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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Delightful Duo

We’re starting our morning with a huge splash of color courtesy of Lillian and Esmond’s Hong Kong engagement. There’s no denying that this darling pair is absolutely smitten with each other. Everything just looked effortless and oh-so-comfortable. I am gushing over Lillian’s simple but sweet hair and makeup by Polly C. Makeup and that dreamy trellis of pink flowers they found! It’s hard to go wrong with a background as pretty as that. Thanks to Michelle W. who captured this fun-filled day, we’ve got enough eye candy to last us a long while. See it all right here.


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Urban Rustic Feast

There is one thing we cannot deny about us Hong Kongers – we LOVE food! So why not bring the party to one of the hippest, coolest restaurants in Hong Kong? That is exactly what Marcus and Farah did by tying the knot at the Butcher’s Club Deli‘s trendy industrial space in Aberdeen. Captured by photographer Jon Lau, it proved to be the perfect place for an intimate gathering with the ceremony held indoors plus a rooftop reception underneath a gorgeous tent. What better way to celebrate than having amazing steak and dancing amongst Hong Kong’s skyscrapers? I’m excited to bring you, arguably, the most delicious wedding we have yet seen!

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