfect backdrop to your nuptials. The glittering skyline views are pretty great too. Ramp up the wow factor with a ride on Aqua Luna, the group’s famous red-sailed junk, which is available for charters.
Where to get a wedding cheongsam made
In Chinese weddings, the bride will usually change into a qipao, or cheongsam, for the evening reception. Get yours made by one of Central’s masters of the craft. Linva Tailor on Cochrane Street is a decades-old cheongsam tailor, and is known for creating the beautiful dresses worn by Maggie Cheung in the famous Hong Kong film In the Mood for Love.
Where to get wedding shoes
Whether you need red satin pumps to go with your cheongsam, or white shoes for a Western-style gown, local footwear design house DYOS has got your back. Specialising in occasion and evening shoes, the designs come in a range of shades and embellishments, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. We love the ivory satin pumps with a flash of powder blue on the sole.
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