Lotus – Vietnam’s national flower, always possesses such an elegant and graceful charm. Using lotuses in a wedding is no new idea but in this wedding named “Moonlight On The Lotus Pond”, the beauty of this flower was exploited from a totally different angle. Also, this was the first time Vietnam’s national flower had ever appeared at the 6-star luxury resort InterContinental Danang.
Unlike city weddings that use lotus for decoration, choosing lotus for a destination wedding at a sophisticated venue like InterContinental Danang posed several challenges in transportation, preservation and arrangement. However, our wedding planners had calculated carefully so that the bride, groom and their guests could thoroughly enjoy the charm of lotus throughout the dinner reception.
Taking advantage on the nature of lotus
Lotus buds, blooms and wilts in one day, therefore we had to arrange and calculate the timing perfectly so that everyone could naturally witness every state of its flowers and leaves.
The concept of “Moonlight On The Lotus Pond” was expressed on multiple decorative elements, such as the moon-shaped photo booth with the couple’s logo, or the wedding stage symbolizing moonlight reflected on a lotus leaf floating on a pond.
Besides, white lotus blended perfectly in the White Hall ballroom of InterContinental Danang – a delicate fusion of traditional and modern charms.
Guests would find their seats on the paper lotuses made from traditional Vietnamese craft paper at the escort table, which was decorated with white lotus as well. The table numbers were painted with watery patterns, another delicate touch integrated with the overall concept.
Personalized Wedding Vow Notes
Another interesting touch was the wedding vow notes with the image of dragon and phoenix. The couple are board game lovers, especially the game Tichu, so they wanted to put 2 cards from the game on the front of the notes in which they conveyed the dearest messages for each other.
Congratulations to the mind behind it all, Ms. Nhu Nguyen, for having successfully expressed the beauty of lotus so creatively. The way we showcased all the natural states of lotus – budding, blooming and wilting was to pay homage to the personality of our bride Halam – graceful, positive and elegant just like lotuses on the pond.