D.I.Y. Lai See Red Packet (with Free Printable)

What’s better than getting lai see? Getting lai see in pretty designs, of course! For your wedding day, why not make personalized red packets for your bridesmaids and groomsmen? It’s a thoughtful gesture that is both practical (can’t really mix up color-coded and personalized envelopes) and easy to make. You can also make some extra ones for your reception table and wow your guests. Let’s get on it!

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You will need:

  • A4 sized paper in different patterns and/or colors (medium thickness)

  • Glue stick, cutter, scissors, cutting mat, ruler, and a printer

 

Instructions:

1. Download and print this template onto the backside of your colored A4 sheets.

2. Cut the template out but cutting along the solid lines.

3. Cut a slit along the dotted lines with your cutter using your ruler as a guide. 

4. Fold along the dashed lines starting with the small left side flap.

5. Fold and glue the right flap onto the left flap.

6. Fold and glue the bottom flap up.

7. Fold and insert the top flap into the slit.

 

Here’s what they should look like:

 

To personalize your lai sees, add some fun calligraphy using metallic pens.

Hope you have fun making your red packets, and please don’t forget to be generous! 🙂

 

Photographer: Nikki Li

Classic Sweetness

Any day is a lovely day for an engagement shoot, and your day is about to be made far lovelier with this beautiful spread of Winnie and Will. I am truly still floored by the sweetness and simplicity. Not to mention Winnie is just a dream in every single dress. I must say that each and every stunner by Joyel Lee is my favourite (though I’ll admit I returned to that gorgeous off-shoulder mermaid gown more than three times). We’ve been seeing a lot of Korean-style engagements such as this one lately, and with these dreamy photos by Plitvice, it’s easy to see why.

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A Wonderful Adventure

We’re taking you all on a sweet ride this Monday morning with Joanne and Ray’s fun engagement session in Nam Sang Wai. Their DIY’ed picnic setup and rugged 4×4 were just the perfect accessories to the magical landscapes that they discovered. With History Studio behind the lens, we know we’re in for a real treat — remember our very first wedding feature? Buckle up and enjoy this little adventure!

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Fashion Friday: Basil Soda Couture Spring 2015

No word in the dictionary could evoke a stronger reaction from a fashionista’s heart than the word “couture”. With today’s featured collection, we completely understand why. Lebanese fashion legend Basil Soda’s Spring 2015 collection gives us awe-inspiring dresses that could double as museum pieces. I absolutely adore the Japanese-inspired structured cuts contrasted with intricate embroideries — strong, feminine, and fit for a warrior princess. Oh, be still, my beating heart!

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10 Outdoor Engagement Spots in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is not the most photo session-friendly place especially if you want to incorporate natural light and the outdoors to your photos. There are a lot of hidden gems around though that are not known to the general public. We’ve rounded up a handful that you can consider for your next photo session. Just be sure to bring some mosquito repellent and water to keep you hydrated especially during the summer months!

 

1. Victoria Peak Garden, The Peak

What to expect: 

  • European-style garden
  • Winding trails through lush forests
  • Stunning views overlooking the entire city
  • Easy car park access

Photos: [courtesy of History Studio]

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How to get there:

Best to drive or catch a cab, if not:
Bus: 15, 15B / Minibus: 1 / Peak Tram
Get off at the Peak Tower and then catch a cab or walk 30 minutes (uphill) along Mount Austin Road

 

2. Sai Wan Pier, Western District

What to expect: 

  • Famous “Instagram pier” of Hong Kong
  • Urban and industrial environment
  • Unobstructed view of the Kowloon harbourfront
  • Amazing sunsets on a clear day

Photos: [courtesy of Mary Ann Art & Photography]

How to get there:

Tram: Shek Tong Tsui Terminus
Get off at Shek Tong Tsui and walk towards the pier (5-10 minutes)

 

3. Hong Kong University Main Campus, Pok Fu Lam

What to expect: 

  • Baroque-style Main Building
  • Beautiful staircases and red brick walls
  • Open to public anytime

Photos: [courtesy of MC Photography]

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How to get there:

Bus: 7, 23, 40, 40M / MTR: HKU Station

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